Robert Redford Is Producing ‘Chicagoland’ Documentary Series for CNN

Robert Redford Is Producing ‘Chicagoland’ Documentary Series for CNN

Robert Redford
Robert Redford poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Thursday, January 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

Credit: Carlo Allegri/AP Photo

For all of you who think that Robert Redford retired, well, you’re wrong. He just signed a deal with CNN to produce an eight-episode series called Chicagoland.

Yes, CNN looks more like a reality TV channel these days than ever before. But this is very serious reality of course. It will be looking at the challenges that face the city right now, including overhauling its educational system, dealing with crime and neighborhood safety, and figuring out just how to get the Cubs into the World Series. Okay…maybe not that last one. 

Redford said in a statement, “Chicago has always had a rhythm all its own. It’s a city that wears its heart on its sleeve and I am honored to be a part of telling this story.”

The series will debut in early 2014. 

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