Robert Redford to produce unscripted TV series about Chicago

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CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford.

The eight-part series, "Chicagoland," will premiere in 2014.

CNN said Wednesday that "Chicagoland" will explore where politics and policy meet people's lives in the quintessentially American city.

Redford called Chicago a city with "a rhythm all its own" and said he is "honored" to play a part in telling its story.

"Chicagoland" comes from Sundance Productions. It will be produced by Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, the filmmakers who made the award-winning "Brick City," a documentary TV series about Newark, N.J.

Redford, meanwhile, is slated to appear in the upcoming film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," also starring Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans.

  • CBS News Staff

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