Robert Redford to produce unscripted CNN series

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2011 file photo, Robert Redford, founder and president of the Sundance Institute, waves to the crowd at the premiere of the film "Sing Your Song" on the opening night of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. As the Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, Redford is glad it's over. The actor, 74, says it's "always a relief" when the 10 day event wraps up because "it's really exhausting." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

May 8, 2013 9:19:13 AM PDT
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.