All American season 4 potential release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know

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Photo credit: Ray Mickshaw - The CW

All American season 4 spoilers follow.

All American season four is approaching its finale, which is just as well considering the amount of drama we're currently having to process.

Inspired by the real life of professional American football player Spencer Paysinger, All American follows Compton high-school kid Spencer James, who's recruited to play football for Beverly High in Beverly Hills.

The CW's teen sports drama has proven to be so successful that a spin-off, All American: Homecoming is on its way as well.

But what exactly is going on with the main show, and when can we expect to see the series back on our screens? Here's everything that you need to know about the upcoming episodes.

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

All American season 4 release date: When is it back on air?

All American is already out in the States but unfortunately, as of June 2022, the UK is still yet to be given an official release date. But we'll be keeping you updated when we hear any more.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

All American season 4 cast: Who's in it?

British actor Daniel Ezra leads the cast as Spencer James, the south LA rising football star who's well-meaning but often lands himself in trouble to protect others.

Joining him are:

• Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker
• Taye Diggs as Billy Baker
• Bre-Z as Tamia 'Coop' Cooper
• Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating
• Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker
• Cody Christian as Asher Adams
• Karimah Westbrook as Grace James
• Monét Mazur as Laura Fine-Baker
• Jalyn Hall as Dillon James
• Chelsea Tavares as Patience

Photo credit: The CW - YouTube
Photo credit: The CW - YouTube

"One of the main reasons I even took the role was because I had never even thought about playing a coach, even though I've loved watching these sports movies and I've watched so many of them with my son," Diggs said (via PopCulture).

"It just seemed like the universe was kind of setting me up because, with my son being as athletic as he is, it just added a cherry on top when we were able to watch a program like this, the subject matter. And then for him also to see me in that role, it just adds to our relationship because, as people can imagine, it's hard to stay cool when you've got cool kids. So that definitely has been helping me out."

And Diggs has a pretty solid theory about why the show’s been so successful.

"I think it's just where we are today as a culture, where we are today creatively. I think the pandemic played a part, people being stuck at home looking for really great television.

"I think the cast is tremendously talented. I think the diversity aspect plays a part. And I feel like right now, and this is just me speculating, but people are going for exactly what they want. There's so much out there. No one cares about being told what to watch. I think it's great that people kind of are able to choose and luckily they've chosen us. So we're grateful, to say the least."

All American season 4 plot: What will happen?

With graduation getting closer by the day, the second half of season four will follow Spencer as he tries to finish high school relatively unscathed. But after his involvement with the trophy heist, and his refusal to snitch on any of the other players, that is not going to be easy.

In real life, Spencer Paysinger – who the lead character is based on – went on to play college football in Oregon. It's likely whatever happens, we'll be heading towards that next major stop.

You can also expect showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll to continue to cover other real-life issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, which was given a special episode in season three.

"You hope what you're doing is making a difference, and my goal for this episode was that hopefully it would lead to people understanding the pain and that we're at the point where enough is enough," Okoro Carroll said at the time (via Entertainment Weekly).

"But I don't know. It seems like nothing seems to make a difference sometimes. I try not to be disheartened by that and I try to put the authentic truth of that in the show, because we pride ourselves on these characters authentically portraying what it's like to be youth, and specifically Black youth, in America nowadays. And we hope that it makes a difference."

Let's desperately hope that, if the topic is covered again in season four, it doesn't have the same disturbing timing.

"I never in a million years thought that this episode would be airing days after another young Black teen was murdered at the hands of a cop," Okoro Carroll continued.

"I never imagined it would be airing right after the Derek Chauvin trial. I didn't think it would be airing right after Adam Toledo's murder. It's going to feel like I wrote it last week, and that breaks my heart because it means we haven't made the forward movement that I was hoping."

All American season 4 trailer: When can I watch it?

A short trailer for season 4 episode 16 'Labels' is here ahead of its premiere on Monday, April 25. The CW has been making these mini-trailers for every episode, and they're fun teases.

The excitingly titled ‘Hate Me Now’ follows on May 2, before the series finishes with ’Came Back for You’ on May 9.

Hopefully, we won’t have too long to wait after the finale has aired before we finally find out when it’ll land on UK Netflix. As soon as the release date is announced, you’ll be able to find it right here, so do keep us bookmarked.

All American airs on The CW in the US, and is yet to be given a UK release.

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