CNN has ordered an eight episode docu-series about the city of Chicago, “Chicagoland.”

The series is bring produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, along with Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Sundance Channel series “Brick City,” which was set in the city of Newark, New Jersey and helped give Cory Booker a national profile.

“Chicagoland” will be set in City Hall and in communities across the city. it isn’t clear whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel or his staff will allow themselves to be filmed for the series.

“The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges,” said Redford in a statement. “Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighborhoods throughout the city. 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.”

“Chicagoland” will debut on CNN in early 2014.

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