Robert Redford to make political documentary about Chicago

London: Veteran movie star Robert Redford is all set to make a documentary series centered on the people and politics of Chicago, Illinois.

The 76-year-old `Spy Game` actor will step behind the camera to executive produce `Chicagoland`, an eight-part show which will explore city legislation and the efforts of lawmakers to improve safety and public education, reported Contactmusic.

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

The show, backed by the star`s Sundance Productions company, will air on CNN in 2014.