NBC's Rise — Trailer

source:   nbc.com

added: Fri, Nov 24th '17

In what appears to be a cross between "Friday Night Lights" and "Glee" with a pinch of the 1980s teen musical "Fame," NBC has released the first trailer for their new high school drama "Rise," which hails from Emmy-winning executive producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and Tony-Award-winning Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, In the Heights).

Starring How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor as an idealistic high school teacher in a small, working-class town who attempts to revamp his school's failing theater program, the series is inspired by the true story of now-retired high school drama teacher Lou Volpe who was the subject of the 2013 non-fiction book "Drama High" by Michael Sokolove.

The cast also includes Rosie Perez, Auli'i Cravalho (voice star of Disney's "Moana"), newcomer Damon J. Gillespie, Rarmian Newton (Dance Academy), Casey Johnson (GLOW), and Shannon Purser (aka Barb from "Stranger Things").

Greenlit for ten episodes, "Rise" is due to premiere Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on NBC, following the season finale of "This Is Us."

From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the explosive Broadway hit "Hamilton," comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students, but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.


directed by   Mike Cahill

starring   Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Rarmian Newton, Casey Johnson, Shannon Purser

release date   March 13, 2018 (on NBC)

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