Ahead of its May Upfront presentation, NBC has announced it has ordered the Rise TV show to series. Based on the true story of high school drama teacher Lou Volpe, as told in the book, Drama High, Rise hails from from Universal Television, True Jack Productions and Seller Suarez Productions, Jason Katims, and Jeffrey Seller.
The Rise TV series stars How I Met Your Mother vet, Josh Radnor. The NBC cast also includes: Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk.
Writer Katims is executive producing with director Mike Cahill. Seller, Michelle Lee, and Flody Suarez also executive produce.
Learn more from this NBC press release.
From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood,” and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller 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.
[Press release via The Futon Critic.]
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Rise TV show? Do you plan to check out the series premiere, when it airs on NBC? Tell us.
Loved the show and all its characters..really disappointed
I Loved this show. Never missed it. guess its to liberal to have shows about high school students dealing with homosexuality , transgender, abortion, alcohol, sexual relationships, parents, Do we really need another show about gun violence , you can find one of those on every night.
I love the show. Has it been canceled? Too bad!
I loved the show. I think it shows what many high school theater students go through, the dedication and the feeling of accomplishment. Sad it’s canceled.
In love! Jason Katims, writer and producer Jeffrey Seller nailed it!
Loved the show…Please don’t cancel. Final episode was fantastic!
I LOVE this show. PLEASE take it on to a “series” show! I am tellimg everyone I know just how great it is! Do your part and continue it!
I love this show. I would love to buy it was on DVD. I hope it gets renewed.
I feel that this was one of the top tv series going. It reveals what teachers, kids, and parent face in life . I cant believe this series got cancelled!
This is by far the best television show on the air. I love this production. Thank you for bringing this in my home and heart.
I was a English teacher/drama coach in a small town in Virginia for eight years. The show RISE is absolutely amazing! In my first production, I too was faced with people who had not had anyone who took their real live problems seriously. I too had a backstage guy who I discovered was unsafe in his foster home and my wife and I took him home with us for two years. I too with racial issues in my racially blended cast. Indeed, the president of the Thespians quit the show because I coupled him with a person of color in… Read more »
The show was phenomenal. I hope someone reconsiders. And recasts everyone. Fantastic show.
Really enjoy the new show Rise. After only 2 episodes I’m a fan. Rosie Perez is a great addition to the show. Keep it going. Looking forward to the next episode.
Rise is just great. Unlike Glee this one is much more realistic. After 2 episodes I’m already a fan. Keep it going. Rose Perez is a great addition. Had no idea it was a true story.
I agree with Sharon. Loving the series. That it’s based on true story makes it intriguing. Can’t Wait for next episode