Rise (2018)

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Premiere March 13, 2018
Finale May 15, 2018
Creator Jason Katims
Based on the book "Drama High" by
Michael Sokolove
Network NBC
Style 60-minute musical drama
Company Seller Suarez Productions,
True Jack Productions,
Universal Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 10
(List of episodes)
Origin USA
Official Site NBC

Rise was inspired by the story of ground-breaking high school drama teacher Lou Volpe as chronicled in the book Drama High, written by one of Volpe’s students, Michael Sokolove.

The hourlong project revolves around an extraordinary working class high school drama department and the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Josh Radnor Lou Mazzuchelli
Marley Shelton Gail Mazzuchelli
Auli'i Cravalho Lilette Suarez
Damon J. Gillespie Robbie Thorne
Shirley Rumierk Vanessa Suarez
Joe Tippett Coach Sam Strickland
Ted Sutherland Simon Saunders
Amy Forsyth Gwen Strickland
Rarmian Newton Maashous Evers
Casey Johnson Gordy Mazzuchelli
Taylor Richardson Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
Rosie Perez Tracey Wolfe
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Shannon Purser Annabelle
Diallo Riddle Andy Kranepool


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One March 13, 2018 May 15, 2018 10


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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