Rise: Rise: Pilot (NBC 13 Mar 2018, with Damon J. Gillespie)

In the pilot episode of Rise, Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor), an uninspired English teacher at Stanton High, petitions to take over as director of the school's theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him.

His controversial decision to change the musical to the more provocative Spring Awakening and his atypical casting choices create a ripple effect for the program's assistant director Tracey Wolfe (Rosie Perez), the school's football coach Sam Strickland (Joe Tippett), and the students in the show.

Also starring Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Taylor Richardson and Shirley Rumierk.

Air Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018 from 10.00pm-11.00pm on NBC.


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production info

  • Series Premiere Date: 2018-03-13
  • Country: USA | NBC - Seller Suarez Productions - True Jack Productions - Universal Television
  • Episodes generally run for: 42 minutes minutes

Other episodes for this season


Episode 1 - Rise: Pilot (NBC 13 Mar 2018, with Damon J. Gillespie)

Episode 2 - Rise: Most Of All To Dream (NBC 20 Mar 2018, with Ted Sutherland)