Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & More Set for When We Rise

first_img View Comments Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs and more Broadway alums are heading to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they will star in When We Rise, a series chronicling the LGBT civil rights movement from the perspective of its early pioneers. Penned by Dustin Lance Black, who nabbed an Oscar for his Harvey Milk biopic in 2009, the ABC drama also boasts Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant, who will helm the two-hour premiere of the seven-episode series.Tony winner Parker (Proof) is set to star alongside Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths (Other Desert Cities) in the project. Tony nominee Skeggs (Fun Home) will portray the younger version of Parker’s character Roma Guy. Also on tap are Austin McKenzie (Spring Awakening), Fiona Dourif and Jonathan Majors.The show’s premiere date and additional casting will be announced later. Star Files Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img

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