Fox has rolled out its new dramedy series ahead of its network premiere, launching the pilot of “Red Band Society” online, Variety reports. The broadcast premiere is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17.
The episode is screening on Hulu, Fox.com, Fox On Demand and the Fox Now app, the report notes. It will be available online until Tuesday, Aug. 26.
“The pilot was unlocked via the efforts of fans — who also donated $100,000 to charity — by sharing ‘Red Band Society’ content on social media. The money will be distributed to five charitable organizations: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teen Cancer America and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” the story reports.
The show’s cast includes Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Gluck, Nolan Sotillo and Ciara Bravo.
“The show is a coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital,” the report notes.