ABC Lines Up Star-Studded Cast for Event Series

Mar 21, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ABC has an A-list cast set for a limited series created and written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Guy Pearce (“Memento,” “L.A. Confidential”), Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds,” “Angels in America”) and Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) are all on board for “When We Rise.”

“‘When We Rise’ chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. civil rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once-unfathomable successes of today,” THR reports.

Other cast members include Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors and Fiona Dourif.

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