Rise is based on a true story, but I found it very off-putting when I saw the trailer where a white man comes into a high school and displaces a woman of color as the theater director because he knows better. As for Sweetbitter, I remember the hype when the book came out, but the reviews were not good where a girl with no experience bats her eyelashes and gets to work at a super busy New York restaurant. No, thank you.
Premieres: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10/9c on NBC
Cast: Josh Radner, Rosie Perez, Damon J. Gillespie, Auli’i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Rarmian Newton
Creator: Jason Katims
Students and a town are inspired by a new drama department teacher.
Premieres: Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Starz
Cast: Ella Purnell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews, Daniyar
Creator: Stephanie Danler
Based on the book, a young woman finds out how crazy it is to work in a restaurant in New York.