When We Rise is an upcoming American docudrama miniseries written by Dustin Lance Black, that will start airing on Tuesday February 27th on ABC and continue for seven episodes in total.
When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT people who helped pioneer an offshoot of the Civil Rights Movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the modern gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
The series will be eight hours long in seven parts with Gus Van Sant directing the first two-hour part with Dee Rees directing parts two and three, Thomas Schlamme parts four and five, and Black parts six and seven. The series is inspired by LGBT activist Cleve Jones’s memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement.
When We Rise debuts on ABC in February. Photo via @AttitudeMag
If this miniseries is even half as good as Cleve Jones book, “When We Rise” I will be very pleased, and so will you! I could not put the book down, and read it cover to cover in one day!