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ABC's New LGBT Miniseries When We Rise Gives Us A Chilling First Trailer  

ABC's New LGBT Miniseries 'When We Rise' Gives Us A Chilling First Trailer

ABC's New LGBT Miniseries 'When We Rise' Gives Us A Chilling First Trailer

The first trailer for Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant's new series When We Rise is filled with history, heartbreak, and hallelujahs.


Get ready to get emotional. The first official trailer for ABC's new miniseries When We Rise has been released and it's one of the most chilling first looks we've ever seen. When We Rise follows the history of the LGBT rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969, explored through the eyes of some of the most prominent members of the fight for LGBT equality in America. Mary Louise Parker and Guy Pearce star as prominent activists Roma Guy and Cleve Jones while the star-studded cast also includes Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Griffiths, Emily Skeggs, and Austin P. McKenzie. Also, kudos to whoever chose Pentatonix's spine-tingling cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to accompany this gorgeous trailer. Watch here:

When We Rise is written by Dustin Lance Black, who is reuniting with Milk director Gus Van Zant in the first section of the series. Dustin is also slated to direct two episodes along with Dee Rees (Pariah) and Thomas Schlamme. When We Rise will premiere on ABC in February, and we seriously can't wait to tune in.

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