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Shannon Purser Dishes On Her New NBC Show 'Rise': 'It's Not Like Glee'

Shannon Purser Dishes On Her New NBC Show 'Rise': 'It's Not Like Glee'

Just last week, it was revealed that Shannon Purser had joined Auli’i Cravalho in NBC’s Rise, and now she’s talking all about it!

Speaking with TVLine at the 2017 Emmy Awards last night, Shannon opened up about the feel of the show, which isn’t at all like Glee.

“I like to think of it as kind of like a Friday Night Lights with music,” Shannon says.

She continues, “It’s not like Glee in the sense that people burst into song. [When they do], it’s all within the confines of the musical that they’re putting on in high school.”

Shannon will also be singing in the show, too: “I get to sing, which I’ve been doing since I was little, so I’m excited about that.”

Shannon Purser Joins Auli'i Cravalho in NBC's 'Rise'!

Shannon Purser Joins Auli'i Cravalho in NBC's 'Rise'!

Shannon Purser is heading to NBC for Rise!

The actress, who shot to fame on Stranger Things and Riverdale, has joined the upcoming series, as confirmed by a tweet from show creator Jason Katims.

“Act One, Scene One. The table read. #Rise,” he wrote on Twitter with a full cast pic, which includes Shannon, right next to Moana star Auli’i Cravalho.

While we don’t know if Shannon’s role is recurring or a one time thing, we’re still really excited for her!

Rise, based on the book “Drama High”, follows a teacher and family man who takes over his school’s lackluster theater department. In the process, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.

Shannon is also pictured at the Torrid fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday (September 12).

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