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Shannon Purser, Auli'i Cravalho, & Their 'Rise' Co-Stars Reflect on Series Getting Canceled

Shannon Purser, Auli'i Cravalho, & Their 'Rise' Co-Stars Reflect on Series Getting Canceled

The stars of NBC’s Rise are sharing their thoughts after learning that the series has been canceled after one season.

Shannon Purser, Auli’i Cravalho, and their co-stars took to Twitter to reflect following the network’s announcement on Friday (May 11).

“💔 It hurts to say that we have not been picked up for a second season,” Shannon wrote. “I’m so grateful to our cast and crew for their hard work and I’ve made memories and friendships I’ll never forget. Thank you to all the fans for coming on this journey with us. @NBCRise.”

“Man. This really hurts,” she added.

The one-hour drama focused on a working-class high school drama department and the students as they come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

It also starred Ted Sutherland, Josh Radnor, Damon J. Gillespie, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Amy Forsyth, and Taylor Richardson.

The season finale will premiere on May 15.

See more Rise cast members’ reactions to the cancellation below.

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Shannon Purser Talks Mental Health & the Importance of Therapy

Shannon Purser Talks Mental Health & the Importance of Therapy

Trigger Warning: This post contains language about suicidal ideation and mental health.

Shannon Purser penned a powerful essay about dealing with depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

The Stranger Things actress opened up about her mental health struggles in the piece for Teen Vogue.

She begins by talking about a mental breakdown she had the night before her biology final was due.

“Up until that point, I’d been wearily battling the demons that plagued me every day; silently suffering and feeling completely unable to share my thoughts with anyone. That night, though, I gave up,” she writes. “My will to fight was gone, and as my mother tried to help me finish the project, I broke down and said what I’d been thinking: ‘I don’t want to be alive.’”

Shannon goes on to reveal the process that led to her OCD and depression diagnoses, explaining how “that was a huge relief, because now my struggles had a name and could be reckoned with.”

“Looking back, I wish I’d been able to reach out for help sooner,” Shannon remarks while discussing the importance of support systems, therapy, knowledge, and more.

To read Shannon‘s full essay, head to TeenVogue.com.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Auli'i Cravalho, Shannon Purser & 'Rise' Cast Perform on The Voice - Watch Now!

Auli'i Cravalho, Shannon Purser & 'Rise' Cast Perform on The Voice - Watch Now!

Auli’i Cravalho is silhouetted by the lights while performing on The Voice on Tuesday night (April 24).

The 17-year-old actress was joined by her Rise cast, including Damon J. Gillespie, Shannon Purser, Amy Forsyth and more for their performance of “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara.

“Wow, we did THAT! What a surreal experience,” Shannon wrote on Instagram afterwards.

Auli’i added, “So proud to have covered a power anthem like ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’, music connects us in the best, most truthful way.”

Watch the full performance below!

Shannon Purser Has 'Pinch Me' Moment At 'Tully' Premiere in LA

Shannon Purser Has 'Pinch Me' Moment At 'Tully' Premiere in LA

Shannon Purser is all smiles while arriving for the premiere of Tully held at Regal LA Live on Wednesday night (April 18) in Los Angeles.

The Stranger Things, Rise and Riverdale star was joined at the event by former Last Man Standing stars Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever, as well as Kaitlyn‘s real sister, Mady.

Shannon had a bit of a “pinch me” moment after walking the black carpet for the screening event.

“Every now and then it hits me that this is my life,” she reflected on Instagram. “I get to do what I love and be around people I greatly admire.”

“Today, I got to sit in a movie theater with Charlize Theron (she was sitting somewhere else and doesn’t know who I am, but still) and watch her new movie Tully (which is quite good and you should see it).”

Shannon adds, “A surreal experience in a surreal life.”

FYI: Shannon wore an Eloquii suit and shirt with Aldo shoes.

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Shannon Purser Opens Up About Filming 'Stranger Things' During High School

Shannon Purser Opens Up About Filming 'Stranger Things' During High School

Shannon Purser looks so cool in her own zine inside the new issue of Heroine magazine, available now!

The 20-year-old actress opened up about Stranger Things, mental health and working during high school. Check it:

On when she knew Stranger Things was a hit: “I don’t know if there was a particular moment when it first hit me. But it was definitely so interesting after the show had come out and wondering whether anyone would watch it…and then being on Twitter and Instagram and seeing people start to post about it all the time.”

On filming the show while she was in high school: “I filmed Stranger Things in my senior year at high school and it was a bit strange. At the time nobody knew what the show was going to be and I loved it. I kind of felt like I had this double life where every couple of days or so I got to be on set and do this amazing thing and then I’d go back to school and I’d have a biology test or something…I think people were intrigued but definitely once the show came out and they realized, ‘Oh this is what she’s been working on this whole time,’ that’s when people started to freak out a little bit.

On using her platform to discuss mental health: “I think it’s ridiculous there is this significant percentage of people in the world who are dealing with mental health issues who are shamed into silence. People speak freely about other illnesses and issues so why should mental illness be this thing that’s shameful or something people can’t talk freely about? I think it just does a lot more harm than good and if there’s anyway I can help, then that’s what I want to do.”

Shannon was photographed by Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Courtney Kryston.

For more from Shannon, visit TheHeroineMagazine.com.

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