The ABC miniseries event about the LGBTQ rights movement, “When We Rise,” shot earlier this year in San Francisco and Vancouver, is set for a February premiere, and the network just released the first official trailer.
The seven-episode, eight-hour miniseries stars Guy Pearce as longtime gay activist and Harvey Milk acolyte Cleve Jones, on whose just-published memoir the series is based, and also features Whoopi Goldberg, Mary Louise Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, and more.
From the trailer above, this one looks like it will be moving. I just downloaded Cleve’s book and plan to start reading tonight. Cleve Jones just hosted the book kickoff party this weekend in San Francisco but I unfortunately was not able to attend.
You can download the book here.