Will Bates is the composer of the upcoming NBC drama Rise. The show is created by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and stars Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli”i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joseph Tippett and Shirley Rumierk. The series follows a dedicated teacher and family man who sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department. Tom Kitt serves as the project’s music director and Scott Riesett as the show’s music producer. Katims is also executive producing the Universal Television production with Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez and Michelle Lee. Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins) who regularly works with the composer has directed the pilot episode. Bates has also previously collaborated with Katims on the Hulu original series The Path, which will return for its third season on January 17, as well as last TV season’s CBS drama Pure Genius. Rise will premiere on March 13, 2018 on NBC. Visit the official show website for updates.