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'Rise' Showrunner Explains Why He Turned Gay Lead Character Straight

TCA 2018: “We took [the book] as an inspiration, and then I really felt like I needed to make it my own story,” Jason Katims said. NBC’s “Rise” is based on a true-life story of drama teacher Lou Volpe, a gay man, but when the drama premieres in March, the lead character played by Josh Radnor will b….

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