'Moana' star's NBC pilot gets green light to start production

'Moana' star's NBC pilot gets green light to start production

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 'Moana' star and Kamehameha Schools student Auli'i Cravalho will star in a drama series coming to NBC this fall, according to a report by the Hollywood newspaper Deadline.

The name of the show, which was formerly known as Drama High, has been changed to Rise by the network. It reportedly centers around a high school drama club, of which Cravalho will presumably play a member.

According to Deadline, Universal Television delivered the pilot episode of Cravalho's Rise to NBC executives several weeks ago. The episode "has been getting a strong early buzz" from NBC higher-ups, the paper reports.

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