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.