There’s a new NBC drama premiering Tuesday March 13 at 9:00 p.m. on 12 News. It’s called "Rise" and it’s inspired by a real high school drama class.

Think "Friday Night Lights" meets "Glee." The new show is about finding inspiration in unexpected places. "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor portrays teacher Lou Mazzuchelli, who takes over the school’s dull drama department and ends up motivating not only the students and faculty but also the entire town.

"Rise" also stars the legendary Rosie Perez and Disney's "Moana" Auli'i Cravalho.

Team 12’s Krystle Henderson was on set with the cast in Brooklyn. Watch the video in the player above to meet the stars and get exclusive behind the scenes access.