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10/22/20 (Th.)3:01 AMHBO MAXTBA






EQUAL (HBO MAX)
Premieres Thursday, October 22
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/22/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from WarnerMedia's press release, September 2020) HBO Max has announced Emmy(R), Tony(R) and Grammy(R)-winner Billy Porter (Pose, American Horror Story: Apocalypse) as narrator for EQUAL, the four-part LGBTQ+ docuseries chronicling the untold events leading up to the Stonewall Uprising, premiering Thursday, October 22. Additionally, the streamer has released the first look trailer for the series, which will premiere as a binge drop during LGBT History Month, the officially recognized period honoring the history and contributions of trailblazers fighting for equality and justice in the queer community, many of whose stories are featured in the groundbreaking series. Porter joins an extraordinary list of previously announced talent, including Primetime Emmy(R) winner Samira Wiley, Grammy(R) nominee Cheyenne Jackson, SAG(R) nominee Anthony Rapp, Primetime Emmy(R) nominee Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Gale Harold, and many others. EQUAL will introduce viewers to a wide range of LGBTQ+ visionaries portrayed by the cast, many of whom identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Each part offers a distinct and connected chapter within the historical timeline: part one, "The Birth of a Movement," explores the rise of early organizations, The Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively; part two, "Transgender Pioneers," chronicles the 20th century trans experience, bookended by the 1966 Compton Cafeteria riots in San Francisco; part three, "Black is Beautiful, Gay is Good!" examines the contributions from the Black community on the growing LGBTQ+ civil rights movement; and part four, "Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation," ties in the decades long struggles with the culminated Stonewall uprising - the beginning of the Pride movement.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexandra Grey as Lucy Hicks Anderson
· Anne Ramsay as The FBI Agent
· Anthony Rapp as Harry Hay
· Billy Porter as Narrator (Voice)
· Cheyenne Jackson as Dale Jennings
· Cole Doman as Mark Segal
· Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Stormé DeLarverie
· Gale Harold as Howard Smith
· Hailie Sahar as Sylvia Rivera
· Heather Matarazzo as Phyllis Lyon
· Isis King as Alexis
· Jai Rodriguez as José Sarria
· Jamie Clayton as Christine Jorgensen
· Keiynan Lonsdale as Bayard Rustin
· Sam Pancake as Dick Leitsch
· Samira Wiley as Lorraine Hannsberry
· Sara Gilbert as J.M. From Cleveland
· Scott Turner Schofield as Craig Rodwell
· Shannon Purser as Del Martin
· Theo Germaine as Jack Starr
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brooke Karzen as EP
· David Collins as EP
· Diane Becker as PROD
· Eric Norsoph as EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Jim Parsons as EP
· Joel Chiodi as EP
· Jon Jashni as EP
· Melanie Miller as PROD
· Michael Williams as EP
· Mike Darnell as EP
· Rob Eric as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
· Todd Spiewak as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Fishbowl Films
· Raintree Ventures
· Scout Productions
· That's Wonderful Productions
· Warner Horizon Television