While there are still a few more members to be confirmed for Dustin Lance Black's LGBT rights miniseries, When We Rise for ABC, the casting announced so far though is impressive.
Best known for her roles in The West Wing, Weeds and Angels In America, Mary Louise Parker has been cast in the role as women's right leader Roma Guy with Emily Skeggs playing a younger version of the character.
Playing the role of Roma's wife and social justice activist will be Rachel Griffiths, best known for her roles on Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters. Griffiths will take on the role of Diane with Fiona Dourif playing a younger version as well in the eight hour miniseries.
Also heading up the cast is Memento's Guy Pearce as LGBT activist Cleve Jones (Austin McKenzie playing a younger version of the character) while Jonathan Majors will play a younger version of African-American community organiser Ken Jones while former True Blood actress Carrie Preston will take on the role of gay rights activist Sally Gearhart as well as Teen Wolf's Charlie Carver in the role of Michael. The roles of an older version of Ken Jones and transgender activist Cecelia Chung are still to be cast, among a few others. That being said though, casting so far for this miniseries is seriously impressive. I'll post about the remaining cast and airdate when the information is made public. The miniseries is executive-produced by Black, Laurence Mark, Bruce Cohen and Gus Van Sant for ABC.
Casting Information: http://www.playbill.com/article/mary-louise-parker-emily-skeggs-rachel-griffiths-cast-in-when-we-rise
An airdate has yet to be confirmed on ABC for When We Rise.