WATCH: 'RED BAND SOCIETY Tour: 'Banding Together For Good' Lets Fans See New Series and Raises Awareness for Charities
Series Stars Such as Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro, Ciara Bravo, Griffin Gluck,
Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo and Executive Producer Margaret Nagle to Host Q&As Following Advance Screenings
Fans Can RSVP to Attend FREE Events in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta at www.redbandsocietytour.com
Multi-Market Tour to Raise Awareness and Give Fans the Opportunity to Support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Teen Cancer America*
This summer, FOX hits the road with the “RED BAND SOCIETY Tour: Banding Together For Good.” On the tour, fans in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta (additional cities to be announced soon) may donate to one of four charities, while being the first to meet the cast and see advance screenings of the new FOX series RED BAND SOCIETY. The series is a provocative, unconventional and unique coming-of-age dramedy about a group of unlikely and rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital.
Fans can attend an advance screening of RED BAND SOCIETY’s first episode and interact with cast members during a post-screening Q&A, by RSVPing at www.redbandsocietytour.com. Donations are not required to attend. The tour will feature different cast members in each city, such as Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro, Ciara Bravo, Griffin Gluck, Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo, as well as executive producer Margaret Nagle.
In RED BAND SOCIETY, the characters live their lives while facing a number of illnesses, including cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart failure and eating disorders, which millions of young Americans confront each day. “RED BAND SOCIETY Tour: Banding Together For Good” will raise awareness and give fans the opportunity to support four amazing charities, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Teen Cancer America. Fans may donate to the above charities when they RSVP for the events at www.redbandsocietytour.com.
During the tour, the cast members will visit various children’s hospitals to meet patients, participate in arts and crafts, as well as conduct interviews and a Q&A through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation broadcast media centers, Seacrest Studios. In addition, cast members will visit UCLA’s Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Center on which the series’ own pediatric ward is based. Fans may donate to the above charities when they RSVP for the events at www.redbandsocietytour.com. Use the hashtag #redbandsociety at the screening and receive an exclusive RED BAND SOCIETY T-shirt.
The free advance screenings and interactive Q&A events will be held as noted below. Fans who would like an opportunity to attend in one of the cities may RSVP now at www.RedBandSocietyTour.com. Additional cities to be announced soon.
*Additional cities to be announced.
About RED BAND SOCIETY
In the series, 12-year-old narrator CHARLIE (Griffin Gluck, “Back in the Game,” “Private Practice”) is in a coma and introduces us to this band of unlikely friends, including the “new kid,” JORDI PALACIOS (Nolan Sotillo, “Prom”), a 16-year-old who illegally crosses the Mexican border into California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What Jordi soon discovers is that it’s not his illness that’s going to change his life, but his new friends. Also at Ocean Park is LEO ROTH (Charlie Rowe, “Neverland,” “Pirate Radio”), the 16-year-old, charming and independent “leader” of the group. Leo’s best friend is DASH HOSNEY (Astro, “The X Factor”), a 16-year-old “rebel” with a big personality, who is determined not to let his cystic fibrosis stop him from living his life. Also on the ward is 15-year-old “know-it-all” EMMA CHOTA (Ciara Bravo, “Big Time Rush”), Leo’s on-again-off-again girlfriend who is coping with an eating disorder. Rounding out this group of patients is KARA SOUDERS (Zoe Levin, “Arrested Development,” “The Way Way Back”), a “mean girl” cheerleader who shares a room with Charlie. Although her heart is failing, she is realizing for the first time that she actually has one and begins opening it up to her new friends.
The pediatric ward is run by NURSE JACKSON (Spencer), a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach to helping these teens get the most from their lives. Little do they know that she puts her own life second, and her stern manner hides her incredible heart that secretly makes their lives more ordinary. Overseeing much of their treatment is DR. JACK McANDREW (Annable), the country’s top pediatric surgeon. Also attending to the patients is the naïve and gullible Nurse BRITTANY DOBLER (newcomer Rebecca Rittenhouse), who allows the teens to get away with things they probably shouldn’t. These mentors’ lives are more complicated than they seem. They are the guiding force for these teens, but in their own personal lives, things might not be so easy.
RED BAND SOCIETY is produced by ABC Studios in association with Amblin Television. The series is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Margaret Nagle, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sergio Aguero. Nagle wrote the pilot and developed the project for American television from the award-winning Spanish series “Polseres Vermelles.” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed the pilot. “Like” RED BAND SOCIETY on facebook at facebook.com/RedBandSociety. Follow the series on Twitter @RedBandSociety and join the discussion using #RedBandSociety. See photos and videos on Instagram @redbandsociety.
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*Donations are not required to attend the screening. This is a free event.
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