Shannon Purser who played Barb on on Stranger Things has joined the cast of NBC Pilot Drama High.
Written by Katims, Drama High was inspired by the story of groundbreaking high school drama teacher Lou Volpe as chronicled in the book Drama High, written by one of Volpe’s students, Michael Sokolove. The hourlong project revolves around an extraordinary working-class high school drama department and the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.
Purser will play Annabelle, one of the students in the town who works harder than anyone else to make the cast of Spring Awakening despite not fitting the exact mold of what everyone has in mind.
Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) will executive produce and take on showrunner duties.