Rise: How Lin-Manuel Miranda came to write the rap in the pilot

Rise tells the story of a high school theater department that’s putting together a performance of “Spring Awakening,” but there are other kinds of music in the show. In fact, before football player Robbie Thorne (Damon J. Gillespie) ever takes the stage for the drama department, he’s handed a mic at

On My Block: Lauren Iungerich on bringing diversity to YA shows

With her new coming-of-age series On My Block, showrunner and co-creator Lauren Iungerich seeks to capture the heart of South Los Angeles, where violence and gang life are the norm. The Netflix show follows longtime best friends Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Jamal (Brett Gray), and Ruby (Jason Genao) as they prepare

Avon and Somerset police arrest man after probing chilling notes to woman signed 'your rapist'

Detectives released an appeal after a six-year harassment campaign in Bristol, yesterday arresting 68-year-old man. Avon and Somerset Constabulary Police said: "The man, from east Somerset, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of harassment. "The man was interviewed and released under investigation while our enquiries continue." Police had previously released images of the cards, which

Kathmandu plane crash ‘kills at least 50′ at Nepal airport as jet bursts into flames – with one passenger smashing window to escape

Dozens more have been injured while ten remain unaccounted for as dramatic images from the scene show the crumpled wreckage near Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. An airport official has confirmed that the aircraft was a Bangladeshi passenger plane, travelling from Dhaka, which "became unstable" while descending into the airport. One of

Salisbury nerve agent probe extends to town 'where poisoned cop Nick Bailey lived'

The military swooped on Alderholt, Dorset, this morning, with it suggested that Wiltshire Police Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey had potentially cross-contaminated his home after being involved in the investigation. A source told The Mail Online: "I understand the investigation is concerned about cross contamination at DS Bailey's address, which suggests he'd gone home." Nick