Today Disney announced John Stamos is cast in the lead role for a new Disney+ series, “Big Shot.” The series is written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios. Brad Garret, who stars in the show “Single Parents” pitched the idea for the 10-episode series and is on board as the executive producer for the one-hour dramedy. Bill D’Elia, who will direct the first episode, is also an executive producer.
“Big Shot” follows the story of a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job. He then takes a job teaching and coaching at an elite all-girls private high school.
“John is absolutely perfect for this role and we are thrilled that he’ll bring his incredible talent and heart to this project,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “Disney has long been known for our aspirational sports stories, and we are so proud to be working with David and Dean on a relatable series that both inspires and entertains. It’s a great fit for Disney+.”
Disney+ launches on November 12th and will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and many more. Exciting new content coming to Disney+ includes The Mandalorian, the live-action Lady & The Tramp, a new Lizzie McGuire series, and many more. Are you looking forward to the arrival of the Disney+ streaming service next month?