Marlee Matlin is returning to this small screen, as it is being reported by Deadline that the Oscar winner is set to star and produce Life and Deaf on Disney+.
The project is in development from Lizzy Weiss (Switched At Birth), Patricia Heaton and David Hunt’s Four Boys Entertainment, and CBS Studios.
Written by Weiss, Life and Deaf is based on Matlin’s longtime interpreter Jack Jason. The half-hour comedy series is centered on a kid growing up in the ‘70s with deaf parents — and the mischief that ensues when, as their ears and mouthpiece, he is given the “keys to the kingdom.”
CBS TV Studios already has Diary of a Female President, from writer Ilana Peña and Gina Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will production company ready for order. Disney+ which debuts this November. Will feature a wide array of content from the animation to live-action which includes The Mandalorian, Monsters At Work, High School Musical The Series, Stargirl, The Falcon, and The Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series, The Muppets, and more.