John Stamos has a new home at Disney, as he is set to star in the upcoming sports dramedy series Big Shot coming to Disney+.
The 10 episode one hour series follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.
David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) will write the series along with Dean Lorey (Arrested Development), with both executive producing. Brad Garret (Christopher Robin), who pitched the original idea to Kelley, will also executive produce. Bill D’Elia will executive produce and direct the first episode. The series will begin shooting in November in Los Angeles. ABC Studios will produce.
Agnes Chu, Senior Vice President of Content at Disney+ released a statement:
John is absolutely perfect for this role and we are thrilled that he’ll bring his incredible talent and heart to this project. 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+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019. The streamer will include original films and series including Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Timmy Failure, Stargirl, Safety, other properties coming include Monsters At Work, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Mandalorian, not to mention all the other Marvel, Star Wars, docuseries, and more in active development. For more information and/or to sign-up early to Disney+, visit disneyplus.com.