Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) is continuing to expand his filmography with The Walt Disney Company. The actor has been tapped to narrate the upcoming Disney+ series The Crossover, based on Kwame Alexander’s hit novel.
The Newbery Medal-winning novel follows teen brothers Josh and JB, who are widely considered basketball phenomenon’s. Told through lyrical poetry, we follow the brothers in their coming-of-age story, on and off the Basketball court. The series will star Jaylyn Hall as Josh Bell, Amir O’Neil as JB Bell, Derek Luke (“The Purge”) as Chuck Bell, Sabrina Revelle (Zac & Mia) as Crystal Bell, Skyla I’Lece (Turn: Washington’s Spies) as Alex, Deja Monique Cruz (Law & Order: SVU) as Maya, and Trevor Raine Bush (After) as Vondie.
The pilot episode was directed by George Tillman, Jr. (The Hate U Give, For Life) and was written by Kwame Alexander and Damani Johnson (All Rise). Production on the series will begin this month with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company joining as executive producers.