November 1, 2019
Disney Television Studios, a collection of labels comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced that Shiri Appleby and Yvette Nicole Brown have been cast in the Disney+ original series “Big Shot,” written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey.
John Stamos leads the ensemble cast for the 10-episode series, which begins production Nov. 7. Disney+ launches Nov. 12.
Shiri Appleby most recently starred in Lifetime dramedy “Unreal,” earning a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her lead role. In addition to her work in front of the camera, she has also directed numerous TV episodes including “Light as a Feather,” “Roswell, New Mexico,” “Unreal” and “PLL: Perfectionists.”
Yvette Nicole Brown will soon to be seen as “Aunt Sarah” in the Disney+ live-action reimagining of Lady and the Tramp, premiering on the service Nov. 12th.
Brown is perhaps best known for her starring role as “Shirley Bennett” on “Community,” and has also appeared on “The Mayor” and “The Odd Couple” reboot. She recently completed work on the independent film Love and Oatmeal, starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke.
Rounding out the “Big Shot” series regulars are Richard Robicheaux (“Boyhood,” Oceans 8), Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le, Monique Green, Tisha Custodio and Cricket Wampler.