‘Big Shot’ Returning to Disney+ for Second Season; Production Set for 2022

Disney+ has set a 2022 production date for season two of “Big Shot,” a basketball dramedy centered on Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) after he is ousted from his position as head coach for an NCAA basketball team.

He is given a chance at redemption with a coaching position at Westbrook, an elite private high school for girls, and soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn.  By learning to connect with his players and his daughter, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court.

“This show represents everything Disney is to me — family, inclusion, and unity,” Stamos said in a statement. “But at its core, ‘Big Shot’ is about guts and heart, and that is what Disney + demonstrated by giving us a second season.  I am sending lots of love to the critics and fans that got up on their feet and cheered for us from the sidelines. I’m so grateful to continue to play Coach Korn, a man who learns to let go of pre-conceived judgments and learns from an incredible group of women, helping him to evolve and grow. And yet, he still has so much more to learn. Thankfully he’ll get that chance in season two.”

The series was created by David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”), Dean Lorey (“My Wife and Kids”) and Brad Garrett (“Single Parents”) and executive-produced by Kelley, Lorey, Garrett and Bill D’Elia (“Chicago Hope”). Dean Lorey will return as showrunner. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature.


Disney+, ABC Studios Complete ‘Big Shot’ Cast

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.”

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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.