Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Disney+ Orders 10 Episodes of Dramedy 'Big Shot' Starring John Stamos

Disney+ has given a series order to the original hourlong dramedy series Big Shot created by Emmy winner David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and starring John Stamos (Full House). Production will begin on the 10-episode first season next month in Los Angeles.

The dramedy revolves around 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.

Kelley and Dean Lorey (The Crazy Ones) are writing the premiere based on an original idea by Emmy winner Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, Single Parents). The premiere will be directed by Bill D'Elia, who has a long history working with Kelley. ABC Studios will produce.

"John is absolutely perfect for this role and we are thrilled that he'll bring his incredible talent and heart to this project," said Agnes Chu, Senior Vice President of Content, Disney+. "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+."