Friday, March 19, 2021

Development News - Disney+ Orders Pilot for 'The Crossover' from Kwame Alexander; FX Picks Up 'The Bear' to Pilot

Development News - March 19, 2021

Disney+'s The Crossover and FX's The Bear.

  • THE BEAR (Drama, Half-Hour) - Written by and to be directed by Christopher Storer (Ramy). Executive produced by Storer, Hiro Murai, Joanna Calo and Nate Matteson. Produced by FX Productions and Super Frog. Logline: A young chef returns to Chicago to run the family restaurant.
  • THE CROSSOVER (Drama) - Based on the novel by Kwame Alexander. Written by Alexander and Damani Johnson. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Executive produced by Alexander, Johnson, Tillman Jr., Dee Johnson, Bob Teitel and Jay Marcus. Produced by 20th Television and State Street Pictures. Logline: 14-year-old basketball phenom brothers Josh and JB Bell come of age on and off the court as their former pro-baller father adjusts to life after basketball and their mother finally gets to pursue dreams of her own.