All Episodes Premiere April 5, only on Disney+
BURBANK, Calif. (April 4, 2023) This evening, the stars and creative team of the upcoming Disney+ Original series "The Crossover" celebrated the series premiere with an orange carpet at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles. “The Crossover,” based off the best-selling novel by Kwame Alexander, from Disney Branded Television and produced by 20th Television, debuts April 5 with all episodes on Disney+.
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Series stars Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Deja Monique, Trevor Bush, and Skyla I’Lece walked the orange carpet, along with co-showrunners and executive producers Kwame Alexander, Damani Johnson, and Kimberly A. Harrison.
In addition to Alexander, Johnson and Harrison, The SpringHill Company’s LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Lezlie Wills serve as executive producers alongside George Tillman Jr., Bob Teitel, Robert Prinz and Jay Marcus of State Street Pictures, and Daveed Diggs, Todd Harthan and Erin O’Malley.
About “The Crossover”
The Crossover, based on the bestselling novel by Kwame Alexander, follows twin middle school basketball phenoms Jordan "J.B" and Josh "Filthy" Bell as they struggle with growing up, growing apart, and finding themselves — on and off the court.
Filthy is a laser-focused athlete, determined to be the next Lebron James. His brother and best friend, J.B., has always dutifully followed along with the plan. But when new girl Alexis comes to town and J.B.'s interest in basketball starts to wane, tension starts to brew between the brothers — threatening to break their lifelong bond.Of course, juggling school, friends, romance, and basketball isn't easy when their mom, the academically gifted Dr. Crystal Bell, is the principal, and their former NBA player dad, Chuck, is the team coach. They only want what's best for the boys, and Chuck's "basketball rules for life" have guided them since they were young. But when Chuck's health starts to decline, the family's foundation starts to crumble — forcing everyone to step up, be selfless, and find faith in each other. With help from their wise-cracking and loyal friends Maya and Vondie, plus guidance and wisdom from parent and teachers, Filthy and J.B. learn that in the game of life, basketball might not be everything...but family is always a net tied together.
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About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," "Monsters at Work," "The Mysterious Benedict Society" and "Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends." Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners "Doc McStuffins" and "The Owl House"; Emmy Award winners "Big City Greens" and "Elena of Avalor"; the beloved "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.
About 20th Television
One of the Disney Television Studios, 20th Television is a prolific supplier of entertainment programming, including Hulu’s most watched comedy ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING from Dan Fogelman, John Hoffman and Steve Martin, HOW I MET YOUR FATHER from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and critically acclaimed dramas THE DROPOUT from Liz Meriwether, and DOPESICK from Danny Strong and starring Michael Keaton; ABC’s new comedy hit ABBOTT ELEMENTARY from Quinta Brunson, and THE WONDER YEARS from Saladin Patterson and Lee Daniels; FX’s newest hit THE OLD MAN from Jon Steinberg and starring Jeff Bridges and its blockbuster series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; NBC’s top series THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, in addition to dozens of others. 20th Television shows have amassed a collective 1867 Emmy nominations and 214 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70 year library include such classics as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.
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