[03/02/23 - 11:01 AM] Video: Disney+ Releases Trailer and Key Art for New Original Series "The Crossover" All episodes of the series begin streaming April 5, only on Disney+.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "THE CROSSOVER"
All Episodes Streaming on April 5
BURBANK, Calif. (March 2, 2023) - Today, Disney+ released the official trailer for its highly anticipated original series "The Crossover." From Disney Branded Television, the series is based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel in-verse by Kwame Alexander and stars an ensemble cast of series regulars, including Derek Luke, Daveed Diggs and more. All episodes of the series begin streaming April 5, only on Disney+.
"The Crossover" is a heartwarming, poignant story about a family of basketball players. The series introduces teen brothers Josh (Jalyn Hall) and Jordan (Amir O'Neil) Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy (Daveed Diggs), narrates the story of he and his brother's coming-of-age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.
In addition to Hall, O'Neil and Diggs, the series also stars Derek Luke as the former professional basketball player and the boys' father and coach Chuck Bell; Sabrina Revelle as the family matriarch Crystal Bell, who is more about GPA than NBA; Deja Monique Cruz as the Bell brothers' best friend Maya, who is not so secretly in love with Filthy; Trevor Raine Bush as Bell brothers' teammate and best friend Vondie; and Skyla I'Lece as Alexis, a childhood friend who recently returned to town and is catching the eye of both Bell brothers. Phylicia Rashad guest stars as the boys' grandmother and Chuck's mom, Barbara, who is a fountain of love and wisdom.
The Disney+ Original series "The Crossover," is produced by 20th Television for Disney Branded Television. Kwame Alexander, Damani Johnson and Kimberly A. Harrison serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. The SpringHill Company's LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Lezlie Wills also executive produce alongside George Tillman Jr., Bob Teitel, Robert Prinz and Jay Marcus of State Street Pictures, and Daveed Diggs, Todd Harthan and Erin O'Malley.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney's long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.
About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television is a provider of original content - scripted and unscripted, live-action and animated - for Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, with a primary focus on imaginative, aspirational stories geared towards kids, tweens, teens and families. Among Disney Branded Television's upcoming premieres are the original movie "Sneakerella," "Zombies 3," "National Treasure," "American Born Chinese," "The Crossover," "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "SATURDAYS," "The Santa Clauses," and the feature documentary "Mickey: Story of a Mouse."
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.