The Crossover: Disney+ Orders Drama Series Based on Kwame Alexander Novel – Canceled + TV Shows Renewed

Crossing Coming soon to Disney+. The drama, based on the novel by Kwame Alexander, stars Jaylyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush, and it tells the story of Josh and JB Bell.

Disney+ revealed more about the upcoming series in a press release.

Crossing, a drama series based on the critically acclaimed best-selling verse novel by Newbery Medal winner and Coretta Scott King Book Awards honored author Kwame Alexander, has been ordered to series premiere on Disney+. The Disney Branded Television series will be produced by 20th Television. Production begins in February.

The pilot episode was directed by George Tillman, Jr. (The hate you give, for life) and was written by Kwame Alexander and Damani Johnson (All stand up). Executive producers include Todd Harthan (The Resident, Rosewood), Damani Johnson, Kwame Alexander, George Tillman, Jr., Bob Teitel and Jay Marcus. Additionally, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are joining the project as executive producers.

Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, said, “We are honored to bring the poignant, moving and poetic story of Kwame Alexander to our Disney+ audience in partnership with this exceptional group of creative talent.

Crossing features teenage brothers Josh and JB Bell, a widely regarded basketball phenom. Through his lyrical poetry, Josh tells the story of their coming of age, on and off the court, as their father, a former professional basketball player, adjusts to life after basketball. ball, and that their mother can finally follow her own dreams.

What do you think? Are you planning to discover this brand new series on Disney+?