Disney+ today announced the green light for Big Shot Season 2 and revealed a first look at the all-new animated adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Big Shot is a basketball dramedy led by John Stamos in a stand-out performance. Created by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), Dean Lorey (My Wife and Kids) and Brad Garrett (Single Parents) and executive produced by Kelley, Lorey, Garrett and Bill D’Elia (Chicago Hope), Big Shot Season 2 will begin production in 2022.
Dean Lorey will return as showrunner for the second season. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature.
“We are thrilled to be returning with Big Shot. The show has touched so many hearts — John Stamos’ brilliance especially as Coach Marvyn Korn — we look forward to season two and beyond,” said co-creator and executive producer David E. Kelley.
“This show represents everything Disney is to me – family, inclusion, and unity. But at its core, Big Shot is about guts and heart, and that is what Disney + demonstrated by giving us a second season,” said John Stamos.
“I am sending lots of love to the critics and fans that got up on their feet and cheered for us from the sidelines. I’m so grateful to continue to play Coach Korn, a man who learns to let go of pre-conceived judgements and learns from an incredible group of women, helping him to evolve and grow. And yet, he still has so much more to learn…thankfully he’ll get that chance in season two.”
Big Shot centers around Marvyn Korn (Stamos) after he is ousted from his position as head coach for an NCAA basketball team. He is given a chance at redemption with a coaching position at Westbrook, an elite private high school for girls and soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability – foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn.
By learning to connect with his players and his daughter, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court.
Disney+ today also released the teaser poster for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which begins streaming this holiday season. Diary of a Wimpy Kid premieres exclusively on Disney+ December 3, 2021.
The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure. Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first.
To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right.
Directed by Swinton Scott (Futurama) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid features the voices of Brady Noon (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers), Ethan William Childress (mixed-ish) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Mickey Mouse).
Kinney, who serves as both screenwriter and producer, says, “This film feels like the book come to life, and it’s exciting to see Greg Heffley and his family and friends in their fully-animated glory. It is the Wimpy World in a way no one has seen before. Working on this movie, I feel like we have been sitting on a wonderful secret. I can’t wait to finally share it with the world!”