Season 2 of Big Shot arrives on Disney+ on October 12, and the new season sees many changes for Coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) and the Westbrook Sirens. Last year, the hot-tempered basketball coach took down a peg or two, moving from college coaching to high school due to his behavioural issues.
Not only did his new team help him learn some valuable lessons, clashes with colleagues such as his Assistant Coach Holly (Jessalyn Gilsig) and Dean Sherilyn (Yvette Nicole Brown) made him a better coach overall, and his daughter Emma (Sophia Mitri Schloss) helped him up his fatherhood game. Big Shot Season 2 opens with Holly mow working as head coach for a rival team, and the arrival of male students at Westbrook turns everything upside-down.
Season 2 opens with Coach Korn reminding the girls that they are on a new journey with a new destination. No team has ever previously won the Division II championship in their first year of qualifying; Korn will make sure the Westbrook Sirens are the first – no matter what it takes. But given what happened in season 1, you can bet there will be plenty of obstacles along the way.
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in the new season of Big Shot is the introduction of boys’ sports. After an incident forces Westbrook to become coed, the introduction of male students creates a new set of problems the characters have never dealt with before. Of course, there are new romantic entanglements, but Coach Korn is much more focused on inequality. The boy’s team gets better treatment and equipment than the girls’, despite each side putting in the same effort.
The presence of boys isn’t the only problem this season, as Big Shot welcomes a new player – Ava (Sara Echegaray). She may be a talented volleyball player, but her bad attitude gets her kicked off her team and lands her on Marvyn’s instead. Although he goes out of his way to recruit her for her natural talent, her behaviour is more like his in his early days, which isn’t good for team morale.
Season Two of Big Shot is a welcome return to Disney+, with season one being one of my surprise standouts of the original series. This season builds on what was great about the first season, with Stamos’ Coach Korn navigating his issues while trying to bring together a group of students experiencing their own. There’s a lot of great television throughout the new season, and fans will get to find out if the Sirens manage to take the D2 trophy when Big Shot Season 2 premieres exclusively on Disney+ on October 12.