Disney has announced that the new basketball series “The Crossover” will premiere on Tuesday, April 4, on the Disney Channel and Wednesday, April 5, 2023, on Disney+ in the United States only. An international Disney+ release date will follow.
Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel in-verse by Kwame Alexander, “The Crossover,” from Disney Branded Television, introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of his 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.
Daveed Diggs will narrate, and Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush will star. Additionally, Darone Okolie (Winning Time), Gabriela Lopez (Teen Spirit), Joel Steingold (The Chi), Himie Freeman (The Ultimatum), Johnny Cantley (The Originals), and Yvonne Senat Jones (Sneakerella, Gone in the Night) have been cast.
NBA star LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are exec producers of the Disney Branded Television show.
Alexander and Damani Johnson wrote the pilot, which was directed by George Tillman, Jr.
You can watch a teaser trailer for “The Crossover” below:
You can also view some first look image below: