From April 3-9, a coming-of-age sports drama series is at the top of the Disney+ schedule.
On Wednesday, April 5th, the streaming service will release all episodes of The crossover, a basketball series based on the novel of the same name by Kwame Alexander. The series is directed by Jalyn Hall (The house with a clock in its walls) and Amir O’Neil (Madagascar: A bit wild) as brothers Josh and JB Bell. Other cast members include Derek Luke as a former pro basketball player and the boys’ father and coach, Chuck Bell; Sabrina Revelle as family matriarch Crystal Bell; Deja Monique Cruz as Maya, the Bell brothers’ best friend; Trevor Raine Bush as the Bell brothers Vondie’s teammate and best friend; and Skyla I’Lece as Alexis. Phylicia Rashad guest-stars as the boys’ grandmother and Chuck’s mother, Barbara, who is a fountain of love and wisdom.
“The series introduces teenage brothers Josh and Jordan, who are widely considered basketball phenomena,” the synopsis reads. “Through his lyrical poetry, a grown-up version of Josh, aka Filthy (Daveed Diggs), tells the story of him and his brother as he and his brother grow up on and off the court while their former professional basketball player father adapts to the… Afterlife is used to basketball and her mom is finally pursuing her own lifelong dreams.”
The series is executive produced by showrunners Kwame Alexander, Damani Johnson and Kimberly A. Harrison. SpringHill is executive produced by James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Lezlie Wills, alongside State Street Pictures’ George Tillman Jr., Bob Teitel, Robert Prinz and Jay Marcus, and Daveed Diggs, Todd Harthan and Erin O’Malley. It is a 20th Television production.
Disney+ schedule Aug. 3-9 April | New TV and movie additions
Wednesday, April 5th
- Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Showdown (S1)
- The crossover – Premiere – Streaming of all episodes
- Journey to the Center of the Earth – Premiere – Streaming of all episodes
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Chapter 22
Sunday, April 9th
- The Owl House (Season 3, 1 episode)