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NewsStreamingDisney+ And ABC Studios’ Big Shot Casting News

Keith NoakesNovember 1, 2019
Disney+ Launch
November 12th

Shiri Appleby and Yvette Nicole Brown join as series regulars alongside previously announced John Stamos on Disney+ and ABC Studios’ Big Shot.

Production on the 10-Episode Season Tips-Off November 7

Shiri Appleby has been cast as ‘Holly,” the good-humored and down-to-earth assistant basketball coach, and Yvette Nicole Brown has been cast as ‘Sherilyn,’ the no nonsense dean of Westbrook School for Girls, in the Disney+ original series “Big Shot” written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios, a label of Disney Television Studios.

Shiri Appleby most recently starred in Lifetime’s critically acclaimed dramedy Unreal, earning a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her lead role as Rachel Goldberg.  In addition to her work in front of the camera, she has also directed numerous TV episodes including “Light as a Feather,” “Roswell, New Mexico,” “Unreal” and “PLL: Perfectionists.” Appleby is repped by UTA and Jeanne Newman at Hansen, Jacboson law firm.

Yvette Nicole Brown will soon to be seen as “Aunt Sarah” in the Disney+ live-action reimagining of “Lady and the Tramp,” premiering on the service November 12th.  She is perhaps best known for her starring role as “Shirley Bennett” on “Community,” and has also appeared on “The Mayor” and “The Odd Couple” reboot.   She recently completed work on the independent film “Love and Oatmeal” starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke. Brown is repped by Innovative Artists.

Rounding out the Big Shot series regulars are Richard Robicheaux (“Boyhood,” “Oceans 8”) as “George,” Sophia Mitri Schloss as “Emma,” Nell Verlaque as “Louise,” Tiana Le as “Destiny,” Monique Green as “Olive,” Tisha Custodio as “Carolyn ‘Mouse’ Smith,” and Cricket Wampler as “Samantha ‘Giggles’.”
John Stamos, previously cast as “Marvyn,” leads this ensemble cast.

About Disney+
Launching on November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content including series “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.” Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment,” the service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2,”and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The service will launch in select geographic territories, including U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands, followed shortly by Australia and New Zealand, with the expectation to be available in most major markets within the first two-years. Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

About Disney Television Studios
Disney Television Studios, a collection of labels comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, produces the most award-winning, culture-defining programming for all platforms including “This Is Us,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Homeland,” “Modern Family,” “black-ish,” “Pose,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story” and “Godfather of Harlem.” Disney Television Studios currently produces 76 series across 16 broadcast, cable, digital and international platforms. Its programming now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.


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