A new comedy series called “Life and Deaf” is currently in development for Disney+ according to Deadline.
Each episode will be 30 minutes long and the series will star Marlee Matlin, who previously starred in “The West Wing” , “Switched At Birth” and “The L Word”. She previously won an Oscar for her role on “Children of a Lesser God” and she is the only deaf actress to win the award. She will also be an executive producer for the series.
The series is being created by Switched at Birth creator Lizzy Weiss and Patricia Heaton, along with Four Boys Entertainment and CBS TV Studios.
Lizzy Weiss is writing the series and is based on the life of Jack Jason, who is Marlee Matlin’s long-time interpreter. It’s based on a kid growing up in the ‘70s with deaf parents — and the mischief that ensues when, as their ears and mouthpiece, he is given the “keys to the kingdom.
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