To tie in with the release of the new Disney+ Original series, “The Crossover”, on Tuesday evening, Disney held a special premiere that was attended by the stars and creative team behind the show.

“The Crossover” is based on the bestselling novel by Kwame Alexander, follows twin middle school basketball phenoms Jordan “J.B” and Josh “Filthy” Bell as they struggle with growing up, growing apart, and finding themselves — on and off the court. Filthy is a laser-focused athlete, determined to be the next Lebron James. His brother and best friend, J.B., has always dutifully followed along with the plan. But when new girl Alexis comes to town and J.B.’s interest in basketball starts to wane, tension starts to brew between the brothers — threatening to break their lifelong bond. Of course, juggling school, friends, romance, and basketball isn’t easy when their mom, the academically gifted Dr. Crystal Bell, is the principal, and their former NBA player dad, Chuck, is the team coach.

They only want what’s best for the boys, and Chuck’s “basketball rules for life” have guided them since they were young. But when Chuck’s health starts to decline, the family’s foundation starts to crumble — forcing everyone to step up, be selfless, and find faith in each other. With help from their wise-cracking and loyal friends Maya and Vondie, plus guidance and wisdom from parents and teachers, Filthy and J.B. learn that in the game of life, basketball might not be everything…but family is always a net tied together.

The orange carpet premiere event took place at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles. Series stars Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Deja Monique, Trevor Bush, and Skyla I’Lece walked the orange carpet, along with co-showrunners and executive producers Kwame Alexander, Damani Johnson, and Kimberly A. Harrison.

In addition to Alexander, Johnson and Harrison, The SpringHill Company’s LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Lezlie Wills serve as executive producers alongside George Tillman Jr., Bob Teitel, Robert Prinz and Jay Marcus of State Street Pictures, and Daveed Diggs, Todd Harthan and Erin O’Malley.

Here are some photos from the event:

Will you be checking out “The Crossover” on Disney+ this week? Let us know on social media!

For the latest Disney+ news, follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

Related Article