Disney’s ABC Signature Studios is developing a new untitled series for Disney+ which will star Troy Kotsur, who recently an Academy Award for the best-supporting actor, in Apple TV+’s “CODA”.
This new series is based on the football team from the California School for the Deaf Riverside (CSDR), with Troy Kotsur playing the team’s coach. The series is based on the true story of CSDR Cubs’ 2021 football season, when the team went undefeated and got all the way to the California State Championship.
In this new series, the cast, writing and production team, will include artists from the Deaf community.
According to Variety, ABC Signature has partnered with CSDR, and the California Department of Education to create the series. Ron Shelton will write and direct the pilot, as well as an executive producer along with Ben Shelton, who is also writing the show. Troy Kotsur will also be an executive producer.
Kevin Falls will be the showrunner and executive producer. Marlee Matlin is also an executive producer along with Bert Salke, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, Rainn Wilson, Jack Jason, Bill Horberg, and Christina Lurie. John Maucere, an alumnus of CSDR, will consult and co-produce.
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