Yvonne Senat Jones To Star In “The Crossover” Disney+ Series
Disney is currently developing a brand new series for Disney+ called “The Crossover, which is based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander.
“The Crossover” introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.
This new series stars Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush. It also features Daveed Diggs as the narrator.
Deadline has revealed that Yvonne Senat Jones has been cast in a recurring role, where she will be playing Janice, Filthy (Jalyn Hall) & JB’s (Amir O’Neil) English teacher at Hughes Middle School. She’s a great teacher, and a close, supportive friend of their mom, Crystal (Sabrina Revelle).
Yvonne Senat Jones has previously starred in the Disney+ Original film, “Sneakerella” and the Hulu/Star Original, “The Orville”, along with “Ruthless” and “The Oval”.
The pilot episode was directed by George Tillman, Jr. (“The Hate U Give,” “For Life”) and was written by Kwame Alexander and Damani Johnson (“All Rise”). Executive producers include Todd Harthan (“The Resident,” “Rosewood”), Damani Johnson, Kwame Alexander, George Tillman, Jr., Bob Teitel, and Jay Marcus. Additionally, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are joining the project as executive producers.
This new series is produced by 20th Television.
Are you looking forward to watching “The Crossover”?