Troy Kotsur to star in Disney+ series about the 2021 Cubs soccer team – The Hollywood Reporter

Disney+ on Thursday announced a sports drama with an impressive cast of talent.

Koda Academy Award-winning actor Troy Kutsor is linked to star and executive producer of the as-yet-untitled project that tells the true story of 2021 Cubs Football, where the deaf team had an undefeated season and secured a spot in the California State Championships. A game for the first time in its school history. Kotsur will play the role of team coach.

Veteran sports drama writer Ron SheltonPaul Durham) to direct the pilot and executive product, as well as write the pilot along with Ben Shelton (candy jar) who will write and produce. Academy Award-winning actress Marley Matlin (koda) will also produce an executive. Kevin Falls (West Wing) will produce executive and act as show director.

The project is being developed by ABC Signature and Disney Branded Television and is described as a series that “tells not only of football’s historic undefeated season, but a groundbreaking story about the deaf community, on and off the field. The Cubs played mostly with hearing teams, and they passed and ran in their league They surprised everyone except themselves. Their success captured the hearts of the entire nation…The series depicts students, teachers, families, the challenges they face and the successes they have achieved in this world. The writing and production team, in front of and behind the cameras, will feature artists from the deaf community.”

Additional executive producers include Bert Salk (Alaska); Gary Foster (sleepless in seattle); Ross Krasnov (social communication); Ryan Wilson (the desk); Jack Jason, Bill Horberg (Queen’s gambitand Christina LowryPersuade). John Mosser (No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie) will consult with an alumni of the California School for the Deaf in Riverside and co-produce.

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