Disney+ has given a series order to The Crossover, based on the novel in verse by Kwame Alexander. Deadline reported that LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of the SpringHill Company are joining as executive producers of the Disney Branded Television series produced by 20th Television.
The cast includes Jalyn Hall, Amir O'Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I'Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush. Production on the series starts in February. Alexander and Damani Johnson wrote the pilot, which was directed by George Tillman, Jr.
"We're honored to bring Kwame Alexander's poignant, emotional and poetic story to our Disney+ audience in partnership with this outstanding group of creative talent," said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television.