Disney continues to build the library for their coming streaming service. Disney+ is reportedly finalizing a deal for a comedy series titled Life and Deaf, starring and executive produced by Marlee Matlin, according to Deadline.

  • Life and Deaf is a family comedy about a child in the ‘70s with deaf parents who has to act as their ears and mouthpiece.
  • The series is based on Jack Jason, Matlin’s long-time interpreter, and comes from Lizzy Weiss, Patricia Heaton and David Hunt’s Four Boys Entertainment and CBS TV Studios
  • Weiss, Matlin, Jason, Heaton, Hunt and Rebecca Stay of FourBoys will all executive produce the new series.
  • Lfe and Deaf reunites Matlin and Weiss, who worked together on Switched at Birth, which ran for five seasons at ABC Family/Freeform.
  • Matlin, an Academy Award winner, has also recently appeared in ABC’s Quantico and Fox’s Family Guy.
  • This is the second series order for CBS TV Studios at Disney+, after Diary of a Female President.

More on Disney+:

  • The service will offer two subscription options:
    • Monthly at $6.99 per month
    • Annually at $69.99
  • Disney+ will be ad free at launch and at this time, Disney does not have plans to introduce ads in the future.
  • Disney+ will feature content from The Walt Disney Company’s massive library including:
    • Disney
    • Pixar
    • Marvel
    • Star Wars
    • National Geographic
    • Disney Channel (Disney Junior)
  • Disney+ will also feature new, original content developed by Disney for Disney+, including:
  • Marvel
  • Star Wars
    • The Mandalorian
    • A Rogue One prequel series that will focus on Cassian Andor
    • The revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Pixar
  • National Geographic
    • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
    • Magic of the Animal Kingdom
  • Disney+ will also offer much, much more. To see a full rundown of everything we know so far, check out our recap.


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