John Stamos Cast as Lead in Disney+ Original Series “Big Shot”

A new series starring John Stamos is coming to Disney+. Announced this afternoon, Stamos has been cast as the lead of a new dramedy, Big Shot. 

What’s happening:

  • John Stamos has been cast in the lead role in the Disney+ original series, Big Shot.
  • The series is written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios.  
  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents), who pitched the original idea to Kelley, is an executive producer on the one-hour dramedy.
  • Bill D’Elia will also serve as an executive producer and will direct the first episode.
  • The 10-episode series follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.

What they’re saying:

  • Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+: “John is absolutely perfect for this role and we are thrilled that he’ll bring his incredible talent and heart to this project. Disney has long been known for our aspirational sports stories, and we are so proud to be working with David and Dean on a relatable series that both inspires and entertains. It’s a great fit for Disney+.”

About John Stamos:

  • A celebrated actor and producer, Stamos currently stars in the hit drama You, for Netflix.
  • Disney fans can see him playing ‘Chef Louis’ in The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! airing Tuesday, November 5 on ABC.
  • His additional television credits include:
    • ER
    • Necessary Roughness
    • Galavant
    • Entourage
    • Two and A Half Men
    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    • Scream Queens
    • Grandfathered
  • Stamos is best known to fans for his role of Uncle Jesse on the family comedy Full House. 
  • In 2016 Netflix picked up the spin-off Fuller House which is currently in its fifth season. Stamos serves as an executive producer and guest star on the show.
  • He is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, ICM Partners and attorney Bill Sobel.

About the creative team:

David E. Kelley:

  • Writer David E. Kelley most recently wrote and executive produced the limited series, Big Little Lies for HBO.
  • His other credits include:
    • Ally McBeal
    • Boston Legal
    • Chicago Hope
    • L.A. Law
    • The Practice
    • Picket Fences

Dean Lorey:

  • Lorey’s credits include:
    • My Wife and Kids
    • Arrested Development
    • The Crazy Ones
    • Those Who Can't
    • Powerless
    • iZombie 

Brad Garrett:

  • Garrett currently co-stars in ABC’s hit comedy Single Parents
  • One of his most iconic roles was as Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond. 

Bill D’Elia 

  • Over the years, D’Elia has worked with David E. Kelley on critically acclaimed shows including:
    • Chicago Hope
    • The Practice
    • Boston Legal
    • Ally McBeal
    • How To Get Away With Murder