The Crossover: Release date, cast, synopsis, teaser & more

The Crossover is an upcoming sports drama television series that follows Josh and JB Bell, two young siblings who are widely regarded as basketball sensations.

Release date

The Crossover premieres on April 5 on Disney+.

Cast and creators

  • Jaylyn Hall as Josh Bell
  • Amir O’Neil as JB Bell
  • Derek Luke as Chuck Bell
  • Sabrina Revelle as Crystal Bell
  • Skyla I’Lece as Alex
  • Deja Monique Cruz as Maya
  • Trevor Raine Bush as Vondie 

Director: George Tillman, Jr

Narrator: Daveed Diggs 

Producers: Bob Teitel and Jay Marcus

Official synopsis

“The Crossover is the coming-of-age story of basketball prodigy twins Filthy (aka Josh) and JB who learn that – even though they have so much that binds them together – growing up is all about discovering what makes us unique. 

“Josh and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court, but Josh has more Han basketball in his blood, he’s got mad beats, too, that tell his family’s story in verse, in this fast and furious middle-grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. 

“Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.”

Other details

The Kwame Alexander novel of the same name served as the inspiration for the television series.


The crossover method utilized in basketball, as well as the inspiration, diversion, and encouragement from various persons in a player’s life, are described in the one-minute clip.

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