Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 1 of Big Shot.
When we think of heartwarming family dramedies, we might initially think of Full House. But now, there’s a new, completely different series that also stars John Stamos that falls into a similar category — Big Shot on Disney Plus. The final episode of Big Shot Season 1 dropped on June 18, and we've been wondering if and when we'd get a second season ever since.
Big Shot centers around a former college basketball coach, Marvyn Korn (John Stamos), who loses his temper on the sidelines and consequently his job. His only shot at redemption is coaching an all-girls Division 2 team at the school his somewhat estranged daughter attends. In one season, he becomes a caring coach and an even more caring dad. So, will we see him in Big Shot Season 2?
‘Big Shot’ has been renewed for a Season 2.
As of Sept. 2, Big Shot has officially been renewed for another season. The news was announced by series star John Stamos, who attempted to negotiate with Disney through his Instagram to get another season. As John attempted to score just one basket to win a second season, he begged Disney to "have a heart" and just renew the show, without making him try to play basketball anymore. And it looks like Disney is doing exactly that, as Season 2 is on the way, despite John's basketball skills.
But one of the biggest themes of Big Shot is the idea of “second chances.” Coaching the Westbrook School for Girls’ basketball team is Marvyn Korn’s second chance at doing what he loves. Not only that, but it also becomes a second chance to connect with his daughter, Emma (Sophia Mitri Schloss). So maybe John will get a second chance and score one basket to get the show a Season 3.
‘Big Shot’ Season 2 will likely have a release date in 2022.
According to Deadline, production won't start on Season 2 until 2022, with Dean Lorey returning as showrunner. If the show does start production in early 2022, we should expect a summer or fall premiere, so it'll be some time before Coach Korn is back on our screens.
Season 2 of ‘Big Shot’ is most likely going to focus on a new rivalry.
At the end of Season 1, we see the Westbrook Sirens defeat their rival team, the Carlsbad Cobras, in a slim two-point victory at the final buzzer. While the first season focuses on Marvyn’s character development from grumpy and isolated into empathetic and selfless, it will be fun to see him put his personal growth into practice.
It’s easy to be a better person when your worst enemy is yourself, but when it’s someone else, sometimes our worst colors can show.
Because Marvyn decides to stay at Westbrook instead of taking an opportunity as a college coach again at USCB, we know he’ll be fully dedicated to the girls in the next season. In addition, because people cycle in and out of high school all the time, we can likely expect some new faces in Season 2.
But the biggest question on our minds is if Holly (Jessalyn Gilsig) will take the job as head coach at Carlsbad. If she does, then her and Marvyn’s rivalry will be front and center. It’ll be a completely new dynamic between the two of them that we are definitely eager to see play out.
Season 1 of Big Shot is now available to stream on Disney Plus.