On Tuesday, Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported that “The World’s Largest Athlete” is starring in “The Big Show Show.” WWE confirmed the news to the media outlet.
According to the article, production on the 10-episode series starts on August 9. Allison Munn, Reylynn Caster, Juliet Donenfeld and Lily Brooks O’Briant also star in the series.
Josh Bycel, who worked on Scrubs and American Dad, and Jason Berger from LA to Vegas, will serve as the executive producers for the series. This show with Big Show is part of Netflix’s newest project with WWE Studios as the family film, The Main Event, was previously announced.
Prior to this series, Show has made cameos in several films including Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy as well as other WWE Studio movies.
The synopsis of the show reads like, “The new Netflix show blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, as Wight plays the role of wrestling legend The Big Show. The series opens with his retirement from WWE and subsequent move home with his wife and two daughters, following his transition from superstar to dad.”
WWE has since sent out the following press release:
Production on the Multi-Cam Comedy Commences in August
Netflix today announced The Big Show Show, a half-hour, multi-cam comedy series starring WWE Superstar The Big Show. Production on the 10-episode series begins in Los Angeles on August 9.
Executive Producers: Josh Bycel (Happy Endings, Scrubs, American Dad) and Jason Berger (Champaign ILL, Happy Endings, LA to Vegas) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will also serve as executive producers for WWE Studios.
Cast: The series stars WWE Superstar The Big Show aka Paul Wight (Fighting with My Family, WWE), Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), Reylynn Caster (American Housewife), Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) and Lily Brooks O’Briant (The Tick).
Logline: When the teenage daughter of The Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE Superstar comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters, he quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention.
The Big Show Show is Netflix’s latest project with WWE Studios, following the recent announcement of the family film The Main Event. The comedy series joins a growing slate of live-action series featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes Family Reunion, Malibu Rescue, No Good Nick, Alexa & Katie and the upcoming series The Letter for the King and The Baby-Sitters Club.
WWE Studios is WWE’s multi-platform content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. Recent projects include Andre the Giant, an Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as hit shows Total Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA. WWE Studios also recently produced the feature film Fighting with My Family in association with MGM and Seven Bucks Productions, and is currently in production on The Main Event, a feature film for Netflix, and Fight Like a Girl, an unscripted series for Quibi.