Netflix has greenlighted The Big Show Show, a half-hour multi-camera family comedy series starring WWE superstar Big Show (real name Paul Wight). Also starring on the 10-episode series are Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn) and young actresses Reylynn Caster (American Housewife), Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) and Lily Brooks O’Briant (The Tick).
The live-action comedy comes from WWE Studios and writers Josh Bycel (Happy Endings) and Jason Berger (LA to Vegas). Filming is slated to begin Aug 9.
In The Big Show Show, when the teenage daughter of Big Show (Wight), 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.
Bycel and Berger executive produce and will serve as showrunners. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell executive produce for WWE Studios.
Wight is an American professional wrestler and actor who performs on the WWE SmackDown brand under the ring name Big Show. He began his career in World Championship Wrestling, where he was known by the ring name The Giant, initially introduced as The son of André the Giant. He is one of 9 wrestlers to win both the WWF/WWE and the WCW world heavyweight titles.
This marks Wight’s biggest TV role to date. His previous TV acting credits include mostly guest-starring/recurring stints on series airing on NBCU’s USA and Syfy tied to his WWE star power as USA is home of WWE Raw and SyFy and USA had been carrying SmackDown. Wight has done major arcs on Syfy’s Happy! and Van Helsing.
In features, he is known for his role in Fighting With My Family co-starring a former WWE star who has successfully crossed over to acting, Dwayne Johnson. It was produced by WWE Studios in association with MGM and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production.
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 joins a growing slate of live-action family series featuring kids and teens, including 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’ recent projects include Andre the Giant, an Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as hit reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA. WWE Studios is currently in production on The Main Event, a feature film for Netflix, and Fight Like a Girl, an unscripted series for Quibi.
Munn, whose series credits also include One Tree Hill, That ’70s Show and What I Like About You, is repped by Pakula/King & Associates and Principal Entertainment LA.
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