Netflix wrestles ‘The Big Show’ for comedy

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode half-hour, multi-camera comedy series starring WWE wrestling star Paul Wight (aka The Big Show).

The Big Show Show will follow what happens when the teenage daughter of the retired wrestler comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters.

Production on the series begins in LA on August 9, with Josh Bycel (Scrubs) and Jason Berger (Happy Endings) serving as executive producers and showrunners. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will also executive produce for WWE Studios.

The series is Netflix’s latest project with WWE Studios, following family film The Main Event, and joins the streamer’s slate of live-action shows which include Family Reunion, Malibu Rescue, No Good Nick and upcoming The Baby-Sitters Club.

WWE Studios is the wrestling company’s content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. It has been behind shows including Total Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs on USA. It is also behind unscripted series Fight Like a Girl for short-form service Quibi.

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