The first look at Apple TV Plus “The Best Forward”, inspired by the book of Paralympian Josh Sundquist (exclusive)


Apple TV+ is betting on Best Foot Forward in its new series inspired by the memoir of Paralympian Josh Sundquist, Just Don’t Fall, and only ET presents the exclusive premiere of First Sight.

The upcoming series, which will be released on Friday, tells the story of 12-year-old Josh Dubin (Logan Marmino), who moves from home school to public school, striving to experience everything that high school has to offer. But along the way, Josh also faces a whole new set of challenges, including how to get the whole school kids to see his prosthetic leg and get to know him for who he is. With the support of his parents and the help of his best friends, Kyle (Peyton Jackson) and Gabriella (Trinity Jo-Lee Bliss), Josh learns, laughs and grows, striving to come back again and again every day.

In an exclusive ET synopsis, Josh and his mother visit a doctor after he has problems with his prosthetic leg. “Can’t you just superglue this? And I’m fine, right?” asks Josh with a glimmer of hope.

Unfortunately, the problem arose not because of the problem with the loosened screw, but rather because Josh is growing and it might be better if he uses a new prosthesis that he can grow into.

“I can’t let you leave because of this,” the doctor tells Josh after telling him it’s “time” for him to get an upgrade.

But Josh is thinking about something else, namely the Halloween celebration, which he does not want to miss at school. When he is given the opportunity to return to school on crutches, Josh is not thrilled with the idea.

“I’m not going to school on crutches!” — he exclaims, not thrilled at the thought that he will not have a prosthesis. “Why today?” Josh expresses concern about returning to school without a prosthesis, fearing the reaction of classmates. “I just wanted to be a bear today — not a bear on crutches, not a bear without a leg. Just a bear!”

Based on the book by Sundquist, who is also a screenwriter and executive producer, The Best Forward also stars Steven Schneider, Joy Suprano, Roger Dale Floyd and Romy Faye, and is overseen by showrunner Matt Fleckenstein.

In addition to being a member of the 2006 U.S. Paralympic Ski Team in Turin, Italy, Sundquist is also a motivational speaker, comedian, and bestselling author of “Just Don’t Fall” and “We Should Hang Out Sometime,” as well as the novel “Love.” and The First Look. He also competed for seven years as a member of the U.S. Amputee soccer team.

Best Foot Forward is released on Friday, July 22, on Apple TV+.

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