‘Best Foot Forward’ Is a Story About, and By, People With Disabilities

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‘Best Foot Forward’ Is a Story About, and by, People With Disabilities

The Apple TV+ series, based loosely on a memoir by Josh Sundquist, prioritized disability representation on both sides of the camera.

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Logan Marmino in “Best Foot Forward,” a new Apple TV+ series that centers on a young amputee.Credit…Apple TV+

By Ari Saperstein

Published July 21, 2022Updated July 22, 2022, 9:23 a.m. ET

Casting the right actor for a role often means finding someone who matches the character description in a script, but Josh Sundquist didn’t know if that was possible for his series “Best Foot Forward.”

“It sounds silly in retrospect, but this was four years ago,” Sundquist recalled recently. “At the time, it simply didn’t occur to me it would even be [...]

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