Every Single Original TV Show & Movie Coming To Disney+

Disney is joining the streaming game with new service Disney+, set to launch on November 12, 2019, and the studio is bringing a big lineup of original TV shows and movies to the table. From Star Wars shows like The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars to Marvel Cinematic Universe spinoffs such as Falcon and Winter Soldier, Disney is planning to spend $500 million on original Disney+ content in 2019 alone.

With established competitors like Netflix and Amazon Prime to contend with, Disney is planning to draw Disney+ customers in with a low starting price point of $6.99 a month, and a large library of archived Disney content at launch. However, in order to succeed in the streaming game, Disney+ will also need to offer a wealth of exclusives within its first few years.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Disney+

Though the launch of Disney+ is still months away, Disney already has shows and movies lined up through to 2021. Here’s what’s coming to Disney+, and when to expect it.

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Release: First year of launch.

Two of Captain America’s best buds will be teaming up for Falcon and Winter Soldier, a live-action series starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. Not much is known about the series yet, most likely because Marvel wants to avoid spoiling the events of Avengers: Endgame. However, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson made a formidable (and funny) team in Captain America: Civil War, so it should be fun to see them exchanging banter and covering each other’s backs in their own show.

Related: These Marvel Shows Are Coming After Avengers: Endgame

Release: Second year after launch.

Thor’s trickster brother is getting his own live-action series in Loki, which will see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role. Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron is in charge of developing the series and scripting the pilot, and according to an official synopsis the series will “follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as [an] unlikely influencer on historical events.” This prequel approach gets around the rather sticky problem of Loki being killed off at the start of Avengers: Infinity War.

Release: Second year after launch.

The rather bizarrely titled WandaVision will follow romantic pairing of Scarlet Witch and the Vision, who are connected via the Mind Stone (it gave Wanda Maximoff her powers, and resided in Vision’s head until being rudely pried out by Thanos). Little is known about this series so far, except that Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star and that, like the other series, it will intersect with the movie side of the MCU.

Release: First year after launch

An animated series inspired by the “What If…?” Marvel comics, Marvel’s What If…? is exactly what it sounds like – a series of stories based in alternate versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where one major element has been changed. The first episode of the series will explore what might have happened if Agent Peggy Carter became Captain America instead of Steve Rogers. Not to be left out, this universe’s version of Steve becomes the first ever Iron Man, with a suit built by Howard Stark.

Release: Episode 1 available at launch

Pedro Pascal leads the cast of The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series, which is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The main character is a bounty hunter of questionable morals, whose identity will be a mystery at the start of the series. The Mandalorian will also star Gina Carano as Kara Dune, an ex-Rebel shock trooper, and Carl Weathers as Greef Marga, head of a branch of the Bounty Hunters Guild.

Related: Star Wars Theory Explains The Biggest Mandalorian Plot Hole

Release: First year after launch

Animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being revived for Disney+, with a trailer unveiled at Star Wars Celebration. The series focuses on Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and also features other characters from the movies like Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul. In season 7, Ahsoka has left the Jedi and is attempting to start a new life in the underworld of Coruscant.

Release: Second year after launch

Diego Luna’s ruthless Rebel spy Cassian Andor, who made his debut in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will return in a live-action series alongside sardonic robot K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk). The Americans‘ Stephen Schiff will both produce the show and serve as showrunner. Set prior to the events of Rogue One, the show will explore Cassian’s history in espionage at the height of the Empire’s power.

Release: Available at launch

As you can possibly decipher from the tongue-in-cheek title, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is about a high school production of High School Musical. This is a ten-episode series set in East High, the real high school where High School Musical was filmed, and where students are now preparing to put on their high school’s first production of High School Musical. Got it?

Release: Second year after launch

Set six months after the end of Pixar classic Monsters, Inc., Disney Television Animation series Monsters at Work will follow a new monster character, Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), who works as a mechanic at the revamped Monsters, Inc. Tylor dreams of moving from his humble position up to the main team on the Laugh Floor (formerly the Scare Floor). The voice cast will feature several returning actors from the original movie, including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, and Jennifer Tilly.

Release: First year after launch

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will be producing Diary of a Female President, a new series from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer Ilana Peña. The show will follow a 12 year-old Cuban-American girl with big dreams, “as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future president of the United States.”

Available at launch:

  • Encore! – Former high school musical castmates recreate their original performance.
  • Forky Asks a Question – 10 shorts featuring Toy Story 4 character Forky.
  • Marvel’s Hero Project – Show celebrating young real-life heroes.
  • SparkShorts – Short animated films from Pixar.
  • Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series – Docuseries about the history of Walt Dsney Imagineering.
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Show hosted by Jeff Goldblum, offering his unique view on the world.

Released in first year after launch:

  • Be Our Chef – Cooking competition show.
  • Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies – Anthology show looking at the making of famous Disney movies.
  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 – Behind the scenes look at Frozen 2.
  • Magic of Animal Kingdom – Behind-the-scenes look at the Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • Lamp Life – Animated short film featuring Toy Story 4‘s Bo Peep.
  • Marvel’s 616 – Docuseries about the history of Marvel.
  • (Re)Connect – Series where families work out the issues dividing them.
  • Rogue Trip – Travel series with journalist Bob Woodruff.
  • Shop Class – Competition series with teams creating contraptions.

Released in second year after launch:

  • Earthkeepers – Docuseries about conservationists and the animal kingdom.
  • Ink & Paint – Docuseries about the history of animation at Disney.

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Release: Available at launch

Disney’s trend of making live-action adaptations of its animated classics gets a smaller-scale venture in Lady and the Tramp, a new take on the 1955 film featuring real live doggies. The film was written by Andrew Bujalski and directed by Charlie Bean, and features Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices of Lady and the Tramp. The film tells the story of a pedigree house dog from a wealthy family who crosses paths with a cheerful street mutt, and the romance that blossoms between the two of them. Also featuring the voices of Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown, Thomas Mann, Janelle Monae, and Sam Elliot.

Release: First year after launch

Bill Hader stars in Disney+ original movie Noelle as Nick Kringle, the bumbling heir to the mantle of Santa Claus, who lets the pressure of Christmas get to him and vanishes in the lead-up to the holiday. The only hope to get Nick back and save Christmas is his little sister Noelle (Anna Kendrick), who has thus far lived a carefree life as a member of the Kringle family, but will have to take on some serious responsibility for the first time in getting her brother back. Also starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine.

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Release: First year after launch

Based on the book by Jerry Spinelli and directed by Julia Hart, Stargirl is about a teenage boy called Leo (Graham Verchere) whose life is changed by the arrival of a girl called Stargirl Carraway (Grace Vanderwahl) at his high school. Stargirl’s unusual, conformist behavior baffles the student body, who are at first charmed by her weirdness but then start to turn on her.

Release: First year after launch

Disney cartoon series Phineas and Ferb is getting the movie treatment in The Phineas and Ferb Movie (though that’s only the working title), executive produced by show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The movie will see stepbrothers Phineas (Vincent Martella) and Ferb (David Errigo Jr.) go on a galactic mission to rescue their sister Candace (Ashley Tisdale), who has been kidnapped by aliens and taken to a far-away planet.

Release: First year after launch

Based on Stephan Pastis’ book Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and directed by Tom McCarthy, Timmy Failure is about a young boy called Timmy (Winslow Fegley) who runs a detective agency with the help of his imaginary polar bear friend and his sidekick, Rollo Tookus. The film also stars Craig Robinson, Wallace Shawn, and Ophelia Lovibond.

Release: First year after launch

Directed by Ericson Core, Togo is based on the true story of a diphtheria outbreak that threatened the lives of children in the remote town of Nome in Alaska in 1925. The movie follows musher Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) and his sled dog, Togo, as they travel almost 700 miles through the harsh Alaskan landscape to bring medicine to the children. The film is based on the same story as 1995 animated film Balto, with Balto and Togo being the two most famous sled dogs in the team that saved the children.

More: Everything Available On Disney+ At Launch


2019-04-22 04:04:33

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