Thursday, April 2, 2020

Disney Plus: Original Shows to Come in First Year

Within its first year, Disney will have more than 25 original episodic series and more than 10 original movies, documentaries and specials.

The Mandalorian’s second season will premiere on the service within the first year, in October. 

  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Closely tied to events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson character (and his Falcon alter-ego) return as the new Captain America, after elderly Steve Rogers handed off his shield in Endgame. Sebastian Stan’s Bucky joins him to fight evil as a duo, and Daniel Bruhl will reprise his role of villain Zemo from Captain America: Civil War in the series.

  • Marvel’s 616

This documentary series explores the intersection between Marvel’s stories, characters and creators and the real world. Each documentary will dive into the historical and cultural context to the stories of the Marvel Universe. Timing: Year One

  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios is opening its doors, detailing in a multi-episode documentary how the voice cast, directors and artists created Frozen 2. Timing: Year One. This doc was expected to be released in coordination with Frozen 2’s June 26 streaming release, but Frozen 2’s surprise release in March has raised questions about when this doc will actually be released. Timing: Year One

  • Be Our Chef

This reality competition hosted by Angela Kinsey invites families from diverse backgrounds to join a Disney-inspired cooking contest at Walt Disney World. In each episode, two families will participate in a themed challenge mixing Disney into their family traditions. The finalists will apply what they’ve learned to create a dish that represents their family in a Disney way. Timing: Year One

  • Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title)

Cinema Relics is an anthology series re-examining beloved films through the props and costumes that made them unique — drawing from the perspectives of the craftspeople who created them, the actors who interacted with them, and the collectors/archives that own them today. Among the films featured in the first eight episodes are Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Tron and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Timing: Year One

  • Magic of Animal Kingdom

This reality series will follow the teams of more than 1,000 animal-care experts, vets and biologists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium. Timing: Year One

  • (Re)Connect

Another reality series, each episode of (Re)Connect will show a family disconnecting in order to address a relatable issue and confront the family’s dilemma. Timing: Year One

  • Rogue Trip

Journalist Bob Woodruff travels the world with his 27-year-old son, Mack, focusing on places your average tourist is least likely to venture. Timing: Year One



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