Disney Plus has a whole bunch of TV shows to check out – from exclusive originals like The Mandalorian to beloved classic such as The Simpsons.
But even with this extensive library, there’s still plenty to look forward to, with shows coming in the Marvel and Star Wars universes, as well as a few other reality and animated programmes. We’ve rounded up our top picks of Disney+ shows to look forward to over the next year and beyond.
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Season 2 – October 2020
This Star Wars original is back for round two. Like the first season there will be eight episodes, and the cast will be getting some new additions – including Rosario Dawson, Katee Sackhoff, Temuera Morrison and Timothy Olyphant. We don’t know a lot about the plot yet, but following on from season one there’s likely more to be revealed about the mysterious origins of The Child (or ‘baby Yoda’).
The Right Stuff
Series 1 – 9 October 2020
This new drama about astronauts is produced by National Geographic and Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way. This show is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name (by Tom Wolfe), and will consist of eight episodes. It will follow seven American astronauts during the space race, including John Glenn and Alan Shepher.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Season 1 – 2020 (date TBA)
There’s a whole host of content slated for Phase Four of the MCU, and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is still on track to air first. Following Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, this programme will deal heavily with the absence of Captain America, and show the return of former Civil War villain, Baron Zemo. Find out more about the show in our roundup of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Season 1 – December 2020
Of all the upcoming MCU shows, WandaVision looks to be one of the most surreal, seemingly showing both Wanda Maxioff (aka Scarlett Witch) and Vision in a bizarre series of sitcom episodes – but what we can gather so far is that there’s something more sinister lying beneath the surface.
Season 1 – Early 2021
Following his escape into another timeline during Avengers: Endgame, the God of Mischief will get up to new tricks in his own standalone Disney+ series. Not too much has been revealed about the plot just yet, but early set photos reveal that Loki is in the hands of the Time Variance Authority, and that Sophia Di Martini and Owen Wilson shall both be starring.
Monsters at Work
Season 1 – Spring 2021
Monsters Inc. is still one of the most beloved Pixar films to this day, and this spin-off is set six months after the original film. However, we won’t be following Mike and Sully – but rather Tylor Tuskmon – a mechanic who who dreams of moving up to the Laugh Floor to work with the two former protagonists.
Season 1 – Late 2021
Hawkeye is the only show surrounding one of the OG Avengers. It will follow Clint Barton as he passes on the mantel of his title (and teaches his killer archery skills) to apprentice, Kate Bishop. As it’s post Endgame, we may also get to see a brief stint of Clint as Ronin, the vigilante with dubious values following the loss of his family to the Thanos snap.
Untitled Rogue One Series
Season 1 – 2021
Star Wars fans will know that Rogue One ends in tragedy, but this prequel series will expand on one particular character – the Rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. It will be a spy thriller, exploring stories with espionage and missions of rebels as they fight against the might of The Empire. You can find out more in our Rogue One series roundup.
Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series
Season 1 – Date TBA
Of all the upcoming Star Wars series, this revival of Ewan McGregor’s character is probably the most hyped, which will be set eight years after Revenge of the Sith. Originally there was a planned Obi-Wan film, but the team decided to go down the series route for more screen time to tell the story. Currently the release date is still hazy due to production delays, which means that it could be as far away as 2022.
Find out the latest Obi-Wan news.
Season 1 – Date TBC
Writer of the Percy Jackson series Rick Riordan announced that a brand new show about the YA fantasy story is in the works. Riordan will be working closely on the adaptation, alongside his wife Becky. Fans were excited about this announcement, as the original films did not go down well with audiences – so hopefully this Disney+ reboot will do the story justice.
Find out the latest Percy Jackson news.
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