Disney+ confirms more titles set to premiere exclusively on the service in the UK & Ireland in 2022-23 including the psychological thriller “The Patient” starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson, “Fleishman is in Trouble”, based on the New York Times bestselling novel and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, and Adam Brody; and “Welcome to Chippendales” starring Kumail Nanjiani.
These titles are set to join an exclusive line-up of new, high-quality entertainment for adults on Disney+ including star-studded dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, eye-opening documentaries, and endless hit movies.
The highly anticipated “Welcome to Wrexham”, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds’ docuseries will arrive on Disney+ in August with more exclusive series premiering over the next 12 months including “Mike” from the team behind “I, Tonya”,“The Old Man” starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat and “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”.Also joining the unmissable line-up over the next 12 months are UK originals including “Wedding Season”,“Extraordinary”, and docuseries “Save Our Squad”. Plus,new seasons of “American Horror Stories” (Season 2) and “Reservation Dogs” (Season 2) are coming soon.
Thrilling brand new movies making their debut this year include “The Princess” starring Joey King on 1 July, “Not Okay” on 29 July, “Prey”, an all-new entry in the “Predator” franchise on 5 August.
“Welcome to Wrexham” is a docuseries tracking the dreams and people of Wrexham as two Hollywood stars (Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds) take ownership of the town’s historic yet struggling football club.
The riveting new drama series “The Old Man” will land exclusively on Disney+ within the next year. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” stars Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat and centers on Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future, he now must reconcile his past.
Exclusively joining Disney+ from FX is “Fleishman is in Trouble” adapted by Taffy Brodesser-Akner from her New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, and Adam Brody, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”, “Ruby Sparks”, “Battle of the Sexes”). Disney+ will also be the home of the psychological thriller “The Patient”, about a therapist, Alan Strauss (Steve Carell), who is held prisoner by a patient, and Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), who reveals himself to be a serial killer. The show is co-written by Executive Producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (“The Americans”).
Also joining Disney+ is the adult animation “Little Demon” starring Aubrey Plaza as the voice of Laura, who, after being impregnated by Satan (voiced by Danny DeVito), is attempting to live an ordinary life in Delaware with her Antichrist daughter but is constantly thwarted by monstrous forces.
DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS
A diverse range of titles will premiere on Disney+ in the coming months including the limited series “Mike” from showrunner Karin Gist7, creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind “I, Tonya”. Produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, the show tells the story of the dynamic and controversial life of boxing icon Mike Tyson, starring Trevante Rhodes.
Also coming to Disney+, produced by 20th Television, is the romantic comedy series “Maggie” starring Rebecca Rittenhouse and “Welcome to Chippendales”, an eight-episode limited series starring Kumail Nanjiani, who plays Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. Kumail Nanjiani and Robert Siegel (“Pam & Tommy”) serve as Executive Producers.
Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick and Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), the third season of “Solar Opposites” is on its way to Disney+ soon and centres on a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty, while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food, and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family. 20th Television Animation produces the series.
New ground-breaking series and documentaries from National Geographic include “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”, “Dance the World with Derek Hough” and “Farming is Life” with Indy Srinath.
20th CENTURY STUDIOS AND SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
In the coming months, Disney+ will welcome a number of movies launching exclusively including 20th Century Studios “The Princess” on 1 Julystarring Joey King as a beautiful, strong-willed princess who refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed, and is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. Searchlight Pictures’ “Not Okay” launches on 29 July, a satire that follows an aimless aspiring writer (Zoey Deutch) who fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout but unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. Plus, 20th Century Studios “Prey” on 5 August, an all-new entry in the “Predator” franchise set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago directed by Dan Trachtenberg (“The Boys,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”).
Disney+ is available for R119.00 per month and has something for everyone to stream. From exclusive movies and TV series spanning a wide range of genres, including action-adventure, Sci-Fi, and documentaries to critically acclaimed drama and comedy. All alongside award-winning titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Recently launched series available to stream now exclusively on Disney+ include Danny Boyle’s “Pistol”, “The Dropout” starring Amanda Seyfried, hit comedy series “Only Murders in the Building” and “The Kardashians”.
Robust parental controls ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. Subscribers can set access limits on mature content and create PIN-protected profiles alongside the already existing Kids Profiles to give parents and guardians peace of mind.
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