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LONDON, U.K. (23 June 2022) – 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+ on 25 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, and “Rosaline” starring Kaitlyn Dever later this year.
“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+ in Autumn. 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 centres 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 Gist, 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+ on 13 July 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”, “Extraordinary Birder” with Christian Cooper, and “Farming is Life” with Indy Srinath. Plus, the new docuseries “Science Fair: The Series”, based on the Sundance Festival favourite and SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary, follows the agony and ecstasy of the beloved and brainy teenage subculture of competitive science.
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 July starring 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”).
Also confirmed as coming to Disney+ is “Rosaline”, a fresh comedic twist on Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”, with the classic love story now told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. The film stars Kaitlyn Dever and is directed by Karen Maine.
Seven UK Original series have been announced as coming to Disney+ for subscribers to enjoy including “Wedding Season”, a genre-busting action-thriller romance about two people who shouldn’t be together but who can’t stay away from one another, and new comedy “Extraordinary” from the production company behind “Killing Eve,” tells the story of Jen, who lives in a world where everyone has a superpower…except her.
Ben Taylor (“Sex Education”, “Catastrophe”) joins as director and executive producer for episodes 1 and 2 of the new swashbuckling action and adventure series “The Ballad of Renegade Nell” from BAFTA award-winning writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright (“Gentleman Jack”, “Happy Valley”) and David Beckham will feature on Disney+ as he mentors a struggling young grassroots football side, in the docuseries “Save Our Squad”.
There’s also the darkly funny, whip-smart series “Culprits”, about the aftermath of a heist, featuring an exciting ensemble cast including Gemma Arterton, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Niamh Algar, and Eddie Izzard and the epic new action-adventure series, “Nautilus”, starring Shazad Latif and Richard E. Grant, that will tell the origin story of Jules Verne’s most iconic character, Captain Nemo, and his legendary submarine. “The Full Monty” will also return as a brand-new limited series from the makers of the original British hit comedy film, almost twenty-five years on.
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FURTHER TITLE INFORMATION (Listed in alphabetical order)
American Horror Stories
“American Horror Stories” is a spinoff of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning hit anthology series “American Horror Story.” “American Horror Stories” is a weekly anthology series that will feature a different horror story in each episode. Since 2011, the creators of “AHS” have redefined the horror genre with various installments featuring a creepy asylum, a coven of witches, a travelling freak show, a haunted hotel, and the apocalypse itself. The television series sprouted a legion of dedicated fans who anticipate what terrors the next chapter will hold.
A darkly funny, whip-smart series about the aftermath of a heist. The crew has gone their separate ways but someone is coming after them one by one. Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Gemma Arterton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy, and Eddie Izzard.
Dance the World with Derek Hough
Dance is the lifeblood of every culture. Dance is a global connective tissue that brings families and strangers alike together. Derek Hough, renowned as one of the best dancers of his generation, will be our guide on a journey to discover the roots of the most popular dance styles and trends around the world from the cultures, environments, and people who forged them. In each episode, Derek will team up with a celebrity guest to embark on a quest to uncover the global cultural traditions that shape dance. Unleashed and inspired, every step in their adventure will culminate in a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular performance. Grant Kahler is the executive producer and showrunner. For National Geographic, Betsy Forhan is executive producer, Charlie Parsons is vice president of development, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.
Written by up-and-coming screenwriter Emma Moran. Meet Jen. She lives in a world where everyone has a superpower. Everyone except her. Which is just sodding great. This is a fresh, innovative comedy about being young and struggling to find your place in the world when all you’ll ever be is ‘ordinary.’
Life-long birder Christian Cooper takes us into the wild, wonderful, and unpredictable world of birds. Whether braving stormy seas in Alaska for puffins, trekking into rainforests in Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he does whatever it takes to learn about these extraordinary feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world in the sky above. For Lucky 8, George Kralovansky, Irfan Rahman, Kimberly Woodard, Jon Kroll, and Doug Veith are executive producers. For National Geographic, Pam Caragol is executive producer, and Janet Vissering is senior vice president of development and production.
Farming is Life
With Urban Gardener and Influencer Indy Srinath. The last year and a half have set a generational shift in motion, with millions of people taking a deeper look at how to live more intentionally and adventurously. Many people dream about living more in tune with and connected to nature, understanding how to grow food and improve the soil underneath our feet. But farming is hard. Despite all the beauty and wonder, the lifestyle comes with a steep learning curve, and families and livelihoods are on the line. “Farming is Life” follows farming expert and influencer Indy Srinath, aka Indy Officinalis, as she encounters aspiring farmers hoping to make their dreams a reality. From her childhood on a homestead in North Carolina, Indy apprenticed at farms across the country before running a 7-acre mushroom farm and a prominent community garden in downtown Los Angeles. In a cinematic tour across North America, Indy helps aqua, rooftop, indoor, homestead, suburban, and foraging farmers who are at a breaking point. For Indy, solutions can transcend conventional forms through the solidarity of farmers helping farmers. This is a series for anyone who dreams of growing, rearing, harvesting and breeding because, to them, farming is life. “Farming is Life” is produced by Nobody’s Hero and ITV America. Jonty Nash, Christopher Potts, Sarah Howell, and Bill Pruitt are executive producers. For National Geographic, Drew Jones is executive producer, and Janet Vissering is senior vice president of development and production.
Fleishman is in Trouble
Based on the New York Times bestselling debut novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (who will also adapt for series), “Fleishman is in Trouble” offers an unsparing, modern take on life, love, and commitment. Recently separated forty-something Toby Fleishman dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth before he got married at the tail-end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife, Rachel, disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends, a promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming, and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer, he realizes that he'll never be able to figure out what happened to Rachel until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place.
Limitless with Chris Hemsworth
What if you could combat aging and discover the full potential of the human body? Global movie star Chris Hemsworth explores this revolutionary idea in the new National Geographic original series, "Limitless with Chris Hemsworth," created by Darren Aronofsky and hailing from his production company Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia. New scientific research is shattering conventional wisdom about the human body and offering fascinating insights into how we can all unlock our body’s superpowers to fight illness, perform better and even reverse the aging process! This science is put to the test by Hemsworth, who, despite being in peak superhero condition, is on a personal mission to learn how to stay young, healthy, strong, and resilient. Undergoing a series of epic trials and extraordinary challenges in order to understand the limits of the human body, he’ll learn first hand how we can live better for longer by discovering ways to regenerate damage, maximize strength, build resilience, supercharge memory, and confront mortality. Entertaining, immersive, and life-changing, "Limitless" rewrites the rulebook on living better for longer.
13 years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter's soul.
“Little Demon” features the voices of Aubrey Plaza as “Laura;” Danny DeVito as “Satan;” and Lucy DeVito as their daughter “Chrissy”; with Eugene Cordero recurring as Chrissy’s best friend “Bennigan”; Lennon Parham recurring as Laura’s neighbour “Darlene,” and Michael Shannon recurring as the “Unshaven Man.” Season one also features the voices of guest stars Mel Brooks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Jackson Harper, Pamela Adlon, Rhea Perlman, Shangela, Patrick Wilson, Dave Bautista, June Diane Raphael, Toks Olagundoye, Lamorne Morris, and Sam Richardson.
“Little Demon” was created and written by Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla. Aubrey Plaza serves as an executive producer along with Fowler, Kirschner, Valla, Dan Harmon, Jersey Films 2nd Avenue’s Jake Lucy and Danny DeVito, and ShadowMachine (Monica Mitchell, Corey Campodonico, and Alex Bulkley). Steve Levy serves as a producer on the project. “Little Demon” is produced by FX Productions.
Dating is hard enough - it’s even harder when you also happen to be a psychic. Maggie’s gift allows her to see into the future of her friends, parents, clients, and random people on the street. But when she begins to see glimpses of her own destiny after meeting an unexpected stranger, her romantic life suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Can you let yourself fall in love when you think you know how it ends? She probably should have seen this coming …
From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind I, Tonya, and showrunner Karin Gist, executive producer of “Our Kind of People”, “Mike” explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson. The 8-episode limited series explores the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life - from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again. Focusing the lens on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike's story. “Mike” is an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson - and it is one wild ride.
The ten-part epic live-action series tells the never before told origin story of Jules Verne’s most iconic character, Captain Nemo, and his legendary submarine, The Nautilus. Starring Shazad Latif and Richard E. Grant.
“Not Okay” follows Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects, and — worst of all — no followers, who fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She "returns" a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a school-shooting survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams, Colin (Dylan O'Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the facade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
From co-creators and executive producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, “Reservation Dogs” is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear Smallhill (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor), four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma. After the death of the fifth member of the Reservation Dogs, the crew took to stealing, scheming, and saving in order to vicariously fulfill his dream of reaching the exotic, mysterious, and faraway land of California. But after a promising start to their criminal endeavours, including the legendary heist of a Flaming Flamers chips truck, swiping some old lady’s weed edibles and some low-grade grand theft auto, the plan went bust. The gang disbanded, with everyone trying to forge their own paths. Elora ghosted Bear and took off for California with the Rez Dogs’ mortal enemy, Jackie (Elva Guerra), the leader of a rival gang. Abandoned by his closest friend, Bear seeks a male parental figure to teach him how to “be a man” – but his choice of uncles to emulate leaves a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, Willie Jack thinks everything in their town is falling apart because of the curse she cast on Jackie and she’s determined to put that genie back in the bottle. Cheese, who, like Willie Jack, decided that Cali wasn’t for him, reunites with his grandmother who isn’t his grandmother. Lucky for the kids, they have the support of their loving and eccentric community of aunties and uncles to see them through, including Bear’s mother Rita (Sarah Podemski), local law enforcement Big (Zahn McClarnon), Elora’s Uncle Brownie (Gary Farmer), Willie Jack’s parents – Dana (Jennifer Podemski) and Leon (Jon Proudstar) – and Spirit aka William Knifeman (Dallas Goldtooth).
Save Our Squad
David Beckham mentors a struggling young grassroots football side, taking these young players, their coach, and their community on an uplifting, transformative journey of a lifetime.
Science Fair: The Series
Inspired by the Sundance Festival favourite and SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary “Science Fair” comes a new series from directors Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster about the agony and ecstasy of the beloved and brainy teenage subculture of competitive science. In this new gripping docuseries, we follow the ups and downs of some of the most brilliant young innovators, engineers, and scientists on the road to the Big Show — the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). “Science Fair: The Series” follows a group of inspiring teens who represent a vast spectrum of ISEF hopefuls. In addition to U.S. competitors, the series follows several fierce international contenders who have already beaten out the competition in their own countries to make it to ISEF. The result is a global character-driven coming-of-age story playing out across a science fair season, from the birth of an idea to a cutting-edge research project ready to compete in the “Olympics of science fairs.” For Muck Media, Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett, and Meri Haitkin are executive producers. For National Geographic, Chris Kugelman is executive producer, Kevin Mohs is vice president of Production, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.
Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick and Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” 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.
The Ballad of Renegade Nell
When Nell Jackson is framed for murder, she’s forced into a life of highway robbery. Aided by a plucky little spirit called Billy Blind, Nell realises that fate has put her on the wrong side of the law for a reason.
The Full Monty
Almost twenty-five years on from the BAFTA-winning film, the limited series will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors. The series will explore the brighter, sillier, and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.
The Old Man
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” 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.
With Dan Chase flushed out of hiding, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence “Harold Harper” (John Lithgow) is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive. Working alongside Harper is his protégé “Angela Adams” (Alia Shawkat) and CIA Special Agent “Raymond Waters” (E.J. Bonilla). When Chase proves to be more difficult to apprehend than the authorities expected, “Julian Carson” (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a highly trained special ops contractor, is sent to pursue him as well. While on the run, Chase rents a room from “Zoe McDonald” (Amy Brenneman) who draws on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day when she learns the truth about her new tenant. Bill Heck, Leem Lubany and Pej Vahdat also star in the drama series.
Teleplay and created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine, The Old Man is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Levine, Jeff Bridges, David Schiff and Jon Watts who also directed the first two episodes. The series is produced by 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company.
A psychological thriller from the minds of Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (The Americans) about a therapist, “Alan Strauss” (Steve Carell), who's held prisoner by a patient, “Sam Fortner” (Domhnall Gleeson), who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges. In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam's disturbed mind and stop him from killing again... but Sam refuses to address critical topics, like his mother “Candace” (Linda Emond). Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, “Charlie” (David Alan Grier), and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles – the recent death of his wife, “Beth” (Laura Niemi), and the painful estrangement from his religious son, “Ezra” (Andrew Leeds). Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam's compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam's murders or worse – becomes a target himself.
When a beautiful, strong-willed princess refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed, she is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her scorned, vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must protect her family and save the kingdom. The film stars Joey King (“The Act,” “The Kissing Booth”), Dominic Cooper (“Preacher”), Olga Kurylenko (“Black Widow”), and Veronica Ngo (“The Old Guard”).
A genre-busting escapist romance about two people who shouldn’t be together, but who can’t stay away from one another. Starring Rosa Salazar.
Welcome to Chippendales
The eight-episode, limited series from 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, is the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (played by Kumail Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. 20th Television serves as the studio for the series.
Welcome to Wrexham
In 2020, Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) teamed up to purchase the team in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. The worry? Rob and Ryan have no experience in football or working with each other. That said, they are serious about their investment in Wrexham, improving the club, and doing right by the townspeople. Founded in 1864, the “Red Dragons” are one of the oldest football teams in the world and currently compete in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. From Hollywood to Wales, the pitch to the locker room, the front office to the pub, Welcome to Wrexham will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it. Welcome to Wrexham will be executive produced by McElhenney, Reynolds, Nick Frenkel, and John Henion. The series is produced by Broadwalk Pictures.