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LONDON, U.K. (30 May 2023) – Disney+ confirms more titles set to premiere exclusively on the service in the UK & Ireland in 2023, including documentary and UK Original “Wagatha Christie” (working title) with Coleen Rooney, and Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ “Loki'' (6 October) starring Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino. Also lined up is a third season of hit original comedy series “Only Murders in the Building'' (8 August) starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. The much-anticipated FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” (Season 2) will continue to follow Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds’ journey with Wrexham AFC, while FX’s critically-acclaimed original series “The Bear” returns to Chicago, with Carmy and his crew working to transform their grimy sandwich shop into a next-level spot.
The highly anticipated UK local original series “The Full Monty” (14 June) launches in June, taking place 25 years after the original British smash-hit. Additional UK Originals confirmed to join the slate for 2023 include “Culprits”, a darkly funny series starring Nathan Stewart Jarrett (“Generation”) and Gemma Arterton (“Funny Woman”), and “Brawn; The Impossible Formula 1® Story” (working title), a British sporting story told by Keanu Reeves. EMEA Originals include animated sci-fi anthology “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” (5 July), executive-produced by OSCAR®-winning director Peter Ramsey, from creators across Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, plus Italian series “Lions of Sicily”, based on Stefania Auci’s bestseller “The Florios of Sicily”, which follows two small spice merchants in search of social redemption.
Following on from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” joining the platform in May, June features a unique line-up of the latest blockbusters for customers to enjoy, including James Cameron’s global phenomenon “Avatar: The Way Of Water” (7 June) and original movie “Flamin’ Hot” (9 June), directed by Eva Longoria. Marvel Studios’ espionage thriller “Secret Invasion” (starring Samuel L. Jackson) will also be available to stream from 21 June.
FX’s “The Bear” (Season 2) is back, following Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). FX’s “The Bear” is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency - and its steep slippery downsides. FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham”, a football docuseries, will also return for Season 2.
Comedic murder-mystery series “Only Murders in the Building” (8 August), from the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman returns with Season 3. Coming in 2023 includes “Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs”, which follows 10 Muslim American sisters whose faith and bonds are put to the ultimate test while trying to navigate cultural expectations, their careers and love in Los Angeles; comedy film "Miguel Wants to Fight" (August, 2023) about a high school senior who encounters a series of hilarious misadventures as he tries to get into his first ever fight; and "The Jewel Thief", an unbelievable firsthand account of Gerald Blanchard, one of the most accomplished criminal masterminds in modern history.
“Loki'' will continue on 6 October, acting as Marvel Studios’ first-ever second season of a series. It features Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, picking up immediately where Season 1 left off.
“Echo” will arrive on 29 November, with all episodes dropping that day. The series tells the origin story of Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Warrior. Outcast. Rebel. Jedi. “Ahsoka” arrives in August 2023. Set after the fall of the Empire, “Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
“Win or Lose” (December, 2023) is Pixar’s first official longform episodic series that has been confirmed for Disney+. The series follows the intertwined stories of different characters as they each prepare for a big championship softball game.
Bertie Gregory will return to Disney+ in 2023 with a second season of “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”, which takes viewers on epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world.
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The Wildcats of East High will also return to Disney+ with a fourth season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”.
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Set after the fall of the Empire, "Ahsoka" follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
Avatar: The Way of Water
"Avatar: The Way of Water'' reaches new heights and explores undiscovered depths as James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in this emotionally packed action-adventure. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, this breathtaking movie launches the story of the Sully family and introduces audiences to the majestic ocean tulkun.
“Culprits” is 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, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy, and Eddie Izzard.
FX’s The Bear (Season 2)
FX’s critically acclaimed original series “The Bear” is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency - and its steep slippery downsides. As young chef Carmy and his crew work to transform their grimy sandwich shop into a next-level spot, they undertake transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future.
Brawn; The Impossible Formula 1® Story (working title)
This brand-new unscripted four-part documentary series with Keanu Reeves (“John Wick,” “The Matrix Resurrections”) tells the remarkable story of how, in 2009, competing in the most expensive and technologically advanced racing series on Earth, the impossible happened. An understaffed, underfinanced and independent team won the World Championship – with a team that cost just £1.
Go behind the scenes of this Formula 1 fairytale with the people who were there – on the track, in the garage and the boardroom – giving their own thrilling versions of a miraculous year. Expect exclusive access to the F1 archives – much of it previously unseen – from a year that global sport will never forget, with contributions from British F1 driver Jenson Button and Ross Brawn, who led the team to victory.
Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the origin story of "Echo" revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward. “Echo” also stars Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian,” “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” “American Gods”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FX’s “Reservation Dogs”).
Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory
The face of a new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on a series of epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world. Crafted with cutting-edge film technology, Disney+ original series “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”, from National Geographic, breaks the mould of the traditional natural history program by telling extraordinary, real-life animal stories and taking viewers with Bertie for every beat of the action. For weeks at a time, the charismatic BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer immerses himself into the animals’ lives to capture the untold stories of iconic creatures living in some of the harshest environments on our planet. In this multipart adventure series, he will take audiences on an ambitious odyssey across the globe, showcasing the natural world at a time when it faces its greatest challenges.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 4)
After an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lake, the Wildcats return to East High where they prepare a stage production of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” But plans are disrupted when Principal Gutierrez announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited “High School Musical 4: The Reunion” movie on location at their beloved high school.
“Flamin' Hot” is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who, as a Frito-Lay janitor, disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican-American heritage, transforming Flamin' Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop-culture phenomenon.
The Full Monty
Taking place 25 years after the original British smash hit, the eight hour-long episodes will follow the same band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield, and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors. The comedy-drama will uncover what happened to the gang after they put their kit back on, exploring their brighter, sillier and more desperate moments. It will also highlight how the fiercely funny world of these working-class heroes – still residing in Sheffield – has changed in the intervening decades.
The Jewel Thief
“The Jewel Thief” is the unbelievable firsthand account of Gerald Blanchard, one of the most creative, calculating and accomplished criminal masterminds in modern history. Two unlikely Winnipeg detectives track Blanchard across the globe as he perpetrates a series of increasingly elaborate heists in a quest for fame and notoriety through a life of crime.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire
This action-packed animated sci-fi anthology presents 10 futuristic visions from Africa inspired by the continent’s diverse histories and cultures. Executive-produced by OSCAR®-winning director Peter Ramsey, these 10 short films made by a new generation of animation creators draw on uniquely African perspectives to imagine brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters. This is Africa as you’ve never seen it before.
Lions of Sicily
Set between 1800 and 1861, the eight-part series follows the Florio family as brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice merchants, escape from a Calabria stuck in the past – in search of social redemption. In Sicily they invent their future, turning a small, run-down shop into a flourishing business activity that young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire. However, overwhelming Vincenzo’s life and that of the entire family is the disruptive arrival of Giulia, a strong and intelligent woman who acts in contrast with the rigid rules of the society of the time.
Miguel Wants to Fight
Despite living in a neighbourhood where fighting is stitched into the fabric of everyday life, high school junior Miguel (Tyler Dean Flores) has never found himself in one. And, to be honest, he’s perfectly fine with that. But when a combination of events turns his life upside down, Miguel and his three best friends – the stoic David (Christian Vunipola), the rowdy Cass (Imani Lewis), and the quick-tongued Srini (Suraj Partha) – enter into a series of hilarious misadventures as he tries to get into his first ever fight.
Only Murders In The Building
From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders In the Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
In Marvel Studios’ new series “Secret Invasion”, set in the present-day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill, and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together, they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.
Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs
Raw, real and rife with shocking revelations, this new unscripted series follows 10 Muslim American sisters whose faith and bonds are put to the ultimate test while trying to navigate cultural expectations, their careers, and love in Los Angeles. The No. 1 rule the Sozahdah sisters swear by is “family over everything”, but what happens when the secrets these sisters hold sacred are revealed – and the TV series they thought would bring them together threatens to tear them apart?
Wagatha Christie (working title)
“Wagatha Christie” exposes the jaw-dropping story that has gripped a nation through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all, Coleen Rooney. The three-part series will also include interviews with her family, friends, and key players involved in the resulting trial.
“Wagatha Christie” will demonstrate how fiercely determined and resilient Coleen had to be, protecting her family from the challenges presented by the traditional and social media landscapes.
As well as the case itself, we will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. We know her as one of Britain's most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney. However, this series highlights Coleen as a working-class teenager turned confident mother of four and businesswoman.
FX’s Welcome to Wrexham
Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds run Wrexham Football Club as they try to create an underdog story that the world can root for. From Hollywood to Wales, the docuseries tracks their crash course in ownership and the interwoven fates of a team and a town.
Win or Lose
“Win or Lose,” Pixar Animation Studios’ first-ever original series, follows the intertwined stories of eight different characters as they each prepare for their big championship softball game. The series reveals what it actually feels like to be in the shoes of each character—the insecure kids, their helicopter parents, even a lovesick umpire—with incredibly funny, very emotional and uniquely animated perspectives. Directed, written and executive-produced by Carrie Hobson and Michael Yates, and produced by David Lally, “Win or Lose” streams on Disney+ in December 2023.