On Disney+ Day, Disney+ in EMEA confirms new titles launching New European original title from Spain unveiled "Wedding Season" cast and "Nautilus" director and lead cast confirmed
London, U.K. (12 November 2021) – Today, 12 November, The Walt Disney Company in EMEA marks Disney+ Day, a global celebration, by confirming more titles launching on Disney+ this year; and unveiling new EMEA Original commissions.
More to stream today from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star
Today, subscribers can now stream 17 content premieres on Disney+, including the thrilling new original drama series “Dopesick” starring Michael Keaton, Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings”, documentary about Billie Elisih’s recent cinematic concert experience “The Making of Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” and Disney family-friendly adventure film “Jungle Cruise”. Also making its debut on the platform today is the live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film “Enchanted” from 2007, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey and all-new original series of shorts “Olaf Presents”. All new titles can be found on Disney+’s homepage today.
Also, today at 2:00pm GMT, fans will be able to follow along with @DisneyPlusUK on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from Disney+ creators and stars for upcoming content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star.
More titles coming to Disney+
Through November and December, Disney+ in the UK will launch a new show or movie every week that includes Marvel's "Hawkeye" on 24 November, Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel" on 1 December, "Encanto" on 24 December and National Geographic's "The Rescue" on 3 December. Under the general entertainment brand, Star, Disney+ today confirms that Niccolo Ammaniti’s high-end, dystopian, new-world drama, “Anna” will be available for subscribers to enjoy this November. "The Big Leap" starring Scott Foley and Piper Perabo will arrive on Disney+ on 1 December and "The Wonder Years" on 22 December. “Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself”, an intimate and powerful exploration of what it means to be and be seen, will also premiere on Disney+ on 31 December.
Plus, subscribers can also look forward to all existing and new season of iconic action drama “NCIS”, award-winning documentary “The Reason I Jump” based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida and Isabel Peña and Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Spanish police thriller “Antidisturbios” making their debuts exclusively on Disney+ in the next year.
And the year ahead will also see exclusive original content arrive on Disney+ including "Pam & Tommy" starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, "Pistol" from FX and exec produced by Danny Boyle and docuseries "Welcome to Wrexham" featuring Wrexham AFC owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
More local originals
As part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to sourcing, developing and producing a slate of 60 original series by 2024, Disney+ unveils today a new local Spanish original taking the total number of titles greenlit to 21. Consisting of 16 scripted and five unscripted from six countries including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
In Spain, "Balenciaga" (working title) is confirmed as its first scripted original title announcement, marking the start of their original commissioning pipeline. The Original drama limited series tells the story of a man who dares to defy his social status as the son of a seamstress and a fisherman. Using his natural talent, constant work and sharp nose for business, Balenciaga goes on to become one of the most prominent fashion designers of all time. Created by Lourdes Iglesias and 12-time Goya Award-winners Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi (“The Endless Trench”), the series is a story about the search for identity while overcoming adversity and defying social conventions throughout changing times. Obsessed in his pursuit for authorship among voices judging his work and the loneliness that comes of being an artist, the audience will witness the constant deconstruction and reconstruction of this master’s great losses: his life partner, his mother and his country.
Epic Disney live-action adventure series "Nautilus" has found its star and its lead director. Shazad Latif (“Star Trek: Discovery”, “The Pursuit of Love”) will play the iconic role of Captain Nemo, the enigmatic Indian prince who steals a fantastical submarine from the East India Company and sets sail in search of adventure under the sea. Michael Matthews (“Love and Monsters”, “Five Fingers From Marseilles”) will direct this never-before-told origin story inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
In romantic action-comedy thriller "Wedding Season", Gavin Drea (“Valhalla”, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”) is confirmed to star opposite Rosa Salazar as her on-again, off-again lover Stefan. Salazar stars as Katie, a picture-perfect bride who we meet on her wedding day surrounded by the dead bodies of her new husband and every member of his family.
Jade Harrison (“Foundation”, “The Stranger”) and Jamie Michie (“Back To Life”, “Game of Thrones”) star as measured DCI Metts and volatile DI Donahue, the police detectives charged with investigating the murders of Katie’s husband and his family.
In addition to Drea, Callie Cooke (The Stranger, Rules of the Game), Bhav Joshi (“Deadwater Fell”, “Vigil”), Ioanna Kimbook (“Inside No. 9”, “Bitter Wheat” (Garrick theatre)) and Omar Baroud (“Baptiste”, “The Innocents”) join as Stefan’s close-knit group of friends who together, are navigating the Wedding Season summer packed with a seemingly never-ending procession of engagement drinks, stag-dos, hen-dos, and weddings. George Webster (“Finding Alice”, “Industry”) stars as Hugo Delaney, Katie’s husband.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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Balenciaga (working title) (Spain)
Drama. 6 episodes/50 minutes. Lourdes Iglesias, Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi / Moriarti Produkzioak and Irusoin
"Balenciaga"(working title) is the story of a man who dares to defy his social status as the son of a seamstress and a fisherman. Using his natural talent, constant work and sharp nose for business, Balenciaga goes on to become one of the most prominent fashion designers of all time.
Scripted action-adventure series. 10 episodes / 50 minutes. James Dormer / Seven Stories / Moonriver TV
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
Nautilus acknowledges the support from the Australian Government's Location Incentive, and from the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy
Wedding Season (UK)
Romantic comedy / crime drama. 8 episodes. Oliver Lyttelton / Dancing Ledge Productions / Jax Media
A genre-busting escapist romance about two people who shouldn’t be together, but who can’t stay away from one another. The series follows Katie, a picture-perfect bride who we meet on her wedding day surrounded by the dead bodies of her new husband and every member of his family.
Starring Rosa Salazar and Gavin Drea.
Disney+ EMEA Media Relations