5 Original Shows Coming to Disney+ Worth the $6.99/Month Fee

Disney+ will become available in November 2019 for $6.99/month. Rivaling Netflix – the leading streaming platform currently charging up to $15.99/month depending on your package – Disney’s price seems more than reasonable. However, is it worth it? What original shows will you get with Disney+?

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston | Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI

You probably have every Disney classic on VHS, and every Marvel movie downloaded into your laptop. However, if the classics and the already released Marvel films aren’t enough to draw you in, a few of the original shows coming to the platform should do the trick.

While it may take some time for a few of the following shows to get off the ground, once they do, they’re likely to be significant successes. Disney would not go into streaming without a plan for competing against Netflix originals, which – in the last few years – have attracted several A-listers, including Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Jennifer Aniston. So, here’s what you need to look out for on Disney+:

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will become available in the first year after Disney+ launches. If you’re a Marvel fan who would like to see Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie reprise their superhero counterparts for an entire series, you’ll have to hop on board pretty early for this one.

The series will likely follow the two superheroes post-Avengers: Endgame, which featured an aged Steve Rogers passing on the shield (literally and metaphorically) to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. Den of Geek believes that the series will, in some part, focus on The Falcon “coming to terms with the enormity of his responsibility” and what it will mean to exist and fight in a world without Steve Rogers.

‘Loki’

Keeping with the Avengers hype, Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki for a Disney+ series as well. Unfortunately, according to Variety, this one will not be released until the second year following launch.

While we don’t know much about this show, as it is still quite distant, rumors suggest that a time-traveling element will be present. Michael Waldron – a writer and producer on Rick and Morty – will oversee the series.

‘The Mandalorian’

The Mandalorian will be the first-ever live-action Star Wars series. Jon Favreau – the man behind Iron Man, The Lion King (2019), and The Jungle Book (2016)– will serve as the show’s writer and producer.

The Mandalorian will follow the fall of the Empire, yet precede the emergence of the First Order, according to Variety. The show is set to star Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Nick Nolte, and more.

‘WandaVison’

Who doesn’t love the romance between Wanda Maximoff and Vision in the Avengers? This series will feature Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles from the Marvel saga. The show will be available in the second year following launch.

While not much is known about this series, the title is a bit bizarre and has fans wondering if the show will focus on Wanda Maximoff – her journey and relationship with The Vision, as opposed to her heroic persona as Scarlet Witch.

‘Diary of a Female President’

Unlike many of the shows mentioned above, focusing on superheroes and intergalactic tales, Diary of a Female President will tell the story of a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl, as she navigates middle school with the dream of becoming President.

Diary of a Female President will be available in the first year after launch. Gina Rodrigues (Jane the Virgin) and Emily Gipson (I Can and I Will) will executive produce the series.