From ‘The Mandalorian’ to ‘Be Our Chef,’ These Are the Best Original Shows to Watch on Disney+ Right Now

Looking for something new to binge-watch? Since its launch date, Disney+ premiered a few series’ only available to their subscribers. From The Mandalorian to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, there are the best television shows exclusive to Disney’s streaming platform.

The March 2020 release, ‘Be Our Chef’

As one of Disney+’s newest additions to their library, Be Our Chef is a reality competition series unlike any other show on the streaming platform — nothing is quite as delicious! Here, families work together to create Disney-inspired dishes for a chance to win the title and a trip to one of the Walt Disney Company’s theme parks. 

Be Our Chef is hosted by Angela Kinsey, former actor for NBC’s The Office. New episodes of this series debut on the streaming platform on a weekly basis, following a similar release schedule to shows like Diary of a Future President.

‘Diary of a Future President,’ featuring Gina Rodriguez 

If you’re looking for an uplifting series to binge, few are quite like the story of Elena Cañero-Reed. Viewers follow this Cuban-American middle schooler as she navigates her mom’s new boyfriend, totally adorable crushes, and her relationship with her brother. The best part? Eleña grows up to be the President of the United States. 

Diary of a Future President first premiered during January 2020 and features Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black.) The entire first season is available on Disney+, with some fans hoping that new episodes will be on the way.

The Disney Channel-inspired spinoff, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ 

These kids aren’t sticking to the status quo. The mockumentary, titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, may seem a little lengthy and confusing, but we promise it isn’t. It’s a mix of original songs, incredibly talented performers, and a blast of nostalgia for fans of Disney Channel’s High School Musical.

The first season stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett as high schoolers Nini and Ricky respectively. They’re cast in their drama club’s production of High School Musical. In true high school theatre fashion, there’s plenty of drama. The entire first season of this original series is available on Disney’s subscription service.

Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano arrive at the premiere of Lucasfilm's "The Mandalorian"
Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano arrive at the premiere of Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

The Disney+ original series, ‘The Mandalorian’

If you want to travel to a galaxy far, far away, look no further than Disney+’s original series, The Mandalorian. This television show follows a lone bounty hunter and his journey with the adorable (and powerful) “child,” nicknamed “Baby Yoda” by viewers on social media. 

The Mandalorian set a few records for this streaming platform, especially being the first-ever live-action Star Wars series. According to a newsletter from the streaming platform, it’s also one of the service’s most popular original shows. According to Business Insider, at its debut, The Mandalorian surpassed the number of streams for series’ like Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Additionally, original shows, including One Day at Disney, Disney Fairytale Weddings, and the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, are available on Disney’s streaming platform. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website