From ‘The Mandalorian’ to ‘High School Musical: The Series,’ Here Are Some Upcoming Television Shows Exclusive to Disney Plus
Disney fans, rejoice! Thanks to Disney Plus, new original series’ will be available for streaming on the company’s platform. Star Wars fans can watch The Mandalorian, written by Jon Favreau. Marvel fans can watch shows starring characters like Scarlet Witch, the Winter Soldier, and Falcon. Disney Channel kids can watch episodes of a High School Musical series. Learn more about Disney Plus’ upcoming television shows here.
Hot off of the heels of Disney’s re-imagined version of The Lion King, Jon Favreau created this Star Wars series. The Mandalorian takes place following the fall of the empire and premieres on November 12, 2019. That makes this Star Wars show a “launch title” for the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service. Additionally, this series will star well-known actors like Pedro Pascal.
“I keep getting pulled deeper into the orbit of Disney, but fortunately the stuff that Disney’s working on is the stuff that I love,” Favreau said, according to Collider. “I wanted to do a Star Wars TV show like The Mandalorian and pitched it to them and they were very open to it. I even wrote four episodes before I even was hired to do it because I was excited as a fan to see what these stories might be and see if they were interested in doing what I was interested in, which they were.”
High School Musical: The Series
Calling all Wildcats — it’s time to go back to East High for this Disney Plus series. High School Musical: The Series started production this year and does not have an official premiere date yet. However, fans are already excited to watch this spinoff.
Unfortunately, the original cast will not be returning to this series, but according to Variety, Joshua Bassett will play the lead role. According to a Disney press release, each episode includes songs from the original High School Musical, as well as brand new tunes.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
If you left the theater after Avengers: Endgame feeling a little sad and empty, you’re not alone. Fans wondered what Falcon and the Winter Soldier would do following Captain America’s retirement. Well, Disney is here with their answer, via a new series on Disney Plus. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, tells the story of the duo and their latest adventures.
Disney Plus will premiere this series during the fall of 2020. According to The Hollywood Reporter, another Marvel-related series, Vision and Scarlet Witch, is set to premiere on Disney Plus within the upcoming years.
Monsters at Work
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to work at Monsters Incorporated, this is your chance! Monsters at Work is a spinoff television series based on the Pixar movie, Monsters Inc. It is unclear if Mike and Sully will make an appearance in Disney Plus’ newest show. Fans are already excited to see this series. However, the streaming service will premiere Monsters at Work sometime in 2020.
Disney’s streaming service, entitled Disney Plus, launches in the United States on November 12, 2019.