Announced with much excitement in April 2019, Disney+ became the latest streaming service to tempt our wallets and fill up our watch lists. With big names like Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars among their brands (not counting the magic of Disney franchises themselves), the official lineup of Disney+ included a lot of great shows right out of the gate. Along with streaming services like Amazon Video, Hulu, and Netflix, channels like Disney+ feature some of the best shows on streaming TV right now. Disney, much like their subsidiary Marvel, has several phases of content they'll be rolling out in 2019, 2020, 2021, and beyond! An official teaser released January 1 reveals every show the service plans to premier in 2020.
One of the most anticipated shows from Disney+ in 2019 was The Mandalorian. This Star Wars spin-off takes place between the events of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and is already guaranteed to return for a second season. Another return to a favorite franchise is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which is based on the High School Musical series of films. But that's not the only musical series that premiered on Disney+ in 2019. Encore! is a revival of the 2017 Kristen Bell-hosted special, which reunites casts from high school musicals - when they're adults - and follows them as they re-stage their play.
Marvel's Phase 4 has almost as many Disney+ shows planned as they do new Marvel movies. Loki and Hawkeye both have shows scheduled for 2021, as do Scarlet Witch and Vision - though they'll be sharing a show with WandaVision. In 2020, Disney+ will be releasing a new Monsters Inc. franchise series, Monsters At Work, as well as a new show set in the MCU, with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
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Returning: October 2020
Premiered: November 12, 2019
The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but before The Force Awakens, the show follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter (Pedro Pascal) beyond the reaches of the Republic. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, + more
Number of Seasons: 1
Genres (Tv): Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction
The Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series (Disney+) is an American television series based on the character from the Star Wars franchise. The series takes place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith....more on Wikipedia.
Actors: Ewan McGregor
Premiering: Early 2021
Loki (Disney+, 2021) is an American television limited series based on the Marvel Comics' character Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The series follows the version of Loki who stole the Space Stone in 2012 during the events of Avengers: Endgame. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Tom Hiddleston
Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy, Superhero, Action
Premiering: August 2020
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+, 2020) is an American television limited series based on the Marvel Comics' characters Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and expanding on their relationship from the Marvel Comics Universe films. The plot of the series will take place following the events of Avengers: Endgame. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl
Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy, Superhero