What we know about Disney+ so far: All the latest news from D23

Joe Supan
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Joe Supan
Aug 27, 2019

As the clock ticks down to the November 12 debut of Disney+, the company continues to announce exciting new projects seemingly every week. At the D23 Expo, we learned fresh details on some shows and movies we already knew about and others that were brand new. Disney also revealed a slew of older classics that will be available on the service. Here are some of our favorites. 

Three new Marvel shows revealed

While Disney had already announced a slew of shows in the MCU like The Falcon and The Winter SoldierWandaVision and Loki, we got word this weekend about three totally new shows debuting on the streaming service.

Moon Knight

Disney dug deep into the Marvel catalog for this show, the story of a mercenary who gets supernatural powers from an Egyptian moon deity. What’s most interesting about the superhero is how he battles with mental illness — IGN once described him as “What if Batman suffered from multiple personality disorder?” No word yet on any actors or directors for the show.

Release date: 2022

She-Hulk

Weren’t aware of the Hulk’s superhero cousin? When she receives an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce Banner, Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk) acquires a milder and more easily controlled version of Hulk’s superstrength. Like Moon Knight, we don’t know who will star in She-Hulk yet.

Release date: 2022

Ms. Marvel 

The first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel show, Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey with shapeshifting superpowers. (Crossing our fingers for a Sopranos crossover.) 

Release date: Late 2021/Early 2022

Disney+ is going straight for your nostalgia bone

Ready to feel old? Disney is rebooting and spinning off some of its most beloved titles from the 2000s and earlier. 

Lizzie McGuire

The legend is back. Hilary Duff is set to reprise her titular role from the 2001-04 series with original creator Terri Minsky. The new series will pick up with 30-year-old Lizzie working as an apprentice to a New York City decorator. “I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl,” Duff posted on Instagram. And yes, Lizzie’s cartoon alter-ego will be back, too.

Release date: Unknown

High School Musical

Officially titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the new show seems to be a witty update to the original. “You don’t want to remake High School Musical because it’s still perfect,” Tim Federle, executive producer, told the D23 audience. “What I wanted to do was capture the real spirit of theater kids. So what if we cast real teenagers with acne? They’re not going to lip-sync, they’re going to sing live. It’s the real deal. The entire series is all about finding your tribe. A new generation deserves new characters.”

Release date: Nov. 12, 2019

Monsters at Work

The new series will pick up six months after the original film left off, when the Monsters Inc. company stops relying on screams and starts producing laughter. It will follow fresh graduates from Monsters University as they adjust to the company’s new strategy.

Release date: 2020

Lady and the Tramp

We also got our first look at Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp remake this weekend, complete with actual pups. Best of all, the star is a two-year-old rescue dog from Arizona. Head on over to Justin Theroux’s Instagram if you feel like weeping. 

Release date: Nov. 12, 2019

So much Star Wars

In addition to its massive lineup of Marvel shows and movies, we also learned a lot about Disney’s slate of new Star Wars content. 

The Clone Wars

Disney put to rest any speculation that The Clone Wars wouldn’t be returning for its final season, announcing 12 new episodes of the animated series. You’ll also be able to access the previous six seasons on Disney+ as soon as it debuts. 

Release date: February 2020

Ewan McGregor is coming back as Obi-Wan Kenobi

While we don’t know many details — including the title — Ewan McGregor confirmed that he’s reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series set eight years after Revenge of the Sith. All of the episodes have already been written, but they haven’t started shooting yet, so it will probably still be a while until we actually see this. 

Release date: Unknown

The Mandalorian

Perhaps the most anticipated project from Disney+, we got a ton of exciting new details about the series (which stars Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Pedro Pascal), including a gritty trailer that introduces the key characters.

Release date: Nov. 12, 2019

Cassian Andor Series

Like with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, details are still scarce about this prequel to Rogue One. We do know it will follow Diego Luna’s character in the early days of the rebellion. “The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire,” says a statement on StarWars.com.

Release date: Unknown

Disney+ details: Everything you need to know

The head-spinning announcements at D23 over the weekend have us more excited than ever for Disney+. Here’s everything we know so far about the streaming service: 

  • Price: $7/mo., or $70/year, but you can also bundle with ESPN+ ($5/mo.) and Hulu ($6/mo.) for a discounted bundle of $16/mo. For more on whether this is a good deal or not, check out our analysis here
  • Release date: Nov. 12, 2019
  • Supported devices: Disney+ will immediately be available on most streaming devices, gaming consoles and smart TVs. The only major exceptions right now are Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung TVs. Here is the complete list:
    • Apple TV and Apple devices
    • Google Chromecast and Android phones and TV
    • Roku
    • PlayStation 4
    • Xbox One
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