Disney Plus original shows: Everything announced so far

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Disney Plus impressed us all with The Mandalorian, but it still holds a wealth of original programming to look forward to. The House of Mouse is doling out shows based on characters from everything from Star Wars to Marvel and even National Geographic. 

So, whether you're charmed by Baby Yoda is or you'd like to listen to Jeff Goldblum read the phone book, Disney Plus offers something that fits your taste. Also, looking for the Disney Plus app? We've got that covered.

The Mandalorian

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While bounty hunter Boba Fett is the most iconic Mandalorian, this show won't focus on his character or backstory (the prequel trilogy did that to death already). Taking place between the fall of the Empire and the appearance of the First Order, writer/director/actor Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian series will be led by Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones and Narcos. The show runs 8 episodes, and delivers a "gritty and immersive world of bounty hunters, scum and villainy." 

Check out our The Mandalorian review, which is light on spoilers but still gives you enough of a feel of what's good about the show.

Forky Asks a Question

The newest member of the Toy Story toybox will host a series of shorts.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

If the title alone doesn't sell you, I don't know what to say. This National Geographic (one of the many brands under the Disney umbrella) series will give the beloved actor the opportunity to explain life on Earth as only he can.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Disney's popular live-action musical movies are getting their own TV show. Read our full High School Musical: The Musical: The Series review to learn more about why we're optimistic.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus is live and available either in the pretty-cheap $6.99 standalone package — which nets you the whole Disney vault and The Mandalorian — or with a $12.99 bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN Plus, which some might consider a cable-replacement.

Marvel's Hero Project 

We know that not all heroes wear capes, and Hero Project will demonstrate this truth by documenting "young heroes" who are making positive changes in their communities. 


Kristen Bell will reunite high school classmates, who performed alongside each other in on-stage musicals, and have them recreate their performances.

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Marvel Shows

Marvel's Phase 4 slate of films and TV shows is coming to Disney Plus! Here's what we know:

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Coming Q3 2020 (July - September)
Since Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie's characters came back in Endgame, they're free to show us the future of Cap's shield. Daniel Brühl is back as Zero.

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Coming 2020
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their Avenger roles of Wanda Maximoff (The Scarlet Witch) and Vision. Expect the show to be far quirkier than your average MCU project, with a half-sitcom, half-epic structure that looks to offer retro and modern moments.

Coming Q2 2021 (April - June)
Thor's brother might have been killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but they found a way to bring him back — thanks to Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston is returning to star.

Coming Q3 2021 (July - September)
Formally announced at SDCC 2019, Hawkeye the series will star Jeremy Renner, in the role of Clint Barton. The Kate Bishop character, who Hawkeye trained to be his replacement, Kate Bishop, will be in the series.

What If?
Marvel's bringing its iconic alternate reality comic book — where each issue takes a major moment in its history and flips the script — to life on Disney+. The first episode of this animated series will show what will happen  if Peggy Carter, not Steve Rogers, took the super serum that turned Rogers into Captain America.

Ms. Marvel
After Hawkeye

Kamala Khan became the first muslim character to lead a Marvel comic book in 2013, and now she's going to be the first to lead a Disney+ show. The Hollywood Reporter announced the news on Aug. 23, prior to a Disney+ panel at the 2019 D23 Expo, where we expect to learn more. 

Moon Knight
After Ms. Marvel

We expect this Marvel Studios show to bow after Ms. Marvel because of a visual showing the Phase 4 shows in order, that Disney presented at a Disney+ panel.

She Hulk
After Moon Knight

We can only hope we're getting the lawyer-era version of She Hulk in this, the third of the Marvel Studio shows Disney announced at D23. 

Star Wars Shows

Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Show
At D23 Expo, Disney confirmed the rumor Ewan McGregor is actually returning to the Star Wars world. The actor is reprising the role Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Untitled Cassian Andor Series
Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will reprise their roles from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as, respectively, rebel spy Cassian Andor and smart-mouthed robot K-2SO. The show will take place prior to that film's events.

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Other Shows

Monsters At Work
The Pixar classic Monsters, Inc. is being converted into a TV show, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman returning to voice Mike Wazowski and Sully.
Coming in 2020

Marvel's 616
If you're often left confused by the byzantine backstories of Marvel characters and curious about the easter eggs in these films, this Disney+ show narrated by 'a diverse group of filmmakers' can help you bone up on your Marvel history.

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2
If your kid (or you, no shame) loved Frozen, you know they (or you) will want every nugget of behind the scenes goodness that Disney's dropping into this show about the popular film's sequel.

Muppets Now
No, it's not The Muppet Show proper, but Kermit and the gang will be taking Disney+ by force with a new series of "variety shorts" dubbed 'Muppets Now!' Kermy wanted to tell us more but ...

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