May 20 Update: According to a new report, the Muppets are coming to Disney Plus. Details below.
Now that Disney's revealed the pricing and launch date for its upcoming Disney Plus (styled as Disney+) streaming service, we're finally getting confirmation of the original shows it will stream. Starting on Nov. 12, the House of Mouse will start doling out shows based on characters from everything from Star Wars to Marvel and even National Geographic.
So, whether you know what a Mandalorian is or you'd rather listen to Jeff Goldblum read the phone book, this service aims to offer something that fits your taste.
Star Wars Shows
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 will run 8 episodes, and deliver a "gritty and immersive world of bounty hunters, scum and villainy." Coming November 12 at the Disney Plus launch.
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.
Thor's brother might have been killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but that's not stopping Marvel from announcing that the mischievous one will get his own Disney Plus show. Tom Hiddleston will return to star. Reports suggest Loki may only last 6 episodes.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Even though Avengers: Infinity War's ending 'dusted' Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie's characters, their show on Disney+ has been confirmed by Disney at its recent Investor Day event.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are set to reprise their Avenger roles of Wanda Maximoff(The Scarlet Witch) and Vision. Just like Falcon and Winter Soldier, these characters are both supposedly dead right now in the MCU film canon, but we're sure Avengers: Endgame will sort that out.
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.
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 Sulley. Coming in 2020.
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. Coming November 12 at the Disney Plus launch.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Disney's popular live-action musical movies are getting their own TV show.
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. Coming late 2019.
Kristen Bell will reunite high school classmates, who performed alongside each other in on-stage musicals, and have them recreate their performances.
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.
Unannounced and Rumored
Disney declined to comment when reports of a show starring Jeremy Renner, in the role of Clint Barton, hit the internet. Variety reports that the show will feature Barton teaching his replacement, Kate Bishop, how to be the new Hawkeye.
Muppets Variety Shorts
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" according to The DisInsider.