If you’ve noticed that Disney+ has a lot fewer original series premieres than it used to, it’s not your imagination. It’s hard to update the best shows on Disney+ when there’s barely anything new to watch. But as the fall begins, Disney+ subscribers can enjoy the latest Star Wars spinoff Ahsoka, or the recently concluded Secret Invasion from Marvel. And for fans looking for something a little more down to Earth, Disney+ is the streaming home for the recently concluded The Wonder Years.
In theory, there’s something new on Disney+ every month, but the programming schedule for the rest of the year is looking pretty light except for Loki in October. Fortunately, Disney+ has a strong catalog of shows to fall back on, and we’ll always keep you updated with our list of the best shows on Disney+ right now.
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The story for Ahsoka was first teased in 2018 with the final episode of Star Wars Rebels. Now, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) is teaming up with her former apprentice, Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), against a pair of Dark Jedi, Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno), who want to help the remains of the Empire bring back Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) to restart the war with the New Republic.
But Ahsoka and Sabine have to overcome their issues with each other before they have a chance to prevent a catastrophe. And if they can’t stop Thrawn from revitalizing the Empire, then their efforts will have been in vain.
Secret Invasion finally brings Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) back to Earth, but his employers in the American government, including the newly political James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), want him gone. More alarmingly, the Skrulls living on Earth have largely decided to follow Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) and his plan to render humanity extinct and make our world their own.
Even Fury’s Skrull ally, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), has his own problems, since his daughter, G’iah (Emilia Clarke), is firmly in Gravik’s corner. And once Fury learns what Talos has done in his absence, their friendship may not recover.
The second season of I Am Groot has arrived with more mischief from the title character. This series of animated shorts takes place around the time frame of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) just can’t help finding new ways to get himself in trouble while exploring the galaxy around him.
For the most part, the rest of the Guardians don’t play a role in this series. But you can expect a cameo from Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and at least one other established Marvel character who hints that Groot may have a larger destiny than anyone may have suspected.
The word has come down that ABC has canceled The Wonder Years after two seasons, but the show’s entire run is currently on Disney+. This series was a reimagining of the original show The Wonder Years that aired in the 1980s and early ’90s. The new show focused on Dean Williams (Elisha “EJ” Williams), a 12-year-old Black child growing up in Alabama during the late 1960s.
Dulé Hill co-starred in the series as Dean’s father, Bill Williams, with Saycon Sengbloh as Dean’s mother, Lillian Williams, and Laura Kariuki as Dean’s sister, Kim Williams. Don Cheadle lent his voice to the show as an older Dean who looks back on his childhood across the course of the series.
In preparation for the theatrical release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Disney is gearing up to add the Indiana Jones collection to its library. On the TV side of things, that includes the ’90s live-action series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
Though certainly not as prolific as Indy’s exploits on the big screen, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones was a welcome series of small-scale ventures. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as younger versions of the titular character, this version of the series is the 1999 re-edit that compressed it into 22 feature-length episodes.
While the Star Wars prequel trilogy has its fair share of blunders, Revenge of the Sith and Ewan McGregor’s performance were solid showings. That made the actor a fan favorite among the fan base, even the best Obi-Wan for many people, and he makes his grand return for the solo series.
Set 10 years after the execution of Order 66 and the fall of the Republic, Obi-Wan Kenobi sees a weary and disillusioned Jedi Master thrust back into action to rescue a young Princess Leia Organa. However, this covert operation also leads to another fateful clash with his former apprentice, now Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).
David Beckham is a legend and superstar in soccer, having played with some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, and AC Milan.
Now, in Save Our Squad with David Beckham, the former player travels to where his sporting career began — the Echo Premier League. He comes on to help Westward Boys, as the team hasn’t won a game all season and is in danger of relegation. It’s a project that comes with a tall order as he tries to reshape this squad to salvage their season.
Marvel Studios’ daunting cinematic universe is admittedly the main draw of the on-screen brand, but there are some worthy projects that are a bit smaller in scope. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is among them, with the animated series adapting the Marvel Comics characters of the same name.
Young genius Lunella Lafayette accidentally brings a T-Rex into modern-day New York through a time vortex she created. The two become the titular superheroic duo and defend New York City’s Lower East Side from threatening forces. A charming comic book TV series, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a wonderfully animated show that’ll surely satisfy family audiences.
Dramas, action, and comedy might be what bring fans into the Disney brand, but Disney+ also offers some solid documentary material as well. That includes covering the company’s work, with Sketchbook proving to be a delightful instructional docuseries on bringing to screen several loved Disney characters.
The series also does well to highlight the talent behind the scenes that does so, with each episode bringing in a different artist demonstrating how they bring these characters to life, as well as how they found themselves working at the studio. Sketchbook should satisfy anyone that’s artistically inclined, as well as those that simply want to see the masters at their craft.
Disney Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. is some of the best-animated work the studio has ever put out, and its world has been expanded more in the last decade. In addition to the 2013 prequel film, Monsters at Work is a Disney+ original series that shows another side of a beloved franchise.
The series takes place after the events of the 2001 movie, the story follows the new protagonist Tylor Tuskmon as a fresh graduate from Monsters University who’s shocked to learn that the company is no longer in need of Scarers. Mike and Sulley return to the cast as well, as they deal with the struggles of running the company and its transition to running on laugh-based power.
The blockbuster series that helped Disney+ take the lead in the “streaming wars,” Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian returns after a two-year hiatus (although the character made an appearance in The Book of Boba Fett). The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue in season 3, which promises more action, more Darksaber fights, and more Grogu!
Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu after last season’s finale. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. Future episodes promise that the Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together to strange new worlds like Mandalore.
Big Hero 6 was a breakout success in 2014, bringing a creative spin on the superhero genre with the tried-and-true Disney animation formula. The lovable nurse robot returns in the titular Baymax! — a spinoff animated TV series comprised of short stories.
Taking place within the same continuity as the movie and the other TV spinoff series, Big Hero 6: The Series, Baymax! follows the endearing robot as he goes around San Fransokyo helping the people of the city. It’s a fun and charming new way to expand upon the vibrant world established on-screen by the movie.
Despite mostly being a background character for much of the franchise’s existence, Boba Fett has always been one of the most beloved Star Wars characters. Temuera Morrison returned in The Mandalorian season 2 to play the iconic bounty hunter, and he was finally given his own solo series in the form of The Book of Boba Fett.
And while the critical reaction to his story was fairly mixed, The Book of Boba Fett brings to light some long-awaited moments, like how he escaped the Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi. If nothing else, the series serves as a decent companion piece to The Mandalorian and will tie into the show’s third season.
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