Disney+ Adds New UK Scripted Series to Their Line-Up
With movie theater closures worldwide and a desperate need for entertainment everywhere, the streaming wars have been an exciting landscape. Disney+, one of the strongest competitors, went from looking too good to be true to a platform that has been landing almost every shot it takes. One of the latest endeavors of Disney+ is the addition of new UK scripted series. While it looks a little different than the content we’re growing used to, we’re still pretty excited.
Disney+ Adds UK Scripted Series to Line-Up
These new additions to the streamer will see The Mouse team up with producers from beloved series, including The Night Manager, Gentleman Jack, and Killing Eve. There will be three shows, each with eight parts. All will be available through Star and Disney+.
The first of the trio is The Ballad of Renegade Nell. It will follow Nell Jackson and her orphaned sisters as they live a life of highway robberies. Coined as a “stylish, witty, and surprising romp,” it will be an 18th-century adventure series. Sally Wainwright, Faith Penhale, and Will Johnston are behind this one.
Culprits is another Disney+ UK scripted show coming to a small screen soon. This story shows the aftermath of a big heist. We have all seen a heist go well, leaving the culprits with millions. But aren’t there some tricky post-heist chores to deal with? This will give us some insight, as a crew finds themselves unable to enjoy their earnings after a killer starts hunting them down. Directed by J Blakeson, this series will also see Stephen Garrett and Morenike Williams behind the scenes.
Finally, we’ll see Extraordinary come to Disney+. This comedy is led by Jen, a powerless young woman in a world filled with people with superpowers. I can’t even imagine watching my friends and family have powers, only to be left with nothing. So, we can only dream (or have nightmares) of what Jen would go through. This series will blend coming-of-age themes with plain fun. Emma Moran, a new writer, is behind this big series. She is joined by executive producers Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, and Charles Dawson.
Yeah, we’re ready for something without big heroes. Images via Disney+.
Disney+ Is Desperate For New Content
Almost all of the news that we see come from Disney+ is about some of their bigger franchises. With the highly anticipated The Mandalorian season 3 in our sights and the whole list of Marvel shows on their way, we’re happy to see what looks like fresh content. Disney+ is already thriving, but pleasing the non-franchise-loving audience might be tough, especially as they compete with Netflix, the Queen of the original series.
Readers, out of the trio of UK scripted series coming to Disney+, which one sounds the most appealing to you? They’re still too early in development to have release dates. However, we think these are some series to look out for.
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.