Disney+ announces raft of 2024 exclusives
December 4, 2023
Disney+ has confirmed upcoming titles set to premiere exclusively on the service in the UK & Ireland in 2024.
Titles include FX’s original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel Shōgun, the star-studded drama series Rivals, based on the iconic novel from Jilly Cooper, UK original action and adventure series Renegade Nell, from the mind of award-winning writer and executive producer, Sally Wainwright, Marvel Studios’ Echo series (pictured), Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Acolyte visiting the shadowy secrets in the final days of the High Republic era, and all-new seasons of Futurama, FX’s The Bear and Welcome to Wrexham, and much more.
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From BAFTA-nominated director Ben Taylor and the mind of award-winning writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright, the UK Original series Renegade Nellstarring Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) premieres in Spring 2024. Framed for murder and on the run with her sisters, Nell Jackson turns her hand to highway robbery to survive.
Additional UK Originals confirmed to join the slate for 2024 include the second season of the award-winning, Certified Fresh comedy series, Extraordinary (early 2024); Camden (2024) a documentary series featuring some of the world’s biggest music acts, including series executive producer Dua Lipa; four-part drama series Shardlake (2024), based on the internationally popular Tudor murder mystery novels by C.J. Sansom, starring Arthur Hughes, Anthony Boyle and Sean Bean; In Vogue (2024), an unscripted fashion series giving unparalleled access to the insights of Vogue’s top editors, along with some of the most influential names in fashion, film and politics; and the star-studded drama series Rivals (2024), based on the iconic novel from Jilly Cooper, packed full of romantic entanglement, romance and unforgettable characters.
EMEA Originals include Spanish limited drama series Cristóbal Balenciaga (January 19th), following the story of a man who dares to defy his social status as the son of a seamstress and a fisherman. Using his natural talent, strong work ethic and sharp nose for business, Cristóbal Balenciaga goes on to become one of the most prominent fashion designers of all time. Additionally, the Italian Original series Raffa (December 27th) will premiere at the end of this year, directed by Daniele Luchetti and written by Cristiana Farina alongside Barbara Boncompagni. The docuseries, produced by Fremantle, traces the extraordinary life of one of the world’s biggest pop culture icons.
APAC Originals include The Artful Dodger (January 17th), which is set in 1850s Australia where Jack Dawkins, The Artful Dodger, is now a surgeon who still has a penchant for crime in this Australian original series, starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Thewlis and Maia Mitchell.
Disney+’s general entertainment offering continues to grow in 2024, with the addition of epic drama, FX’s Shōgun (February 27th), set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, and an exciting new limited series from Ryan Murphy, FEUD: Capote Vs. The Swans (2024), set in high society New York.
Vanderpump Villa (2024) also arrives on the platform in early 2024, executive produced by Lisa Vanderpump and follows staff — hand-picked by the reality star and restaurateur — at her luxury French villa as they live and work together to navigate every extravagant desire of their well-to-do guests. Subscribers can also look forward to new mystery series including Black Cake, (coming soon) a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting, inspired by Charmaine Wilkerson’s bestselling novel; andDeath And Other Details, centring on Imogene Scott (Violett Beane), who becomes the prime suspect in a locked room murder mystery, and to prove her innocence she must partner with a man she despises—Rufus Cotesworth (Mandy Patinkin), the world’s greatest detective.
Booklovers can also anticipate two exciting adaptations; based on Georgia Hunter’s bestselling novel, the television adaptation of We Were the Lucky Ones is a limited series inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive and reunite. Meanwhile, Interior Chinatown, based on the National Book Award-winning book of the same name, follows the story of Willis Wu, a background character trapped in a police procedural trying to find his way into the larger story – and along the way he discovers secrets about the strange world he inhabits and his family’s buried history.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning hit series FX’s The Bear in addition to the Emmy-nominated docuseries FX’s Welcome to Wrexham (spring 2024) have both been renewed for third seasons and will return to Disney+ in 2024.
Marvel Studios’ Echo will arrive on January 10th 2024, with all episodes available. The series tells the origin story of Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Marvel fans can also look forward to Agatha: Darkhold Diariesseries arriving in 2024, with Kathryn Hahn reprising her fan-favourite role of Westview’s resident Darkhold reader, Agatha.
Upcoming animated Disney+ original series from Marvel Studios, X-Men ’97 also arrives on the platform in 2024.
Star Wars: The Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ in 2024. The series is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.
Additionally, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew tells the story of four kids who find themselves lost in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home. This series will arrive on the platform in 2024.
In the world of the wild, A Real Bug’s Life and Queens are both set to launch on Disney+ and National Geographic this year.
Inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, the new Disney+ original series from National Geographic, A Real Bug’s Life (January 24th), is an incredible adventure into nine different micro bug worlds around the globe, where the forces of nature play out on a miniature scale, and where tiny creatures rely on amazing powers and extraordinary alliances to make it through each day.
The wildest places on the planet have always been home to powerful leaders, but this is a story of a new hero – fierce, smart, resilient and … female.Queens (Early 2024), narrated by Angela Bassett, follows matriarchies and female leaders around the world to tell a story of sacrifice and resilience, but also of friendship and love.
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Your favourite monsters will also return to Disney+ with a second season of Monsters at Work, and the iconic duo of super-genius Lunella Lafayette and Devil Dinosaur return with a second season of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Younger audiences can also look forward to Disney Junior’s Ariel, alongside brand-new seasons of Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends Season 3, SuperKitties Season 2 and Mickey Mouse Funhouse Season 3 coming to the platform in 2024.
Disney+ customers can look forward to the latest seasons of long-running series throughout 2024, including; the eleventh and final season of Modern Family which will land on the platform on January 1st, giving customers the opportunity to stream every season from start to finish, and Futurama will return with Season 12 later in 2024 with all-new adventures from Fry, Bender and Leila.
All of these titles join December arrivals, including Harrison Ford’s revival as Indiana Jones in Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (December 15th), the return of a fan-favourite franchise, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, (December 20th) based on Disney Hyperion’s bestselling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, and finally a wide range of Christmas specials for all the family, including The Santa Clauses, Dashing Through The Snow, The Naughty Nine, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (December 8th), in addition to classics such as The Muppets Christmas Carol, Home Alone and Die Hard, which celebrates its 35th anniversary, all streaming now.