Disney+ Original Movie “Rise” to Stream on Hulu and ESPN+





Disney+ Original Movie “Rise” to Stream on Hulu and ESPN+ Beginning August 18
The film is based on the triumphant real-life story about the remarkable family that gave the world the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and former Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo, and their younger brother Alex.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ ORIGINAL MOVIE “RISE” TO STREAM ON HULU AND ESPN+ BEGINNING AUGUST 18

BURBANK, Calif. (August 11, 2022) – For a limited time, “Rise” will stream on Hulu and ESPN+, marking the movie’s availability across all three services of The Disney Bundle. Starting August 18, Hulu and ESPN+ subscribers can watch the Disney+ Original based on the triumphant real-life story about the remarkable family that gave the world the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and former Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo, and their younger brother Alex.

Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn. When they weren’t selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers– Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada)– would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long shot prospect that would change not only his life, but the life of his entire family. Just eight years later, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Rise” stars Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, introducing Ral Agada and introducing Uche Agada. The film was directed by Akin Omotoso (“Vaya”), written by Arash Amel (“A Private War”) and produced by Bernie Goldmann (“300”). Giannis Antetokounmpo and Douglas S. Jones served as the executive producers.

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About The Disney Bundle

The Disney Bundle is the ultimate streaming lineup of plans from Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Subscribers get access to one of the largest streaming collections of live and on-demand entertainment, kids, news, and sports content from some of the biggest brands and franchises – with up to over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows, sports and live events. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Hulu is the only on-demand offering that provides access to shows from every major U.S. broadcast network, libraries of hit TV series and films – including licensed content available exclusively on Hulu – and award-winning Hulu Originals, both with and without commercials. ESPN+ lets you stream thousands of live events and archives, including UFC Fight Nights and PPV events, NHL, soccer matches from LaLiga, FA Cup, Bundesliga, MLS and more, MLB, PGA Tour, Grand Slam tennis, college sports from 20 conferences, and much more. The stories you love and the entertainment that you want are all on your own terms. There’s something for everyone!



Disney’s Onyx Collective Presents Upcoming Original Series





Disney’s Onyx Collective Presents Upcoming Original Series and Greenlights Three Unscripted Series During the Summer 2022 TCA Press Tour
“Ring of Fire: The Life of Annie Mae Aquash,” “The Untitled Swizz Beatz Project,” and “Searching for Soul Food” are among the latest additions.
[via press release from Onyx Collective]
DISNEY’S ONYX COLLECTIVE PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES ‘THE HAIR TALES’ AND ‘REASONABLE DOUBT’ AT THE SUMMER 2022 TCA PRESS TOUR; GREENLIGHTS THREE UNSCRIPTED SERIES DURING THEIR INAUGURAL TCA APPEARANCE

Straight-to-Series Orders Set for True Crime Docu-Series ‘Ring of Fire: The Life of Annie Mae Aquash’ (Working Title), Directed by Yvonne Russo and Executive Produced by Amy Kaufman, Caroline Waterlow, Yvonne Russo and Ezra Edelman; An Unscripted Half Hour Hosted and Executive Produced by Swizz Beatz that Examines Car Culture; and ‘Searching For Soul Food,’ Hosted by Celebrity Chef Alisa Reynolds and Executive Produced by Melina Matsoukas

Forthcoming Docu-Series ‘The Hair Tales,’ From Executive Producers Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Michaela angela Davis to Debut Oct. 22 on Hulu and Oprah Winfrey Network

Yara Shahidi and Her 7th Sun Production Company Extend Deal With a Joint Onyx Collective and ABC Signature Overall Deal

During today’s inaugural TCA presentation for Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective, President Tara Duncan (who also runs Freeform) spoke passionately about the newly launched brand’s mission of creating culturally specific, wildly entertaining content that connects with global audiences.

During her remarks, Duncan announced three new series pickups and an overall deal with Yara Shahidi, a visionary artist, actor, activist, executive producer and longtime member of the Disney family. Onyx Collective and OWN also revealed an Oct. 22 premiere date for their anticipated new docu-series “The Hair Tales,” from executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Michaela angela Davis.

“The Hair Tales” will debut with the first two episodes on Hulu and OWN, with two episodes releasing weekly on Hulu and one episode releasing weekly on OWN. The docu-series leads the audience through a revelatory journey of connecting the personal tales of phenomenal Black women to broader societal and historic themes. The stories shared in the series offer an honest and layered look into the complex culture of Black hair and, ultimately, Black women’s identity, beauty, cultural and social contributions and humanity.

Guests featured include the inimitable Oprah Winfrey, Emmy(R) nominee Issa Rae, GRAMMY(R) nominees Chlöe Bailey and Chika, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and “black-ish” star Marsai Martin, alongside brilliant scholars, industry and cultural leaders, hair professionals and influential contributors, including Esi Eggleston Bracey, Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Mickalene Thomas and Meshell Ndegeocello, to name a few. “The Hair Tales” is produced by Culture House, Joy Mill Entertainment, Tetravision and Harpo Films. Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg and Kisha Imani Cameron also serve as executive producers.

ABC Signature extended its deal with Shahidi and her 7th Sun Production Company to include a partnership with Onyx. Along with her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, the “grown-ish” star and their production company will continue to develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable, streaming and broadcast as a part of their exclusive deal. The Shahidis join an extensive roster of prolific creatives bringing their thoughtful narratives to Onyx Collective, including Ryan Coogler, Destin Daniel Cretton, Prentice Penny, Natasha Rothwell and most recently Erika Green Swafford.

Said Yara and Keri Shahidi, “It is every creative’s dream to be seen and heard and to do so with colleagues who align with your vision and your soul. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to continue to create with our Disney family and be grounded in the work that Onyx Collective is doing to meet the moment.”

“It is an exciting time to be leading Onyx Collective. When we opened our doors just over a year ago, we set out to nurture imaginative storytelling, creating disruptive, inclusive and wildly entertaining narratives that would spark conversation and forward the culture,” said Duncan. She added, “That vision is materializing in ways we could have only dreamed of, and we remain grateful to have a clear lane at Disney General Entertainment, a company that has empowered our work from day one.”

Below, please find details on the three new series Onyx Collective announced today:

· The true crime docu-series “Ring of Fire: The Life of Annie Mae Aquash” (working title), directed by Yvonne Russo, examines the extraordinary life and unravels the decades-old mystery behind the murder of Annie Mae Aquash. A Mi’kmaq woman from Nova Scotia, Canada, Annie Mae is a mother, a teacher and a revolutionary who fought for Indigenous rights and whose death went unsolved for almost 30 years, becoming one of Indian Country’s most infamous cases. Set between the sweeping landscape of American politics in the volatile 1970s and the present‐day quest for answers led by Annie Mae’s daughter, this is a shocking story of murder, intrigue, love and betrayal that contextualizes Annie Mae’s case within the current day epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Ring of Fire: The Life of Annie Mae Aquash” (working title) is executive produced by Amy Kaufman, Caroline Waterlow, Yvonne Russo, Ezra Edelman and Riva Marker. The docu-series is produced by Laylow Pictures in association with Nine Stories Productions.

· Life is all about drive and the will to succeed despite the odds. Nowhere is this more evident than in the wildly inventive and passionate world of car culture, where enthusiasts show off vastly different vehicles in a display not only of automotive ardor but also of their own personal success. In “The Untitled Swizz Beatz Project,” hip-hop legend and car collector Swizz Beatz visits car-loving destinations, where he’ll examine the area’s distinctive car culture and bring together two otherwise disparate car clubs over a shared love of all things automotive and an appreciation for what it’s like to beat the odds through sheer drive alone. The series is produced by Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith of Ty Ty and Jay Brown Productions, Raymond Garcia of Major TV, Emmet Dennis of Black Drive Originals, and Christian Sarabia of 51 Minds.

· “Searching for Soul Food” follows rock star celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds as she discovers what soul food looks like around the world. As she seeks out the food, she’ll also explore the stories, the people, and the traditions of each place she visits, bringing her own flavor right along with her. The international journey finds Chef Reynolds exploring the culinary worlds of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Appalachia, South Africa, Italy, Jamaica, Peru and Los Angeles. “Searching for Soul Food” is directed by Rodney Lucas and executive produced by Melina Matsoukas, Jacob Cohen-Holmes and Ali Brown. Traci Curry serves as showrunner. “Searching for Soul Food” is produced by Woodman Park Productions (an All3Media America Company), De La Revolucion and Ventureland.

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ABOUT ONYX COLLECTIVE

Onyx Collective is a new content brand formed under Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) designed to curate a slate of premium programming by creators of color and underrepresented voices. Onyx Collective ushers an exciting slate of content for a global audience, including critically acclaimed debut project Questlove’s Oscar(R)-winning documentary “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”; “The Hair Tales,” from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross, Michaela angela Davis and Oprah Winfrey; legal drama “Reasonable Doubt,” from executive producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore; limited series “The Plot,” executive produced and starring two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali; award-winning documentary, “Aftershock,” from directors Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, docu-series “Gigante,” featuring Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger), and comedy series “Unprisoned,” executive produced and starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo.

The brand’s roster of prolific creators also includes Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Black Panther”), writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) and his production company Family Owned, writer, producer and director Prentice Penny’s Penny for Your Thoughts, writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure,” “SNL”), and most recently writer-producer Erika Green Swafford and her production company Chocolate Girl Wonder, and Yara Shahidi with her 7th Sun Production Company.

Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @OnyxCollective



National Geographic Dives Into the Minds of the World’s Greatest Adventure Athletes





National Geographic Dives Into the Minds of the World’s Greatest Adventure Athletes in New 10-Part Series “Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin”
The epic 10-part series ventures inside the minds of pioneering adventure athletes, captured at the peak of their powers as they recount their personal stories of transcendence on the journey to perfect the mastery of their craft.
[via press release from National Geographic Partners]
National Geographic Dives Into the Minds of the World’s Greatest Adventure Athletes in New 10-part Series “Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin”

The Latest Project From Oscar(R), BAFTA and Multiple Emmy(R) Award-Winning Directing Duo E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9:30/8:30c on National Geographic and all episodes will be available on Disney+ beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7

Athletes Featured Include Renowned Climber Alex Honnold, Top Big Wave Surfer Justine Dupont, Legendary Big Mountain Snowboarder Travis Rice and more.

WASHINGTON — For the world’s top adventure athletes, the line between triumph and tragedy is razor thin. In the pivotal moments when life hangs in the balance, what drives the greatest to continue pushing to redefine what is humanly possible, to stare down fear and risk it all? From Academy Award(R)-winning executive producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin comes EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN, an epic 10-part series that ventures inside the minds of pioneering adventure athletes, captured at the peak of their powers as they recount their personal stories of transcendence on the journey to perfect the mastery of their craft.

Through intimate interviews and archival footage from the world’s top big wave surfers, climbers, big mountain snowboarders, polar explorers and kayakers, EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN gives viewers a front-row seat to adrenaline-filled adventures, uncovering how athletes adapt and evolve, even after being confronted by fear, devastating personal loss, and Mother Nature at her harshest. Witness how some of the world’s top athletes prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for their high-stakes endeavors.

EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9:30/8:30c on National Geographic, and all episodes will be available on Disney+ beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7, on Disney+. Click here for the series trailer and here for photos.

“We’re honored to be able to tell these stories about some of the greatest adventure athletes of our time pushed to their psychological and physical limits as they battle to redefine what is possible,” said Vasarhelyi and Chin. “Each episode reveals that even top athletes must face their fears to survive and achieve the seemingly impossible. It’s a rare look behind the curtain at the painstaking preparation required by each of these 10 athletes and what they are willing to risk to accomplish transcendence in their sports.”

Episodes include the following:

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Before Free Solo

Episode Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9:30/8:30c

In preparation for his impossible climb featured in “Free Solo,” renowned mountain climber Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold) trained in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Witness the never-before-told story of Honnold’s “secret solo” and preparation for his generation-defining climb.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: The No Fall Zone

Episode Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 10/9c

Angel Collinson (@angelcollinson) is one of the most accomplished big mountain freestyle skiers in the world. While in Alaska, Collinson had a fall that sent her tumbling 1,000 feet down the side of a mountain. Collinson looks back on the accident and reflects how it triggered an awakening and a new phase of her life.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Fight or Die

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10/9

(Note: Series shifts into its regular Tuesday slot.)

Professional whitewater kayaker Gerd Serrasolses (@gerdserrasolses) was filming in Chiapas, Mexico, when he nearly drowned running a 50-foot waterfall. Knocked unconscious, he survived three and a half minutes underwater and was revived by his teammates. Now, Serrasolses looks back on his experience and shares how it forced him to reevaluate risk.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Return to Life

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10:30/9:30c

Legendary climber Conrad Anker (@conrad_anker) has been pushing the limits of mountaineering for the last 30 years. While hanging from the side of Lunag Ri, the tallest unclimbed peak in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 20,000 feet, Anker suffered a heart attack. Witness as he recounts what he learned from that trip and his astonishing self-rescue.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Riding the Avalanche

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10/9c

In 2016, big-mountain freeride snowboarder Travis Rice (@travisrice) was riding in the backcountry of Alaska when he was catapulted into an avalanche. Rice reflects on the near-fatal mistake that forced him into unknown territory and shares how the traumatic event has shaped his approach to big mountain riding and life.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Will Power

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30/9:30c

Mountain athlete Will Gadd (@realwillgadd) was attempting a first ascent of the 430-foot frozen waterfall Helmcken Falls in British Columbia. Gadd recounts twists and turns that came between him and his goal to ascend the hardest mixed ice and rock climb in the world.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Eaten by Jaws

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10/9c

French surfer Justine Dupont (@justinedupont33) is one of the best big wave surfers in the world. At “Jaws,” a surf break in Hawaii notorious for its 50-foot waves and perfect tubes, a violent wipeout sent her to the hospital. With the gift of hindsight, she explores how this enormous setback allowed her to regroup and return to reach new heights professionally.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Live Another Day

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10:30/9:30c

On a climb close to home, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer and professional mountain sports athlete Jimmy Chin (@jimmychin) was caught in a massive class four avalanche. How did he survive, and how did it change him? Watch as he unpacks the event and the transformation that it triggered within himself.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Deadly Waters

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10/9c

In 2010, expedition kayaker Ben Stookesberry (@benstookesberry), along with his longtime kayaking collaborator Chris Korbulic (@ckorbulic), embarked on a two-month expedition through Africa with legendary adventurer Hendri Coetzee that left them changed forever. Over a decade later, they look back on this fateful trip and ponder what they learned from it.

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: Hunted in the Arctic

Episode Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10:30/9:30c

Polar explorer Sarah McNair-Landry (@sarahmcnairlandry), along with her brother Eric, attempted to be the first to kite ski 2,000 miles across the Northwest Passage in the brutal freezing winter. Years later, she looks back on the crucial decision she was forced to make during their expedition while being hunted by an apex predator.

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EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN is part of a diverse lineup of four unscripted projects from the acclaimed Vasarhelyi and Chin as a result of their first-look deal announced in 2019 following the success of Academy, BAFTA and multiple Emmy Award-winning film “Free Solo.” The dynamic unscripted slate directed by the pair and produced by their production company, Little Monster Films, includes two feature documentaries, THE RESCUE and TOMPKINS, along with EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN and a series titled PHOTOGRAPHER.

EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN is produced by Little Monster Films for National Geographic. For Little Monster Films, Pagan Harleman and Anna Barnes are executive producers, and Gene Gallerano is supervising producer. For National Geographic, Chris Kugelman is executive producer, and Matt Renner is vice president of Production. Alan Eyres is senior vice president of Production and Development.

About Little Monster Films

Founded by Academy Award winners E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Little Monster Films is a full-service production company committed to telling character-driven stories underneath the backdrop of thrilling and otherworldly visuals. Working in both the unscripted and scripted arenas, their mission is to capture humanity at its best, aiming to reflect a diverse world both in front of and behind the camera, they strive to present grounded narratives with intensity and depth while showcasing the extraordinary among us and the power of what we can individually achieve.

About Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are the directors and producers of the Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning film FREE SOLO from National Geographic Documentary Films. The film earned the highest per-screen average of any documentary during its opening weekend (Sept. 28, 2018) and took home seven Emmy Awards in 2019.

Vasarhelyi’s films as a director include “Meru” (Oscars shortlist 2016, Sundance Audience Award 2015); “Incorruptible” (Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award 2016); “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love” (Oscilloscope 2009), which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; “A Normal Life” (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary 2003); and “Touba” (SXSW, Special Jury Prize Best Cinematography 2013).

Chin is a professional climber, skier, mountaineer, longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team and National Geographic Explorer. Consistently over the past 20 years, Chin has led or participated in cutting-edge climbing and ski mountaineering expeditions to all seven continents and made the first and only American ski descent from the summit of Mount Everest. He is also a filmmaker and National Geographic photographer. He has worked with many of the greatest explorers, adventurers and athletes of our time, documenting their exploits in the most challenging conditions and locations in the world. Vasarhelyi and Chin’s 2015 documentary, “Meru,” won the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated for best documentary by the DGA and PGA. “Meru” was also shortlisted for an Oscar.

About National Geographic Partners LLC:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 134 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.



“Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” Picked Up for Season Two





Emmy Award-Winning Disney+ Original Series “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” Picked Up for Season Two
The series won the 2022 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and all four episodes of the first season are currently available to stream on Disney+.
[via press release from Disney+]
ICONIC WOMEN. REAL CONVERSATIONS.

EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TURNING THE TABLES WITH ROBIN ROBERTS” PICKED UP FOR SEASON TWO

From Executive Producer Robin Roberts and Rock’n Robin Productions Executive Producer LeBron James and SpringHill, and Disney Branded Television, the Series Features Intimate Round Table Conversations With Female Celebrities From All Walks of Life

BURBANK, Calif. – (August 4, 2022) The Emmy-winning Disney+ Original series “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” from Disney Branded Television was renewed today for a second season. Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” hosts and executive produces the series, which is also executive produced by LeBron James and SpringHill. The series won the 2022 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and all four episodes of the first season are currently available to stream on Disney+.

In season 2, Robin Roberts gets personal with a new group of Hollywood’s groundbreaking women as they bear witness to their incredible journeys on their path to purpose. Each episode contains profound conversations filled with emotion and inspiration. Listen to never-before-heard stories of how these groundbreakers came face-to-face with their vulnerability, authenticity and intuition. Discover their commonalities and learn how their stories and experiences created room for expansion and evolution.

“Having the opportunity last season to speak with such powerful, incredible women, all of various ages and backgrounds, was extremely special for me,” says executive producer and host Robin Roberts. “They taught us so much about intuition, authenticity, vulnerability and what it means to be a groundbreaker and the struggle that can come with it. These women’s willingness to have candid, intimate conversations and come together to support each other is inspirational to witness and something I think we all need more of in this world. I can’t wait to go on this journey again with our viewers.”

Last season’s guests included Debbie Allen, Sofia Carson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenna Dewan, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Betsey Johnson, Billie Jean King, Tig Notaro, Raven-Symoné and Josie Totah in never-before-heard discussions on life, growth, and their experiences.

During Roberts’ tenure as co-anchor of “Good Morning America,” the broadcast has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team. She has been honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, as well as the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and was named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. Roberts founded her own production company, Rock’n Robin Productions, which creates original broadcast and digital programming for ABC and other networks, ranging from informational shows and documentaries to live special events.

“Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” is produced by Rock’n Robin Productions and SpringHill. The series was originally developed and created by Robin Roberts and Philip Byron, SpringHill’s SVP of Unscripted & Documentaries. In addition to Roberts and LeBron James, executive producers are Reni Calister from Rock’n Robin Production and Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron from SpringHill, with co-executive producer Courtney Whitaker and Kadine Anckle as the showrunner.

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About Disney+:

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television:

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy(R) Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

About Rock’n Robin Productions

Headed by Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, Rock’n Robin Productions is a full service, award winning broadcast and digital production company based in New York City creating new and exciting programming for network, cable, streamers, and online audiences. Projects range from documentaries and talk shows, to news driven specials, scripted dramas, sports programming and short form digital series. Regular clients of RRP include ABC, ESPN, Lifetime, Disney+ & espnW. For more information, go to www.rocknrobin.tv



Video: Disney+ Reveals Anticipated Premiere Dates and Trailers





Video: Disney+ Reveals Anticipated Premiere Dates and Trailers at Television Critics Association Summer 2022 Press Tour
Fall premiere dates were unveiled for a number of series including “Growing Up” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2, from Disney Branded Television, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” and “Super/Natural” from National Geographic, and Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ REVEALS ANTICIPATED PREMIERE DATES AND TRAILERS AT TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION SUMMER 2022 PRESS TOUR

Premiere Dates Revealed for “Growing Up” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2 from Disney Branded Television, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” and “Super/Natural” from National Geographic, and “Dancing with the Stars” In Its New Home on Disney+; New Date Announced for Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”

Official Trailers for “Growing Up,” “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” and “Super/Natural” Now Available:
New Images From “Andor” Now Available Here

BURBANK, Calif. (August 3, 2022) – At today’s virtual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Disney+ paneled a selection of upcoming Original Series from across a number of its key brands, including Lucasfilm’s “Andor,” Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” “Growing Up” from Disney Branded Television and “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” from National Geographic.

Fall premiere dates were unveiled for a number of series including “Growing Up” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2, from Disney Branded Television, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” and “Super/Natural” from National Geographic, and Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Ahead of its premiere, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” has also been picked up for a second season, which is filming now. A new premiere date and rollout for “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” was also announced.

In addition, official trailers for “Growing Up” and “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” both premiering on September 8, in celebration of Disney+ Day, were released, along with the official trailer for “Super/Natural,” premiering September 21.

Disney+’s newly announced premiere dates are as follows:

August

August 18 – “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (New episodes streaming Thursdays)

In Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) – an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases – must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode comedy series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong, as well as Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kar Coiro and Jessica Gao.

September

September 8 – “Growing Up” (Disney+ Day Premiere)

Created by Brie Larson and Culture.House, “Growing Up” is an innovative hybrid docu-series that explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of adolescence through ten compelling coming of age stories. The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story. They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance. Each 30-minute episode features one young person, or “hero,” and their experience growing up. Each episode is anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows our heroes to walk us through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life.

September 8 – “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” (Disney+ Day Premiere)

The face of a new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world. Armed with leading-edge film technology, the Disney+ original series “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” from National Geographic, breaks the mold of the traditional natural history program by telling extraordinary, real-life animal stories and taking viewers with him for every beat of the action. For weeks at a time, the charismatic BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer immerses himself into the animals’ lives to capture the untold stories of iconic creatures living in some of the harshest environments on our planet. This season, we will see Bertie braving the icy worlds of Antarctica in search of the biggest gathering of whales ever filmed and coming face-to-face with specialist buffalo-hunting lions in Zambia. In this multipart adventure series, he will take audiences on an ambitious odyssey across the globe, showcasing the natural world at a time when it faces its greatest challenges.

September 19 – “Dancing with the Stars” Season 31

“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro in which celebrities are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

September 21 – “Super/Natural”

Executive-produced by James Cameron and narrated by Academy Award(R)-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Power of the Dog”) this new series will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals, inviting viewers to see and hear beyond normal human perception to experience the natural world as a specific species does – from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals to soaring the length of a football field with glow-in-the-dark squirrels.

September 28 – “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2

After winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, our squad-with-heart and their coach Alex Morrow (Lauren Graham) take to the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California run by charming yet hardcore former NHL player, Colin Cole (Josh Duhamel). It’s a place for kids to get excellent at hockey – without school to get in the way. As our Ducks try to survive in this super-competitive environment, they’re faced with the question: Can you win summer?

Returning Thursday, September 8, Disney+ Day is an annual celebration of the Disney+ global community that debuted in 2021 and features content premieres from the streaming service’s marquee brands, special experiences and offers for subscribers and fans, and more. This year, Disney+ Day will lead into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA that runs from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11.

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Video: “Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel”





Video: “Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel” – Official Trailer – Disney+
Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers in “Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel,” now streaming on Disney+.
[via press release from Marvel]
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel | Official Trailer | Disney+

“Can’t even put it into words how cool this is.” ⚡️

Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers in Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Ms.Marvel, now streaming on Disney+.



Disney General Entertainment Presents “Journey Into Storytelling”





Disney General Entertainment Presents “Journey Into Storytelling” with Fan-Favorite Shows at D23 Expo 2022
The three-day extravaganza kicks off September 9 in Anaheim, California, and includes immersive activations in the Disney General Entertainment “Journey Into Storytelling” pavilion, along with a dynamic schedule of exciting announcements, sneak peeks, engaging panels and special appearances by the stars from some of today’s most cherished shows today.
[via press release from Disney General Entertainment Content]
DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS ‘JOURNEY INTO STORYTELLING’ WITH FAN-FAVORITE SHOWS AT D23 EXPO 2022

Three Packed Days of Panels and Booth Activations Showcasing More Than Three Dozen Fan-Favorite Franchises, Series and Specials

Disney General Entertainment is bringing more than 30 fan-favorite programs under one roof at this year’s D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa. Through interactive activations on the convention floor as well as shows, panels and talent appearances, fans will immerse themselves in the wonders of storytelling from some of the most iconic and culture-defining shows across every genre on television and streaming, created by content brands ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective.

The three-day extravaganza kicks off September 9 in Anaheim, California, and includes immersive activations in the Disney General Entertainment “Journey Into Storytelling” pavilion, along with a dynamic schedule of exciting announcements, sneak peeks, engaging panels and special appearances by the stars from some of today’s most cherished shows today.

Through the “Journey Into Storytelling” experience on the show floor pavilion, there is a story for everyone. Fans are invited to immerse themselves in the various worlds of their favorite programming, or perhaps even discover their new favorites, with interactive experiences from “Abbott Elementary,” “American Born Chinese,” “American Horror Story,” “Cruel Summer,” “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” “Fire of Love,” “Good Morning America,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Kardashians,” “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers,” “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth,” “National Treasure: Edge of History,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “ZOMBIES 3.” There will be photo and video activations along with gamification throughout the pavilion.

Fans of daytime television favorites “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Tamron Hall” can take center stage for a photo and video moment where they will feel like they’re part of the show at these fun photo booth opportunities – located in Hall B of the D23 Expo floor. In addition, fans can see Tamron Hall in-person moderating various panels across D23 Expo.

The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will also feature panels, shows and talent appearances across its five stages: Hall D23, Premiere Stage, Backlot Stage, Walt Disney Archive Stage and Hyperion Stage. Exciting panels include a sneak peek into ABC Entertainment’s upcoming special “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” and a special fan experience celebrating “The Simpsons” reign as the longest-running animated series of all time. Additional programming will take place on the Disney Bundle Stage. More details to come.

Show Floor Pavilion – “Journey Into Storytelling” Immersive Experiences:

ABC News:

“Good Morning America” (ABC and Hulu) TSS Shot

Begin the journey seeing your name in lights on the famed ABC News’ “Good Morning America” marquee – a must-have photo op.

Disney Branded Television:

“American Born Chinese” (Disney+) – Mythical Staff Maneuvers

Learn how to master the staff alongside the mythical Chinese heroes featured in Disney Branded Television’s “American Born Chinese.”

“National Treasure: Edge of History” (Disney+) – Clue Room Zoom

Gear up for an archeological adventure by searching for clues in the secret tunnel of the pyramid with Disney Branded Television’s “National Treasure: Edge of History.”

ABC Entertainment:

“Abbott Elementary” (ABC and Hulu) – Sub for a Day

Step into a day in the life of a substitute teacher at “Abbott Elementary” and see how you would respond in some iconic scenes!

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC and Hulu)

Do as the world-class staff of Grey Sloan Memorial do when they need a boost: strike a superhero pose or dance it out!

Freeform:

“Cruel Summer” (Freeform and Hulu) – Y2K Room

Enter this experience to take a turn on “Dance Dance Revolution” to your favorite throwback hits, pose in the Y2K-era bedroom and get a glimpse at the lake life in a cool airstream photo op from the upcoming season of “Cruel Summer.”

FX:

“American Horror Story” – Horror Scare Moment (FX and Hulu)

Be the star of your own nightmare while celebrating 11 award-winning seasons of FX’s “American Horror Story.”

Hulu Originals:

“Only Murders in the Building” – Arconia Silhouettes

Become a resident of the famed Arconia with your very own Mabel Mora-style portrait with Hulu Originals’ “Only Murders in the Building.”

“The Kardashians” – 7th Sister

Think you have what it takes to be a Kardashian? Give it your best strut.

“Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” – Skyhook Slo Mo

Fulfill your Laker’s legacy with your very own attempt at the skyhook inspired by Lakers legends.

National Geographic Content:

“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” (Disney+); “Fire of Love” (Disney+); “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth” (Disney+)

Push your own limits by becoming an explorer at some of the most stunning environmental settings around the world with National Geographic.

D23 Expo is sold out. Select presentations will be streamed for guests at D23 Expo Live! For more information, visit D23Expo.com.

About Disney General Entertainment

Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the Company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive brand portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, as well as Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. The creative brands and studios are responsible for producing and curating some of the most popular and culture-defining shows: from long-running franchises – “9-1-1,” “Atlanta,” “black-ish,” “Family Guy,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “The Simpsons,” “World News Tonight,” and the “American Horror Story” and “Genius” franchises – to the newest hits including “Abbott Elementary,” “The Old Man,” and “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” In 2022, DGE’s programming excellence earned 117 Primetime Emmy(R) nominations.

About D23 Expo 2022

D23 Expo – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event – brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, streaming, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2022 news, visit D23Expo.com. Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 99-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com, with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



Disney and Pixar’s Original Series “Cars on the Road” Debuts on Disney+ Day





Disney and Pixar’s Original Series “Cars on the Road” Debuts on Disney+ Day, Sept. 8, 2022
The series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY AND PIXAR’S ORIGINAL SERIES “CARS ON THE ROAD” DEBUTS ON DISNEY+ DAY, SEPT. 8, 2022

New Trailer, Key Art and Image Now Available

In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney and Pixar’s original series “Cars on the Road” will debut exclusively on the streaming service Sept. 8, 2022. Check out a new trailer, key art and image for Disney and Pixar’s “Cars on the Road” now. The Disney+ Original series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister. “The series is a romp across the country with Lightning McQueen and Mater,” says director Steve Purcell. “Like any real road trip, every day is a new mini-adventure with unexpected twists and turns.”

“Cars on the Road” is produced by Marc Sondheimer. The series’ episodes are directed by Steve Purcell (Eps 1, 2, 8), Bobby Podesta (Eps 5, 6, 9) and Brian Fee (Eps 3, 4, 7). Composer Jake Monaco created the score for all nine episodes.

Disney+ Day will return on Thursday, September 8, 2022, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers, and will premiere new content from its marquee brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

Twitter: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars Instagram: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars Facebook: @DisneyPlus, @PixarCars TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus



Disney+ Shares New Trailer and Key Art for Upcoming “Andor” Series





Video: Disney+ Shares New Trailer and Key Art for Upcoming “Andor” Series
The series, which takes place prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on its new date, Wednesday, September 21, with a three-episode premiere.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ SHARES NEW TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR UPCOMING “ANDOR” SERIES

NEW SERIES FROM LUCASFILM SET AGAINST A BACKDROP OF POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND DAWNING REBELLION LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ SEPTEMBER 21 WITH A THREE-EPISODE PREMIERE

Today, Disney+ released an exciting new trailer and key art for “Andor,” an original, 12-episode series from Lucasfilm. The series, which takes place prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on its new date, Wednesday, September 21, with a three-episode premiere.

The “Andor” series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner.

Twitter: @DisneyPlus @AndorOfficial Instagram: @DisneyPlus @AndorOfficial Facebook: @DisneyPlus @AndorOfficial TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



All-Star Cast Announced on Disney+ Australian Original “The Clearing”





All-Star Cast Announced on Disney+ Australian Original “The Clearing” as Cameras Roll in Victoria
Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce lead the stellar cast in the series, based on J.P. Pomare’s novel.
[via press release from Disney+]
All-star cast announced on Disney+ Australian Original ‘The Clearing’ as cameras roll in Victoria

Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce lead the stellar cast in this Disney+ Original Series “The Clearing” inspired by real-life Australian cult The Family

The Walt Disney Company has today announced that principal photography has begun in Victoria on the Disney+ Australian event series “The Clearing”.

Produced by Wooden Horse, the series is based on J.P. Pomare’s novel In the Clearing and is inspired by the real-life Australian cult The Family and its founder Anne Hamilton-Byrne, one of the rare female cult leaders in history. In the eight-part psychological thriller, a woman is forced to confront the nightmares of her past to stop a secret cult intent on gathering children to fulfill its master plan.

Teresa Palmer (Discovery of Witches,), Miranda Otto (The Unusual Suspects, Homeland) and Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown) lead a stellar line-up of Australian talent including Hazem Shammas (Safe Harbour), Mark Coles-Smith (Mystery Road). They are joined by newly announced cast Kate Mulvany (The Twelve), Xavier Samuel (Elvis), Claudia Karvan (Bump), Anna Lise Phillips (Irreverent, Fires), Harry Greenwood (Wakefield, The Nightingale) Erroll Shand (The Luminaries), Doris Younane (Five Bedrooms), Miah Madden (Dive Club), Julia Savage (Blaze, Mr Inbetween), Gary Sweet, (Wentworth), Alicia Gardiner (Offspring, Deadloch), Matt Okine (The Other Guy) and Jeremy Blewitt (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart) alongside Lily La Torre (Run Rabbit Run), and Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi (Neighbours).

Directed by Jeffrey Walker (Young Rock, Lambs of God) and Gracie Otto (Seriously Red, Bump, Deadloch), the series is created and written by Elise McCredie (Stateless) and Matt Cameron (Jack Irish), with co-writer Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding).

“The Clearing” is produced by Wooden Horse’s Jude Troy (The Other Guy 1 & 2), with Wooden Horse’s Richard Finlayson and Egeria’s Elizabeth Bradley serving as executive producers alongside Jeffrey Walker, Jude Troy, Elise McCredie and Matt Cameron.