Disney+ to Launch First Two Episodes of Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” November 24





Disney+ to Launch First Two Episodes of Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” November 24
Subsequent episodes will launch each week on Wednesday.
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DISNEY+ TO LAUNCH FIRST TWO EPISODES OF MARVEL STUDIOS’ “HAWKEYE” NOVEMBER 24

New 60-Second Spot Offers Fans a Glimpse at the Action-Packed Six-Episode Event

Disney+ unveiled plans today to launch the first two episodes of Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” when the highly anticipated six-episode event debuts exclusively on the streamer November 24. Subsequent episodes will launch each week on Wednesday. Check out a new 60-second spot that offers fans a glimpse of Clint Barton and fellow archer Kate Bishop in action.

Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” is an original new series set in post-blip New York City where former Avenger Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. But when a threat from his past shows up, Hawkeye reluctantly teams up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a 22-year-old skilled archer and his biggest fan, to unravel a criminal conspiracy. The series also features Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. Helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie, “Hawkeye” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on Nov. 24, 2021.

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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.



Video: Disney+ Debuts New Trailer, Poster & Stills for “Olaf Presents”





Video: Disney+ Debuts New Trailer, Poster & Stills for “Olaf Presents”
“Olaf Presents” launches exclusively on Disney+ Day – a global celebration that will come to life across The Walt Disney Company on Friday, November 12, with new content releases, fan experiences, exclusive offers and more.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ DEBUTS NEW TRAILER, POSTER & STILLS FOR “OLAF PRESENTS”

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ All-New Series of Shorts Launches on Disney+ Day, November 12

Disney+ and Walt Disney Animation Studios unveiled plans for a new series of shorts starring the snowman-turned-storyteller, Olaf, as he recreates moments from Disney Animation classics “The Little Mermaid,” “Moana,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Tangled.” Check out the trailer, poster and stills, and feel free to share with your readers. “Olaf Presents” launches exclusively on Disney+ Day – a global celebration that will come to life across The Walt Disney Company on Friday, November 12, with new content releases, fan experiences, exclusive offers and more.

In “Olaf Presents,” Olaf steps into the spotlight and goes from snowman to showman as he takes on the roles of producer, actor, costumer and set builder for his unique “retelling” of five favorite Disney animated tales in “Olaf Presents,” a series of new animated shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The charismatic and versatile Olaf demonstrates his theatrical flair, taking on such iconic roles as a mermaid, a genie, a lion king (and most of the parts in between), as he entertains Arendelle with his delightful abbreviated versions of these beloved tales. Josh Gad returns to voice Olaf with veteran Disney animator Hyrum Osmond directing and Jennifer Newfield producing.

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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.



Disney+ Showcases Ambitious New Content Slate from Asia Pacific





Disney+ Showcases Ambitious New Content Slate from Asia Pacific
The streaming service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, with upcoming launches in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan in November 2021.
[via press release from Disney+]
Disney+ Showcases Ambitious New Content Slate From Asia Pacific

Disney+ to feature APAC content in addition to a vast library of entertainment content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Star

Unveiling of over 20 new local APAC content titles including 18 Originals, in collaboration with award-winning and aspiring content creators from the region

October 14, 2021 — At a regional press and partner event today, The Walt Disney Company showcased an extensive slate of global, regional and local language content for Disney+, and unveiled over 20 new APAC content titles including 18 Originals. Consumers can look forward to a wide range of original stories by top content creators from the region, in addition to the vast library of branded content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Star.

The streaming service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, with upcoming launches in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan in November 2021.

The new APAC projects include original productions by leading content creators, from star-studded scripted live action tent-pole series including drama, comedy, fantasy, romance, science-fiction, crime, horror; to variety shows, documentaries and anime from several markets, including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Greater China and Australia. Subject to local availability, the new APAC content titles will be available on the streaming service over the next year. The new projects unveiled today are part of Disney’s ambition to greenlight over 50 APAC Originals by 2023.

“For many decades, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers and has been an integral part of the local creative ecosystem,” said Luke Kang, President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific. “Today, we are making another commitment by combining the global resources of the company with the best content creators from Asia Pacific to develop and produce original stories on Disney+. With over-the-top services going mainstream, emergence of world-class content from Asia Pacific and rising consumer sophistication, we believe that this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled storytelling to global audiences.”

At the event today, Disney also introduced the Star brand, which serves as home to thousands of hours of movies and television from Disney’s creative studios, including Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, Touchstone, and more, enhanced by the addition of local programming from the regions where available.

Over the next few years, Disney will be launching a significant slate of premium branded entertainment on the Disney+ platform, including content from its global brand franchises, general entertainment content from Star and local language originals from APAC.

Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC Head of Content & Development, who unveiled the new content slate from APAC, added, “Our production strategy is centred on working with the best local storytellers in the region, leveraging our brand power, scale and dedication to creative excellence. We look forward to collaborating with award-winning and emerging creative talent in Asia Pacific and sharing authentic stories that reflect the unique cultural and social dynamics from this region to global audiences.”

Key highlights of the new APAC content titles include:

– An action hero thriller, Moving is the ultimate tent-pole show from Korea based on the webtoon by Kang Full about three teenagers discovering their unusual powers.

– Snowdrop, a romantic melodrama series starring top Korean actor Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo. Told by the creators behind the 2019 K-drama mega-hit “Skycastle,” Snowdrop is one of the most highly anticipated dramas of the year.

– Grid, a mystery thriller and new tent-pole series by award-winning writer Lee Su-yeon.

– Exclusively on Disney+ and in theatres, BLACKPINK: The Movie is a documentary on the chart-topping Korean pop group, in commemoration of their fifth year anniversary.

– Rookies, a coming-of-age romantic series set in Korea’s elite police academy, is K-pop idol Kang Daniel’s debut drama.

– Tokyo MER (Mobile Emergency Room), a special TBS collaboration, is a medical drama starring award-winning actors Ryohei Suzuki and Kento Kaku.

– BLACK ROCK SHOOTER DAWN FALL is a Japanese reboot animation of BLACK★ROCK SHOOTER, a popular character with global fans that has spawned music, action figures, games and animation.

– Summer Time Rendering is a Japanese animation based on one of the top manga titles with a cumulative total of over 130 million page views on the Japanese web manga app Shonen Jump +.

– YOJOHAN TIME MACHINE BLUES (Working title) is a new Japanese animated series and the sequel to THE TATAMI GALAXY. This is the latest work by award-winning writer Tomihiko Morimi and Science SARU, a production studio that has won numerous international awards.

– At the Tokyo event, Disney also announced a planned anime adaptation of “Twisted Wonderland”, Disney’s highly popular mobile game by Aniplex.

– From the hit movie with the same title, Susah Sinyal (or Bad Signal) is a comedic drama series about a group of hotel employees managing a classy resort hotel in West Java.

– Under the creative vision of award-winning director Joko Anwar, and produced by Screenplay Bumilangit, Bumilangit will be launching its first series soon.

– Featuring the talented Chen Bo-Lin, Small & Mighty is his come-back appearance in Taiwanese drama since “In Time With You,” and a comedic drama about self-discovery.

– Delicacies Destiny is a Chinese period drama and veteran producer’s Yu Zheng’s newest endeavour into food rom-com, following the success of “Story of Yanxi Palace.”

– Shipwreck Hunters is the first Australian documentary for Disney+ and documents iconic shipwreck mysteries in Western Australia’s vast coastline.

APAC Creative Experience Program

Disney today also announced the launch of The Walt Disney Company’s “APAC Creative Experience Program,” a first-of-its-kind bespoke initiative which will connect hundreds of top creators from APAC with Disney’s world-class filmmakers and creators. Through creative masterclasses, live panels and other engagement activities, Disney will provide opportunities for leading creators from APAC to meet executives and creatives from many of the company’s key brands and studios.

“We hope that this program will inspire the creative community and add further momentum to the creative development of Asia Pacific, which I believe is emerging as a global content and media powerhouse,” said Mr. Kang. “The creative talent and content we are seeing from many APAC countries is world-class, and will only get better. Disney’s unparalleled storytelling is the foundation of our special connection to our audiences and we look forward to offering top talent in the region with insights into the creative processes of the world’s best storytellers.”

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+. Disney+ Hotstar is the brand launched in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution; and three content groups – Studios, General Entertainment and Sports – focused on developing and producing content for DTC, theatrical and linear platforms. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $65.4 billion in its Fiscal Year 2020.



All Episodes of New Anthology Series “Just Beyond” Now Streaming on Disney+





All Episodes of New Anthology Series “Just Beyond” Now Streaming on Disney+
A new clip from the episode titled “Leave Them Kids Alone” featuring Mckenna Grace is now available.
[via press release from Disney+]
ALL EPISODES OF NEW ANTHOLOGY SERIES “JUST BEYOND” NOW STREAMING ON DISNEY+

A New Clip from the R.L. Stine-Inspired Series Now Available

The thrilling eight-episode anthology series “Just Beyond” is now streaming on Disney+! From the world of R.L. Stine, the Disney+ original series tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode of “Just Beyond” introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes. A new clip from the episode titled “Leave Them Kids Alone” featuring Mckenna Grace is now available.

Seth Grahame-Smith serves as writer and showrunner on “Just Beyond.” The series, based on the BOOM! Studios graphic novels by R.L. Stine, is executive produced by Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Aaron Schmidt via KatzSmith Productions. David Walpert and Marc Webb also serve as executive producers alongside Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Mark Ambrose of BOOM!. Stine is attached as co-executive producer. “Just Beyond” is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.

All episodes of “Just Beyond” are now available to stream, exclusively on Disney+.

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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 20th Television

One of the Disney Television Studios, 20th Television is a prolific supplier of entertainment programming, including the NBC’s top series THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Nat Geo’s critically hailed and No. 1 series GENIUS: ARETHA; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, its No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING starring Tim Allen; Hulu’s recent hit LOVE, VICTOR from Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger and Brian Tanen; FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and ABC’s new hit BIG SKY from David E. Kelley, in addition to dozens of others. 20th Television shows have amassed a collective 1867 Emmy nominations and 214 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70 year library include such classics as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.

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.



Video: Disney+ Debuts Trailer and Key Art for “The Beatles: Get Back”





Video: Disney+ Debuts Trailer and Key Art for “The Beatles: Get Back,” An Original Docuseries Directed by Peter Jackson
“The Beatles: Get Back” rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ DEBUTS TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR “THE BEATLES: GET BACK,” AN ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES DIRECTED BY PETER JACKSON

Three-Part Series Made Entirely from Never-Before-Seen, Restored Footage to Premiere on Disney+ November 25, 26, and 27, 2021

Today, Disney+ released the trailer and key art for the upcoming three-part series “The Beatles: Get Back.” The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Be sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

Directed by three-time Oscar(R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days a Week”), with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days a Week”) and Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, the music supervisor is Giles Martin (“Rocketman”), Michael Hedges (“The Adventures of Tintin”) and Brent Burge (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serve as the series re-recording mixers, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).

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, 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.

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Video: Disney+ Releases First Trailer for All-New Adventure Comedy “Home Sweet Home Alone”





Video: Disney+ Releases First Trailer for All-New Adventure Comedy “Home Sweet Home Alone” Premiering on Disney+ Day
“Home Sweet Home Alone” stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR ALL-NEW ADVENTURE COMEDY “HOME SWEET HOME ALONE” PREMIERING ON DISNEY+ DAY

Hilarious Reimagining of the Beloved Holiday Film Franchise to Stream in One Month on November 12, 2021

The trailer for Disney+’s all-new adventure comedy “Home Sweet Home Alone” is here! The reimagining of the beloved holiday film franchise will unleash comedic mayhem this holiday season, so be sure to check out the trailer and these new images from the film today. A Disney+ Day premiere, “Home Sweet Home Alone” will debut November 12, 2021 exclusively on the streaming service. Disney+ Day is a global celebration that will come to life across The Walt Disney Company on Friday, November 12 with new content releases, fan experiences, exclusive offers and more.

“Home Sweet Home Alone” stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. The film is directed by Dan Mazer from a screenplay by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell, story by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell and John Hughes based on a screenplay by John Hughes. Hutch Parker, p.g.a. and Dan Wilson, p.g.a. produce, with Jeremiah Samuels serving as executive producer.

Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers… and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.

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, 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.

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Disney+ Announces Lead Casting for French Disney+ Original Series “Mauvaise Pioche”





Disney+ Announces Lead Casting for French Disney+ Original Series “Mauvaise Pioche”
An adaptation of the hit BBC Two series “The Wrong Mans,” originally created by James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Jim Field-Smith and co-produced by the BBC and Hulu, the series follows the outlandish adventures of Vincent and Alban.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ ANNOUNCES LEAD CASTING FOR FRENCH DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES “MAUVAISE PIOCHE”

London, October 11, 2021 – Disney+ announced today the cast and director of MAUVAISE PIOCHE, a new ten-part French Original series that will be available exclusively in 2022 on Disney+. Filming on this comedy thriller series has just begun in Belgium.

MAUVAISE PIOCHE will be produced by Calt Studio (Xavier Matthieu) and BBC Studios France. An adaptation of the hit BBC Two series The Wrong Mans, originally created by James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Jim Field-Smith and co-produced by the BBC and Hulu, the series follows the outlandish adventures of Vincent and Alban. Vincent, in his thirties works for the Meurthe-et-Moselle departmental council; his girlfriend, Louise, who also happens to be his boss, has just dumped him. Alban, 45, works in the same building as Vincent. He still lives with his mother. When Vincent answers a call from a lost cell phone, at the scene of a car crash, he and Alban find themselves caught up in a dangerous web of crime and conspiracy that will turn their lives upside down.

The 10×30-minute series stars François Damiens (La Famille Bélier, Heartbreaker, Dikkenek) as impulsive and endearing Alban; Vincent Dedienne (La Flamme, Terrible Jungle, Parents d’élèves) as shy, steady, and sensible Vincent; Fanny Sidney (Call My Agent!, Breathe, Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor, Selfie) as Louise, Vincent’s ex; and Anne Benoît (Paris, Farewell, My Queen, Lupin, Paris Police 1900, Lazy Company) as Alban’s mother, Solange.

Anne Azoulay (Keplers, The Bureau), Laurent Capelluto (Black Spot, Into the Night, The Returned), Peter Van Den Begin, and Alexandre Trocki (Paris Police 1900) round out the cast.

Pauline Dauvin, VP, Programming, Production and Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Company France, said: “We loved the original series, and we love this lively adaptation, with its blend of humour, fast-paced action and touching emotional scenes. The prospect of seeing François Damiens and Vincent Dedienne working together is a delight in itself. Mauvaise Pioche promises to be a superb comedy thriller – a great addition to our line-up of French and European productions.”

Xavier Matthieu, one of the series’ co-producer and the co-founder of Calt Studio, added: “It was a really productive experience to work on Mauvaise Pioche with the French and international teams at Disney+, a key player in the family entertainment industry. More than a straight adaptation of the original, we set the action and characters in France, and Fred Scotlande’s writing and direction gave the whole thing a uniquely offbeat tone.”

Pierre-Marie Gadonneix, General Manager at BBC Studios France, and Gery Leymergie, Chief Content Officer for BBC Studios France added, “BBC Studios France has a proven track record at bringing new ideas and storytelling to French audiences across all genres. This is a brilliant comedic tale of two ordinary men finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances and we are delighted that Disney+ shared our enthusiasm and ambition to bring a new perspective to the story. It has been a pleasure to reimagine this story for French and international viewers with Disney+ and we look forward to sharing Mauvaise Pioche with a wide audience.”

MAUVAISE PIOCHE will be produced by Calt Studio and BBC Studios France, producers of hit French drama series such as Infidéle and Luther, alongside long-running popular entertainment shows Le Meilleur Pâtissier, Top Gear France, and Danse avec les stars. The series is directed by Fred Scotlande (Far from Home) from a screenplay by Fred Scotlande and Chloé Marçais (The Red Band Society, Fais pas ci, fais pas ça).

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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 Calt Studio

Co-founded by Jean-Yves Robin, chairman of the Robin&Co Group, and Xavier Matthieu, producer, writer and series creator (H for Canal+, among others), Calt Studio specializes in the production of series, both for local and global market. After overseeing the executive and artistic production of Chefs for French channel France 2, the company went on to produce the series Moloch (Best Screenplay at Canneséries in 2020) for French-German channel Arte and Gone for Good, based on Harlan Coben’s bestseller, for Netflix. Official Site: https://www.robinandco.com/calt-studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CALTStudio/?ref=pages_you_manage Robin&Co Official Site: https://www.robinandco.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobinAndCo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robin_and_co/?hl=fr

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios France is a wholly-owned French subsidiary of BBC Studios, Ltd., the commercial production and distribution arm of the BBC. BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC.com, BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, provides up-to-the-minute international news, in-depth analysis and features to more than 145 million unique browsers each month. BBC Studios has offices in over 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further seven countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles.



Disney+ Announces Cast and First Image for “Paralleles





Disney+ Announces Cast and First Image for “Paralleles,” A French Production Disney+ Original Series Set for 2022
The series tells the story of four friends – Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor – whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event scatters the group into different timelines.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ ANNOUNCES CAST AND FIRST IMAGE FOR “PARALLÈLES,” A FRENCH PRODUCTION DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES SET FOR 2022

Today, Disney+ announced the cast of PARALLÈLES, a Disney+ France Original Series set for release in 2022 in all Disney+ markets. The group also gave an exclusive sneak peak of the series.


London UK, October 8th, 2021 – PARALLÈLES tells the story of four friends – Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor – whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event scatters the group into different timelines. The four teenagers will do all they can to understand what has happened and try to get back to the carefree innocence of their former lives.

The series stars Thomas Chomel (Clem), Omar Mebrouk (HPI, Les Invisibles), Jules Houplain (The Promise, The Innocents), Jade Pedri (Ils étaient dix), Naidra Ayadi (Polisse, Black Spot, Stillwater), Guillaume Labbé (The Hookup Plan, Je te promets, L’Ecole de la vie), Gil Alma (César Wagner), Elise Diamant (Mensonges), Dimitri Storoge (Validé, La Révolution), Agnès Miguras (ASKIP), Maxime Bergeron (Fantasies, ASKIP), Victoria Eber (Beyond Appearances), and Timoté Rigault.

Produced by Empreinte digitale (Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche) and Daïmôn Films (Quoc Dang Tran), the 6×40-minute Disney+ Original adventure/fantasy mystery series is created by Quoc Dang Tran (Marianne, Nox), co-written by Anastasia Heinzl (Beyond Appearances) and directed by Benjamin Rocher and Jean-Batiste Saurel.

Pauline Dauvin, VP, Programming, Production and Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Company France, said: “PARALLÈLES, a suspenseful sci-fi adventure series with a touch of comedy, will be one of the first French productions to air on Disney+, in France and in all other Disney+ markets. The sci-fi genre is relatively uncommon in French series, so this new production will be an interesting addition to the shows that are currently available on the service.”

Series creator and co-producer Quoc Dang Tran (Fais pas ci, fais pas ça, Call My Agent!, Marianne) added: “We wanted to tell a fantastic story about teenagers, at an age when you leave innocence and the bonds of friendship are unfailing. The special effects and the spectacular were less important to us than the emotions and the intimacy – we were perfectly heard by the Disney teams who accompanied us throughout the project with enthusiasm.”

Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche, co-producers of the Empreinte Digitale production company (Lazy Company, Grown-Ups, Marianne), said: “We’re delighted to introduce audiences to a fantasy series, a genre we are very fond of but that is rarely featured on our screens. The chance to work in close collaboration with the French and international teams at Disney+, a global leader in family entertainment, was a wonderful opportunity for us.”

PARALLÈLES showcases the beauty of teen friendships, whose awesome power can move mountains, bring you hope in the darkest times, and fill you with courage. The series also involves parallel worlds, temporal paradoxes, new love, family ties, and decisive choices.

This fantasy sci-fi series is an opportunity to see that our paths through life are determined by the decisions we make, the events we experience, and the way we react to them.

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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. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Empreinte Digitale

Founded in 2003 by Raphaël Rocher and Benjamin Rocher, Empreinte digitale is an independent production company that specializes in feature films (Empreinte cinéma), series, documentaries, magazines, and brand content.

Empreinte Digitale is set in the landscape of French fiction, with original, ambitious and varied productions. From the 26′ series for OCS such as Samuel Bodin’s “Lazy Company” (3 seasons, awarded at the festivals of La Rochelle and Luchon), “Les Grands” by Vianney Lebasque (3 seasons, 6 awards at the festival of La Rochelle including best series 2016 and best realization 2017), “Missions” by Julien Lacombe (2 seasons, Critic Choice at MipDrama Screenings et Prix de la Découverte à Séries Mania 2017), and “Moah” by Benjamin Rocher; To digital series for Studio+: “T.A.N.K”. by Samuel Bodin (best digital series and best direction at the La Rochelle 2016 festival), and “The Way” by Camille Delamarre. In 2019, Empreinte Digitale produced two 52′ series: “Marianne” by Samuel Bodin, co-produced by Federation Entertainment (Netflix) and “Trauma” by Fred Grivois (13th Street). Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche are currently producing Infiniti (Canal+), Les 7 Vies de Léa (Netflix), Parallèles (Disney+) and Season 3 of Missions (OCS).

About Daïmôn Films

Created in 2021 by Quoc Dang Tran in association with Empreinte Digitale, Daïmôn Films has given itself two ambitious missions: the first – to venture into the still unexplored territories of French fiction, both in the genre and in the mix of genres; the second – to make the voices of those by whom everything begins to be heard loud and clear: the authors and to give them a real place at the heart of the production process of the series.



“American Born Chinese” Goes Straight to Series for Disney+





“American Born Chinese” Goes Straight to Series for Disney+
The Disney Branded Television series is produced by 20th Television.
[via press release from Disney+]
“AMERICAN BORN CHINESE” GOES STRAIGHT TO SERIES FOR DISNEY+

Kelvin Yu, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan & Destin Daniel Cretton Lead Creative Team

Art by Gene Luen Yang, Color by Lark Pien*

BURBANK, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2021) – Disney+ has greenlit “American Born Chinese,” a genre-hopping action-comedy series, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by 20th Television.

Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Short Term 12”) is set to direct and executive-produce.

Written and executive-produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers”) and Charles Yu (“Legion,” “Westworld”), the series is also executive-produced by Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” for Disney+, “Fresh Off the Boat” for ABC, and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Jumanji: The Next Level” feature films). Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12,” “Just Mercy”) and Gene Luen Yang are also executive producers. Kelvin Yu serves as showrunner.

“American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The show is a genre-hopping action-comedy that explores issues of identity, culture, and family.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan and thrilled that Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “The team are visionaries in bringing character-driven adventures to life, and we cannot wait for our audience to experience this fantastically memorable and imaginative adaptation of the graphic novel. This is a great universal story that moves between worlds and explores the impact of culture, identity, and acceptance through the lens of adolescence.”

Added 20th Television President Karey Burke, “This has been a labor of love for Melvin Mar, and like the force of nature he is, the team he has assembled in Kelvin, Destin and Jake is as inspired and otherworldly as Gene’s beautiful graphic novel. We are so proud to be their studio and grateful to Ayo and everyone at Disney Branded Television and Disney+ for their belief in this series.”

Commented executive producer and writer Kelvin Yu, “Gene Luen Yang’s book is a staple in American literature, and deeply important to a whole generation of readers. Destin and Melvin are storytellers working at the highest level imaginable. It’s all so exciting and so humbling to be a part of.”

Director and executive producer Destin Daniel Cretton said, “Reading Kelvin’s riveting adaptation of Gene’s incredible novel had me laughing and crying and jumping out of my chair on every page. I feel deeply connected to the characters in this story and the brilliant team bringing it to life. This show is going to be unlike anything we’ve experienced on TV, and I can’t wait for the world to see what we’re cooking up.”

Remarked Gene Luen Yang, who created the graphic novel, “I feel so lucky to be working with this team. Melvin Mar is a man with a vision, and I’m deeply grateful that he took this project under his wing. Kelvin Yu is a phenomenal talent. His script brings to television everything I wanted to get across in my book. And Destin Cretton… who in America isn’t a fan of Destin Cretton right now? I can’t wait for him to bring his signature blend of action and heart to the show. When I was in high school, I was such a big Disney fan that I had at least one Mickey Mouse item on me at all times: a wallet, a watch, a belt buckle, a t-shirt, something. Being a part of Disney+ is a dream come true.”

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 content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels 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 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 20th Television:

One of the Disney Television Studios, 20th Television is a prolific supplier of entertainment programming, including the NBC’s top series THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Nat Geo’s critically hailed and No. 1 series GENIUS: ARETHA; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, its No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING starring Tim Allen; Hulu’s recent hit LOVE, VICTOR from Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger and Brian Tanen; FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and ABC’s new hit BIG SKY from David E. Kelley, in addition to dozens of others. 20th Television shows have amassed a collective 1867 Emmy nominations and 214 wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70-year library include such classics as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.



Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” Available to All Disney+ Subscribers Beginning Wednesday, October 6





Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” Available to All Disney+ Subscribers Beginning Wednesday, October 6
The action-packed feature film unravels the mystery of Natasha Romanoff’s past and her path to becoming an unrelenting spy and assassin.
[via press release from Disney+]
MARVEL STUDIOS’ “BLACK WIDOW” AVAILABLE TO ALL DISNEY+ SUBSCRIBERS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6

New TV Spot & Poster Now Available for Action-Packed Spy Thriller

Disney+ shared a new TV spot and poster this morning celebrating Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow,” which is available to all Disney+ subscribers beginning this Wednesday, October 6. The action-packed feature film unravels the mystery of Natasha Romanoff’s past and her path to becoming an unrelenting spy and assassin. Filled with regret and the desire to right her wrongs, Natasha reunites with people she once considered family in order to destroy the organization that tore their lives apart. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow” is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige; Eric Pearson penned the screenplay.

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.

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