D23 happened over the weekend, serving as Disney’s annual platform to announce upcoming projects, with this year’s iteration focusing heavily on Disney+.
The studio’s streaming service looks to be chock-a-block full of content for when it launches Stateside in November, with a number of TV series in the offing. We’ve already seen the announcement of original shows like WandaVision, Hawkeye and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier at Comic-Con recently, and now Disney has a few more shows for us to get excited about.
To that end we saw the first official trailer for The Mandalorian, which is set in the Star Wars universe and lands on Disney+ come 12th November. Joining that property in the Star Wars universe is the confirmation of an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor, with shooting on the project beginning sometime in 2020.
Shifting to the Marvel universe, we’re getting a She Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight TV series, but timelines for those projects are missing. These three characters are also less well-known compared to some of the superheroes we’ve seen in the Marvel films to date.
That said, Guardians of the Galaxy were not a household name, but after the first film, are one of the most bankable Marvel property Disney has right now.
Last worth mentioning is a rather intriguing unscripted series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which also lands on Disney+ on 12th November.
With nothing on the record about whether South Africa will be one of the countries that Disney+ is launched in post-November, given the amount of original content that’s on the way, not to mention the library of Disney properties to date, we’re hoping an announcement is on the way soon.