There are plenty of great new TV shows heading to Disney+ in August in the US, including new episodes of multiple new Disney+ Originals, including “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” and “Turner & Hooch”. Plus there will be lots of new episodes of multiple shows from the Disney Channel and National Geographic.
Here’s a look at all the best new series heading to Disney+ in the United States in August.
Marvel’s Studios What If
Marvel Studios’ “What If…?,” showcasing the compelling series that reimagines famous events from films in the MCU. Creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities, “What If… ?” features fan-favorite characters, including Peggy Carter, T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Killmonger, Thor and more.
New episodes are arriving on Disney+ every Wednesday from August 11th.
Diary Of A Future President – Season 2
Continuing the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade and recounted through excerpts from 13-year-old Elena’s diary, this coming-of-age series follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.
All 10 episodes will arrive at once on Wednesday 18th August.
Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian
“Making of the Season 2 Finale” is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this celebrated “chapter” of “The Mandalorian,” with a focus on the technology used for recreating Luke Skywalker. It delves into the collaborative process, including working with Mark Hamill, to create an authentic and fitting recreation, and explores the immense pressure and responsibility the filmmakers had in bringing back one of the most important characters in film history.
This bonus episode of Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 25th August.
Growing Up Animal
The six-episode, intimate and extraordinary adventure of baby animals, from the safety of the womb to the uncertainty of birth and their tentative first steps. Each episode sees the incredible transformation of a different iconic animal, full of wonder and emotion. “Growing Up Animal” is the magical story of a mother’s instinct to nurture and her infant’s drive to survive.
All 6 episodes will arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday 18th August.
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog
Pet owners across America need help more than ever. Fortunately, there’s hope. Cesar Millan is ready to take on his most challenging cases yet.
Two new episodes are being released every Wednesday throughout August.
Monsters At Work
“Monsters At Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.
Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon in the series, which introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites, including Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman). Starring alongside Feldman as part of the MIFT crew are: Henry Winkler as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; and Alanna Ubach as Cutter, the officious rule follower.
In addition to Crystal and Goodman, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and Tylor’s dad, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc., and Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
New episodes will be released onto Disney+ every Wednesday throughout August..
Turner & Hooch
When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn’t want may be the partner he needs. “Turner & Hooch” stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.
The series also stars Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott’s brave, street-smart partner; Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier Wilson, a cool, enigmatic marine-turned-US Marshal; Anthony Ruivivar as Chief James Mendez, Scott’s boss with a secret soft spot for Scott’s new dog, Hooch; Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner, Scott’s sweet, animal-loving sister; Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland, Laura’s dog-loving son; and Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mouniere, the quirky head of the US Marshals dog training program. Five French Mastiffs also star as Hooch, Scott’s slobbery, loveable French Mastiff.
New episodes of Turner & Hooch will be arriving on Disney+ every Wednesday throughout August.
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S1 & 2)
Individuals who have recently left their traditional lifestyle behind face a challenging new world off the grid in the wilds of Alaska.
Both seasons 1 and 2 will be added to Disney+ on Wednesday 18th August
Disney Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (S2)
Gabby Duran seizes the opportunity to step out of her mother’s shadow by becoming a baby sitter for extraterrestrial children. But she must work hard to protect their secret identities.
10 new episodes from the second season will be added to Disney+ on Friday 6th August.
Disney Junior Chicken Squad (S1)
Three young chicken siblings and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully, work together on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends.
7 new episodes will be added to Disney+ on Friday 6th August.
Wicked Tuna (S10)
The most skilled fishermen test themselves in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic to find the rare bluefin tuna fish.
12 new episodes from the 10th season will be coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 25th August
Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life
Dale makes a serious mistake when he steals the wrong dog’s chestnuts. / Chip meets his match in the baby enclosure on the wild, wild west side of the park. / Chip and Dale have always been joined at the hip but now they actually are!
New episodes will be released every Wednesday throughout August.
Disney The Owl House (S2), 5 episodes
Self-assured teenager Luz stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King; despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice.
5 new episodes from the second season will be added to Disney+ on Wednesday 18th August.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (S9)
In the varied forms of veterinary medicine, Dr. Susan Kelleher’s practice may be one of the more unusual. Known as Dr. K, she runs South Florida’s Broward Avian and Exotics Animal Hospital, and this series follows the staff as it cares for rabbits, ferrets, foxes, fish, birds, reptiles, marsupials, and even primates. As do some other vets, Kelleher thinks domesticating wild animals like monkeys is a bad idea, but that feeling doesn’t interfere with her taking care of them: “If it will fit through the door, I’ll treat it,” she says.
Season 9 of Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER will be coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 25th August
Four curious young dinosaurs named Rocky, Bill, Tiny, and Mazu go on adventures while following their herd. Rocky is the courageous one, Bill is the most timid, Tiny is the smallest yet most playful, and Mazu is the most inquisitive. The four friends look at things such as mapping the stars and searching for flowers but most importantly, they are asserting their independence and learning to do things away from the safety of the herd.
Season 2 of Gigantosaurus will be coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 25th August
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (S9)
Making house calls in the far reaches of Northern Canada is a daunting task in the least, considering the houses may be separated by hundreds of miles. That challenge doesn’t stop Dr. Michelle Oakley from performing her many duties as a veterinarian in one of the most rugged environments on Earth. In addition to running an animal clinic out of her home in Haines Junction, Yukon — where she lives with husband Shane and their three daughters — Dr. Oakley also operates a satellite clinic 150 miles away and is the on-call vet for the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, which is about 100 miles from Haines Junction. She also makes house calls, sometimes driving for long stretches through desolate wilderness to check on a patient. This series documents how Dr. Oakley juggles being a full-time vet, wife and mom, and does so with a sense of humor and devotion.
Season 9 will be added to Disney+ on Wednesday 18th August
Breaking Bobby Bones (S1)
Bobby Bones travels across the United States to meet people and perform daring stunts.
8 new episodes will be added to Disney+ on Friday 6th August.
The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse – Batch 2
In “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,” it’s nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey and his best pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto – as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the curveballs of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible. Each seven-minute short is filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, modern settings, timeless stories, new music and the unmistakable classic art style of the “Mickey Mouse” shorts. The series will include stories inspired by various lands at Disney parks and cameos by classic Disney heritage characters.
Two new shorts will be released every Wednesday throughout August.
Star Wars – The Bad Batch
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army – each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The last two episodes of this Star Wars animated series will be released on the first and second Friday in August.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart which Time Magazine called “one of the best young adult books of all time,”The Mysterious Benedict Society” stars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of young actors.
The last episode of this great series will be coming to Disney+ on Friday 6th August.
What new series are you looking forward to watching in August?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.