May will see a number of new series arrive onto Disney+ in the United States and I’ve picked out some of the best series coming to Disney+ in the United States. There are two new Disney+ Original series returning to Disney+ in May, along with new episodes of two Disney+ Originals. Plus are also some great new series arriving from the Disney Channel and National Geographic.
Note – This list is based on the United States release schedule and availability in other countries may vary.
This list is also subject to change.
High School Musical: The Musical – The Series – Season 2
In season two of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” the East High Wildcats, who are preparing to perform “Beauty and the Beast” as their spring musical, face off against rival school North High to win a prestigious and cutthroat student theater competition. Wigs are snatched, loyalties are tested, and ballads are belted.
The first episode will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 14th May, with new episodes dropping weekly afterwards.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
Nearly 30 years after first taking flight, “The Mighty Ducks” returns in a brand new chapter starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez in the iconic role he originated as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.
In the 10-episode season set in present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
New episodes will be arriving on Disney+ throughout May.
After getting ousted from the NCAA, a hothead men’s basketball coach must take a job at an all-girls high school. He soon learns that teenage girls are more than just X’s and O’s; they require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and oﬀ the court.
New episodes will be released every Friday throughout May.
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.
There will be a special 70-minute opening episode dropping on May 4th, with new episodes being released every Friday throughout May.
Wicked Tuna (S10 – Episode 1-7)
The most skilled fishermen test themselves in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic to find the rare bluefin tuna fish.
Season 10 arrives on Disney+ on Friday 28th May.
Disney Sydney to the Max (S3 – Episodes 1-8)
Sydney, a middle school student, and her father, Max, encounter different challenges in their daily lives, which they solve thanks to help from her grandmother Judy and their familial bond.
New episodes arrive from season three on Disney+ on Friday 28th May.
Ice Road Rescue (S5)
Thord Paulsen and his colleagues must fight against snow and icy winds as they rescue cars and trucks on Norway’s slippery mountain roads.
The entire fifth season arrives on Disney+ on Friday 21st May.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (S6)
Survivalist Bear Grylls takes prominent stars on 48-hour journeys where they are faced with inhospitable conditions. They are forced to push themselves as much as they can in order to survive.
Season six of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” arrives on Disney+ on Friday 21st May.
Disney Big City Greens (S2)
Cricket Green is a mischievous but optimistic country boy who moves to the big city along with his family.
The second season of Big City Greens arrives on Disney+ on Friday 21st May.
Life Below Zero (S15)
When bears, wolves and foxes are your only neighbours, life can be pretty lonely. Add minus-60-degree days and a constant battle for the most basic necessities, and you have the daily challenges of people who live in remote corners of Alaska. This series takes viewers deep into an Alaskan winter to meet tough, resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to survive the season. When the closest neighbour is more than 300 miles away, these Alaskans subsist solely on what is hunted and foraged. They catch fish for currency in bartering for supplies, or use their packs of sled dogs for transportation. Also highlighted is a time of year not always part of what viewers see in Alaska: spring! Ice is breaking, animals are waking, and residents face new tests before deep cold returns.
Season 15 arrives on Disney+ on Friday 14th May.
‘Race To The Center Of The Earth’
The epic seven-part series, created by award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, is an adrenaline-fueled global competition that pits four teams of three against one another in a nonstop sprint across the globe for a $1 million prize. ‘Race To The Center Of The Earth’ is an extreme non-elimination competition that follows four groups of adventurers, each starting from different corners of the earth, as they race to a buoy holding the grand prize. Racing from different corners of the planet — South America, Russia, Canada and Southeast Asia, the teams will face untamed jungles, frozen arctic, arid deserts, bustling cities, treacherous mountains and vast oceans to reach the location where all four routes intersect. The first team to arrive at the buoy claims it all. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, these adventurous teams, made up of friends and co-workers, are confident their bond is what will lead them to the finish line.
The entire series arrives on Disney+ on Friday 14th May.
Disney Wander over Yonder (S1 & 2)
Wander is an eternally optimistic intergalactic traveler who likes to do good things for others. His best friend is a quick-tempered, loyal horse named Sylvia. They travel throughout the cosmos together and go on adventures, making new friends — and enemies — along the way. The pair battles evil on the journey, including Lord Hater, the biggest evildoer of them all, and his army of Watchdogs. The animated comedy series was created by Craig McCracken, who also created such animated hits as “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.”
Both seasons arrive on Disney+ on Friday 7th May.
What series are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in the United States in May?
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.