As we come into a new month, I’ve picked out some of the best series coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand in February 2021. The biggest new release of the month is Marvel’s WandaVision, which will see new episodes dropping on Fridays throughout the month. Plus there will be a massive expansion of new shows as part of the new “Star” brand.
Note – This list is based on Australia’s release schedule and availability in other countries may vary.
Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
New episodes will be arriving on Disney+ every Friday throughout February.
Marvel’s Behind the Mask
Marvel’s Behind the Mask will explore the power of identity behind the world’s most iconic Super Heroes we know and love today.
From the very inception of comic books, secret identities have been an integral part of both Super Heroes and Villains leading “normal” lives. But it’s the characters beneath that resonate within us across generations of fans. Since the advent of the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s, Marvel’s writers and artists have used the notion of identities to examine the evolving concept of equal rights. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window – they have become a reflection of our own identities and who we truly are.
Marvel’s Behind the Mask will feature guests from across Marvel’s 80-year legacy, including the writers and artists behind the rise of characters like Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and many other characters in the Marvel Universe, highlighting Marvel’s impact on pop culture and media.
This Disney+ Original series will be coming on Friday 12th February.
Africa’s Hidden Wonders
From savage deserts and active volcanoes to immense lakes and rivers, Africa is a land of extremes. Across this awe-inspiring continent, nature’s beasts battle for survival in some of the world’s harshest conditions.
Africa’s Hidden Wonders is coming to Disney+ in Australia on February 12th.
Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long (s1 & 2)
Jake is keeping a secret from his teachers and classmates — he’s a descendant of dragons! Still facing all the normal pitfalls of being 13, Jake is also in secret training to become the first American Dragon. With the help of Grandpa Lao Shi and 600 year-old Fu Dog, Jake seeks to protect all the magical creatures living amongst humans in Manhattan. Always on a skateboard, Jake befriends unicorns, leprechauns, and mermaids while aspiring to fulfill his Chinese-American heritage.
Both seasons are coming to Disney+ on Friday 26th February.
Disney Pair of Kings (S1, 2 & 3)
Another highly requested series, “Pair Of Kings”, is heading to Disney+ on Friday 26th February. Fraternal twins, Boomer and Brady discover they are the heirs to the throne of the Island of Kinkou, which will change their life dramatically.
All three seasons of “Pair Of Kings” are coming to Disney+ on Friday 26th February.
The Muppet Show (Seasons 1 – 5)
The biggest classic show to be added to the Disney+ library this month is “The Muppet Show”. Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode. … Working against him are “Statler” and “Waldorf”, the two hecklers who always were in the same balcony and Scooter’s uncle who owned the theater.
All five seasons will be arriving on Disney+ on Friday 19th February
Inside Pixar S1 (Episodes 6-10)
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios. The series consists of four collections with five short episodes in each collection, focusing around a central theme. The theme of this second collection is “Portraits”.
Available to stream exclusively on Disney+ from 12th February
Disney+ will be getting a massive expansion of new shows on Tuesday 23rd February and here are some highlights:
Storyteller David E. Kelly (“Big Little Lies”) presents a series about private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, who join forces with Cody’s estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, the series stars Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Phillippe.
“Love, Victor” is set in the world of the groundbreaking movie, “Love, Simon,” which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” about a closeted gay teenager who is forced to come out after being blackmailed. The series stars Michael Cimino as Victor, who, like Simon, is on his own journey of self-discovery. Facing challenges at home, navigating the ups and downs of a new high school and exploring his sexual orientation, Victor reaches out to Simon when things become too difficult.
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer; the siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity.
Solar Opposites (S1)
A family of aliens from a better world must take refuge in middle America, and they disagree on whether Earth is awful or awesome.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
After the collapse of an oil rig, two runaway teenagers acquire superpowers and get into trouble with a drug cartel. Things get even more complicated when they start falling for each other.
Counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer fights the bad guys of the world, a day at a time. With each week’s episode unfolding in real time, “24” covers a single day in the life of Bauer each season. Jack deals with assassination attempts, nuclear attacks, bioterrorism, torture, traitors, sleeper cells, other bad guys and the alarming tendency for his romances to end badly — very badly.
An engineer installs himself in a prison he helped design, in order to save his falsely accused brother from a death sentence.
Grey’s Anatomy (Seasons 15, 16 & 17)
Surgical interns and their supervisors embark on a medical journey where they become part of heart-wrenching stories and make life-changing decisions in order to become the finest doctors.
Set 500 years in the future after a universal civil war, the crew of a small transport spaceship takes any job so long as it puts food on the table. The disparate men and women just want to survive and maybe have better lives, but they face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as the Reavers — flesh-eating mongrels who live on the fringes of the universe.
This series is a spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy. Practically raised at Seattle’s Station 19, Andy Herrera is a confident firefighter who is also the daughter of Pruitt Herrera, the formidable head of the firehouse. Capt. Pruitt was Andy’s primary inspiration to become a firefighter and is a mentor to both her and Jack Gibson, the lieutenant at the station. Jack is as fearless as Andy is by-the-books, but when the two are together, sparks fly and opposites attract. The two are joined by Maya Bishop, Dean Miller, Travis Montgomery, Victoria Hughes, and the station’s newest addition, rookie Ben Warren. The team also works closely with Seattle PD, often running into Andy’s former flame Ryan Tanner.
Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with his loving wife and their three children. Bob believes his burgers speak for themselves and isn’t afraid to offer a variety of off-beat creations. Bob’s wife, Linda, supports his dream but is becoming sick of the slow times, as the restaurant is constantly in danger of going out of business. The main competition to Bob’s Burgers is a busy pasta joint located across the street that is run by Bob’s nemesis, Jimmy Pesto. Despite the challenges, which includes consistent harassment from Linda’s ex – a health inspector – Bob tries to keep the grill sizzling.
Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the President of the United States, starts her own crisis management firm. However, she soon realises that her employees might be hiding darker secrets.
Policemen, paramedics and firefighters put themselves in dangerous situations to save people’s lives. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with their personal problems.
Peter Griffin and his family of two teenagers, a smart dog, a devilish baby and his wife find themselves in some of the most hilarious scenarios.
Conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder and realist Dana Scully pull out all the stops as FBI special agents to investigate and get to the bottom of inexplicable paranormal cases.
An optimistic high-school teacher tries to transform the school’s show choir club by roping in a group of misfit students to participate in it and compete in a challenge.
Betty, a hard-working and optimistic girl, struggles to make her mark in the publishing business, but she is rebuked because she doesn’t meet the traditional standards of beauty.
How I Met Your Mother
Ted Mosby, an architect, recounts to his children the events that led him to meet their mother. His journey is made more eventful by the presence of his friends Lily, Marshall, Robin and Barney.
A man tries to get his family to mingle with the neighbours and form a rapport with them in an effort to fit in and find his place in society.
What are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ in February?
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.