2024 has delivered some fantastic shows on Disney+ around the world from many of Walt Disney Studios’ including Marvel, FX, Lucasfilm, 20th Television & much more. 

With the introduction of Hulu On Disney+, all of the best from Disney’s studios are now available on Disney+ in the United States, like they are internationally.

Here’s the rundown of some of the best series of 2024 available on Disney+ so far:


Based on James Clavell’s novel, FX’s Shōgun is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village.

“Shōgun” is easily, without a doubt, not only one of the best shows available on Disney+ this year but one of the best shows of the year across every platform.   It’s rare that shows are compared to mega-hits like HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”, but “Shōgun” is a top-tier show that will be talked about for years.  It’s a must-watch.


This Marvel series spotlights Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy.

With only two live-action Marvel series being released in 2024, “Echo” is very different to previous Disney+ Originals. It’s much more violent and hits a tone we’ve not seen since the “Defender” era on Netflix.  It’s certainly another great series to enjoy for Marvel fans, though it’s very different from the previous shows we’ve seen over the last few years.

X-Men ’97

Marvel Animation’s “X-Men’97” revisits the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

If you are a fan of the original animated series from the 1990s, this is a must watch and if you’ve never taken a dive into this amazing cartoon, I’d easily recommend it (and the original series, which is also on Disney+), because this show presents the “X-Men” is the best possible way. 

Renegade Nell

Nell Jackson, a quick-witted and courageous young woman, finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious outlaw in 18th-century England. But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind appears, Nell realizes her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined.

This British Original is a lovely fantasy adventure, full of magic and banter.  It’s refreshingly simple but very enjoyable.  It’s got that Saturday evening family adventure show vibe, and I’d certainly recommend giving it a whirl, as it’s unlike anything else out this year.

Extraordinary – Season 2

Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for.

The second season of this British comedy is a different take on superpowers, but it does it in a way that’s funny and unique.   The second season pulls away a little bit from the quest to get a superpower and more on how people would live on a day-to-day basis if everyone had one.  But more importantly, it does it with a British twist, that I loved!

Sand Land: The Series

“Sand Land” is a mysterious world where demons and humans eke out an existence in a barren desert wasteland. In hopes of replenishing their water supply, Fiend Prince Beelzebub, a demon named Thief, and a human named Sheriff Rao team up and embark on a journey in search of the Legendary Spring.

This new anime from Japan has quickly become one of my favourite shows of the year; the weird combination of characters, a Mad Max-style setting and some interesting storylines, “Sand Land” is a show that I never expected to like but have loved!

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga made his debut as a designer in Paris, but the designs that set the trend in Spain didn’t work well in the sophisticated empire of fashion where Chanel, Dior, and Givenchy set the trends. Guided by his obsession with control in all aspects of his life, Balenciaga will define his style and end up becoming the greatest of all.

This European original drama series was one I probably wouldn’t have had pegged for one of my favourite shows of the year so far.  I couldn’t care less about fashion and hadn’t even heard of Balenciaga, but I really enjoyed learning about the fashion industry during the Second World War and really hope more people give this show a chance.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 3

In the epic final season of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” the Batch will have their limits tested in the fight to reunite with Omega as she faces challenges of her own inside a remote Imperial science lab. With the group fractured and facing threats from all directions, they will have to seek out unexpected allies, embark on dangerous missions, and muster everything they have learned to free themselves from the Empire.

For Star Wars fans, “The Bad Batch” is scratching that itch that “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars” have eased before.  This series fills in the gap between the original and prequel trilogy, with some fun cameos along the way.  Don’t skip it just because its animated!


The exciting coming-of-age story follows Tola, a young girl from a wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds. Kugali filmmakers—including director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, production designer Hamid Ibrahim and cultural consultant Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku—take viewers on a unique journey into the world of “Iwájú,” bursting with unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos.

One of the most lovely animated series to come out of Disney this year is “Iwájú”, which is a refreshing tale, set in a location and told in a way that is unique and original.  It’s got some cute characters to keep younger audiences entertained, but seeing Disney embracing storytellers from outside its typical Hollywood centre, is very cool to see.

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Roger Palmer

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. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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