Following the successful launch of Disney+ last week, Disney’s direct-to-consumer chairman Kevin Mayer recently spoke at Recode’s Code Media conference in Los Angeles and was asked about having more content for “grown-ups”.
Since if you are looking for more content like “The Mandalorian”, there isn’t a huge amount on Disney+ at the moment. While there is a large selection of more adult themed content from National Geographic, the vast majority of content available, is from the Disney Channel.
When asked about “grown-up” content, Kevin Mayer said:
“We are adding more stuff that’s aimed at grown-ups. It takes lead time to create really high-quality original programming. We have them coming on in a cadence we think it is the right cadence that we can make sure it’s high-quality. We don’t want to rush things through just to have volume, that’s not our philosophy. We want to do fewer things better.”
There is a wide range of new shows coming to Disney+, including new Star Wars shows such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, A Rogue One Prequel and another series of the Mandalorian, plus there will be lots of new Marvel shows like Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms Marvel, Moon Knight, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Wandavision. But these are available yet.
Shows like Encore and “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” are aimed at adults, but it does look like the majority of more “adult” themed content will be created for its Hulu streaming platform, which will soon include the vast FX back catalog and new FX made Hulu Originals. In addition to rated R movies from Disney’s 20th Century Fox, Searchlight and Touchstone brands.
Both Disney CEO Bob Iger and Kevin Mayer have said in the past that Disney+ is not just for kids, but the launch lineup is very kid focused.
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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.