A few new original shows and films are heading to Disney+ around the world in February 2024, including the third and final season of the animated series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” plus a brand new animated series from Africa.
Plus, there are lots of other Hulu/Star Originals heading to Disney+ throughout the month, including a new drama series, “Death and Other Details”, and the start of a new FX series, “Shogun”.
Here’s a look at the new originals coming to Disney+ in February 2024:
Note: This list is subject to change
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
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.
The first three episodes of the final season will arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday 21st February 2024, with a new episode being released each week afterwards.
In a first for the franchise, the new season of the Emmy® Award-winning anthology series will focus on two iconic geniuses: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre). “Genius: MLK/X” will explore the formative years, where they were molded by strong fathers and traumatic injustices, to their rich, parallel stories as they shaped their identities and became the change they wished to see in the world.
All six-episodes of “Iwájú” will be released on Disney+ in many countries around the world including the United States, Canada and Australia on February 28th 2024. Note: In Europe, the series will be released on Disney+ on April 3rd 2024.
Iwájú: A Day Ahead
Filming across three continents, “Iwájú: A Day Ahead” shares the story of the founders of the Pan-African comic book company, Kugali, who made their dream a reality creating an original animation series with Walt Disney Animation Studios. Created by ABC News Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
This behind-the-scenes documentary will be released on Disney+ on February 28th 2024.
Assembled: The Making of The Marvels
Take an intergalactic trip with the cast and crew of The Marvels as they tell their experiences making this weird and wonderful film. Step into all the departments of production and discover how they created complex fight scenes, countless alien life forms, and some of the most elaborate sets ever. From dance parties to kitten days, the cast and crew had an unforgettable time making the movie. Discover this and more when you dive into “Assembled: The Making of The Marvels.”
This new episode of “Assembled” will arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday 7th February 2024, which is the same day as when “The Marvels” will also be added onto Disney+.
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures
Set during The High Republic era (approximately 200 years before The Phantom Menace) “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” follows Jedi Younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.
Some new episodes of this animated series will arrive on Disney+ on February 14th 2024.
There are plenty of other originals heading to Hulu On Disney+ in the United States and to Disney+ as Star Originals around the world in February, including:
Shōgun – Two Episodes
“Shōgun,” an original adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling novel, is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Producer Hiroyuki Sanada stars as “Lord Yoshii Toranaga” who 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, its English pilot, “John Blackthorne” (Cosmo Jarvis), comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne’s own enemies — the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants. Toranaga’s and Blackthorne’s fates become inextricably tied to their translator, “Toda Mariko” (Anna Sawai), a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father.
The first two episodes will be released on Hulu/Hulu On Disney+ and Disney+ internationally on Tuesday 27th February 2024
Death And Other Details
Set amidst the glamour of the global elite, “Death And Other Details” centres on the brilliant and restless Imogene Scott (Violett Beane), who finds herself in the wrong place/wrong time (okay, it was kinda her fault) and becomes the prime suspect in a locked room murder mystery. The setting? A lavishly restored Mediterranean ocean liner. Suspects? Every pampered guest and every exhausted crew member. The problem? To prove her innocence, she must partner with a man she despises—Rufus Cotesworth (Mandy Patinkin), the world’s greatest detective.
New episodes are being released every Tuesday throughout February on Hulu On Disney+ in the US and on Disney+ in Canada and Australia.
Based on the semi-autobiographical story of a teenager (Nico Parker) who, while caring for her brother along with her audacious mother (Laura Linney), strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Woody Harrelson) who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time.
This new original film will be released on Friday, 9th February 2024
Life & Beth – Season 2
As Beth and John’s relationship grows more serious, Beth begins to examine the possibilities of marriage and having a family as she and John seek answers for their communication problems. Is Beth’s traumatic history with men, and people she trusted from her youth destined to repeat itself? And what is triggering her fears? Beth does her best to keep her relationships alive while struggling to support friends and family who are all facing their own problems while entering their fourth decade.
The comedy series returns with all ten episodes on Friday, 16th February 2024 on Hulu/Hulu On Disney+ in the US and on Disney+ in many countries including Australia.
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