Later this month, on Wednesday 16th March 2022, Disney+ in the United States is getting its parental controls updated, to offer more mature content rated TV-MA and R.
On this day, Disney is adding some live-action Marvel series, including Daredevil, onto Disney+, to expand out the Marvel section of the streaming service.
And it looks like the National Geographic hub on Disney+ in the US is also going to be getting a wave of new content soon, as Hulu has recently updated its Expring page, highlighting everything that is going to be leaving the streaming service soon.
Almost 30 National Geographic documentaries have been listed to be leaving Hulu on March 22nd 2022, including:
To Catch A Smuggler
Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller
Locked Up Abroad
Pop Goes The Vet
Drug Lords: The Next Generation
Hitler’s Last Stand
North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator
Blood On The Wall
Great Shark Chow Down
Shark Movers: Deadly Cargo
Forecast Shark Attack
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement
Bin Laden’s Hard Drives
Superstructures: Engineering Marvels
The March On Washington
Apollo: Back To The Moon
The Armstrong Tapes
Ultimate Survival WWII
Dead By Dawn
Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer
9/11: One Day in America
With National Geographic being one of the core brands within Disney+, these documentaries will likely be moving over to Disney+, especially since so many documentaries are expiring on the same day. It’s worth noting that Hulu often does renew its expiring titles just before they are due to leave.
Ever since Disney+ first launched, it has been releasing the more mature-themed documentaries, films and drama series onto Hulu, instead of on Disney+. But recently, it has been releasing more mature documentaries such as “Fauci”, “Torn”, and “The Rescue” directly onto Disney+.
With Disney+ being the streaming home of National Geographic, it makes much more sense to expand out this section of Disney+ with this content. Internationally, the majority of these documentaries are already available on Disney+.
Disney hasn’t officially announced if these titles will be coming to Disney+ in the United States, but recently it was announced that a massive wave of 50+ National Geographic titles would be coming to Disney+ in Canada on March 30th, including many of the documentaries set to expire on Hulu. While Canada’s and the US Disney+ release schedules don’t always line up, it wouldn’t be a shock to see these arrive on the same day. Or possibly slide into April.
Only recently, I suggested that moving mature National Geographic content over to Disney+ would be the next step for the push into general entertainment in the United States. These titles now being listed as leaving Hulu, does look more likely.
While the majority of the National Geographic library on Hulu will soon be gone, there will be some National Geographic content still available on Hulu after these removals on March 22nd, including “Genius”, “The Cave” and “First Wave”, but hopefully these will also eventually be moved over to Disney+.
Would you like to see these mature-themed National Geographic documentaries on Disney+?
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.