Disney has announced that it will be releasing the “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20” episode onto Disney+ in the United States on New Year’s Eve.

This ABC News one-hour primetime special goes behind the scenes of the upcoming film adaptation of “West Side Story” and features a new interview with director Steven Spielberg. Spielberg reflects on his fascination with the “West Side Story” original Broadway cast recording growing up and how it helped inspire his filmmaking career, his hesitancy to make a musical until now, the relevance of the movie’s themes in today’s world, and how he’s adapting the iconic musical for the next generation.

“Something’s Coming: West Side Story” includes interviews with Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and Ariana DeBose, stars of the upcoming film; Rita Moreno, who opens up about her Oscar-winning role as Anita in the 1961 version and her role in the new film written especially for her; Chita Rivera, who first played the role of Anita on Broadway; Stephen Sondheim, legendary lyricist who wrote the lyrics for the original Broadway musical; Tony-award winning Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay; Cindy Tolan, the film’s casting director on selecting rising stars for the iconic roles; and Puerto Rican historians that consulted on the film.


The new “West Side Story” film is available to watch in cinemas now and should be heading to Disney+ in 2022.

This ABC News special originally debuted on ABC on Sunday 5th December 2021 and is also available to watch now on Hulu.  No international release information on this special has been announced yet.


Are you looking forward to watching this ABC special?











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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