Disney has announced a new special to celebrate the release of Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The TIME100 list includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The 21st-annual list features Alex Rodriguez on Patrick Mahomes, Burna Boy on 21 Savage, Maren Morris on Jack Antonoff, Blake Lively on America Ferrera, Kate Hudson on Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Obama on Thelma Golden, Jon Huntsman on William Lai, Naomi Watts on Tory Burch, Tom Brady on A’ja Wilson, Mark Zuckerberg on Jensen Huang, Ryan Reynolds on Michael J. Fox, Richard Branson on Jigar Shah, Joe Biden on Shawn Fain, and more.

The TIME100 Summit is going to be taking place on April 24th 2024 and the TIME100 Gala on April 25th 2024 in New York City. The gala will air as a primetime television special on May 12th 2024 at 10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, which will be available to stream the next day on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.

The fourth-annual TIME100 Summit will convene leaders from the global TIME100 community to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. Speakers for the day-long event include singer-songwriter, actor and entrepreneur Selena Gomez, actor and producer Elliot Page, actor and activist Jane Fonda, Tory Burch executive chairman and chief creative officer Tory Burch, professional basketball player A’ja Wilson, 68th U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, comedian, writer, producer and actor Alex Edelman and many more.

The 18th-annual gala will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson and feature performances by Dua Lipa and Fantasia Barrino, the presentation of a TIME Impact Award to Michael J. Fox, as well as special appearances by Patrick Mahomes, Maya Rudolph, Kelley Robinson, 21 Savage and other members of this year’s list, remarks from TIME CEO Jessica Sibley and Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs, and more.

The 2024 TIME100 Summit and the TIME100 Gala are presented by premier partner Booking.com, signature partners Citi, Merck and Northern Data Group, and supporting partners Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Verizon.

“TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People” television special will be created by TIME Studios, the Emmy Award-winning television, film and immersive division of TIME, produced with P&G and presented by sponsor Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The new issue of TIME will feature four worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, football quarterback Patrick Mahomes, actor Taraji P. Henson, and Yulia Navalnaya, a leader of Russia’s opposition movement.

TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley said in a statement:

“The influence recognized on this year’s TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people spans industries and continents. With our TIME100 partners, we are proud to convene the newest members of the TIME100 community for a day of conversation at the TIME100 Summit and for our annual TIME100 Gala, which we will once again bring viewers inside with a primetime special on ABC.”

TIME Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs added:

“Influence, we know, is complex: it can be for better and for worse, it can span generations, categories, and perspectives…Now in our 101st year, TIME continues to evolve. Today, we convene our TIME100 community across the globe, with events spanning 12 cities and four continents…. TIME100 is an unparalleled way for us to tell essential stories about the people and ideas that shape and improve the world.”

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Roger Palmer

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