There are lots of great new Star Originals coming to Disney+ in May, which include new episodes of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K and Solar Opposites. Plus there will be other new shows heading to Disney+ as “Star Originals” around the world, as, unlike Disney+ Originals, the availability of Star Originals can vary between countries due to pre-existing streaming contracts.
Here’s a look at some of the “Star Originals” coming in May:
While pursuing his dream of conquering the world, a megalomaniacal supervillain runs his evil organization into the ground.
New episodes begin to arrive weekly on Disney+ on Friday 21st May.
Solar Opposites (S2) – (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand/Canada)
A family of aliens from a better world must take refuge in middle America, and they disagree on whether Earth is awful or awesome.
New episodes of Solar Opposites will be released every Friday throughout May.
Big Sky (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)
Storyteller David E. Kelly (“Big Little Lies”) presents a series about private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, who join forces with Cody’s estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, the series stars Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Phillippe.
Big Sky will be returning with new episodes weekly from Friday, May 21st
Grown-ish – Season 3 – (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand/Canada)
A contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Yara is joined by ”black-ish”’s Deon Cole (Charlie) who portrays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Zoey runs into Charlie during college orientation where she learns that he moonlights as an adjunct marketing professor. Arlook will portray Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no-holds-barred attitude. Parnell will portray the dean of Southern California University, and Jackson will portray a socially conscious sophomore at Southern California University.
New episodes are dropping weekly throughout May.
Rebel (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today, Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
The first episode drops onto Disney+ on Friday 28th May.
Mixed-Ish – Season 2 (Australia/New Zealand)
From the creators of “black-ish,” season two of “mixed-ish” will continue to tell the story of a young Rainbow Johnson and her family as they recount the experience of being a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the dilemmas they face as they navigate a world where the kids are perceived as neither black nor white. While the parents deal with the social dynamics of fitting into the suburbs, Rainbow and her siblings find themselves figuring out how to fit in when everyone else can’t decide where they belong.
The second season begins on Friday 28th May in Australia/New Zealand
After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
The finale will be arriving on Disney+ on May
A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
The final two episodes are dropping weekly onto Disney+ in May
Filthy Rich (UK/Ireland)
A Southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion intersect — more correctly, collide — with outrageously soapy results. Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a successful Christian television network. On the cusp of launching a digital retail arm of the company, the family’s patriarch, Eugene, dies in a plane crash, leaving his wife, Margaret, to take charge of the family business. Not surprisingly, Eugene’s apparent death greatly impacts the family, who are stunned to learn that Eugene fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will. Now, Margaret must use her business savvy and Southern charm to control her newly legitimized heirs, whose very existence threatens the Monreaux family name and fortune.
New episodes are dropping weekly throughout May.
Genius: Aretha (Australia/New Zealand)
The third season explores Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy and outspoken civil rights champion; she is widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career.
New episodes are dropping weekly in Australia and New Zealand. The series will be coming to Disney+ in the UK and Ireland in June.
What Star Original are you going to be checking out in May?
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.