Disney+ is getting plenty of new content throughout January in Australia and New Zealand with new episodes of “Willow”, and “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”, and much more.

NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated with new additions as they are announced. The list is also subject to change. Content may vary depending on your country, and this list is based on Australia’s release schedule.


Here is the full rundown:


Tuesday 3rd January 2023


Welcome To Chippendales – Finale

A sprawling true-crime saga, Welcome To Chippendales tells the outrageous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.

Steve Banerjee works hard to achieve the American dream to provide for his family and leave a legacy behind that they can be proud of. While his attempt to build a booming business by exploiting sexual empowerment which features scantily clad men gyrating over eager women is a success, Steve very quickly becomes obsessed with wealth and power. He will do anything it takes to remove anyone in his way even if it means getting his hands a little bloody.


Wednesday 4th January 2023


Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – Episode 201 “Spoils of War” & Episode 202 “Ruins of War”

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

In Season 2, months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places.


Willow – Episode 7

An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers. The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.


National Treasure – Edge Of History – Episode 5

Trust no one on a treasure hunt. Jess begins to wonder if this is true as she suspects someone close to her might’ve leaked an important clue to Billie, but she doesn’t want to believe it. While Tasha uses her tech skills to ferret out the mole, Jess realizes the key to the next step in the treasure hunt is locked in the Rare Books Room at the Governor’s mansion, leading Jess and her friends to plot a caper during the Governor’s Ball, where Jess’s trust in her friends will be tested.


Alaska Daily – New Episodes

Recently disgraced reporter Eileen Fitzgerald leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska, on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.


The French Mans – Season 2

Follows the outlandish adventures of Vincent and Alban. Vincent, in his thirties works for the Meurthe-et-Moselle departmental council; his girlfriend, Louise, who also happens to be his boss, has just dumped him.


Barbarian

A young woman discovers the rental home she booked is already occupied by a stranger. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the night but soon discovers there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.


Atlanta: Seasons 1-3

Earn works as a manager for his cousin Alfred, an upcoming rapper, and they try to make a name for themselves in the music industry. Earn struggles with providing for his child and lover.


Abbott Elementary – Season 2 – New Episode

Follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.


Big Bet – New Episode

The legendary king of the casino in the Philippines confronts unfortunate events; after getting tangled in a murder case, he is now faced with the ultimate bet with his life on the line.


Between the World and Us – New Episode

Ilkin worries that her boyfriend, a famous actor, is no longer in love with her; one day, she decides to reach out to him from a fake social media account and almost creates a woman who can seduce her lover with her own hands.


Men on a Mission – New Episode

Male comedians play high school students, welcoming star `transfer students’ every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick.


Gannibal – New Episode

Police officer Daigo Agawa is posted to a mountain village where a series of alarming events makes him realize that there is something deeply wrong with the village and those who live there.


Dino Ranch (S2, 6 episodes)

“Dino Ranch” follows the adventures of the Cassidy family as it tackles life in a fantastical “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs still roam. As the young ranchers learn the ropes, they discover the thrill of ranch life whilst navigating the great outdoors through unpredictable challenges.


Taiwan Crime Stories (S1 – Premiere)

“Taiwan Crime Stories” is an original Mandarin-language psychological thriller series that is inspired by four true crime investigations: a terror-stricken mass murder of a family; a chilling rape; a murder case and fraud and injustice cases.


Friday 6th January 2023


If These Walls Could Sing

“If These Walls Could Sing,” a Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen.


Ghost Rider

Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze decides to give up his soul to become the Ghost Rider and fight against Blackheart, the son of Mephistopheles, the devil himself.


The Punisher

After his wife and family are murdered by a gang of ruthless criminals, special agent Frank Castle takes it upon himself to hunt down and punish the criminals responsible for his loss.


Soul of a Nation Presents: Mi Gente: Groundbreakers and Changemakers

Spotlighting key figures in the Hispanic and Latin American community: music icon Gloria Estefan, actor Diego Luna and retired professional baseball player David Ortiz.


Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Honouring the life and legacy of the remarkable storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear; featuring an impressive lineup of celebrity guests and musical performances to celebrate his 100th birthday.


Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the animated classic, this animated and live-action blended special showcases the fan-favorite movie, along with new musical performances, sets and costumes inspired by the classic story.


Saturday 9th January 2023


Tokyo Revengers (S2 – Premiere)

Takemichi Hanagaki is at a low point in his life, living on part-time jobs, when he learns that his girlfriend from junior high, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by the vicious Tokyo Manji Gang. Having time slipped to the best times of his life, his junior high school days, Takemichi decides to change himself, stop running away from things, and save his girlfriend. So begins the revenge for his life!


Monday 9th January 2023


Koala Man

]Koala Man” follows middle-aged dad Kevin and his titular not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime in the town of Dapto. Though it may seem like any other Australian suburb, forces of evil both cosmic and man-made lie in wait to pounce on unsuspecting Daptonians. On a quest to clean up his hometown, and often roping his frustrated family into his adventures, Koala Man stands at the ready. He’ll do whatever it takes to defeat villainous masterminds, supernatural horrors, or worse: jerks who don’t take their rubbish bins down on the proper days.


Wednesday 11th January 2023


Willow – Episode 8 – Finale

No episode details have been provided


Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – Episode 203 “The Solitary Clone”

No episode details have been provided


The Menu

The film tells the story of Margot and Tyler, a young couple, who travel to an elite, remote, coastal island in order to dine at an exclusive restaurant where a mysterious chef has prepared a lavish, expensive menu. But it soon becomes clear that the pretentious, pampered dinner guests are about to be served some shocking surprises.


National Treasure – Edge Of History – Episode 6

Not knowing who’s good and who’s bad, Jess works with Billie and deciphers a hundreds-year-old clue that points to a famous 18th century landmark, and together they plan an impossible heist during an historic reenactment to retrieve the next piece of the treasure map. But things don’t go as planned, and Jess is ultimately faced with the most difficult decision of her life.


Chasing Waves

In the wake of surfing’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, “CHASING WAVES” shines a spotlight on the people and places that are defining Japan’s reach in the global surf culture and examines the diverse regions, unique characters, and endless surf along the over 18,000 miles of coastline that makes Japan one of a kind.

The character-driven documentary series, shot with state-of-the-art 4K cameras and stunning 16mm archival film, follows athletes from various cultural backgrounds as they pursue their dreams and paints a captivating picture of Japanese life and showcases what it takes to succeed in the international surf industry.


Alaska Daily – Episode 3

Eileen, Roz and Sylvie travel to Meade to learn more about a suspect in Gloria’s case and connect with the local police chief, which proves to be more challenging than expected. When Austin learns about a political candidate’s murky financial ties, Stanley must decide if they can publish with the newspaper’s owner having endorsed the candidate.


Gina Yei

Gina, a cheerful and creative girl, has a dream to write songs. Thanks to her lyric-writing abilities, she gets the chance of a lifetime when she wins a scholarship to the prestigious Caribbean Music Institute (CMI) on the island of Puerto Rico. It’s the best place in the world to study Latin music and the birthplace of reggaeton.


America’s National Parks: Season 1

National parks reveal the diversity, wonder and beauty of America, from the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawaii.


Abbott Elementary – Season 2 – New Episode

Follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.


Big Bet – New Episode

The legendary king of the casino in the Philippines confronts unfortunate events; after getting tangled in a murder case, he is now faced with the ultimate bet with his life on the line.


Between the World and Us – New Episode

Ilkin worries that her boyfriend, a famous actor, is no longer in love with her; one day, she decides to reach out to him from a fake social media account and almost creates a woman who can seduce her lover with her own hands.


Men on a Mission – New Episode

Male comedians play high school students, welcoming star `transfer students’ every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick.


Gannibal – New Episode

Police officer Daigo Agawa is posted to a mountain village where a series of alarming events makes him realize that there is something deeply wrong with the village and those who live there.


Friday 13th January 2023


Criminal Minds: Evolution – New Episode

In “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Cast members from the original series reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joins the dynamic cast as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc.

“Criminal Minds: Evolution” will continue and expand the beloved franchise for streaming audiences, blending serialized elements into the series’ format. This season continues the “Criminal Minds” series, the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the best of the best who profiled the worst of the worst.


Avatar: The Deep Dive – A Special Edition of 20/20

An inside look at one of the most anticipated movie sequels ever with James Cameron and cast.


The Territory

When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.


The Flagmakers

Following workers at the country’s largest maker of American flags and flagpoles; the refugees and immigrants who have risked everything to come to the U.S.


Retrograde

Tells the story of the last months of the 20-year war in Afghanistan through the intimate relationship between American Green Berets and the Afghan officers they trained.


Saturday 14th January 2023


Tokyo Revengers S2 – New Episode

Takemichi Hanagaki is at a low point in his life, living on part-time jobs, when he learns that his girlfriend from junior high, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by the vicious Tokyo Manji Gang. Having time slipped to the best times of his life, his junior high school days, Takemichi decides to change himself, stop running away from things, and save his girlfriend. So begins the revenge for his life!


Wednesday 18th January 2023


National Treasure – Edge Of History – Episode 7

Jess sacrifices everything to confront her dad’s killer to find the last piece of the map. But that meeting rocks her world as she learns that nothing is what’s expected on a treasure hunt, propelling her to make a dangerous decision that could land her in prison for life.


Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – Episode 204 “Faster”

No episode details have been provided


Alaska Daily – Episode 4

It’s the Alaska State Fair and The Daily Alaskan team is covering every angle of this beloved annual event, including Gabriel who is excited for his first assigned story. When his reporting leads him somewhere unexpected, he rises to the occasion with Eileen’s support. Meanwhile, Eileen and Roz have very different weekends before reuniting to make more progress on their investigation.


Big Sky – Season 3 – New Episode

The investigation for the killer continues as Jenny and Beau confine the campers to the campsite in an effort to unravel their lies. Cassie and Cormac’s romance heats up, leading Cormac to confess his parents might not be as innocent as they want others to believe.


Super Junior Last Man Standing (All Episodes)

The documentary will feature never-before-seen interviews with the group’s active members – Lee Teuk, Hee Chul, Ye Sung, Shin Dong, Eun Hyuk, Dong Hae, Si Won, Ryeo Wook, and Kyu Hyun – who will recount their personal stories and share insights on the group as well as the modern K-pop industry.


King Shakir Recycle

Scientists trying to solve the environmental crisis of pollution devise a way to send the collected garbage into space via rocket ships. When this garbage starts to land on alien planets, the outraged aliens head to Earth for revenge. King Shakir and his family must do their best to protect the world from alien destruction.


Abbott Elementary – Season 2 – New Episode

Follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.


Big Bet – New Episode

The legendary king of the casino in the Philippines confronts unfortunate events; after getting tangled in a murder case, he is now faced with the ultimate bet with his life on the line.


Between the World and Us – New Episode

Ilkin worries that her boyfriend, a famous actor, is no longer in love with her; one day, she decides to reach out to him from a fake social media account and almost creates a woman who can seduce her lover with her own hands.


Men on a Mission – New Episode

Male comedians play high school students, welcoming star `transfer students’ every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick.


Gannibal – New Episode

Police officer Daigo Agawa is posted to a mountain village where a series of alarming events makes him realize that there is something deeply wrong with the village and those who live there.


Friday 20th January 2023


Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?

Beloved Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel’s many triumphs include iconic Broadway roles in productions of “Rent” and “Wicked” as well as the legendary voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen.” Yet, one dream goal has evaded her grasp: to perform a concert at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. From Disney Branded Television and Ideal Partners comes the joyous, inspirational and in-depth look at Idina Menzel as you’ve never seen her before. In “Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?,” filmmaker Anne McCabe follows Menzel on a national tour over the course of 16 shows as she juggles the challenges of being a working mom with a grueling travel schedule, all while preparing finally to realize her dream.


The Heir: The Freestyle Dynasty/El Heredero: La Dinastia Del Freestyle (S1 – Premiere)

The biggest freestyle legends from each country will be looking for El Heredero.


Criminal Minds: Evolution – New Episode

No episode details have been provided


Saturday 21st January 2023


Tokyo Revengers S2 – New Episode

Takemichi Hanagaki is at a low point in his life, living on part-time jobs, when he learns that his girlfriend from junior high, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by the vicious Tokyo Manji Gang. Having time slipped to the best times of his life, his junior high school days, Takemichi decides to change himself, stop running away from things, and save his girlfriend. So begins the revenge for his life!


Wednesday 25th January 2023


Extraoridinary

“Extraordinary” is set in a world where everyone develops a power on their 18th birthday… everyone, that is, except for Jen. She’s turning 25 and is still waiting to get hers. She’s not even fussy about what that could be: super speed? Laser eyes? The ability to plug in a USB the right way every single time? She’ll take it. Like a caterpillar surrounded by butterflies, Jen feels unable to move forward, stuck in a dead-end job in a party shop and occasionally hooking up with Luke, a flaky young man with the irritatingly cool ability to fly. Luckily, Jen has Carrie to stop her from wallowing in her own self-pity. Inseparable since school, their relationship cycles between sister, parent, and wingman. Together they share an East London flat with Carrie’s long-term boyfriend, Kash. Carrie has the power to channel the dead but feels she’s been overshadowed by her own party trick: doesn’t anyone care about what she has to say? Kash takes his power – the ability to turn back time – very seriously, but he’s not above using it to undo minor embarrassments, or moments when he says exactly the wrong thing to long-suffering Carrie. The fourth member of the flat is a stray cat who’s harbouring a surprising secret: turns out even cats have more power than Jen. Adrift in a big, confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope and a lot of desperation, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower. But in doing so, she might discover the joy of being just kind of ok.


Willow: Behind the Magic

Featuring the series’ breakout stars and returning legends, the documentary takes viewers behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the making of the hit original series.


National Treasure – Edge Of History – Episode 8

It’s a matter of life and death when Jess and her friends embark on their most impossible caper yet. Meanwhile, Liam teams up with his grandpa’s home care nurse, Myles, in a desperate attempt to bring down Billie and her secret organization before they harm Jess.


Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – Episode 205 “Entombed”

No episode details have been provided


Alaska Daily – Episode 5

When someone from Eileen’s past comes to Alaska, she goes against orders, causing a frenetic scene; Eileen and Roz gain a new lead on Gloria’s case.


Commander Fort/El Comandante Fort (S1 – All Episodes)

The documentary series is about an Argentinian millionaire who wanted to buy love – And succeeded. While looking for fame and popularity, he became an LGBTQ+ activist, the first local influencer, and a pioneer of gay parenthood. All in five years. The series also explores beyond his public image, revealing Fort’s painful personal history, marked by family conflicts and an internal struggle around his sexual orientation. The episodes also recount her path of physical suffering, after having undergone more than twenty operations to change her physical appearance.


Big Sky – Season 3 – New Episode

Jenny and Beau investigate the mysterious death of a rookie smokejumper while Cassie picks apart Walter’s story, convinced something isn’t adding up. Emily finds herself at Dewell and Hoyt while trying to keep busy, and Sunny and Buck work to put themselves back together after Walter’s arrest, leading her to reveal her biggest secret to Cormac and testing his allegiance in the process.


Abbott Elementary – Season 2 – New Episode

Follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.


Big Bet – New Episode

The legendary king of the casino in the Philippines confronts unfortunate events; after getting tangled in a murder case, he is now faced with the ultimate bet with his life on the line.


Between the World and Us – New Episode

Ilkin worries that her boyfriend, a famous actor, is no longer in love with her; one day, she decides to reach out to him from a fake social media account and almost creates a woman who can seduce her lover with her own hands.


Men on a Mission – New Episode

Male comedians play high school students, welcoming star `transfer students’ every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick.


Gannibal – New Episode

Police officer Daigo Agawa is posted to a mountain village where a series of alarming events makes him realize that there is something deeply wrong with the village and those who live there.


Friday 27th January 2023


Darby and The Dead

After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper gains the ability to see dead people. She becomes introverted and recluses from her peers. But all that changes when Capri unexpectedly dies in a freak accident.


Criminal Minds: Evolution – New Episode

No episode details have been provided


Saturday 28th January 2023


Tokyo Revengers S2 – New Episode

Takemichi Hanagaki is at a low point in his life, living on part-time jobs, when he learns that his girlfriend from junior high, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by the vicious Tokyo Manji Gang. Having time slipped to the best times of his life, his junior high school days, Takemichi decides to change himself, stop running away from things, and save his girlfriend. So begins the revenge for his life!


NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated with new additions as they are announced. The list is also subject to change. Content may vary depending on your country, and this list is based on Australia’s release schedule.

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