October’s going to be another bumper month for content on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand, with some great new originals like “Star Wars: Terrifying Tales” and “Just Beyond”, plus lots of Star content, to mix things up a little.

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’s the rundown:

Friday 1st October


LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,

After the events of “The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt who has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.



Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!

A Halloween-themed special episode follows the Bennett-Blatt family as they set out to reverse an evil curse and encounter a variety of strange characters and spooky trick-or-treaters along the way.


Tuesday 5th October

Only Murders In The Building – Episode 8

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman, “Only Murders In The Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.



Wednesday 6th October


Black Widow

In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina.


Among The Stars

A six-part docuseries with fly on the wall access into the wider world of NASA, with cameras on Earth and in space. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy is on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission. This series follows Chris and the wider team who take on missions that risk life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.


Turner & Hooch – Finale – Episode 112 “Bite Club”

On the heels of getting captured in episode 111, Scott is desperate to escape and reunite with Hooch. With no way out, he realizes his only hope is to team up with Nuke, an angry pit bull who badly needs a friend. Laura rounds up every person and every dog she can find to rescue her brother, stop Walton, and pull off a daring rescue before it’s too late.


 


“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” – Episode 111 “Night of the Pizza Moon / Who’s Your Granny? / Summer Sidekick Syndrome”

Chip and Dale venture into the city! / An old lady squirrel squats in the chipmunk’s home. / Dale wants to do things on his own

 


Marvel’s What If – Season Finale

“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles.


Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 5

Clara is determined to lock down the Chief of Staff position. While she tries to win over the outgoing Chief of Staff, Dr. Choi, Benny learns that Lahela is pursuing a new passion. She’s intrigued with DripFlip, a website sneakerheads use to buy and sell limited-edition shoes for profit. He jumps at the chance to enjoy quality time with his daughter and impart wisdom from his stock-trading days. When Lahela takes it too far, Benny shares a lesson about balance and what’s most important in life


That One Word: Feyenoord S1 E6

The Feyenoord Football Club operates inside for the extent of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. But, unique footage from inside the locker room and behind the boardroom walls brings the Club and all key personalities within surprisingly closer to the audience than ever before.



Reservation Dogs – Episode 6 (NZ)

Willie Jack and Leon go hunting.


9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 1

Captain Stand, a firefighter from New York, moves to Austin, Texas, where he must help people and perform his duties diligently while trying to deal with his own problems.


Friday 8th October

Muppets Haunted Mansion

The brand-new special will feature a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. “Muppets Haunted Mansion” takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.


Under Wraps

“Under Wraps” follows three 12-year-old friends, Gilbert, Marshall and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold, and must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.



Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches

On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isnt confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with CountMickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Minnie and Daisy learn that working together makes their magic and their friendship stronger.


Tuesday 12th October

Only Murders In The Building – Episode 9

With the residents growing upset at the building’s negative publicity, the trio faces a revolt. Charles is visited by an old colleague who sheds light on his past.


Wednesday 13th October

Just Beyond

All eight episodes of the supernatural anthology series “Just Beyond” will premiere on Disney+ and is inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, the series tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universe.


“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” – Episode 112 “Delivery Duck / Dark in the Park / Choppin’ Dale”

Chip and Dale order food from Donald. / Donald is stranded in the park at night. / The chipmunks make a deal with Donald.



Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 106 “Career Babes”

Lahela struggles to figure out where she fits in; she’s not a normal doctor or a typical teen. She’s too young to attend Dr. Lee’s party with her medical colleagues, yet she’s hosting an alumni booth for career day at her former high school. When Lahela decides to join the popular dance team at the high school, tension builds with Steph. At the hospital, Lahela tries to reconnect two estranged sisters for a kidney transplant, and finally realizes where she’s fit in all along.


Reservation Dogs – Episode 6(NZ)

Elora Danan takes her driver’s test.


That One Word: Feyenoord S1 E7

No details have been provided


Friday 15th October

Hot Tub Time Machine

Three friends, Adam, Nick and Lou, are tired of the problems in their lives and decide to visit a winter resort. Their lives change when they are mysteriously teleported to the year 1986.


Generation YouTube

Generation YouTube will cover the founding story of Google’s massive online video site before it became the massive cultural phenomenon it is today. A trailer for the National Geographic documentary shows interviews with YouTube’s founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who unknowingly created one of the most popular websites of all time from a garage in Silicon Valley.



Tuesday 19th October

Only Murders In The Building – Episode 10

In the season finale, the trio races toward a resolution while their own lives are put in danger.


Wednesday 20th October

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 7

Episode 107 “Mom-Mentum”
Lahela and Clara work in sync and share a vision for their medical careers. That abruptly changes when Dr. Arthur Goldstein, a Seattle surgeon on the cutting edge of medical technology, visits the hospital. Benny is gearing up for his favorite surf competition only to discover that he’s been placed in the seniors division. While Lahela contemplates a fellowship to study alongside Dr. Goldstein, Benny considers surfing 12-foot swells with Walter and his buddies to show he’s still got it.


Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 – Episode 1

Here Comes the Sun – The Grey Sloan doctors treat a patient who encountered illegal fireworks; Bailey has her sights set on hiring new doctors, but she’s having trouble finding viable options; Owen and Teddy attempt to take the next step in their engagement.


Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Widow

Behind the scenes of the action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.


Disney Insider – Episode 108 “Drawn To Life, Muppets and the Haunted Mansion, Our Very Own Studio Tour”

See the art of Disney animation come to life in the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Drawn to Life.” Go behind the scenes of “Muppets Haunted Mansion” to discover how the Muppets and the Haunted Mansion, inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions at various Disney theme parks across the globe, came together for the epic Halloween special. Be our guest on a tour of the history of the Walt Disney Studio Lot, where there is magic around every corner.



Reservation Dogs – Episode 8 – Finale (NZ)

The Reservation Dogs try their hand at being vigilantes as a tornado rolls into town.


That One Word: Feyenoord S1 E8

No details have been provided


Disney Magic Bake-Off – New episodes

Three teams of two young pastry chefs race against the clock to design a Disney-inspired cake in the hopes of being named “Disney Baking Champion.”

Friday 22nd October

Bad Times at the El Royale

In 1969, seven shady strangers meet in a deserted hotel with a dark past. As time goes by, their secrets come out and they soon find themselves in a fix


 

Wednesday 27th October

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 8

Lahela is touched by the love between an elderly patient and his new bride, and can envision a future with Walter. But Noelani forces Lahela to question the long-term viability of a teen doctor and a surfer/skater, encouraging her to accept an invitation to a poetry reading from a young college-bound hospital volunteer. When all-business Clara learns she has to schmooze with colleagues to win the Chief of Staff job, Benny encourages her to show them her fun side by teaching her to “talk story.”



Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 – Episode 2

Some Kind of Tomorrow – Meredith seeks advice from Amelia; Richard is re-energized as he takes teaching to a new level at the hospital; Winston treats a patient suffering from kidney failure.


Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of What If…?

Behind the scenes of the animated series, “What If…?” which flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles.


Disney Insider Episode 109 “Harmonies of Harmonious, Tiana’s Cuisine, Galaxy’s Edge Expands… Virtually”

Disney Insider takes viewers behind the making of the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular “Harmonious,” a beautifully crafted medley of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by 240 culturally diverse artists from all around the world, including Luis Fonsi, Lindsey Stirling, Máiréad Nesbitt, Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa, among others. Disney Cruise Line chefs from “Tiana’s Place” on the Disney Wonder give viewers a taste of the creole-inspired cuisine from “Princess and the Frog.” Travel the galaxy into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, ILMxLab’s latest VR adventure game, to see how voice actor Bobby Moynihan’s character “Seezelslak” was created.


That One Word: Feyenoord S1 E9

No details have been provided


American Horror Story –  S1-9

An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke, a cult, the apocalypse and a summer camp.



Pikwik Pack

A hedgehog, a raccoon, a hippo and a cat collaborate to bring magical surprises to the colourful residents of their lively town.

Friday 29th October


Books of Blood (2021) – Star Original

A journey into uncharted territory through three tales tangled in space and time.



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.

What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in October?








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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