It’s the start of a brand new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the week ahead. This week sees the finale episodes of two original series arrive on Disney+, “Hawkeye” and “Dopesick”, plus “Encanto” is heading to the streaming service for a Christmas treat for subscribers.

Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change


Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Hawkeye – Episode 6 – Finale

In this new series, Jeremy Renner reprises his long-time role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld stepping into the role as Kate Bishop.



The Wonder Years – Episode 1

The coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old Black boy in Montgomery, Ala., in the late 1960s, as told by his adult self.

 


Dopesick – Episode 8 – Finale

Rick and Randy’s criminal investigation now threatens Richard Sackler’s empire, activists take action against Purdue, and Finnix tries to heal his beloved community that’s been ravaged by addiction.



The Big Leap – Episode 4

With the release of the first show trailer, the contestants air their grievances over what was caught on tape. Wayne has a run-in with someone from his past who wants to use him to gain access to the show. Nick is distracted by his visiting daughter.


Bless The Harts – Season 2 – Episode 20

Jenny gets competitive about board games when the Harts get stuck in the house on Violet’s rainy spring break; Betty goes on a ride-along in a cop car.


Mixedish – Season 1 – Episode 19

After helping a friend with mono, Rainbow becomes interested in the medical field; Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot; Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison.



American Horror Story – Double Feature – Episode 10

Mamie takes matters into her own hands. The fate of the future is revealed.


Family Guy – Season 20 – Episode 7

Peter turns the Pewterschmidt mansion into a hotel while Lois and Carter attend the funeral of Lois’ childhood nanny


Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir S4 E13

Now since Shadow Moth knows the identities of some of the superheroes, he forges a new plan to find out the identity of Ladybug. To this end, Nathalie creates a new, dangerous sentimonster: Optigami.



Chicken Squad S1 E14-20

Three young chicken siblings and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully, work together on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends.


Made in a Day S1

A behind the scenes look and deep dive into the production and history behind iconic consumer products.


Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist S1

Dian Fossey changed the way people view gorillas. She told the world how they lived and dedicated years to fighting a battle against encroaching gorilla poachers. Her obsession may have ended up killing her. Three decades after Fossey was murdered in a remote mountain cabin in Rwanda, National Geographic looks back at her life and legacy, from childhood and her early days researching in Congo, through to her arrival in Rwanda, where she spent 18 years studying and protecting the mountain gorilla population. Featured across three parts are extensive use of archival footage and still images, interviews with people who knew and worked with Dian — including Wayne McGuire, the man convicted in absentia of her murder — and the primatologist’s own writings. The series is narrated by Sigourney Weaver, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Fossey in the 1988 film `Gorillas in the Mist’.


Dog With a Blog S1-3

Two opposing step-siblings find a reason to come together when they learn that the family’s new dog can talk and even write.


The Con

Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg narrates this series exploring the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival. It reveals how the victims were fooled and shows the cost of their false trust — emotional and financial. Featuring interviews with the key people caught up in the cons, including victims and eyewitnesses, and, in some cases, law enforcement and the perpetrators themselves.



American Housewife S1-5

Katie Otto, a mother of three children, struggles to fit in with wealthy people in her new neighbourhood while looking after her husband and kids.


Friday 24th December

Encanto

A girl in Colombia faces the frustration of being the only member of her family who doesn’t have magical powers.


Far From The Tree (Short)

Parenting is tough, especially when the stakes are high. On an idyllic beach in the Pacific Northwest, curiosity gets the better of a young raccoon whose frustrated parent attempts to keep them both safe. In the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Far From the Tree, this young raccoon will learn that while there is reason to be fearful, as danger lurks around every corner, it is still possible to live with an open heart.


Life and Death in Paradise: Crocs in the Caribbean

This is a rollercoaster ride of life in the Caribbean as never seen before. Fascinating stories, unparalleled pictures and singular storytelling give a surprising and stunning insight into life in the Caribbean in two action packed episodes.



Downhill (2020)

Billie and Pete, a married couple, take a family skiing vacation to Austria. However, after having a near-death experience, they are forced to confront their relationship and feelings for each other.


Life Of Pi (2012)

Pi Patel finds a way to survive in a lifeboat that is adrift in the middle of nowhere. His fight against the odds is heightened by the company of a hyena and a male Bengal tiger.


The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

As government official Cooper (Dabney Coleman) plays a nasty game of one-upsmanship with his rival in hopes of landing a promotion, he is deceived into believing that unassuming violinist Richard (Tom Hanks) is involved in international espionage. Cooper sends his top operative, the gorgeous Maddy (Lori Singer), to charm Richard into giving himself away. The naive musician, however, is completely clueless about political intrigue and, sadly, believes he has met the woman of his dreams.



Same Time Next Christmas (2019)

Olivia Anderson, a young woman, reunites with her childhood sweetheart at a beautiful Hawaiian resort where they got separated years ago.


Fantastic Lies

On March 13, 2006 the Duke University lacrosse team threw a party that not only changed lives and ruined careers, it jeopardized the future of the sport at the school and tarnished the university’s reputation.



Silly Little Game

Silly Little Game is an ESPN 30 for 30 film that looks at the ten people, led by Daniel Okrent, who came together to form the first Rotisserie League, named after an overpriced chicken joint where they occasionally met.


This Magic Moment

In the 1990s, the Orlando Magic, Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway were the talk of the NBA not only on the court, but off it as well. So how did a partnership that burned so bright get extinguished so quickly


Al Davis vs The NFL

The story of the long-running feud between Raiders owner Al Davis and NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle – as told by the two men themselves, their spirits “recreated” using deepfake technology.


Big Shot

In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Lousy performance and poor management were driving away the hockey franchise’s loyal fan base. The team hit bottom. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for 165 million dollars. Things began to look up for the Islanders – way up. But it was all smoke and mirrors. “Big Shot” goes inside an extraordinary scandal that engulfed the Islanders. Featuring the only interview Spano has ever given about the Islanders deal, this film is an unforgettable tale of a dream that became a lie — and how a scam of such epic proportions initially went undetected.


Bryan and the Boz

Documentary in which former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth looks back on the mistakes he made as his alter ego `The Boz’, and passes along the lessons he learned to his son.



Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

An exploration of the life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard, and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a.


What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?











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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