It’s the start of a brand new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand this week, which includes the return of “Criminal Minds” and the finale of “Willow”.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change
Monday 9th January 2023
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
An all-new sequel series to George Lucas’s 1988 fantasy adventure “Willow”. The Nelwyn sorcerer returns, years after rescuing the infant empress Elora Danan, to lead group of misfit heroes on a harrowing rescue mission through a world beyond imagination.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 – Episode 203 “The Solitary Clone”
When the new season opens, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?
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.