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 this week, which includes the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland”. There are new episodes of Disney+ and Star Originals including “Big Shot”, “Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, “Solar Opposites” and a new series of “Grown-ish”. Plus there are some new additions to the library.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change and the availability of content can change between countries.
Friday 30th April
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
22 Vs Earth
Set before the events of “Soul,” the original short is directed by 21-year Pixar veteran Kevin Nolting. “While making ‘Soul,’ we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie,” said Nolting. “‘22 vs. Earth’ was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.”
In the short, 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life.
Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
In Assembled: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, you’ll find out everything you’ll need to know about the making of this hard hitting, high-flying series.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 6
Set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Big Shot – Episode 3
After getting ousted from the NCAA, a men’s basketball coach is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an elite private high school. He soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and oﬀ the court.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 4
Woohoo. School’s out, so the Solars make a splash at summer camp.
Filthy Rich – Episode 4
Rose offers the Monreaux home as a safe haven for Ginger and her mother; Tina reveals to Ginger that she knows who the mysterious stalker is; Reverend Paul threatens Margaret, leading her to turn to unlikely allies for help.
neXt – Episode 8
Next causes an elderly couple to get lost by manipulating GPS data. LeBlanc tries to plant a virus on the server but must break in to ZAVA first. Shea and Ty disagree on how to protect their family.
Dollface – Episode 9
Jules and the girls explore what it means to be a feminist while attending the Women’s March in an homage to a classic story.
Secrets Of Sulphur Springs – Episodes 1- 5
The 11-episode series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to the small town of Sulphur Springs and take ownership of The Tremont, an abandoned hotel, in hopes of restoring it into the lively vacation destination it once was. As Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Along the way, Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, mystery-obsessed classmate. Together, they uncover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time. In the past, they’ll attempt to uncover the key to solving this unsolved mystery, a mystery that affects everyone close to them.
Grown-Ish – Season 3 – Episode 1 – Star Original
It’s Junior year and the gang throws an HBCU-themed Homecoming party to kick off the semester at their new off-campus house. Zoey returns from her summer internship abroad and realizes that she has to confront her feelings for Aaron and Luca quickly. When she learns about Luca’s grand gesture last semester, she needs to decide how she feels about it while balancing the high demand of her dream job, working for Joey Bada$$. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is left to deal with some of the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break, including an unexpected reveal of someone expecting.
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
The story revolves around the White Fang and Henry who get washed away by the ocean current. They land up in a tribal area and help the tribals in saving their sacred land.
NASA astronauts observe that a large asteroid will hit earth in the next eighteen days and destroy life. They realise that their only hope of survival is Harry Stamper, an oil driller.
The 25th Hour
Monty Brogan, a drug dealer in New York, spends his last 24 hours of freedom before he goes to jail for seven years reconnecting with his father, friends and girlfriend.
9-11 – Season 3
The first responders are called to action when a massive tsunami hits Santa Monica. Having suffered injuries while on the job last season, Buck struggles in rejoining the team, while a modern-day mystery unfolds as Athena reflects back on how she became a policewoman.
South Pacific (1959)
Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he’s fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him — and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?