It’s 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 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
Welcome To Chippendales
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.
Willow – Episode 8 – Finale
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.
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.
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.
The Resident – Season 6 – New Episode
After a teenage boy is taken into Chastain for falling unconscious from a suspicious pill, Conrad takes action to find the boy’s brother before he meets the same fate; Dr. Bell deals with being served court papers from a former patient.
Big Sky – Season 3 – Episode 4
Jenny and Beau investigate the bloody murder of a woman in her own backyard. Buck grows increasingly suspicious of Sunny. Cassie and Cormac discover something unimaginable out on the trail.
Snowfall – Season 5
During the budding drug epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, a crime family decides to make money selling cocaine. Meanwhile, a CIA operative also gets involved.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 13 – Episode 2
The Belchers’ Labor Day lake trip goes south when they end up trapped in their cabin hiding from what lurks outside.
Gannibal – New Episode
After causing a major incident, police officer Daigo Agawa takes his wife and daughter to live in the remote mountain village of Kuge. It seems the perfect place to recover from the ordeal, despite the mysterious disappearance of a previous officer posted there. One day, the body of an old woman is found on the mountain. The Goto family says she was attacked by a bear, but Daigo notices a human bite mark. It soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems in the village.
Between the World and Us – New Episode
When Tolga finds out about the accident, he wants to go to Ilkin, but he’s afraid of his feelings.
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.
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.