It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some new content to arrive on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland including Searchlight Pictures “Summer Of Soul”, along with new episodes of Disney+ and Star Originals. Disney’s biggest new film, “Jungle Cruise” is also released on Disney+ Premier Access.
Here’s the rundown:
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jungle Cruise will be available in theatres and on Disney+ Premier Access for an additional fee.
Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)
Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music and fashion.
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 12 (Finale)
While the Wildcats head to Salt Lake Slices to digest the excitement of opening night – and a pizza or two – Miss Jenn continues to experience tunnel vision over the Menkie Awards. Mr. Mazzara shows his softer side; Ricky reevaluates a party crasher; Gina speaks her truth; and Nini makes a life-altering call.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Episode 6
After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” must devise a plan to defeat him.
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 14
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The Gloaming – Episode 8 (Finale)
The investigation comes to a head as Gareth takes Molly hostage at knifepoint. Alex is captured by William and the Crofters.
War Of The Worlds – Season 2 – Episode 3
Without telling Emily or her parents anything, Bill decides with Zoe to test Emily the bioweapon he hopes he can use against the Aliens. Catherine, for her part, has had difficulty managing her grief since Mokrani’s death. She now has one thing on her mind: to find out who Bill Ward is and find him. Sophia is ready to help him, but Nathan hesitates.
Rebel – Episode 10 – Finale
Rebel, Cruz, Lana and Ziggy round up an army of support to bring the Stonemore Medical case to a close.
Love, Victor – Season 2 – Episode 7
Victor discovers a surprising secret Benji’s been keeping.
Grown-Ish – Season 3 – Episode 14
Vivek has a new experience with Heidi and Aaron and Doug struggle to adjust their views on sexuality and masculinity. Nomi and her new baby Luna return to Cal U. Junior shows up to fight for Sky.
Harley, a psychologically imbalanced fighter pilot, is entrusted the responsibility of destroying Saddam Hussein’s nuclear plants while competing against a rival pilot.
Hot Shots! Part Deux
After retiring from the United States Navy, Topper Harley, a war hero, becomes a monk. The CIA sends him on a mission to Iraq to save the last rescue team and the hostages held captive by the Iraqis.
Viking Warrior Women
Drama led documentary follows the life of Signe, an orphaned Chief’s daughter, who driven by revenge becomes an explorer and trader in the lands of the Rus Vikings.
Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon.
What are you going to watch on Disney+ this weekend?