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 during the week. It’s another bumper week for Disney+ subscribers, with two series returning for new seasons and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change
Wednesday 5th January 2022
Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett – Episode 2
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
The Big Leap – Episode 6
With the premiere of the show only a day away, Brittney and Simon get a surprise visit from their overbearing mother. Gabby and Brittney find common ground, while Justin and Simon grow closer. Meanwhile, the network tasks Nick with pulling together a live after-show and the men of “The Big Leap” help Reggie navigate his romantic life.
Mixedish – Season 1 – Episode 21
fter learning that scientists predict the ozone layer will be depleted in 20 years, Rainbow panics and tries to implement Earth Day at school; Rainbow is forced to takes matters into her own hands to fight for the cause.
Bless The Harts – Season 2 – Episode 22
Jenny ignores Jesus’ advice on a moral conundrum and causes problems in Louise’s life with her new take on the truth; Betty and Wayne turn to Travis for spiritual healing when they refuse to see a doctor about their medical problems.
The Wonder Years – Episode 3
When Dean stumbles upon some racy literature and shares it with friends at school, Bill and Lillian must navigate uncharted territory as parents.
Sydney to the Max S3 E11-15
Sydney, a middle school student, and her father, Max, encounter different challenges in their daily lives, which they solve thanks to help from her grandmother Judy and their familial bond.
Ready for Preschool Shorts S2
Music videos with Disney characters help prepare children for preschool, with lessons on hygiene, shapes, rhyming, and more.
Higglytown Heroes S1
Kip, Wayne, Eubie and Twinkle are a group of friends who live in Higglytown. They love singing and their best friend, Fran, is a red squirrel. The series focuses on everyday community characters like grocers, librarians, and mail carriers. The kids of Higglytown learn the importance of different jobs and have fun around their neighborhood together.
Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer put their storytelling acumen to work as executive producers of “Breakthrough,” a series of hourlong documentaries highlighting the stories, people, and technology behind the world’s most cutting-edge scientific innovations. After considering more than 100 scientific topics for the series, the pair — helped by National Geographic archives and research, along with the scientific resources of partner GE — selected biotechnology, neuroscience, anti-aging technology, alternative energy, water conservation, and global pandemics
Lawless Oceans S1
“How do I solve homicides with no bodies, no evidence and no forensics?” asks special investigator Karsten von Hoesslin, who found himself in such a predicament while trying to piece together the truth behind a quadruple murder at sea. In 2014, cellphone footage from a mysterious address in Fiji goes viral. The 10-minute clip shows four men clinging to wreckage in the middle of the ocean. Then, one by one, the men are brutally shot and killed. No one knows exactly where it happened, why, or who committed these crimes. In “Lawless Oceans,” von Hoesslin relentlessly pursues clues and angles, tracks down and interviews eyewitnesses, material witnesses and families of the victims, and seeks the support of fellow experts to determine who is responsible. Along the way — painting a dark, grim picture of lawless international oceans — he encounters drug smuggling, people trafficking, illegal fishing, and piracy.
The Witch Doctor Will See You Now S1
Piers Gibbon once hosted a National Geographic special called “Eating With Cannibals” that featured the British explorer in Papua New Guinea with a tribe that still practices cannibalism. Perhaps after that experience it makes sense that Gibbon presents “The Witch Doctor Will See You Now.” The four hourlong episodes document some of the world’s most ancient and extreme medical practices, from the snake-soup healer in Hong Kong to the chicken-massaging witch doctors in the African country of Cameroon. Gibbon is joined by volunteer patients who are seeking cures to their own ailments, something Western medicine has failed to achieve.
Big Sky S2 E1
Cassie distracts herself with work, while Jenny recovers from her near-death experience, but it won’t be long before a mysterious accident leads them to cross paths. Ronald is wrapped up in something he can’t get out of.
The story of an organization that employs mind-wiped humans known as Dolls.
Bob’s Burgers S11
A third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher, deals with various situations while running his dream restaurant with the help of his uptight wife and their three underachieving kids.
Thursday 6th January 2022
This Is Us – Seasons 1 – 5
Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their kids (the big three), Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfilment in the present day along with Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.
This Is Us – Season 6 – Episode 1
The Big Three celebrate their 41st birthday.
Friday 7th January 2022
Born Wild: The Next Generation
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day; presenting stories of hope and giving viewers a revealing look at the planet’s next generation of baby animals and their ecosystems, which face daunting environmental changes.
Where Oceans Collide
The flora and fauna between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean is unparalleled. The surface of the water is teeming with sardines and striped marlin, and parrots nests on the slopes of volcanoes while lava bubbles beneath them.
This documentary sees a team of four paleontologists dissect a silicon replica of Tyrannosaurus.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Sutter, a spoilt young man, and Aimee, a studious girl, develop a special bond and fall in love. However, they must overcome the challenges life throws their way, in order to stay together.
The Book Thief (2013)
Liesel lives with her foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann in Nazi Germany. She finds solace from the horrors around her by stealing books from the mayor’s house to learn new words.
Hope Floats (1998)
After learning about her husband’s affair with her best friend on national TV, Birdee returns to her hometown. However, she soon finds herself attracted to her childhood crush.
The Big Short (2015)
In the mid-2000s, a few finance experts observe the instability in the US housing market and predict its collapse. Through their research, they discover the flaws and corruption in the system.
Marley and Me (2008)
A happily married couple’s life changes after they adopt a free-spirited pup named Marley who, along with his antics, manages to teach them and their children important life lessons.
“Believeland” is Cleveland to the core. It’s the story of the fans whose love and loyalty have endured despite half a century of losing, and the spiritual and economic impact of sports in a city that has suffered more than its share of scorn.
The Birth of Big Air
Director Spike Jonze and “Jackass” prankster Johnny Knoxville produced this unconventional portrait of BMX rider Mat Hoffman, a fearless, trailblazing biker who went pro when he was only 16 and helped build the sport of BMX Freestyle.
Elway to Marino
Revealing a behind the scenes look at the 1983 Draft that changed the NFL, which saw a record six QBs taken in the first round with John Elway going number 1 and Dan Marino slipping to number 27.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?