Everything Coming To Disney Plus In 2022

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Photo credit: Disney+

In March 2020 - just in time for the very first lockdown - a brand new streaming service from the Walt Disney Company arrived, in the form of Disney Plus bringing us an enormous catalogue of Disney classics and Marvel action films.

A year later in February 2022, during another lockdown, the platform significantly expanded, adding several entertainment brands to its roster, including Star which joined existing brands National Geographic, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar.

Over the two years since its release, Disney Plus has also introduced us to wildly successful original series like Wandavision, and more recently Hawkeye and Dopesick which have premiered this Autumn to rave reviews.

So, what's next for the streaming service? Well, luckily for us, Disney have already announced what we can expect to watch in 2022...

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What can I watch on Disney Plus in 2022?

TV series coming to Disney Plus in 2022

More original series are confirmed to arrive on the streaming service next year. First up is Queens which arrives on January 19th and follows four former female Hip-Hop greats as they reunite and try to recapture their fame and success (starring actual female Hip-Hop and R&B greats Eve and Brandy).

On February 2, the much-hyped Pam and Tommy starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan will debut, chronicling the story of the world's first viral sex tape video of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

Photo credit:  Erica Parise - Disney+
Photo credit: Erica Parise - Disney+

For fans of How I Met Your Mother, a spin-off series - How I Met Your Father - will also launch on Disney Plus in the Spring, starring Disney alum Hillary Duff, Kim Cattrall and Chris Lowell. Another exciting premiere is Fleishman Is In Trouble, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by popular columnist Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

Other must-see TV includes The Dropout where Amanda Seyfried will portray Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of medical tech company Theranos, whose net worth went from $4.5 billion to $0 over concerns about the company. Holmes is currently on trial in New York City, accused of fraud - which she denies.

Photo credit:  Beth Dubber - Disney+
Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Disney+


Game of Thrones favourite Maisie Williams joins the eclectic cast of Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols biopic series Pistol, while the The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani stars in Immigrant another biographical series about Somen 'Steve' Banerjee who founded American male striptease group, Chippendales.

Familiar faces also return, including Ewan McGregor reviving his Star Wars alter-ego of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mark Ruffalo will make an appearance as the Hulk in the Marvel spin-off She-Hulk who will be played by Tatiana Maslany.

Documentaries coming to Disney Plus in 2022

As well as drama and comedy series making their way to Disney Plus in 2022, there are various docu-series heading to the streaming service as well.

Standouts include Welcome to Wrexham, which follows the people and communities of Wrexham, Wales as their football team is bought by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and Dear Mama a docuseries about the late rapper Tupac and his mother, Afeni Shakur who was an activist and former Black Panther.

Films coming to Disney Plus in 2022

The long-awaited 2022 arrival of Cheaper By The Dozen - by the creator of Black-Ish Kenya Barris - is edging closer as is and is Hocus Pocus will also have a sequel almost thirty years after the first film starring Sarah Jessica Parker aired in 1993.

Photo credit: Disney+
Photo credit: Disney+

Disenchanted - the sequel to Enchanted - is also slated to arrive in Autumn 2022, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey, while Joey King becomes The Princess in the summer and Kaitlyn Dever stars as Rosaline, the cousin of Juliet and ex-girlfriend of Romeo...

As for other upcoming Disney movies, which are likely to be released in 2023 and beyond, there's the remake of 1993 film Three Men And A Baby, but this time starring Zac Efron instead of Tom Sellick and a Lion King prequel directed by Moonlight's Barry Jenkins with a soundtrack masterminded by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams.

The Little Mermaid is another live-action remake is also expected in the Spring of 2023 to the platform, starring Halle (from Chloe & Halle) while there's no date yet for the Pinnochio remake starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Sister Act 3 starring Whoopi Goldberg.

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Photo credit: Afro Newspaper/Gado - Getty Images

And, in case you've missed what the service already offers, scroll down to read the best existing movies, riveting documentaries and hype-y TV series that have caught ELLE's attention...

Best films on Disney Plus UK

Star also brought a vast collection of films (more than 280 additions) to Disney Plus with award winners like The Favourite and The Grand Budapest Hotel, classics like Cocktail, 9 to 5, Die Hard, Working Girl and Moulin Rouge and comfort bringers The Devil Wears Prada, Pretty Woman and There's Something About Mary.

As well as the aforementioned hit movies, there are a lot of Disney cartoon classics on the platform, but also if the film has a Disney update that will be included to. For instance with the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast - both the 1991 version and 2017 Emma Watson-starring one are available.

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

Then there are teen favourites like The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical (yes one, two and three), Freaky Friday and more. Pixar movies like Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Brave and all four Toy Story franchises are in the mix too. There's also Soul, the beautiful Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey-starring animation about life, death and the circle of life and Beyoncé's internet-breaking (and Naomi Campbell, Jay-Z, Lupita Nyong'o and Blue Ivy-starring movie) visual album Black Is King to accompany her Lion King soundtrack album Spirit.

Photo credit: Parkwood - Disney
Photo credit: Parkwood - Disney

Plus, the filmed Broadway performance of Hamilton, starring the original award-winning cast (including creator, Lin Manuel Miranda), an extra bonus for those who hadn't yet had the chance to nab tickets after its arrival in the West End.

As both Marvel and Star Wars are now owned by Disney, all the Marvel films - from the Avengers series to the individual superhero stories like Thor, Black Panther and Captain Marvel are included - as are all the Star Wars originals, prequels and sequels. This also includes the long-awaited 2022 Marvel releases like Black Widow and Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Best TV shows on Disney Plus UK

The addition of Star brought beloved series like Modern Family, Donald Glover's Atlanta, series 1-5 of Black-ish, eight seasons of Desperate Housewives, Lost, Prison Break and 15 whole seasons of Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy and eight seasons of Kerry Washington-starring drama Scandal to the service.

Photo credit: Disney Plus - ABC
Photo credit: Disney Plus - ABC

Seemingly aware of the increased amount of TV shows and films aimed at adults rather than kids, the platform has also introduced a new series of parental controls like limiting access to certain age ratings and adding PIN numbers.

As well as the many series Star brings, Disney Channel favourites like Boy Meets World, Hannah Montana, Kim Possible, Recess and That's So Raven are naturally included. Plus, over 600 episodes of The Simpsons are on the roster.

Best Documentaries on Disney Plus

Disney Plus is also the streaming home to National Geographic, so there are some incredible nature documentaries available like The Flood, Diana: In Her Own Words (about the Princess of Wales), Stonehenge Decoded and Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron.


Last year, Meghan Markle made her first post-royal life voiceover debut, lending her voice to narrate Elephant - a gorgeously shot documentary following a herd of elephants on their arduous journey as they travel 1,000 miles from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi River, when each respective pool of water dries up.

Best new Disney Plus Originals

As ever, a new streaming series doesn't just play licensed content. Some of the Disney Plus originals have been the most hyped upcoming TV shows and films.

There is a Lady of the Tramp remake film and then new series including a High School Musical one, Encore! starring Kristen Bell and The Mandalorian.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios



In January 2021, the outlet premiered its first Avengers-spin off series,WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and Vision, respectively which has garnered rave reviews. The show depicts the two superheroes as they settle in suburbia (and try to conceal their powers), starting with the 1950s and moving on in time with each episode, but soon realise everything is not as it seems...

Months later Hailee Steinfeld was introduced to fans in Hawkeye, as well as other Avengers spin offs like The Falcon And The Winter Soldier - starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan - and Loki which saw Tom Hiddleston reprise his villainous character and step out of the shadows of his Avenger brother, Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

In the Autumn, Dopesick - starring Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever and Will Poulter - was released, earning Golden Globe nominations in the process. As too did the National Geographic eight-part series chronicling the life of soul singer Aretha Franklin (Genius: Aretha) who passed away in 2018, portrayed by Cynthia Erivo.

How much does Disney Plus UK cost?

In line with the new addition of Star on February 23, Disney Plus has increased its cost from (£5.99 per month or £59.99 for the year) to £7.99, or £79.90 annually (roughly equating to £6.66 per month).

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