The House of Mouse certainly knows how to deliver quality content – and this September there’s a whole range of new shows and films coming onto Disney+. From a Marvel spin-off series, to a Lang Lang special, take a look below to find your next obsession.
The Little Mermaid – September 6
Disney has been on a spree of turning its most famous illustrated stories into live-action movies from Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella to Mulan and The Lion King (although you could argue that was animated just with realistic CGI effects) . The Little Mermaid, which was released in May, was a particularly good remake, with Halle Bailey playing Ariel, Melissa McCarthy playing Ursula and Javier Bardem playing King Triton.
I Am Groot – Season 2 – September 6
This Marvel spin-off series follows the adventures of Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). Made up of five shorts, the series makes for a breezy and fun watch: Groot gets up to all sorts of mischief with Bradley Cooper’s Rocket, James Gunn as a wrist watch, and Trevor Devall as Iwua the shapeshifting alien.
Welcome To Wrexham – Season 2 – September 13
It was a story so fun and unbelievable that it really had to become a TV show: in 2020, actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Welsh football club Wrexham for around £2 million. Welcome To Wrexham, which picked up two Critics’ Choice awards and was nominated for six Emmys, follows the efforts of the actors as they try to revive the club and climb the ladder into the football league. The second season of the docu-series promises more gripping drama as Reynolds and McElhenney continue to marshal Wales’ oldest football club.
Animals Up Close With Bertie Gregory – September 13
In this six-part National Geographic docu-series, filmmaker Bertie Gregory travels the world discovering incredible wildlife and natural phenomenons, such as coral reefs and huge Pacific waves. Each episode focuses respectively on pumas, killer whales, wild dogs, hunting sea lions, forest elephants and ray fish.
Lang Lang Plays Disney – September 15
One of the world’s most famous musicians, Lang Lang has won over audiences around the globe with his masterful command of the piano. In Lang Lang Plays Disney, a film of a one-night-only special concert which took place at the Royal Albert Hall, the Chinese musician’s astonishing talents are on full display.
Mr. Mercedes – Seasons 1 to 3 – September 20
An adaptation of Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy novels, Mr. Mercedes follows ex-detective Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) who is being taunted by a killer nicknamed Mr. Mercedes. Even though he is now retired, Hodges becomes increasingly determined to catch the murderer.
The Kardashians – Season 4 – Premiere – September 28
America’s royal family are back four a fourth season of their new reality TV show, The Kardashians. Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the show that made Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall and Kris famous, concluded in 2021 after 20 seasons.