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Everything you need to know about Disney's new streaming service, Disney+

Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

WHAT CAN YOU WATCH ON IT?

Disney has said the service will host more than 7,500 television episodes, 400 older films and 100 recent theatrical releases in its first year. Also during this first year, Disney+ is slated to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials.

WHAT ORIGINAL TV SERIES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED?

Marvel (live-action):

--"The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" (fall 2020): An MCU series, set after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," following Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (aka Winter Soldier). They are two of Steve Rogers' (aka Captain America) closest friends.

--"WandaVision" (spring 2021): A show about Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Vision, played by Paul Bettany. The show also will introduce MCU fans to the grown-up Monica Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris. A much younger Monica made her MCU debut in 2019's "Captain Marvel ."

 

--"Loki" (spring 2021): The god of mischief will be the focus of this series, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the fan-favorite villain Loki.

--"Hawkeye" (fall 2021): The show that will introduce Kate Bishop (whom comic book fans also know as Hawkeye) to the MCU. Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton also will be there.

"Star Wars" (live-action):

--"The Mandalorian" (available at launch): Set somewhere in the outer reaches of the galaxy, some time between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order -- meaning between the events of "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens" -- "The Mandalorian" is a space western starring "Game of Thrones" alum Pedro Pascal as the titular blaster-slinger. Written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, the show is the first live-action "Star Wars" spinoff series. The cast also includes Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. Dave Filoni, known for his work in "Star Wars" animation, is the director of the first episode.

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