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

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--Untitled Cassian Andor Series (to debut during year two): Diego Luna will be back as Cassian Andor in this spy thriller set in the early years of the Rebellion, before the events of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Alan Tudyk also returns as K-2SO. Stephen Schiff ("The Americans") will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Other scripted live-action series:

--"High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" (available at launch): A 10-episode scripted series (in the mockumentary style) following a group of students preparing to put on East High's first-ever production of "High School Musical."

--"Diary of a Female President" (to debut during year one): A series following a 12-year-old Cuban American girl navigating the highs and lows of middle school as she journeys to become the future president of the United States. Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin") and Emily Gipson ("I Can and I Will") will serve as executive producers with Ilana Pen(TILDE)a ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend").

--"Love, Simon" (release TBA): Set in the world of the 2018 film "Love, Simon," the half-hour series will follow Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School who has to adjust to living in a new city while dealing with family issues and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon for help.

Animated series:

 

--"Forky Asks a Question" (available at launch): "Toy Story 4" breakout Forky has important questions about how the world works. All of these questions and more will be explored in a series of 10 shorts.

--"SparkShorts" (available at launch): A series of experimental shorts from Pixar's program designed to discover new talent and explore new storytelling techniques from artists across the studio.

--"Monsters at Work" (2020): Set six months after the events of the original "Monsters, Inc.," this new series will follow Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), who works as a young mechanic on the Monsters Inc. facilities team. His dream is to work his way up to the Laugh Floor, to make kids laugh along with his idols Mike and Sully. The series cast includes "Monsters, Inc." vets Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, Bob Peterson and Jennifer Tilly, as well as newcomers Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach and Stephen Stanton.

--"Marvel's What If...?" (summer 2021): The MCU's first animated series will introduce the Watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright, and feature stories set in alternate realities spun from pivotal moments in the MCU. The voice cast will include established MCU actors reprising their characters.

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