Disney+ is starting the year in style and is offering its subscribers a myriad of exclusives, as burlesque as they are wonderful: season 2 of The Amateurs, a great novelty with the dramatic Welcome to Chippendales, Free Guy… And that’s not all!
The Amateurs season 2 – Wednesday January 4
How to start the year other than with the comeback of the Amateurs? If you had loved the adventures of this shock duo, formed by François Damiens and Vincent Dedienne, you should appreciate the new season. More explosive, funny and twisted, it promises to be the unmissable event of January!
Hidden in the Moroccan desert, Vincent and Alban had to cut ties with their former lives and their families. But when Alban learns that his mother is seriously ill, the balance of his new life shakes. Vincent, who dreams of seeing Louise again, wants to return at all costs. But the path looks perilous. Gang warfare and chemical weapons trafficking: nothing will be spared our two heroes!
Welcome to Chippendales – Wednesday January 11
Change of atmosphere with the very dark Welcome to Chippendales series, available from January 11th. This Disney+ catalog exclusive traces the atypical life of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the founder of the largest male striptease empire in the world. Obsessed with wealth and power, he is ready to eliminate anyone who stands in his way, to satisfy his ambition.
Carried by the prodigious interpretation of Kumail Nanjiani (The Eternals), of Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and of Juliette Lewis (Yellowjacket), this drama in eight episodes promises beautiful surprises, but is reserved for an informed public.
Free Guy – Friday, January 13
Ryan Reynolds, the star of Deadpool and Welcome to Wrexham, returns in Free Guy, a completely barred comedy by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Pharaohs), in which he shares the poster with Jodie Comer.
When a bank employee discovers one day that he is only a background character in a video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story, even if it means rewriting it. In a world that knows no limits, he will do everything to save his reality, before it’s too late…
Star Wars: the Bad Batch, season 2 – Wednesday, January 4
After The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni invites lovers of the Star Wars saga to discover the continuation of the adventures of the Bad Batch in an ever more thrilling new season.
Months have passed since the events of Kamino, but the members of the Bad Batch continue their journey through the Empire after the fall of the Republic. Along the way, they will encounter friends and foes – both unknown and familiar – and complete various mercenary missions that will take them to places as dangerous as they are unexpected.
This 16-episode animated series, broadcast exclusively on Disney+ from January 4, is ideal for diving back into the Star Wars saga before the big return of The Mandalorian next March.
Behind the walls of Abbey Road Studios – Friday January 6
The Abbey Road zebra crossing in London is arguably the most famous in the world. Immortalized by the legendary Beatles for the cover of the no less legendary eponymous album, he is a powerful symbol of their golden age.
If you are a fan of the group but have never had the opportunity to make the trip, Disney + offers you a wonderful journey with Behind the walls of Abbey Road studios, a documentary directed by Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney.
This film is a real intimate dive into this place that has marked the history of music. In front of the director’s camera, numerous witnesses follow one another, from the former Beatles to Elton John, via Liam and Noel Gallagher, John Williams or even George Lucas, who have come to confide in some of the most famous songs recorded within its walls.
Koala Man – Monday, January 9
Halfway between the qualitative animation of The Bad Batch and the crazy humor of the Amateurs, Disney+ invites you to discover the most incredible superhero. Stronger than Captain America, funnier than Spider-Man and more animalistic than Black Panther, here comes… Koala Man!
Kevin is a middle-aged family man. But what makes him unique is his secret activity, which turns into an obsession: enforcing the rules and eradicating petty crime in the town of Dapto, Australia. Although this town looks like any other residential area, it is the target of evil forces, both human and cosmic, who are preparing to attack the unsuspecting Daptonians.
To the chagrin of his little family, Koala Man will stop at nothing to protect his hometown, triumph over criminal masterminds, supernatural phenomena and – above all – the goons who take out their trash cans on days when the garbage collectors don’t pass.
The Amazon Rainforest: Our Earth – Friday, January 13
There’s no shortage of National Geographic documentaries on Disney+, but the addition of The Amazon Rainforest: Our Earth shouldn’t go unnoticed. Awarded at the Sundance Film Festival and acclaimed by the press, this journey to the heart of the planet’s lungs will be available on January 13 on the platform.
An immersive dive into the stubborn struggle of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau against the (illegal) overexploitation of the Amazon rainforest, this film which highlights the impressive landscapes allows viewers to rub shoulders with both the Uru-Eu-Wau- Wau, the loggers who illegitimately burn and clear their land, and the network of desperate farmers who want to colonize this protected forest.
Extraordinary – Wednesday, January 25
Have you ever dreamed of a sitcom whose heroes would have superpowers? Disney+ makes your wish come true with the very British Extraordinary!
In Jen’s world, everyone receives a power on their 18th birthday. Everyone… except her! At 25, she is still waiting to have hers. Like a caterpillar surrounded by butterflies, she feels unable to move forward, stuck between a job that doesn’t interest her and a dead-end relationship with Luke. Fortunately, her friend Carrie is there to make her life better.
THE OTHER RELEASES OF THE MONTH
Wednesday January 4:
Friday January 6:
Wednesday January 11:
- The Culture of Surfing – season 1
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