Disney+ Announces Its Season’s Streaming Specials in Time for the Holidays

If you’re thinking of catching up with your watchlist over at Disney’s highly popular streaming platform, then you may want to include a sizeable amount of time to your holiday streaming pleasure. Officially launching its Season’s Streaming Specials, Disney+ has revealed its collection of new series to watch out for in the coming weeks.

Check out these new series and other holiday specials that you don’t want to miss. Let us know what you think about these new holiday streaming content and which one are you most excited about.

Save Our Squad with David Beckham – November 9, 2022

It’s cool to get picked last… David Beckham was.

Zootopia+ (Shorts) – November 9, 2022

In honor of Filipino American History Month, host Jenny Lorenzo talks with Zootopia+ director Josie Trinidad about representation, her journey, and what audiences can expect from the new series of shorts streaming November 9.”

The Santa Clauses – November 16, 2022

Scott Calvin is back! After being Santa Claus for nearly thirty years, he’s as jolly as ever. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic. Scott struggles to keep up with the demands of the job, as well as being there for his family. Upon discovering there is a way to retire from his post, Scott considers stepping down as Santa Claus and finding a worthy successor so that he can become a better father and husband.

Limitless with Chris Hemsworth – November 16, 2022

What if you could combat aging and discover the full potential of the human body? Global movie star Chris Hemsworth explores this revolutionary idea in the new National Geographic original series, “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth,” created by Darren Aronofsky and hailing from his production company Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia. Entertaining, immersive and life-changing, “Limitless” rewrites the rulebook on living better for longer. Coming to Disney+ November 16.

Disenchanted – November 18, 2022

Discover a fairy tale with a wicked twist. Disenchanted, an Original movie, starts streaming November 18 on Disney+. It has been more than ten years since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy. Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.

Mickey: The Story of a Mouse – November 18, 2022

“Once upon a time, there was a mouse. Mickey: The Story of a Mouse is streaming November 18, only on Disney+.”

Best in Snow – November 18, 2022

“We’ve assembled the finest snow carvers, but who will win this ice-cold competition? ❄️ Best in Snow, an original special, is streaming November 18, only on Disney+.”

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium – November 20, 2022

“Exclusively streamed live on Disney+ on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is a once-in-a-lifetime live, global original concert event that offers fans from around the world a front-row seat to witness the groundbreaking magic of the Rocket Man back at Dodger Stadium.

The historic three-hour livestream, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment, will showcase Elton John as audiences have never seen him before, paying tribute to the icon and the seminal moment in 1975 that cemented his global success. The concert will begin with “Countdown to Elton Live” from Dodger Stadium, beginning at 7:30 PST / 10:30 EST.”

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – November 25, 2022

“This holiday season is going to be out of this world.”

The Hip Hop Nutcracker – November 25, 2022

“Reimagined, reinvented, remixed. The Hip Hop Nutcracker, an Original special, is streaming November 25 on Disney+.”

Willow – November 30, 2022

“The story began when an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne. Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible. “Willow” also stars Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Joanne Whalley. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, Ron Howard, and Samie Kim Falvey serve as executive producers. Writers are John Bickerstaff, Hannah Friedman, and Jonathan Kasdan. The producers are Stephen Woolfenden, Julia Cooperman, Hameed Shaukat, and Max Taylor.”

Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays – December 2, 2022

“‘Tis the season to sing along with Pentatonix. 🎄🎶 PTX Around The World for the Holidays is streaming December 2 on Disney+!”

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules – December 2, 2022

“⚠️Break the rules⚠️ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, an all-new Original movie is streaming this December 2 exclusively on @DisneyPlus. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” is an all-new animated movie based on the second book in Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular book series. The original song from the film, “Can You Smell Us Now,” written and produced by Jon Levine, with lyrics by Jeff Kinney, and performed by Jimmy Tatro, is also available. Be sure to check everything out, and don’t forget to watch “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” on December 2, 2022, when it premieres on Disney+. The riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley continue in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” focusing this time around on his complicated relationship with older brother Rodrick. A spikey-haired high school student, Rodrick is lazy and undisciplined and spends way too much time practicing with his rock band, Löded Diper. While he loves to torment Greg, he ultimately has a deep affection for his younger brother. Directed by Luke Cormican (“Teen Titans Go!) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” features the voices of Brady Noon (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Ethan William Childress (“mixed-ish”), Edward Asner (“Up”), Chris Diamantopoulos (“Silicon Valley”), Erica Cerra (“Power Rangers”), and Hunter Dillon (“Deadpool 2”). “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” features the original song, “Can You Smell Us Now,” written and produced by Jon Levine, with lyrics by Jeff Kinney, and performed by Jimmy Tatro.”

Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage? – December 9, 2022

Idina Menzel, who lent her voice to one of Disney’s most beloved princesses of the past decade with Frozen‘s Elsa, is getting the biodoc treatment via Disney Branded Television and Disney+.

Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage? is a feature documentary that will focus on the life and career of the Tony winner and culminate in her headlining a concert at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City after a nationwide tour.

Which Way to the Stage? will premiere on the streaming service Dec. 9.

Credits: The Hollywood Reporter

Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again – December 9, 2022

“In “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again,” Nick Daley is following in his father’s footsteps as night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, so he knows what happens when the sun goes down. But when the maniacal ruler Kahmunrah escapes, it is up to Nick to save the museum once and for all.”

Credits: Collider

National Treasure: Edge of History – December 14, 2022

Jess Valenzuela, a 20-year-old Dreamer, sets off on an exploration to discover the mystery of her family history, and, with the help of her friends, seeks to recover historical lost treasure.

Le Pupille – December 16, 2022

“The Pupils (the Italian title is “Le Pupille”) is a coming-of-age fable centered around innocence, greed and fantasy that follows rebellious little girls at a Catholic boarding school in the run-up to Christmas during an imaginary wartime. It’s a film about desires, pure and selfish; about freedom and devotion, about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of the girls within the confines of the strict boarding school. Though the obedient girls can’t move, their pupils can dance the unrestrained dance of freedom.”

Credits: Variety

Encanto at The Hollywood Bowl – December 28, 2022

“Celebrate the holiday season with the Madrigal family as the storied Hollywood Bowl transforms into the magical Casita from “Encanto” in a show-stopping concert event, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” with a special introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda. From Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions (“Among the Stars,” Emmy Award®-winning “Adele: One Night Only,” “GRAMMYS®”), the all-new original special will be available to stream on Wednesday, Dec. 28, only on Disney+.”

ICYMI: Lucasfilm Releases Latest Willow Trailer and Poster

We’re just counting the weeks before we see the return of the titular 80s magical hero that we all know and love. And after more than 30 years, Lucasfilms follows the saga of Willow Ufgood as he embarks on another quest to save his world and foil the plans of an even greater foe. Slated to stream over at Disney+, this latest offering is a sequel to the original, self-titled 1988 film.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest trailer of this much-awaited series. 

The series will pick up the story of the sorcerer Willow (played by Warwick Davis) after he successfully protected Elora against the evil forces of Queen Bavmorda. And after more than three decades, it seems that there is another looming threat that hangs over the peaceful world of Andowyne.

There is a lot to unpack in these trailers, and one thing is for sure: there are even larger enemies and evils that are conspiring to destroy everything that Andowyne stands for.

Without giving too many details, the second trailer foreshadows the magnitude of the threat that they face. But our hero will not be alone: Willow will be joined by old and new allies that will aid him in vanquishing this new treacherous evil. But I guess we just have to wait and see until the first episode in the series arrives on the streaming platform on November 30, 2022.  

Other than Warwick, the cast of “Willow” also includes Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, along with Joanne Whalley, who reprises her role of Sorsha from the original 80s film.

Check out this latest promotional poster as well. I love the artwork featured in this poster as it underscores the typical Lucasfilm art that the production company has been known for. 

So what do you think of the new Willow series? Will you add this to your must-watch series over at Disney+? Drop your comments below to jumpstart the conversation. 

Marvel Studios Drops the First Official Trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

The internet is set ablaze again with Disney and Marvel Studio dropping the first official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Kicking off MCU’s Phase Five of the Multiverse Saga, we finally get to see what is probably the most conniving and evil version of Kang the Conqueror. Watch the reveal below.

Thanks to this trailer, we finally have a closer look at the inner workings of the Quantum Realm including some of its mysterious residents. In contrast to the idea that was left in the minds of fans after seeing the return of Janet Van Dyne (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum world, it now seems that this dimension is not entirely uninhabitable.

Owing to the scientific genius of Scott’s daughter Cassie, the family is now thrown back to the Quantum Realm to face the ultimate nemesis of the multiverse saga. This version of Kang is entirely different from his variant from the Loki Disney+ series, and is hinted to be the most brutally calculating of them all. And with the apparent secrecy of Janet Van Dyne with regards to her knowledge of this dimension, the MCU as we know it, will never be the same again.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania stars Jonathan Majors, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeifer and Paul Rudd, and will land in cinemas on February 17, 2023.

Henry Cavill Will Return as Superman

Though this post may not necessarily be connected with any Disney franchise, it is certainly worth mentioning. After leaks of the recent post-credit scene of Warner Bros’ Black Adam went viral online, I guess the cat’s out of the bag already. I will not say that much with regards to the heavily spoiled Black Adam post-credit scene but will let the Man of Steel himself do the talking. Because as of today, Superman star Henry Cavill has finally confirmed that the legendary Kryptonian will be back in the big screen.

The unofficial reveal came by the way of Cavill’s Instagram post that confirms his return in the DCEU. After the exasperating leak, fans speculated that Henry Cavill’s appearance might only be a sort of one-shot cameo. However, The Witcher star’s Instagramable post has now put all of these speculations at rest. Watch this.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And yes, we heard you loud and clear Henry. With an image that highlights the Man of Steel as we saw him in Black Adam, Cavill confirms that “the image you see in this post and what you saw at the end of Black Adam are just a very small taste of what’s to come”. Understandably, he kept mum about this reveal until such time that the latest DCEU anti-hero film has made its rounds in cinemas. There is no definite date yet on when the next Superman film will come out, but fans will agree that its already a bit overdue considering that it was way back in 2017 that we last saw the Kryptonian in action in Justice League.

Although it may have come as a stunner to some to see him back in the role of Superman, it’s not entirely surprising. Rumors about his return have been spreading lately despite the obvious delays and apparent difficulty of WB’s management to keep it as a secret. This is partly due to the fact that Cavill has now become a household name that is synonymous with the Man of Steel himself, and that replacing him at this point is close to impossible without receiving some serious backlash from fans. He has reprised the role in Batman v. Superman and Justice League, he is well-suited to the character, and has become the definitive Superman for a new generation. Love them or hate them, these modern iterations of Superman has now solidified Cavill’s role in the DCEU franchise, and is now like the steering wheel of the entire DC cinematic universe.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to catch Black Adam in your local cinema starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Aldis Hodge, and Pierce Brosnan.

List of Facts for Pixar Putt: 2019 Limited-Time Attraction in Melbourne

Next year, Disney and Pixar are going to blend the latter’s recognizable franchises with the sport of golf, and it’s going to happen Down Under. You read right; a Disney-Pixar mini-golf course will be opened for a month in Melbourne, inviting families for a putting good time on the green.

The so-called “Pixar Putt” will have guests take on a whimsical golfing experience with a course and holes inspired by various Disney-Pixar properties and characters. The fun is for all ages and the challenges can be adjusted accordingly. Here’s a list of what to expect from Pixar Putt in Melbourne:

  • Pixar Putt will run one month, from January 4 to February 3, 2019.
  • The Pixar Putt course will be set up at River Terrace, Federation Square, close to Princes Walk and the Yarra River.
  • There are two course options available: a shorter 30-40-minute 9-hole course or the full 18 holes taking from 1 to 1.5 hours; each run is for groups of 4.
  • Pixar Putt will provide all the golfing equipment needed; just bring yourself in suitable golfing gear.
  • Tickets can be booked at Pixar Putt’s ticket booth from 10 AM to 5 PM, or online at pixarputt.com.au
  • Tickets are needed for guests of at least 3 years old; child ticket rates are for until age 14, with the rest being priced as adult tickets.
  • Family ticket packages for Pixar Putt are in groups of 4, either 2 adults-2 children or 1 adult-3 children.
  • Aside from the golf course itself, Pixar Putt will also be offering Disney-Pixar merchandise on site with some exclusive items not to be found anywhere else.
  • Since Pixar Putt is outdoors, they will extend validity of paid tickets in case the session is rained out, up to the following seven days.

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For more information on Pixar Putt, Australians and tourists to Melbourne can check out the limited event’s official website. Tickets can also be booked there.

List of Themed Stroller Variants Offered by Fantasy Stroller Company in Disney World

Even in theme park complexes like Walt Disney World there are companies doing business performing necessary services for the endless number of guests coming every day. That includes banks, shops, and even some rental services that provide strollers for parents with young children. And Fantasy Stroller Company has a way to stand out from others.

Though not affiliated to Disney itself, Fantasy Stroller has created two Disney-inspired designs for their children’s strollers that will tickle the fantastical or sci-fi fancies of very young fans. Here’s a list of themed strollers they have to offer guests going to Walt Disney World

  • Cinderella Carriage – for the little Princesses ($132)

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  • Millennium Falcon – for the young heroes of the Rebel Alliance ($130)

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The prices quoted above will make the strollers available to guests for 8 hours, to be delivered by Fantasy Strollers to Disney World upon request. For more details, visit their official Facebook page and official website now.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

We’re just counting the days before Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms hit theaters on November 2, 2018. A re-imagining of the classic fairy tale of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutrcracker and the Mouse King, this upcoming live action film from Disney’s brings another dimension to this timeless story. So if you’re still planning on how to kick start your family’s holiday celebrations, then perhaps a family date at the cinema to watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a good way to start it off. In case you missed it, here’s the film’s final trailer.

 

About Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale (Walt Disney Studios).

 

To keep you and kids enthralled by the magical world of the Four Realms, then you may want to check this list of hi-res, printable coloring pages featuring some of the lead characters in the film. Simply click on the links or images below and have them printed on any standard sized paper. Enjoy!

 

Clara – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Mother Ginger – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Sugar Plum Fairy – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Hawthorn – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Philip – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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The Ballerina – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Drosselmeyer – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Harlequin – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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Shiver – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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The Nutcracker Prince – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Coloring Pages

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List of Marvel Characters at Feld Entertainment’s “Marvel Universe LIVE!” Stunt Show

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! Is a live-action stunt spectacular that shows a wide variety of Marvel Comics Super Heroes taking on some big-name super-villains (and not just the ones appearing in the MCU either) to stop an existential threat to the world. Lots of awesome choreographed fight scenes, vehicle and wire stunt-work, and pyrotechnics ensue.

Here we have a list of all the Marvel characters who play a part on Marvel Universe LIVE! The spectacle starts off this year in Houston on July 12, travelling through many key locations. Avengers, Assemble!

Marvel Super Heroes

  1. Captain America
  2. The Incredible Hulk
  3. Doctor Strange
  4. Iron Man
  5. Thor
  6. Spider-Man
  7. Rocket (Raccoon)
  8. Drax (the Destroyer)
  9. Black Panther
  10. Star-Lord
  11. Groot
  12. Gamora
  13. Iron Fist
  14. Wasp
  15. Black Widow

Marvel Super Villains

  1. Rhino
  2. Green Goblin
  3. Black Cat
  4. The Lizard
  5. Loki
  6. Elektro
  7. Yondu Udonta
  8. Nebula

List of Hero Characters in Marvel Animation’s “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” (2018)

Marvel Animation is gearing up to release the animated feature-length film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors sometime this year. It’s part of the larger Marvel Rising franchise initiative looking to introduce a new spin on an animated Marvel Universe, but focused on the younger generation of superheroes on the original comics.

While no exact dates have been given yet for when Marvel Rising will kick off, we’ll instead leave you with this list of the various Marvel heroes that’ll be part of this film’s version of the Secret Warriors super-team. We’ll also include their respective voice talent plus relevant extra info.

  1. Dove Cameron as Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen/Ghost Spider – based on an alternate-universe version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s late girlfriend, who got the spider-powers rather than her world’s version of Peter; this Gwen apparently still lives in this particular Marvel animated universe
  2. Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, aka Quake – Bennet already portrays Daisy/Quake, also named Skye, on the ABC live-action series Agents of SHIELD; but while there she’s already a young adult, here she’s much younger
  3. Tyler Posey as Dante Pertuz, aka Inferno – one of the first Inhuman descendants in the regular world to awaken his powers outside the Inhuman homeland of Attilan
  4. Kathreen Khavari as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel – one of the most famous recent-generation Marvel characters in comics, a Pakistani-American high-schooler with Inhuman powers hailed as a positive representation of a devout Muslim in America
  5. Milana Vayntrub as Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl – another famous “young” Marvel hero, whose squirrel-like characteristics (teeth, tail) and ability to communicate with them is strong enough to fight (and beat!) high-profile super-villains like Doctor Doom
  6. Cierra Ramirez as “Ms.” America Chavez – the first Latina-American and LGBTQ character to headline an ongoing Marvel Comics title series than ran 2017-2018; comes from an alternate dimension with the power to travel across dimensions
  7. Kamil McFadden as Rayshaun Lucas, aka Patriot – the third Marvel hero to carry the name (the original during World War II and the previous – second – one being introduced only in 2005)

This time is mentored and led by veteran heroine and government agent Carol Danvers (Kim Raver), aka Captain Marvel (and formerly the original Ms. Marvel).

List of Marvel TV Shows Sharing Continuity with the MCU

It was a notable experiment, when it was decided that the setting established by Marvel Studio’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) since 2008 be expanded to television. Marvel Television was formed in 2010 to explore these possibilities, leading to Agents of SHIELD on ABC, with myth connections established to MCU film events.

From there, several other MCU-based TV shows were developed, shown not only on the ABC network but other channels and platforms too. Now we are going to list all these shows depicting the adventures and struggles of other heroes out of frame from The Avengers and their high-profile movie “associates”.

ABC Series

  1. Agents of SHIELD (2013-present) –S5 ongoing
  2. Agent Carter (2015-2016) – 2 seasons, cancelled
  3. Inhumans (2017) – 1 season

Netflix Original Series

  1. Daredevil (2015-present) –S3 in production
  2. Jessica Jones (2015-2018) – 2 seasons
  3. Luke Cage (2016-2018) – S2 to premiere in June 2018
  4. Iron Fist (2017-present) – S2 in production
  5. The Defenders (2017) – 1 season
  6. The Punisher (2017) – 1 season; renewed for S2

Hulu Series

  1. Runaways (2017-2018) – 1 season; renewed for S2

Freeform Series

  1. Cloak and Daggerpremiering in June 2018

(Network Undetermined)

  1. New Warriorspremiering sometime in 2018