Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Disney+ Announces Premiere Dates for 'Big Shot,' 'Loki,' 'Monsters at Work,' 'The Mysterious Benedict Society,' 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' and 'Turner & Hooch'

Disney+ has today announced premiere dates for the upcoming second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as well as new series Big Shot, Loki, Monsters at Work, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Turner & Hooch.

New dramedy Big Shot will launch on Friday, April 16.

After getting ousted from the NCAA, a hothead men's basketball coach must take a job at an all-girls high school. He soon learns that teenage girls are more than just X's and O's; they require empathy and vulnerability - foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn. By learning how to connect with his players, he starts to grow into the person he's always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court.

The cast includes John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Richard Robichaux, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le, Monique Green, Tisha Eve Custodio, Cricket Wampler and Yvette Nicole Brown.

David E. Kelley, Dean Lorey and Brad Garrett created the series. They executive produce with director Bill D'Elia. ABC Signature produces.

New animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch will premiere on Tuesday, May 4 - with new episodes releasing weekly every Friday, starting on May 7.

The series follows the elite and experiment clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch - a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army - each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

The second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will debut on Friday, May 14.

The East High Wildcats, who are preparing to perform Beauty and the Beast as their spring musical, face off against rival school North High to win a prestigious and cutthroat student theater competition. Wigs are snatched, loyalties are tested and ballads are belted.

The comedy stars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Renée, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders.

Guest stars this season include Derek Hough, Olivia Rose Keegan, Roman Banks, Andrew Barth Feldman and Asher Angel.

New drama Loki will begin on Friday, June 11.

The Marvel series will feature the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother's shadow in a new story that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.

The drama stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.

Michael Waldron is the head writer, with Kate Herron directing.

New drama The Mysterious Benedict Society will premiere on Friday, June 25.

Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way.

The drama stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler.

Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay created the drama based on the novel by Trenton Lee Stewart, with Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin serving as showrunners. They executive produce with Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar and James Bobin. 20th Television and Sonar Entertainment produce.

New animated series Monsters at Work - a sequel to the Pixar films Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University - will launch on Friday, July 2.

The series takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.

The voice cast features Ben Feldman, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, Stephen Stanton and Aisha Tyler.

Bobs Gannaway developed the series. Disney Television Animation produces.

New comedy Turner & Hooch will debut on Friday, July 16.

When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn't want may be the partner he needs. Based on the 1989 film of the same name starring Tom Hanks.

The series stars Josh Peck, Carra Patterson, Brandon Jay McLaren, Anthony Ruivivar, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jeremy Maguire and Vanessa Lengies.

Matt Nix created the series, with McG directing. They executive produce with Michael Horowitz, Robert Duncan McNeill and Mary Viola. Josh Levy is a co-executive producer. 20th Television produces.