What’s coming soon to Disney+ UK in June 2021?
James R | On 29, May 2021
Disney’s Netflix rival is here, serving up Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar originals, along with a post-modern revamp of High School Musical and every episode of The Simpsons.
June is all about one word on Disney+: Loki, as Tom Hiddleston reprises his MCU role for a solo series. But there’s more than Marvel to the streaming service’s line-up this month, which ranges from a new season of Genius focusing on Aretha Franklin and the return of Love, Victor to Pixar’s Luca and Raya and the Last Dragon both available to all subscribers without a Premier Access fee – and there’s the chance to binge through the whole of The Americans to boot.
Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ in June 2021:
Genius: Aretha – 4th June
The first-ever, scripted miniseries on the life of the legendary singer stars Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin. This anthology series explores Aretha’s musical genius, incomparable career, and the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had around the world. Episodes 1 and 2 arrive together, with the remaining episodes dropping weekly.
Raya and the Last Dragon – 4th June
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.
The Americans: Season 1 to 6 (Star) – 4th June
This critically acclaimed Cold War drama follows a seemingly standard suburban American couple, Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys), who are living a secret double life. To the outside world they are a married couple with two children who run a travel agency in a suburb of Washington D.C. In reality, they are Russian spies at the forefront of the USSR’s attempts to gain information on US activities and weaponry.
Air Force One (Star) – 4th June
“Get off my plane!”
Loki – 9th June
Featuring the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E Grant. Directed by Sex Eduction helmer Kate Herron. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Gloaming: Season 1 (Star) – 11th June
When an unidentified woman is found brutally murdered, Detective Molly McGee (Emma Booth) must team up with Alex O’Connell (Ewen Leslie), a fellow cop with whom she shares a tragic past to solve the crime. What begins as a routine investigation exposes something more insidious as political corruption and shady business dealings intertwine with sinister crimes and occult practices. To catch the killer, Molly and Alex have to face the ghosts of their past, the unsettled dead that linger in the liminal space between light and dark, life and death. Episodes arrive weekly.
Love, Victor: Season 2 (Star) – 16th June
Set in the world of the original 2018 film Love, Simon, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. Episodes arrive weekly.
Luca – 18th June
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
Pride: Season 1 (Star) – 25th June
From Killer Films (This American Life, Mildred Pierce) and Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning VICE Studios (Flee, The Report) comes this six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – 25th June
After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain, appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of The Mysterious Benedict Society must devise a plan to defeat him.
Wolfgang – 25th June
This documentary film chronicles the inspiring true story of Wolfgang Puck, a man who survived a troubled childhood filled with a series of challenging obstacles and whose perseverance led him to become one of the most prolific chefs of our time and household name. Wolfgang Puck changed the perception of what it means to be a chef, and along the way, invented a radically new American cuisine. Wolfgang is a film that showcases the power and strength of the human spirit.
Other releases coming to Disney+ UK in June 2021:
Us Again (short)
Marvel Studio Legends E8-9 Loki and The Tesseract
Doc McStuffins S5 E1-14
Secrets of Sulphur Springs E10
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S2 E4
Big Shot E8
Star Wars: The Bad Batch E6
The Full Monty (1997)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Filthy Rich E9
Grown-ish S3 E6
Solar Opposites S2 E9 (Finale)
Big Sky E12
Marvel’s MODOK E3
Zenimation S2 E1-9
The Long Road Home E1-8
Heroes of the Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz
Africa’s Hidden Wonders E1-3
Genius: Aretha E3-4
Big Shot E9
Star Wars: The Bad Batch E7
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S2 E5
Sulphur Springs E11 (Finale)
Calendar Girls (2003)
End of Days (1999)
The Counselor (2013)
Body of Proof S1-3
Filthy Rich E10 (Finale)
Grown-ish S3 E7
Big Sky E13
Marvel’s MODOK E4
Bunk’d S5 E1-9
Giganotosaurus S2 E1-10
Kingdom of the Mummies S1
Ancient X-Files S2 E1-13
Star Wars: Droids S1-2
Big Shot E10 (Finale)
Star Wars: The Bad Batch E8
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S2 E6
Genius: Aretha E5-6
Hide and Seek (2005)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
An Innocent Man (1989)
The Gloaming E2
Marvel’s MODOK E5
Big Sky E14
Grown-ish S3 E8
Air Crash Investigation S5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13-19
PJ Masks S4 – Final 10 episodes
Star Wars: The Bad Batch E9
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series S2 E7
Genius: Aretha E7-8 (Finale)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
The Gloaming E3
Marvel’s MODOK E6
Big Sky E15
Love, Victor S2 E2
Grown-ish S3 E9