What’s coming to Disney Plus in May?

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Disney Plus is adding both new and familiar shows and films all year around, often teasing new arrivals weeks in advance of their release dates. So what can subscribers expect to be released from next week onwards? Express.co.uk has compiled a list of all the shows and movies that will be making its way to Disney Plus in May 2021.

What’s coming to Disney Plus in May? 

Tuesday, May 4

Star Wars, The Bad Batch – Episode 1
The new animated Star Wars spin-off series will begin with episodes being released weekly.

The Bad Batch is about members of a unique squad of clones who find their way in a changing galaxy in the aftermath of the Clone War.

New Girl – all seasons

Sitcom New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day will be dropped on Disney Plus at the start of May.

All seven series are going to be ready to watch at the click of a button and dive straight into the story from the very beginning where Jessica moves into an apartment with three single men.

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman –  S1-3
Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman explores the meaning of life, God, and various other topics in an effort to understand how religion has helped shape society.

Actor and host Freeman is seen visiting nearly 20 cities in seven countries in order to try and get some of these answers.

Dog: Impossible – S1

Originally shown on National Geographic, Dog: Impossible is about dog behaviour specialist Matt Beisner who works with animals to modify their behaviour.

Beisner’s main mission is to ensure there is a healthy relationship between dogs and their owners by analysing both of their behaviours.

Friday, May 14

Station 19 – S1-3

The ABC drama is a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy, focusing on this particular firefighting department in Seattle.

Station 19’s synopsis reads: “Practically raised at Seattle’s Station 19, Andy Herrera is a confident firefighter who is also the daughter of Pruitt Herrera, the formidable head of the firehouse.

“Capt. Pruitt was Andy’s primary inspiration to become a firefighter and is a mentor to both her and Jack Gibson, the lieutenant at the station.

“Jack is as fearless as Andy is by-the-books, but when the two are together, sparks fly and opposites attract.”

911 Rescue Cops – S1

This docu-series will go into the untold story of the NYPD’s rescue squad the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) on the day of 9/11.

The ESU’s role has been described as “overlooked” but now the series will show some previously unseen archive material and first-hand accounts to show just how vital they were.

A series of sports-related documentaries are going to be dropped on May 14 as well.

These will be:

Year of the Scab

What Carter Lost

Tim Richmond: To The Limit

There’s No Place Like Home

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry

Dominican Dream

Phi Slama Jama

Of Miracles and Men

Little Big Men

Doc and Darryl

Friday, May 21

Inside Pixar: Unpacked
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.

Angel S1-5
Angel is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off starring David Boreanaz as the titular character.

Having left Buffy behind in Sunnydale, Angel is determined to start afresh in Los Angeles but finds himself in even more trouble as he tries to protect Angelenos from the demon threat.

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To Catch a Smuggler – S1
The custom officers at the JFK International Airport work towards catching hold of smugglers and drug traffickers who try to sneak in illegal substances.

Drugs Inc. Dealer POV
The experiences of drug crews are seen through their own eyes in this documentary.

Dealers in New York, Atlanta and Portland exchange shots with gangs, collect debts and evade law enforcement. They discuss dealing with a small group and distributing in the light of day.

Friday, May 28 


Disney’s Launchpad is going to be a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of storytellers.

Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen.

Rebel – Episode 1

The synopsis for new series Rebel reads: “Rebel stops at nothing to convince Cruz to join her fight against

Stonemore Medical and simultaneously enlists Lana and Cassidy to protect a woman from her abusive boyfriend.

“While Rebel is out saving others, her husband, Grady, stands on the sidelines and picks up the pieces at home.”

The Cave S1

The Cave is an upcoming drama about an aspiring pediatrician and her team who are in the middle of Syria, a country ravaged by war.

They work hard day in and day out to save lives in a secret makeshift hospital which is located underneath the city.

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