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A Look at Upcoming Streaming Content, Including ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ and ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart’

Fern Siegel

Disney+ announced the second season of the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch will launch in 2022.

“Fans have enthusiastically embraced the action and drama of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and we are excited to see the Star Wars animated universe continue to expand on Disney+,” said Michael Paull, president of Disney+/ESPN+. Part one of the first season’s two-part finale is now available to stream.


Disney+ is a video streaming service with over 13,000 series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, The Muppets, and more. It is available in 61 countries and 21 languages. It is notable for its popular original series like “The Mandalorian,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Loki,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and “Andor.”

Disney+ has two plans – one with ads and one without ads. Disney+ Basic with Ads costs $7.99 / month. If you don’t want ads, you can choose Disney+ Premium with No Ads which costs $10.99 / month.

The Premium plan also offers an annual option for $109.99 / year ($9.17/mo.).

If you want all of Disney streaming services, they have two options for The Disney Bundle. The Disney Bundle Basic includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ (with Ads) for $7.99 / month. The Disney Bundle Premium (without Ads) for $19.99 / month.

The app supports unlimited downloads (on their Premium Plans), four simultaneous streamers, up to 7 profiles, 4K streaming, and includes hundreds of avatars.

The service includes 25+ original series, 10+ original movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault.

You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney+ content by checking out our Disney+ Streaming Movie List.

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Here’s other deals and future projects:

  • Apple TV+ will begin airing The Problem With Jon Stewart in September. Each hour-long episode, according to Apple, will dig into a single issue. Stewart arrives at a key time. Many of the streamer’s users are seeing their free yearlong trials end. Since launching in November 2019, Apple TV+ has landed a few hit shows, such as the Emmy-winning comedy Ted Lasso, but compared to its rivals, the library is small.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers will be adapted into a Hulu miniseries, based on Liane Moriarity’s 2018 New York Times bestseller of the same name. The story takes place at a boutique resort promising health and wellness resort promising health and reinvigorated living. Watching over them is the resort’s director, Masha (Nicole Kidman). But the nine ‘perfect’ strangers have no idea what’s about to hit them. Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, and Luke Evans co-star in the production from David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, and Kidman’s Blossom Films. The miniseries begins streaming August 18 on Hulu.


Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like “Only Murders in the Building,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC and Fox, and cable channels like FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $7.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $14.99 a month. For $69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

  • The Disney+ Original series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., is a re-imagining and re-working of the classic 1980s ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D., set in Hawaii with a teen girl in the title role. The new series begins streaming on Disney+ on Sept. 8. New episodes premiere every Wednesday. The title sequence is a new rendition of the “Doogie Howser, M.D.” theme song re-imagined and performed by music composer Wendy Wang and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.

  • Prisoner of Love is a new dating series from discovery+ beginning August 30. Three more episodes drop weekly after the debut. The focus is prison matchmaker Chelsea Holmes — as she navigates locked-up love affairs for herself and her clients, as they aim for life after being released from prison.


discovery+ is a video streaming service that offers more than 70,000 episodes of 2,500+ current and classic shows from several popular TV brands including Discovery, Investigation Discovery, HGTV, TLC, Food Network, A&E, Lifetime, and History.

The service primarily focuses on non-fiction programming or “reality” TV shows.

discovery+ is available with limited ads for $4.99 / month or ad-free for $6.99 / month.

  • Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become the permanent host of the beloved quiz show, taking the reins from Alex Trebek. Since Trebek’s death, Sony has had a series of guest hosts; some eager to land the permanent slot. Richards, who joined the show last year as executive producer, impressed management with his easy on-air manner.

  • Kerry Washington will star and produce the feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life for Netflix. She will also star in The School for Good and Evil for the streamer. The storyline: “On a routine assignment, a Manhattan journalist unexpectedly discovers the transcendent power of surfing, and finds herself running from the comfortable life she’s always known towards a life of romance and self-discovery in eclectic Rockaway Beach.”


Netflix is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 3,000+ movies, 2,000+ TV Shows, and Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, Squid Game, The Crown, Tiger King, and Bridgerton. They are constantly adding new shows and movies. Some of their Academy Award-winning exclusives include Roma, Marriage Story, Mank, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Netflix offers four plans — on 2 device in HD with their “Standard with Ads” ($6.99) plan, on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” ($9.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” ($15.49) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” ($19.99) plan.

Netflix spends more money on content than any other streaming service meaning that you get more value for the monthly fee.

  • Argylle, will be produced by Apple Original Films and Matthew Vaughn’s MARV, which are teaming for the spy thriller, based on the debut novel by Ellie Conway. The cast includes Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, and Catherine O’Hara. Dua Lipa will be featured in the project and provide original music.

  • Troppo has been picked up by IMDb TV. It is the story of Ted Conkaffey, played by Thomas Jane (The Expanse, The Vanished), an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who escapes to Far North Queensland, Australia. As he tries to avoid discovery, he investigates a wild murder alongside a complicated woman with dark secrets of her own.

  • South Park has been renewed through Season 30 at Comedy Central and 14 original movies based on the show have been ordered at Paramount+. The mega-deal with co-creators is worth a cool $900 million.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 40,000+ TV show episodes from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and more. The lineup includes “1883,” “Tulsa King,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” From well-loved franchises to compelling originals, Paramount+ offers a great library worth streaming. Live NFL games are included. The service also offers the option to watch your live CBS affiliate.

Subscribers can choose between the Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with the Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional fee.

With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time lineup, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.

With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate.

With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.

The service was previously called CBS All Access.

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