New to Disney+ in May

Disney+ will premiere Rebel, a drama series about an Erin Brokovich wannabe, on May 28.

It stars Katy Sagal (Married … With Children, Sons of Anarchy) as Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. Reads the blurb:

She’s a funny, messy, brilliant, and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.

But the ABC series earned mixed reviews. According to Variety, “All the pieces are there to get Rebel to a place of real interest — genuinely appealing issues, the inherent conflict of the legal profession, a complicated protagonist and a showrunner who knows a bit about writing such women.

“The show simply needs to do better at getting out of its own way, and to exhibit less risk aversion and more of a rebel heart.”

Launching a week earlier will be the comedy Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, in which Patton Oswalt plays megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) who, having run his evil organisation A.I.M. into the ground, is ousted as its leader while dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life.

Other newcomers will include S2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (May 14) and Mixed-ish (May 28), Clone Wars spin-off Star Wars: The Bad Batch (May 4), and Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller and High Fidelity (May 7).

High Fidelity first streamed here on Neon, and re-imagines the hero of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel as a female record store owner who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture; Trafficked explores the inner workings of the global underworld’s most dangerous black markets.

Also streaming for the first time on Disney+ will be:

May 7

  • The Long Road Home (S1)
  • Disney Ducktales (S3)

May 14

  • Gigantosaurus (S1)
  • Bin Laden’s Hard Drive
  • Alaska’s Deadliest (S1)
  • Narco Wars (S1)
  • Drugs, Inc.: Dealer Pov
  • To Catch a Smuggler (S1-2)
  • When Sharks Attack (S1-6)
  • The Amazing Race Australia (S1-4)
  • Deadly Instincts (S1)
  • Deep State (S1-2)
  • One Mississippi (S1-2)
  • Pitch (S1)
  • Rel (S1)
  • A Wilderness of Error (S1)

May 21

  • Big Sky (new eps)
  • Genius: Aretha

Disney’s 101 Dalmations prequel, the live-action, Cruella, will debut as a Premier Access title on May 28 coming soon to the Star channel are The Alligator People, An Affair to Remember and The Blue Bird (May 14), Brubaker, Black Widow (1987), Bruce AlmightyAn Innocent Man, Tin Men and Patrick (May 21), and The Full Monty (May 28).

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