Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar Announce New Titles Coming Soon to Asia Pacific Markets

With Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar already available in several Asia Pacific countries—and launching this November in three more—Disney has announced new titles that will be coming soon to the streaming platforms.

(Disney, Via Variety)

(Disney, Via Variety)

What’s Happening:

  • Disney+ has taken the world by storm, as the Walt Disney Company continues to launch it’s streaming service in international markets.
  • Variety is reporting that Disney’s service in the Asia Pacific market will soon be receiving twenty-seven new titles. The news was shared during a live presentation in Tokyo earlier this week.
  • Fans in select international regions with Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar (exclusive television and sports streaming akin to Hulu and ESPN+ in the U.S.) will be able to enjoy a variety of new series, movies and specials coming to the platform such as the Blackpink documentary (South Korea), Shipwreck Hunters (Australia) and Summer Time Rendering (Japan).
  • Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar are currently available in:
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
  • This November, the platforms will also launch in:

What They’re Saying:

  • Luke Kang, Walt Disney’s Asia-Pacific president: “We aim to create fifty original series and shows by 2023. OTT is quickly going mainstream and Disney Plus is well positioned to take part in that.”
  • Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s head of content and development in Asia-Pacific: “This is by far Disney’s most ambitious production effort in Asia.”

South Korea Line-Up:

  • Blackpink: The Movie (theatrical and online premieres)
  • Moving – based on the webtoon by Kang Full about three teenagers discovering their unusual powers
  • Snowdrop – a romantic melodrama series starring Jung Hae-in and Blackpink’s Jisoo
  • Rookies – coming-of-age romantic series set in Korea’s police academy
  • Grid – follows a government official and a detective
  • Kiss Sixth Sense – a romance fantasy adapted from a webtoon about a woman who has seen her own future and that of her despised boss
  • Outrun by Running Man – variety show spin-off of Running Man

Japan Line-Up:

  • Tokyo MER (Mobile Emergency Room) – medical drama starring Ryohei Suzuki and Kento Kaku
  • Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall a Japanese reboot animation of Black Rock Shooter
  • Summer Time Rendering – animation based on a top manga title
  • Yojohan Time Machine Blues – animated series and sequel to The Time Tatami Gallery produced by Science Saru
  • Twisted Wonderland – planned anime adaptation of Disney’s Twisted Wonderland mobile game by Aniplex
  • Lost Man Found – drama series adapted from a novel about an actor struggling to find fame and the love of his life
  • Gannibal – a village cop investigating rumors of cannibalism

Indonesia Line-Up:

  • Bad Signal (aka Susah Sinyal) – comedy drama series adapted from the hit movie
  • Tira – fantasy series from the Bumilangit fantasy universe. Produced by Screenplay Bumilangit
  • Virgin The Series – Starvision spinoff from the 2004 movie of the same name, directed by Monty Tiwa
  • Wedding Agreement The Series – a drama series from Starvision
  • Jurnal Risa – adventure drama and prequel series to I Can See Ghost 
  • Teluh Darah – a horror drama series directed by Kimo Stamboel and produced by Rapi Films.
  • Keluarga Cemara The Series – spin-off from a 1996 series

Taiwan Line-Up:

  • Small & Mighty – light-hearted legal drama series featuring Chen Bo-Lin and Puff Kuo
  • Women in Taipei – spin-off from the Women in Tokyo series starring Gwei Lun-mei

Mainland China Line-Up:

  • Delicacies Destiny – a period drama starring Wang Xingyue and He Ruexia
  • Joy Of Life 2 – a romantic period series that is a prequel to the Joy Of Life 
  • Min’s Family – a drama series about divorce at different stages of life

Australia Line-Up:

  • Shipwreck Hunters – documentary series charting iconic shipwreck mysteries in Western Australia

Malaysia Line-Up:

  • Ejen Ali Season 3 – animation series created by Usamah Zaid. Produced by Primeworks Studios and Wau Animation