Disney+ Announces First European Original Projects!

Disney+ Announces First European Original Projects!

Disney+ just revealed the first originals coming out of Europe!

The streaming service’s European platform will get 10 new originals from France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, which will also include originals for it’s international platform Star, according to THR.

Disney+ launched in Europe a year ago, and these are the first of the original productions, and just a fifth of the planned 50 originals by 2024. According to THR, they also have some originals set for the UK.

“These first 10 projects embody our ambitious vision for local production,” Disney EMEA’s vp of original content, Liam Keelan, said in a statement. “Our initial European offering underscores Disney’s regional commitment to outstanding and diverse talent, reflecting our desire to work with the very best storytellers in the industry.”

Click inside to learn about all of the European Disney+ and Star originals…

From France
Oussekine: A four-part Star Original mini-series examining the terrible true events of December 5, 1986, that led to the death of a young student, Malik Oussekine. Centered on his family’s fight for justice, the series will explore the enormous impact this high-profile case had on French society.

Parallels: From creator Quoc Dang Tran and co-written by Anastasia Heinzl, this is a Disney+ Original fantasy series following four teenagers, whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event propels them into parallel dimensions. They will do everything to understand what happened and try to get back home.

Weekend Family: A Disney+ Original, this is a jubilant comedy that chronicles the life of a new stepfamily that meet up every weekend. But when the father gets into a relationship with a new partner, the weekends take on a whole new turn.

Soprano: Sing or Die: A Star Original documentary series offering exclusive access to one of France’s most popular recording artists as he and his crew get ready for a massive stadium tour in Summer 2022. The series charts Soprano and his friends’ history from their humble beginnings in Marseilles to their present-day success.

From Italy
The Good Mothers: A mafia story told entirely from the women’s perspectives. A Star Original for Disney+, the series is based on the gripping book by Foreign Press Association award-winning journalist Alex Perry. The series follows the shocking true story of three women who were born into the most deadly and wealthy of the Italian mafia clans and how they worked with a courageous female prosecutor to bring it down. They must fight their own families for the right to survive and build a new future for their children.

Boris: The show-within-a-show that already generated three seasons and a movie is returning to Star. Originally set “behind-the-scenes” of a fictional low-budget drama series The Eyes of the Heart, the brand-new season reunites the original crew. They soon discover the world of television has changed; social media, influencers and various streaming platforms dictate the law. How will our protagonists face in this new world?

The Ignorant Angels: A romantic drama inspired by the Italian box office hit and cultural sensation, The Ignorant Angels is a Star Original series. When Antonia’s husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a man named Michele. She’s devastated at the news, but the straight-laced Antonia finds herself building an unexpected and moving friendship with Michele and his circle of misfit eccentrics.

From Germany
Sam – A Saxon: This is the real-life story of Samuel Meffire, East-Germany’s first black police officer. The series shows how Meffire became a media sensation and a symbol of modern society in the post-reunification 1990s. But just a few years later, he ended up behind bars himself, as an enemy of the state.

Sultan City: This dark comedy follows the respectable matriarch of a German-Turkish family who accidentally becomes the head of a criminal underworld, and discovers she and her daughters have a talent for the business.

From Holland
Feyenoord Rotterdam: A sports documentary looking into one of the most famous soccer teams in the Netherlands. Produced by Lusus Media, this much-loved club has opened its doors to reveal what really happens off the pitch.

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