Movies And Shows Coming To Disney+ UK In April 2023


New movie Peter Pan And Wendy is premiering on Disney+ this month and so too is the latest adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel, Journey To The Center Of The Earth. A serialised reimagining of James Cameron’s 1994 movie True Lies is also streaming this April, along with several other new TV series that will keep you glued to your sofa over the Easter season.

Check out this month’s highlights below and then keep scrolling to take a look at some of the other titles landing on Disney+ UK this April.

Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but titles may be added (or removed) over the coming weeks.

3rd April

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields

This two-part documentary explores the life of Brooke Shields, the actress who first came to prominence in 1978 when she starred in Louis Malle’s controversial movie, Pretty Baby, at the age of 12. The actress reflects on her experiences in Hollywood, her complex relationship with her mother and manager, Teri Shields, and her own struggles with motherhood.

5th April

The Good Mothers: Season 1

Based on a shocking true story, this new series retraces the story of Denise Garofalo, Maria Concetta Cacciola and Giuseppina Pesce, three mothers born into the deadliest of the Italian Mafia clans who tried to bring down this criminal empire with the help of a courageous female prosecutor.

The Crossover: Season 1

Based on the critically acclaimed novel ‘In-Verse’ by Kwame Alexander comes this inspirational series about teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, who are widely considered to be basketball phenoms. An adult version of Josh narrates this coming-of-age story that also focuses on the boy’s father, a former professional basketball player trying to adjust to life after basketball, and their mother, who is trying to pursue dreams of her own.

The Pope Answers

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the current head of the Catholic church, meets with ten Spanish-speaking young adults who raise questions and concerns on a wide range of topics, including the role of women in the church, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, the migrant crisis, racism, and mental health.

Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Season 1

Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel of the same name comes this 8-part Mexican series about a young boy named Diego who discovers a mysterious portal within a set of ruins that leads him to “The Verne Dimension,” a parallel universe that has been untouched by the destructive greed of mankind. Unfortunately, this fantastical new world is threatened by an eccentric explorer and his henchman, so Diego and his friends try to save it from their meddling.

7th April

Tiny Beautiful Things (Limited Series)

Katherine Hahn stars as a woman who reluctantly becomes an advice columnist while her own life is falling apart. When we first meet this struggling writer, her marriage is crumbling and her daughter will barely speak to her. When she is asked to take on the role of anonymous columnist ‘Dear Sugar,’ she doesn’t think she is in the best position to give anybody advice but through this new job, she is able to form a salve for others and her own unhealed wounds.

12th April

Rennervations: Season 1

Jeremy Renner, who recently needed a few ‘rennervations’ of his own after being injured in a snowplough accident, headlines this new series in which he takes disused vehicles and transforms them into mind-blowing creations that can benefit communities around the world. These vehicles include a delivery truck that is turned into a water filtration system and a city bus that is transformed into a mobile dance studio.

19th April

True Lies: Season 1

In this reworking of the 1994 James Cameron movie, Ginger Gonzaga (Blindspotting) stars as a language professor who discovers her seemingly ordinary husband is a skilled international spy. The original movie, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, was a classic but most critics have been unimpressed by this TV series remake.

22nd April

Secrets Of The Elephants

This follow-up to Secrets Of The Whales takes us from the Savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia as it reveals the extraordinary lives of different families of elephants. According to the official synopsis, this four-part series will “change everything you thought you knew about elephants forever.”

26th April

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures

Set during the High Republic era, this new animated series follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force and help citizens in need. Here’s hoping Anakin Skywalker doesn’t show up to put an end to their training!

Sam – A Saxon (Limited Series)

A German Original series that tells the incredible true story of Samuel Meffire, the first Black policeman in East Germany. After a meteoric rise to fame, in which he became the face of an anti-racism campaign and a symbol of New Germany, he ended up behind bars as an enemy of the state. How did this happen? If you’re not familiar with his story, you may want to tune in to this miniseries to find out.

Matildas: The World at Our Feet

This inspirational six-part series takes us behind the scenes of Australia’s women’s national football team, the CommBank Matildas, as they prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Will Trent: Season 1 (2-episode premiere)

Based on crime writer Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling “Will Trent” series comes this adaptation which focuses on the titular character. Will, who was abandoned as a child and raised in the foster care system, is now a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. His childhood experiences have given him a unique point of view that enables him to give insight into the Bureau’s most difficult cases.

28th April

Peter Pan And Wendy (2023)

Do we really need another adaptation of the age-old Peter Pan story? I’m not so sure but as this new movie is from David Lowery, the director of 2016’s Pete’s Dragon (which was a pretty decent watch), this excursion into Neverland might actually be rather special.

That being said, some fans of the classic story are already labelling it a failure because Pan’s group of Lost Boys includes a handful of female members. Controversy aside, here’s hoping the movie is as magical (but perhaps not quite as dark) as the original work of fiction by JM Barrie.


Also Streaming…

5th April

Grow-ish: Season 5 – Episodes 10-18

Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 3 – Episode 10 (Finale)

The Mandalorian: Season 3 – Episode 6

NCIS: Season 20 – New Episode

NCIS Hawaii: Season 2 – New Episode

The Great North: Season 3 – New Episode

12th April

Single Drunk Female – Season 2

The Mandalorian: Season 3 – Episode 7

NCIS: Season 20 – New Episode

NCIS Hawaii: Season 2 – New Episode

The Great North: Season 3 – New Episode

19th April

How I Met Your Father: Season 2

Home Improvement: Seasons 1-8

The Mandalorian: Season 3 – Episode 8 (Finale)

NCIS: Season 20 – New Episode

NCIS Hawaii: Season 2 – New Episode

26th April

Life in Pieces

NCIS: Season 20 – New Episode

NCIS Hawaii: Season 2 – New Episode

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