Twice a year, the Television Critics Association (TCA) hosts a press event where channels and streamers present the latest programming news to the media, and this week Disney+ revealed details of some upcoming shows at the TCA Summer 2022 event.
This particular TCA event was actually really light on the number of shows talked about, but that was probably due to the fact that next month Disney fans have both Disney+ Day (Sept. 8) and D23 Expo 2022 (Sept. 9-11) where info will just be flowing.
Here are the shows Disney+ talked about at the TCA Summer 2022 press tour:
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” – August 18
We already covered the start date change, but this was one last chance for Disney+ to present the show to the media.
“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” – September 8 (Disney+ Day Premiere)
The face of a new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world.
Armed with leading-edge film technology, the Disney+ original series from National Geographic breaks the mold of the traditional natural history program by telling extraordinary, real-life animal stories, and taking viewers with Gregory for every beat of the action.
For weeks at a time, the charismatic BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer immerses himself into the animals’ lives to capture the untold stories of iconic creatures living in some of the harshest environments on our planet.
This season, will see Bertie braving the icy worlds of Antarctica in search of the biggest gathering of whales ever filmed and coming face-to-face with specialist buffalo-hunting lions in Zambia.
In this multipart adventure series, he will take audiences on an ambitious odyssey across the globe, showcasing the natural world at a time when it faces its greatest challenges.
Ahead of its premiere, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” has also been picked up for a second season, which is filming now.
Here is the trailer:
“Growing Up” – September 8 (Disney+ Day Premiere)
First announced at the TCA Winter 2022 event, “Growing Up” is described as an innovative hybrid docu-series that explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of adolescence through ten compelling coming of age stories.
The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story.
They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance.
Each 30-minute episode features one young person and their experience growing up, anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows them to walk us through their childhood and teenage years.
The series is created by actress Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel”) and Culture.House,
Here is the trailer:
“Dancing with the Stars” Season 31 – September 19
“Dancing with the Stars” makes its move from ABC to Disney+ for a new season, where host Tyra Banks will be joined by a new co-host: Alfonso Ribeiro.
The season’s celebrities, who are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines, have not been announced yet.
They will once again be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.
“Super/Natural” – September 21
This new National Geographic series is Executive-produced by James Cameron and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”).
It will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals.
Viewers will get to see and hear beyond normal human perception to experience the natural world as a specific species does — from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals to soaring the length of a football field with glow-in-the-dark squirrels.
Here is the trailer:
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2 – September 28
Following the loss of franchise star Emilio Estevez, the Mighty Ducks are back!
After winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, the squad-with-heart, and their coach Alex Morrow (Lauren Graham), take to the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California.
It is run by charming yet hardcore former NHL player, Colin Cole (new cast member Josh Duhamel), and it’s a place for kids to get excellent at hockey, without school to get in the way.
No trailer released for this announcement, but there is a poster showing the new cast:
Will you be watching any of these TCA Summer 2022-mentioned shows? Let us know in the comments!