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Star Originals Coming To Disney+ In March 2023

Here is a look at some of the “Star Originals” that are coming to Disney+ in March 2023 which includes the premieres of Mel Brooks’ “History of the World Part ll,” 20th Century Studios’  “Boston Strangler” starring Keira Knightley, the new musical series “Up Here” and Onyx Collective’s series “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington.

New episodes also continue to release for Season 2 of “How I Met Your Father” in Canada and Australia.

Keep in mind that certain “Star Originals” are only available in select regions. Most of these shows are generally available on Hulu in the United States.

Take a look at the “Star Originals” coming to Disney+ in March 2023 below:

How I Met Your Father – Season 2 (Canada/AUS/NZ)

In “How I Met Your Father,” Hilary Duff stars as Sophie, who is telling her son the story of how she met his father, much like Josh Radnor (and Bob Saget’s) Ted Mosby did in the original series. The story starts in 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, and Suraj Sharma also star in the series; Kim Cattrall, Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes, and Josh Peck recur.

You can watch a trailer for Season 2 below:

New episodes of “How I Met Your Father” Season 2 will release on Disney+ in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on March 7, 14, 21, and 28th.


History of the World: Part II  (CANADA/AUS/NZ)

The eight-episode series is a follow-up to the classic 1981 Mel Brooks’ film, “History of the World, Part I.”

Each episode of “History of the World Part II” will feature a variety of sketches that take us through different periods of human history. Starring Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz, Part II promises to cover the building of the pyramids, the American Civil War, the Russian Revolution, and much, much more.

The series is executive produced and written by Brooks, Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter.

Searchlight Television and 20th Television produce.

You can check out the trailer below:

The first two episodes will premiere on March 6 with two new episodes dropping every day through March 9, 2023.


UnPrisoned – Season 1 (UK/IRE/Canada/AUS/NZ)

Inspired by Tracy McMillan’s life, “UnPrisoned” is a half-hour comedy about a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.

The series stars Kerry Washington (Paige Alexander), Delroy Lindo (Edwin Alexander), Marque Richardson (Mal Kennedy), Faly Rakotohavana (Finn Alexander) and Jordyn McIntosh (Little Paige).

From ABC Signature, the series is executive produced by Tracy McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser, who also serves as showrunner, Kerry Washington alongside Pilar Savone through their Simpson Street production company, and Delroy Lindo. Joy Gorman Wettels and Jen Braeden also executive produce.

Check out the trailer below:

Season 1 of “UnPrisoned” will premiere on Disney+ in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on March 10, 2023.


Boston Strangler (UK/IRE/Canada/AUS/NZ)

“Boston Strangler” stars two-time Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game,” “Pride & Prejudice”), Emmy® nominee Carrie Coon (“Fargo,” “The Gilded Age”), Alessandro Nivola (“Amsterdam”), David Dastmalchian (“Dune”), Morgan Spector (“Homeland”), Bill Camp (“Joker”), and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”). Written and directed by Matt Ruskin (“Crown Heights”), the film is produced by Ridley Scott (“The Martian”), Kevin J. Walsh (“House of Gucci”), Michael Pruss (“American Woman”), Josey McNamara (“Promising Young Woman”), and Tom Ackerley (“I, Tonya”), with Michael Fottrell (“The Fate of the Furious”) and Sam Roston serving as executive producers. Sam Roston will oversee for Scott Free and Bronte Payne for LuckyChap.

The film follows Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.

Check out the trailer below:

“Boston Strangler” will premiere in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on March 17, 2023.


Up Here (UK/IRE/Canada/AUS/NZ)

A musical romantic comedy set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, as they fall in love – and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that live inside their heads.

The eight-episode series comes from Tony-winning playwright Steven Levenson (tick, tick… BOOM!), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show, My Name Is Earl), Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, WandaVision).

Mae Whitman (Good Girls) and Carlos Valdes (Gaslit) lead the all star cast.

According to Deadline, series regulars include Kate Finneran (The Gilded Age) as Joan, the unfailingly proper, appearance-fixated mother of Lindsay; John Hodgman (Blindspot) as Tom, Lindsay’s danger-obsessed father and chief coroner of Chittenden County, Va.; Andréa Burns (West Side Story) as Rosie, Miguel’s mother; Sophia Hammons (Under Wraps) as Celeste, Lindsay’s rule-following, risk averse best friend from seventh grade; and newcomer Emilia Suárez as Renee, the queen bee of Miguel’s high school.

Recurring characters are Ned (The Resident‘s George Hampe), Lindsay’s sweet, small town Vermont pediatric dentist boyfriend; Fiona (Women of the Movement‘s Julia McDermott), Miguel’s sharp and acerbic video game project manager girlfriend; Orson (Friday Night Lights‘ Scott Porter), the supremely self-confident and self-important private equity manager who destroyed Miguel’s life; Marta (The Falling World‘s Ayumi Patterson), Lindsay’s sophisticated and not entirely trustworthy New York City roommate; and Ted aka Mr. McGooch (tick, tick, BOOM‘s Brian Stokes Mitchell), a beloved author and illustrator, whose classic children’s books were a fixture of Lindsay’s youth.

Levenson will also serve as showrunner, while Anderson-Lopez and Lopez will write original songs for the series. Thomas Kail, who previously directed Broadway shows like “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” will direct and executive produce under his Old 320 Sycamore Productions banner. Jennifer Todd of Old 320 Sycamore will also executive produce.

20th Television is the studio.

You can watch the trailer for “Up Here” below:

“Up Here” will release in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on March 24, 2023.


 

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