What is new on Disney Plus: August 2023, movies, series

What is new on Disney Plus: August 2023, movies, series

Disney Plus boasts an extensive library classic and original movies and series from Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, The Simpsons, and Star Wars. You have come to the right place to find out what's being added to Disney+ during August 2023.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) 

Release date: August 2

In Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, our beloved gang of misfits is having a blast in Knowhere, but it's not before their lives get flipped over by echoes of Rocket's problematic past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must reassemble his squad and embark on a threatening mission to save Rocket's life. As you would expect, the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise once again is all about hilarious humor and heartwarming adventures. Nevertheless, Vol. 3 adds a next-level emotional touch as it dives into the past of the main characters. Prepare yourself for a memorable journey with amazing special effects, brilliant action scenes, and pure emotion that will likely make you shed a tear or two.

Duration: 150 minutes.

Director: James Gunn.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff.

Only Murders in the Building (2021– Season 3

Release date: August 8

For those unfamiliar with this Emmy-nominated comedy series, Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers who form a bond over their obsession with true crime. In the beginning of season 1, after a mysterious murder in their New York City apartment building, Mabel, Oliver, and Charles join forces to uncover the assassin. The second season offers a surprising plot twist, as the trio finds itself involved in yet another murder, but this time as suspects. To prove their innocence, they must track down the real murderer and find out who is taunting them with crime scene details. At the end of season 2 a Broadway star named Ben Glenroy suddenly fades away while acting on stage. It is assumable that season 3 will focus on unravelling the reason behind Ben's death. Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building will feature Meryl Streep as a prime suspect in Ben's assassination case.

Duration: 10 episodes of 30 minutes.

Director: John Robert Hoffman and Steve Martin.

Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (1999– Season 4

Release date: August 9

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series a television series in the style of a mockumentary. Set in a fictionalized variant of East High School, the school where the original High School Musical movie was filmed, the series follows a group of students who participate in an audition for High School Musical: The Musical. The musical is a tribute to the old High School Musical story and its iconic characters such as Troy, Gabriela, and Sharpay. However, life behind the scenes is far from easy, and the students will soon realize that adapting to their new musical family entails a series of surprising consequences.

Duration: 8 episodes of 30 minutes.

Director: Tim Federle and Kabir Akhtar.

Cast: Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, and Olivia Rodrigo.

The Bear (2022– Season 2

Release date: August 16

This drama series tells the story of Carmen 'Carmy' Berzatto, a highly esteemed young cook who returns home to run her family's sandwich shop in Chicago after her brother commits suicide. Whereas the first season was characterized by minimalism -everything happened between four walls and accompanied by a healthy dose of kitchen jargon- in the second season the kitchen will no longer be the center of the attention. Instead, the script explores the world outside of the mythical Chicago restaurant. Carmy's legacy will continue to be a tough one, but this time it will be a long-term project. She will have to reinvent the menu, specialize her employees, and start the journey all over again to become a successful local hero.

Duration: 8 episodes of 30 minutes.

Director: Christopher Storer and Joanna Calo.

Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri.

Ahsoka (2023

Release date: August 23

The Star Wars franchise continues to expand with the addition of the brand-new Ahsoka series, starring the talented actress Rosario Dawson. Ahsoka is one of three spin-offs of The Mandalorian, along with The Book of Boba Fett and  Rangers of the New Republic. Following her debut in The Mandalorian, where she captured the hearts of many fans, Ahsoka Tano embarks on an exciting new adventure in her very own solo story. Ahsoka Tano used to be Anakin Skywalker's ex-Padawan before he decided to embrace the Dark Side. Although the main plot of this story is being kept under wraps, many speculate that the show will revolve around the Jedi's odyssey to find the character Grand Admiral Thrawn. Ahsoka promises new characters and connections with other aspects of the Star Wars universe, further expanding the narrative of the beloved franchise.

Duration: 10 episodes of 45 minutes.

Director: Dave Filoni.

Cast: Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, and Ivanna Sakhno.