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Disney+ sets unscripted premiere dates at TCA Press Tour

Disney+ unveiled premiere dates for a slate of fall content on Wednesday (August 3), highlighting several non-fiction titles. The announcements were made at the virtual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, ...
August 4, 2022

Disney+ unveiled premiere dates for a slate of fall content on Wednesday (August 3), highlighting several non-fiction titles.

The announcements were made at the virtual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, which covered the release dates for several of the streaming platform’s original series.

First out of the gate is Growing Up, which will premiere on September 8 on Disney+. Created by actress Brie Larson and Culture.House, the docuseries uses narrative, experimental and documentary filmmaking techniques to depict the coming-of-age stories of 10 subjects, aged 18 to 22. Cinematic re-enactments are employed in each episode, alongside interviews with the actual individuals as they recount their life stories.

Also premiering on September 8 is Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory. Gregory, a 29-year-old National Geographic explorer and BAFTA-winning cinematographer, will use leading-edge film technology to capture untold stories of animal life in some of the world’s harshest environments, including journeying to Antarctica to search for the largest gathering of whales ever filmed and facing buffalo-hunting lions in Zambia.

Finally, Super/Natural, which is executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch, will premiere on the streamer on September 21. The series uses the latest scientific innovations and high-tech filmmaking equipment to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of different animals, with highlights that include seeing flowers from a bee’s point of view, eavesdropping on elephant seals, and soaring with glow-in-the-dark squirrels.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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