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TV Premiere Highlights Coming To Disney+ UK In October 2023

It's a spooky month with Goosebumps, Vampires and Haunted Mansions

by Dave Elliott

TV Premiere Highlights Coming To Disney+ UK In October 2023

As we head towards October, Disney+ is embracing the spookiest month of the year, as it fills up with Halloween horrors, Haunted Mansions, Vampires, and things that go (Goose)bump in the night. There is also the return of a certain God Of Mischief this month too… Here is what’s coming to Disney+ in October.

Disney+ Originals & UK Exclusive October 2023 Highlights

Dear Mama  – 1st October 2023 (Docuseries)

From award-winning director Allen Hughes comes FX’s Dear Mama, a deeply personal five-part series that defies the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling to share an illuminating saga of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Their story chronicles the possibilities and contradictions of the U.S. from a time of revolutionary fervor to Hip Hop culture’s most ostentatious decade.

Haunted Mansion – 4th October 2023 (Film)

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion tells the story of Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), a single mom, who discovers that the home she and her son share is haunted by irksome ghosts. Hoping to restore domestic tranquility, Gabbie recruits a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid the house of the supernatural squatters. A nonstop blend of action, adventure and comedy featuring an all-star cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Daniel Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto, “Haunted Mansion” was written by Katie Dippold and directed by Justin Simien. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

Loki, Season 2 – 6th October 2023 (Series)

Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose. The series will air weekly.

The Boogeyman – 11th October 2023 (Film)

High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims. A horror-thriller from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, directed by Rob Savage (“Host”) with a screenplay by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (“A Quiet Place”) and Mark Heyman (“Black Swan”).

Goosebumps, Season 1 – 13th October 2023 (Series)

Inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling book series, Goosebumps follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past. The series will launch with a five-episode drop.

The Wonder Years, Season 2 – 18th October 2023 (Series)

The story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way. The series was cancelled by ABC after two seasons, so this is the last one.

Appendage – 18th October 2023 (Film)

After hitting a breaking point, Hannah’s inner thoughts physicalize into a monstrous creature that threatens to upend her life. Directed by Anna Zlokovic, the film stars Hadley Robinson, Kausar Mohammed, and Emily Hampshire.

What We Do In The Shadows, Season 5 – 25th October 2023 (Series)

What We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, documents the nightly exploits of vampire roommates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), and their vampire bureaucrat acquaintance, The Guide (Kristen Schaal).

The Lions of Sicily, Season 1 – 25th October 2023 (Series – Italian)

The compelling story of the Florio family. Brothers Paolo and Ignazio are two small spice merchants who have escaped from a Calabria stuck in the past and in search of social redemption. In Sicily they invent a future, turning a small, run-down shop into a flourishing business activity that young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire. However, overwhelming Vincenzo’s life and that of the entire family is the disruptive arrival of Giulia, a strong and intelligent woman who is in contrast with the rigid rules of the society of the time.

Praise Petey, Season 1 – 25th October 2023 (Series)

Petey, a New York City “it” girl, has it all until her life comes crashing down around her. However, as luck would have it, a mysterious gift from her father gives her a new lease on life: She’s going to “lean into” modernizing his small-town cult. Created by head SNL writer Anna Drezen and produced by Mike Judge & Greg Daniels.

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story – October 2023 (Series)

She’s known as one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney.? Uncovering one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade, the series reveals how Coleen turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. The three-part series looks at the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the Internet’ all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years. As well as the case itself, we will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years.

Other Notable Additions

Outside of the various premieres above, there are more spooky films and shows available on the streaming service including the 2010 movie ‘Vampires Suck’ (added on the 20th October), the classics Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas…. both of which (and I’m so sorry for pointing this out…) are in their 30th Anniversary year… There is also the entire run of Buffy The Vampire Slayer available, alongside the entire run of The X-Files, so plenty of things to fill up your Halloween!

In addition to all of these, Disney+ UK has taken to “surprise dropping” shows without any warning over the last few months, so make sure you check out the UK TV Premiere Dates page for the latest updates. If you want to keep track of these or any other show, you can also add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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