Disney has uncovered its highly anticipated content offerings to buyers at LA Screenings.
The Mouse House’s global distribution arm, Disney Global Content Sales and Distribution, is believed to be selling 18 titles, which now include a robust mix of family-friendly and adult-centric programming – the latter coming largely out of Disney’s new content assets.
Following the closure of the Disney/Fox merger in March, Disney is now selling programming from Fox and its entertainment subsidiaries, including 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
This year’s slate includes Martin Freeman-fronted FX comedy drama Breeders, produced by Avalon TV and Sky; a half-hour comedy based on the life of rapper-comedian Dave Burd; Steven Knight’s A Christmas Carol adaptation from exec producers Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott; and Alex Garland’s thriller Devs.
Elsewhere, animated offerings include the Kristen Wiig exec-produced Bless The Harts, centering on an American family living in the South, and The Great North, following an Alaskan family.
Meanwhile, Disney is also selling 20th Century Fox Television-produced dramas such as Next, which features John Slattery as a former tech CEO who tries to solve an artificial intelligence crisis; Kim Cattrall-fronted soapy drama Filthy Rich; 9-1-1: Lone Star, starring Rob Lowe as a New York fireman who relocates with his son to Texas; multi-camera comedy Outmatched, about a blue-collar family in South Jersey raising three geniuses; and single-camera shows Perfect Harmony, about a Princeton music professor who helps develop a choir, and Bless This Mess, about a New York couple that relocates to Nebraska.
Disney’s returning titles include American Horror Story, Atlanta, Empire, Baskets, Better Things, Family Guy, Homeland, American Dad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, What We Do in the Shadows and The Simpsons.
As reported by TBI, global buyers at LA Screenings this year are nervous about the terms of trade surrounding licensing agreements with Disney, which plans to launch streaming service Disney+ this fall.
The Disney slate was first reported by C21.