What’s new on Disney+ in May 2024

Morgan Elsbeth in Star Wars: Tales of the Empire.
Lucasfilm

Welcome to the paradox of Disney+: It’s the streaming service with blockbuster brands and an incredibly shrinking lineup of original programing. There’s no better example of this than Disney+’s lineup for May. Marvel and Star Wars fans have a lot to be excited about with the series finale of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the three-part season finale of X-Men ’97, and the premiere of Star Wars: Tales of the Empire streaming during the month. There’s even a new season of Doctor Who coming on May 10, as well as Pixar’s Monsters At Work season 2 on May 5.

Beyond that, music lovers get to look forward to documentaries about The Beatles, Queen, and The Beach Boys, while The Muppets creator Jim Henson gets a documentary of his own. All of that sounds great until you realize that everything we listed above accounts for roughly 94% of Disney+’s original content for the entire month of May. So, where’s the rest of it? As much as we love dessert, there’s no main course here. And June doesn’t have a hot Marvel show to fall back on, which means summer may look pretty barren in the House of Mouse.

If you’ve been visiting the Disney+ home page lately, then you’ll notice that it’s dominated by shows and movies from Hulu. Combined, Hulu and Disney+ are a strong pairing, but you have to pay for both to get the equivalent of a single functioning streaming service.

Our roundup of everything new on Disney+ in May 2024 can be found below, with our favorites highlighted in bold.

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Everything new on Disney+ in May 2024

May 1

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 3 – Episode 15 “The Cavalry Has Arrived”

  • Marvel’s X-Men 97 – Season 1 – Episode 8 “Tolerance Is Extinction Part 1”

May 4

  • Star Wars: Tales of the Empire

May 5

  • Monsters At Work – Season 2

May 7

  • Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story

May 8

  • The Beatles: Let It Be

  • Marvel’s X-Men 97 – Season 1 – Episode 9 “Tolerance Is Extinction Part 2”

May 10

  • Doctor Who – Season 1 – Episodes 1 & 2

May 15

  • Queen Rock Montreal

  • Marvel’s X-Men 97 – Season 1 – Episode 10 “Tolerance Is Extinction Part 3”

May 17

  • Doctor Who – Season 1 – Episode 3

May 24

  • The Beach Boys

  • Doctor Who – Season 1 – Episode 4

May 31

  • Jim Henson Idea Man

  • Doctor Who – Season 1 – Episode 5