All Future Disney+ Shows To Debut On Wednesdays, No More Friday Releases

Fridays no longer the go-to day for new Marvel and Star Wars on Disney+. Following the move to Wednesdays for new episodes of Loki, which had its premiere break viewership records, the decision has been made to have all future shows debut on that day.

THR confirmed with Disney that all future original series release dates will be on Wednesdays rather than Fridays. The changes begin in July, and will impact anticipated shows such as The Book of Boba Fett, Hawkeye, What If, and new seasons of The Mandalorian.

The decision was partly influenced by Netflix’s dominance on Fridays, and this was a means of avoiding direct competition against their global hits.

“Sources say the shift is designed to accommodate the increased volume of original content on Disney+. The Wednesday schedule is strictly for original series – meaning The Mandalorian and other Star Wars and Marvel TV series; original movies will continue to bow on Fridays on the streamer.”

When Loki moved its premiere from Friday June 11th to Wednesday June 9th, I think a lot of us were thinking this was a way to avoid conflict with the upcoming release of Black Widow. This may have been the original intent, but the viewership numbers don’t lie and Disney feels Wednesday is the way to go for the long haul.

Here is an updated release schedule accounting for the changes.

Monsters at Work from July 2 to July 7
Turner & Hooch from July 16 to July 21
Behind the Attraction from July 16 to July 21
Chip ā€˜nā€™ Dale: Park Life from July 23 to July 28
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts from July 30 to July 28
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse batch 2 from July 30 to July 28
Growing Up Animal from Aug. 20 to Aug. 18
Short Circuit season two from July 30 to Aug. 4

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.