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New on Disney+ in November: The reinterpretation of an adventure epic.

by Han

In November, Netflix is coming up with a colorful mix of genres, bringing the star-studded historical series “German House” to the program alongside the reinterpretation of Baz Luhrmann’s “Australia.” But that’s not all…

November kicks off on Disney+ with a potential comedy highlight, bringing Jessica Yu’s “Quiz Lady” starring “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh and “Renfield” actress Awkwafina exclusively to streaming on November 3. In it, two estranged sisters try to become game show champions to pay off their mother’s gambling debts and rescue their kidnapped pug. The flick was produced by Will Ferrell, among others, who also stars in a supporting role, while Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor and Tony Hale are also in the cast. And if the whole thing turns out to be half as funny and absurd as it sounds, there’s plenty of fun in store for the start of the month here.

An entirely different genre representative awaits us on the mouse company’s streaming service starting November 14. In the crime series “A Murder At The End Of The World,” a young amateur investigator and hacker is invited to a billionaire’s conference with eight other guests. When one of the guests is found dead there, it’s up to our Gen Z heroine to prove the murder and prevent another one from happening. This is suspiciously reminiscent of next-gen’s “Glass Onion: A Murder Mystery” and stars “The Crown” star Emma Corrin as well as Clive Owen (“Children of Men”) and Harris Dickinson (“Triangle of Sadness”).

On November 15, however, the program will also include a Disney original series from Germany: the historical drama “Deutsches Haus”. In it, the story of the 1963 Frankfurt Auschwitz trial is rehashed and told through the eyes of a young interpreter who learns the harrowing truth about the Holocaust and her own family during the trial. Creator of the series is Annette Hess, who is already responsible for the successful TV series launched with “Ku’Damm 56” and the Amazon original “Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo.” Among those in front of the camera are newcomer Katharina Stark, as well as Anke Engelke (“LOL: Last One Laughing”) and Max von der Groeben (“Fack ju Göhte”).

At the end of the month, an adventurous highlight finally awaits us on November 26. That’s because “Australia – The Series” sees Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman return to their infamous roles from Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 epic “Australia.” The film has been expanded, remodeled and reinterpreted and now comes up with six parts that tell the story of aristocrat Sarah Ashley and cattle baron King Carney with a fresh twist. Whether the whole thing will be a simple subdivision of the original 155-minute romance or actually add something new to the story remains to be seen – but this format is certainly something to eagerly anticipate.

Other highlights include the four-part documentary “Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story” narrated by Keanu Reeves (starting November 15), as well as the Christmas comedy “Much Ado About Christmas” (starting November 17) starring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. In addition, the 34th season of “The Simpsons” and the fifth season of the drama series “The Good Doctor” will join Disney+ on Nov. 22, as well as the third season of the Taika Waititi co-created series “Reservation Dogs” starting Nov. 29.

Finally, an important note: The above list is based on Disney’s official announcement for September 2023. In the past, it has often happened that additional titles were released unannounced or other titles did not appear as planned. So there may well be changes in the course of the next few weeks.

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