Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that the company is planning to launch its own Netflix-style streaming television service within the next few years. With a massive library of films and television shows, Disney should have no problem filling this service with more than enough entertainment to satisfy its subscribers once it launches.
But for how long? We binge-watching TV fans can be insatiable. Many of us have watched most, if not all, of Disney's movies multiple times already, and some of us have plowed through the Mouse's TV archive, as well. Disney fans are going to want to watch some fresh productions made exclusively for Disney's streaming service, as well as having access to Disney's archive of filmed entertainment.
And a Twitter user has an outstanding idea for what one of those original series might be.
Disney's streaming service needs a Breaking Bad style show about the Redhead's journey from auctioned bride, to full-blown pirate.— Rob Yeo (@robjyeo) March 28, 2018
I love it! (The reference, if you didn't get it.) I 100 times would rather watch this take on Pirates of the Caribbean than sit though one more Johnny Depp film. But what other theme park-inspired concepts could Disney develop for its streaming service? Let's let our imaginations run wild, shall we?
As for another Breaking Bad-inspired series, might I suggest...
Hightower: Featuring the ongoing battle between Harrison Hightower and his allies in the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, and the more forward-thinking members who try to stop their exploitation of native peoples and natural resources.
Here's another scripted series idea, inspired by Disney's theme parks...
Main Street USA: A whimsical and inspiring family dramedy about a turn-of-the-20th-century community in Missouri. (I'd use the Carousel of Progress family as the launch point for this show.)
And for some reality show concepts...
Project Imagination: A reality show around Walt Disney Imagineering's annual Imaginations competition for aspiring theme park designers.
The Most Magical Race on Earth: An Amazing Race-style family competition through the world's Disney theme parks.
It's a Small World IRL: Profiling amazing and inspirational children from around the world.
I'd love to hear some more ideas. What theme park-inspired concepts do you have for a Disney streaming television channel?Tweet
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