These Disney+ series and films ignite heartfelt emotions while depicting valuable lessons about life, friends, family, and love.
Family: The Unbreakable Bond (12 episodes) premiered May 5, but you’ll catch up quickly. Jang Hyuk plays Kwon Do-hoon, an undercover agent living a double life. Wife Yoo Ra (Jang Na-ra) also has a clandestine identity but is unaware of his. Then along comes Tae Koo (Kim Nam-hee), Yoo Ra’s nemesis, who threatens their future. This series is increasingly suspenseful and unpredictable.
Beginning May 10, the Korean series Race follows PR professional Park Yoon-jo (Lee Yeon-hee) who becomes embroiled in a recruitment scandal. To get advice, she turns to Koo Yi-jung (Moon So-ri), a top PR person, and her colleague and bestie Ryu Jae-min (Hong Jong-Hyun).
Crater, debuting May 12, is a space adventure movie with a Stand By Me vibe. Forced to move from his lunar mining colony home after his father’s death, Caleb Channing (Russell-Bailey) sets out to fulfil his last wish. Along with his friends, played by Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, Thomas Boyce and McKenna Grace, he hijacks a rover to explore a mysterious crater. Special effects make this a fun, PG-rated moon mission.
American Born Chinese takes off on May 24. Based on Gene Luen Yang‘s graphic novel, the series chronicles the trials and tribulations of Jin Wang (Ben Wong), a regular teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. It reunites three Everything Everywhere All At Once alumni: newly minted Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu. The cast also includes Chin Han, Daniel Wu and Jimmy Liu.
Empire of Light is scheduled for May 24. Set in a 1980s English town, the film is a love story between a cinema manager (Olivia Colman) struggling with mental health and a new employee (Michael Ward) plagued by adversity. They find a sense of belonging through their unlikely relationship and the healing power of music, cinema, and community. The film also stars Monica Dolan, Tom Brooke, and Colin Firth.
Jurnal Risa begins May 27. The spine-tingling 10-episode adaptation of Indonesian Risa Saraswati’s novel Jurnal Risa: The Summer Break Terror transports you to the 1990s when young Risa and her friends and cousins have to save one of their own from a vengeful evil spirit. There’s a hint of black magic, too. Shofia Shireen plays Risa. Other stars include Sheryl Drisanna, Ali Fikry, Muhammad Ozkan, Keanu Azka, and Quentin Stanislavski.
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