Hello, honeybees, and welcome back to a new edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz, our weekly series where we bring you a new list of recommendations for what to watch next. Be it on streaming services or in theaters, we’re sure there’s something for everybody on our list. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself!
Star Wars: Visions
As all Star Wars nerds know, the Star Wars Celebration happened last week, and with it came so many new announcements about the galaxy far far away we had to choose very carefully which ones we’d mention here, otherwise we’d be here all week. The first one we chose was Visions. Volume 1 of Visions had seven shorts produced by Japanese studios and brought new ways of looking at this universe.
Volume 2 was announced during the Star Wars Celebration and should be here on May 4 of this year. This time, with nine shorts produced by studios from all over the world, not just one country and we can’t wait to see what that brings when it comes to both art styles and the stories told. And while we wait for Volume 2, we can rewatch the first one on Disney+ as many times as we want.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
The second animated Star Wars show getting a new season is Tales of the Jedi. The anthology show gained popularity for its premise of following the journeys of two wildly different characters, Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, each of them heading a different “path” of the show.
The show already has a first season available on Disney+ and a second one is coming soon, as announced during the Star Wars Celebration. We cannot wait to see what else Dave Feloni and his team come up with for the future of the show.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Finally, the last animated Star Wars show that’s getting a new (and in this case, final, season) is The Bad Batch. The show follows a group of clones during the Clone Wars who for some reason are completely different from all other clones, making them known as a “bad batch” of clones, but that doesn’t stop them from being one of the most important groups during the war and some of the very few survivors of Order 66.
Speaking of which, that just happened on the show and our heroes are going to spend one more season dealing with the aftermath of Order 66 and now living in a galaxy fully controlled by the Empire
On Monday, there was a panel for the acclaimed series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” which just wrapped its second season as the Bad Batch continued their journey navigating the aftermath of Order 66 and the rise of the Empire. And for this next season, the Bad Batch will be joined by Fennec Shand as a full-time member of the main cast. The first two seasons are currently available on Disney+ and the third one will drop sometime in 2024.
Peter Pan and Wendy
Classic stories are classics for a reason and Peter Pan definitely fits the “classic” definition. It’s probably why we can never get enough of its retellings, and the latest one we have on our “to watch” list is Peter Pan and Wendy. The movie, set to debut on Disney+ on April 28, gives us a brand new look at this great fantasy story we all grew up loving.
As the title suggests, one of the main characters is Miss Wendy Darling, a young girl from London who is scared of growing up and leaving the life she knows as a child behind, and that’s when she meets Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up. And then we all know what happens next, Wendy and her brothers follow Peter to Neverland, where they meet iconic characters like Tinker Bell and Captain Hook. But we have a feeling there will be something really special about the adventures the kids get into in this version of the story.
Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All
It’s no secret that we are huge Ed Sheeran stans here at The Honey POP, so watching his new 4-part series on Disney+ is definitely in the top 10 of our list. The Sum of It All brings us a look behind the curtain and into the private life of a musician, we’ve admired for many years now. Ed’s lyrics resonate deeply with us all because of the themes he writes about, and now we get to see just a little bit of where the inspiration for these songs comes from.
These four episodes show us a different face of Ed Sheeran, not just the star who fills up stadiums across the world, but also a man dealing with regular issues just like everyone does. Between the videos of his epic performances and some things from the personal archives we’ve never seen before, we’re sure we’ll cry on May 3 when we watch it.
And this concludes this edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our suggestions as much as we enjoyed writing them, and if you did, tell us! You can find us all over the internet, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.