Marvel’s “She-Hulk” shifts to Thursday launch on Disney+

A new premiere date and rollout for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” was announced Wednesday during the streamer’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Instead of debuting on the originally announced premiere date of Wednesday, August 17, “She-Hulk” will premiere on Thursday, August 18. The nine-episode comedy series will then roll out weekly on Thursdays, marking a change in strategy.

The move marks Disney+’s continued expansion of its programming schedule. While certain blockbuster series such as “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” “Ms. Marvel” and “The Book of Boba Fett” debuted new episodes on Wednesdays, Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” delivered new chapters on Fridays, a day Netflix has long dominated with its own binge of new releases. “She-Hulk” will be the first Marvel series to release new episodes on Thursdays.

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In “She-Hulk,” Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) — a lawyer specializing in superhuman trials — must navigate the complicated life of a single 30-year-old who also happens to be a green, 6-foot-7-inch super-powered Hulk. The series will welcome a number of MCU veterans, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The series’ trailer also hinted at Charlie Cox’s Daredevil making an appearance following his re-introduction to the MCU in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

“She-Hulk” also stars Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. The series was directed by Kat Coiro (episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as the main writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Coiro and Gao.

Disney+ also revealed premiere dates for several other new and returning series:

“Growing Up,” created by Brie Larson and Culture.House, debuts on September 8. The hybrid docuseries that explores the challenges, triumphs and complexities of adolescence through ten compelling coming-of-age stories.

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“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” from National Geographic, premieres Sept. 8. Led by 29-year-old Nat Geo explorer Bertie Gregory, the series tells extraordinary, real-life animal stories in the secretive corners of the wild world.

“Super/Natural,” executive produced by James Cameron and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, opens on September 21. The new series will use the latest scientific innovations and leading film technology to reveal the secret powers and supersenses of the world’s most extraordinary animals.

“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2 debuts on September 28. After winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, the spring-with-heart squad and their coach, Alex Morrow (Lauren Graham), hit the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California run by charming but hardcore former NHL -player, Colin Cole (Josh Duhamel).

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