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If you've been hoping to have one place where you can stream all of The Simpsons and just totally forget your life for a few weeks (Months?), it looks like Disney+ might be for you. We've finally gotten a lot of concrete details on the new streaming service, and it turns out that one of the many entertainment options the site will have is, wait for it...all 30 seasons of The Simpsons available as soon as Disney+ launches.
And, when exactly might Disney+ be launching? We were promised late 2019, and that's what we're getting, as the service will be live on November 12, 2019. Even better, if you want to make sure you can get in on some Simpsons casual viewing (ok, fine, ridiculous binging) on day one, it won't cost you an arm and a leg to join in on the fun. Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month for a subscription, or $69.99 if you want to go ahead and pay for the whole year at once.
When fans of The Simpsons heard that a merger was possible between Disney and Fox, the immediate fear was that the family friendly company would distance itself from the long-running animated hit simply because it tends to be a bit edgier than what we've come to know from Disney. But, post-merger we found out that while those at Disney will, indeed, have some behind the scenes say in how the show continues, the company can't just cancel The Simpsons, seeing as how Fox Broadcasting Company wasn't actually a part of the merger. Plus, Fox has already renewed the comedy for seasons 31 and 32, so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
Another big question fans have had is if Disney will sneak in behind the scenes and simply change much of what has kept the show on the air for a historic amount of time. While time will tell what becomes of future episodes of The Simpsons, it seems like a pretty good sign that Disney is willing to lay out the entire show up to this point on Disney+. If the company wanted to distance itself from the sometimes-not-appropriate-for-children content found on The Simpsons, surely they wouldn't have every single episode up for grabs as soon as Disney+ is up and running...right?
Also, let's not forget that Disney now owns Deadpool and a wide variety of other not-quite-family-hour shows and properties, and, so far, we've been promised that the core of those things will stay the same, i.e. the next Deadpool movie still being a bloody, curse-word and indecent proposal soaked affair that will be rated R. So, things are looking pretty good when it comes to The Simpsons staying just as "Eat my shorts!" as ever.
Of course, along with news about The Simpsons, Disney just announced or finally confirmed a ton of other shows for Disney+. The MCU shows that we've all been whispering about for months, set to star the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are definitely coming to Disney+. This means that the limited shows Loki, WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are all officially a go! We can also look forward to a lot of Star Wars goodness, with The Mandalorian coming to Disney+ on day one, and it eventually being joined on the service by a series based on Cassian Andor and starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk.
In addition (yes, there's more), Marvel is getting two unscripted shows on Disney+. Those will be Marvel's 616, which will be an anthology docuseries that focuses on the “historical, cultural, and societal” characteristics that led to Marvel’s stories, and Marvel's Hero Project, which is being used to spotlight young people who are bringing about positive changes in their communities.
And, if that's not enough for you, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (yes, that's the title) will be coming to Disney+, along with another Fox favorite from back in the day to join The Simpsons, Malcolm In the Middle.
Again, all this magic will launch on November 12 of this year when Disney+ starts streaming 99% of everything you've ever loved. You can bet that more shows will be announced for the streaming service before then, so be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest!