Extraordinary release date and first look at new Disney+ UK comedy
A first look at Disney+’s new original UK comedy series Extraordinary has been revealed.
The brand new show will arrive on the streaming service on 25 January 2023 with all episodes available to watch online.
A teaser shares: “Extraordinary is set in a world where everyone develops a power on their 18th birthday… everyone, that is, except for Jen. She’s turning 25 and is still waiting to get hers. She’s not even fussy about what that could be: super speed? Laser eyes? The ability to plug in a USB the right way every single time? She’ll take it.
“Like a caterpillar surrounded by butterflies, Jen feels unable to move forward, stuck in a dead-end job in a party shop and occasionally hooking up with Luke, a flaky young man with the irritatingly cool ability to fly. Luckily, Jen has Carrie to stop her from wallowing in her own self-pity. Inseparable since school, their relationship cycles between sister, parent, and wingman.
“Together they share an East London flat with Carrie’s long-term boyfriend, Kash. Carrie has the power to channel the dead but feels she’s been overshadowed by her own party trick: doesn’t anyone care about what she has to say? Kash takes his power – the ability to turn back time – very seriously, but he’s not above using it to undo minor embarrassments, or moments when he says exactly the wrong thing to long-suffering Carrie. The fourth member of the flat is a stray cat, named Jizzlord by the gang, who’s harbouring a surprising secret: turns out even cats have more power than Jen.
“Adrift in a big, confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope and a lot of desperation, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower. But in doing so, she might discover the joy of being just kind of ok.”
You can watch a first look trailer below…
The new series is led by a cast of rising UK talent, including Máiréad Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna and Luke Rollason. Additional cast members include Siobhan McSweeney, Robbie Gee and Safia Oakley-Green.
Extraordinary is written by series creator and lead writer Emma Moran and is produced by the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning company behind Killing Eve.
The show will be the latest addition of Disney+ UK Original series launching on the platform, following rom-com action thriller Wedding Season available to stream now and Save Our Squad with David Beckham launching on 9 November.
Disney+ is available online here currently priced at £7.99 per month, or £79.90 for a whole year.
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