Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — As its burgeoning fiction slate continues to shuffle and take shape, Disney+ has announced its slate of nonfiction content, which will include the return of the Kristen Bell musical recreation show “Encore!,” as well as a project from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions.
The streaming platform has also inked a two-year deal with documentary specialists Supper Club, Variety has learned.
Under the pact, the trio of Brian McGinn, David Gelb and Jason Sterman (pictured above left to right), who are behind award-winning docs including “Chef's Table,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “13th,” will create both franchise-based and original-concept nonfiction programming for the streaming service, as well as other platforms and networks under the Disney umbrella.
“We are thrilled Jason, David and Brian will bring their distinct perspectives and genuine narrative vision exclusively to Disney,” said Agnes Chu, SVP of Content at Disney+. “As some of the world’s greatest nonfiction storytellers, Supper Club will be a crucial, creative force for Disney+ as we build a platform for compelling, personal, and authentic programming.”
Supper Club is already working its first two original series for Disney+ in the form of the culture-focused “Marvel’s 616” (working title), which is created in … — Will Thorne/@Variety