WandaVision, based on characters from The Avengers, will hit Disney+ in December, but most other exciting projects aren’t planned for release until 2021, 2022, and beyond. There’s little immediate help on the way to complement The Mandalorian on a service that is lacking compelling original content.

The dearth of new originals on Disney+ is in stark contrast to Netflix, which hardly missed a beat during the pandemic thanks to a long lineup of shows that had already finished production. Netflix’s position is so solid that it felt comfortable raising the price of subscriptions in the US by $1 yesterday, even as the US economy struggles to rebound from the effects of the pandemic.

Disney+ still has a long way to go before it can prove it’s as indispensable to consumers.

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