Rated M for Magic: The Disney+ Mature series

With the recent announcement that Marvel is producing its first “R-Rated” series, some fans are warming to the idea of ​​more mature programming starting to appear on Disney+. Here’s the thing, it’s already taking off and fans are developing a taste for it.

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While series and movies like deadpool, the new mutants, And the The Defenders It’s been in the service for so short, the idea of ​​a fresh, mature Disney+ original isn’t farfetched. In all honesty, it might not be a bad thing either. Even with Bob Chapek’s recent comments about adult audiences needing something other than the studio’s animated features, it’s not like Disney showing a more adult side is an entirely new phenomenon. The streaming service is already home to a selection of adult-oriented series, to begin with. It’s unlikely that the new series will be inspired by Marvel’s zombies The run will be hard with gratuitous sex and language, but that doesn’t mean Disney is immune to more mature themes.


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This is a prequel to Star Wars: Rogue One is much more of a crime drama than a space opera set in a galaxy far, far away. The series weaves together the story of Cassian Andor, a cynical thief searching for his missing sister, and how he becomes embroiled in the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. While the series is already set in the familiar universe of droids, Jedi, and spaceships, this is no picnic on Endor. It’s a dark, gritty, and mature story that dives into the mysterious past of one of the galaxy’s most wanted rebels.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Sam Wilson as The Falcon (left) and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier (right) in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
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Well, not entirely stark and bleak Andor and the Falcon and the Winter Soldier is one of the more mature in the MCU. Dealing in matters of political intrigue, espionage, and the fallout of a post-Thanos world, the trappings weigh much heavier than alien invasion, rogue artificial intelligence, or the other villains and monsters the Avengers faced. However, it’s still just as action-packed and action-packed as any standard Marvel series.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi on Daiyu
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The Kenobi-based Disney+ series is a series that goes beyond that star Wars. While it deals with matters of the Jedi and Sith and the battle for the fate of the galaxy, this is more than just a bridge between the trilogies.

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This is a personality study dealing with trauma, guilt, survival, and loss. Obi-Wan is not the clever old wizard he has become New hope, But he digs himself out of the depths of despair and confronts the demons residing behind Vader’s mask to become the warrior the galaxy needs.

Capricorn Tales

Count Dooku (Corey Burton) using a force choke on Senator Dagon (Mark Rolston)
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Don’t let the use of animation fool you, Capricorn Tales It has as much emotional and mature storytelling as any live-action series seen on Disney+. While it doesn’t have much in terms of graphic images, it does feature some seriously challenging moments regarding popular characters in the Jedi Order. The episodes of Count Dooku alone are worthy of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac as Mr.  Knight's version of Moon Knight
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this dimension, Moon Knight Possibly the runner-up to one of the platform’s most intense Disney+ series. It’s surreal, it’s dark, it’s violent, and it’s one of the best performances of Oscar Isaac’s career. In a saga that includes split personalities, death cults, and Egyptian gods, Marvel has really pushed the envelope how far they can throw in one series. Needless to say, it was definitely an experience that could make Doctor Strange’s head spin.

The Beatles: Count

The Beatles are back
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get back The Beatles can be seen in their natural environment. It earned a mature rating simply because there is no censorship, no filter, and no interruption while the band prepares for their famous rooftop party.

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Lacking censorship, it features John, Paul, George, and Ringo completely unscripted and (for lack of a better word) raw. It’s not insanely explicit or anything, but it’s definitely a bit more adult content than was probably expected for something that debuted on Disney+

Werewolf by night

Jack Russell as The Werewolf
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Honorable mention to Haas for going Werewolf at Night simply because it’s probably the most violent and intense Marvel show without earning a direct R rating. Because of the use of black and white film, the guts and gore are subdued yet still entirely present. At its core, it’s a monster comic with some of the MCU’s most intense death sequences. However, it did manage to skate thanks to its creative cinematography choices. Had this photo been shot in full colour, bloodstone wouldn’t be the only shade of red in the special.

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