Officially announced at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour on Monday, Growing Up is described as a groundbreaking, hybrid Disney+ docuseries that explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of adolescence through 10 compelling coming of age stories.
With the use of narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking, each 30-minute episode follows a young person or “hero,” between the age of 18 and 22, as they tell their experience growing up. All episodes are anchored by deeply personal interviews that allow the heroes to walk viewers through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, the series also features creative cinematic reenactments that help bring their major inflection points to life.
The heroes featured in the series represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance.
Hailing from Culture House Media, Growing Up will be executive produced by Larson, Nicole Galovski, Raeshem Nijhon, and Carri Twigg. Larson will also direct, together with Yara Shahidi, Sydney Freeland, Elegance Bratton, Ashley Eakin, Ekwa Msangi, Smriti Mundhra, Rudy Valdez, Bernardo Ruiz, Kishori Rajan, and Nicole Galovski.
On the acting front, Larson is reprising her role as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in the MCU movie Captain Marvels, which is set to open in U.S. theaters on February, 17th, 2023. She’s also set to star as Elizabeth Zott in the upcoming Apple+ drama series Lessons in Chemistry.
Aside from Larson, her fellow MCU star Jeremy Renner is also exec producing the newly announced Disney+ docuseries Rennervations, an original four-part series that embraces Renner’s lifelong passion for giving back to communities around the world by reimagining unique purpose-built vehicles to meet a community’s needs.
Behind the big screen, the Hawkeye actor is actually a construction aficionado. Heavily invested in the highly creative fabricator culture that exists across the globe, Renner hopes to change lives with these skills and inspire others to do the same.
Both Larson’s Growing Up and Renner’s Rennervations don’t have a release date yet.