How to watch The Mysterious Benedict Society: stream the new series on Disney Plus

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Based on Trenton Lee Stewart's children's book series of the same name, Disney brings to life The Mysterious Benedict Society in this delightful mystery adventure. One for all the family to enjoy, here's how to watch The Mysterious Benedict Society online on Disney Plus.

Following four gifted orphans, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance are invited to attend Boatwright Academy, their curious benefactor tasking them with stopping the widespread emergency created by the consistent onslaught of bad news. If only it were that simple, eh?

How to watch The Mysterious Benedict Society

New episodes: every Friday at 12am midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am BST

Cast: Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho

Watch now: stream The Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney Plus from just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month

Earning a scholarship to the Boatwright Academy, Reynie joins the equally gifted Sticky Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire. Here they are put through gruelling tests to prove their abilities, before ultimately receiving a perilous mission of infiltrating the L.I.V.E Institute to put a stop to the anxiety gripping the globe due to the ceaseless bad news. 

Meanwhile, they'll also have to deal with the very relatable battles of school bullies, odd benefactors, and the familiar Dr. Curtain, who may just be behind the scheme leaving the world paralyzed with fear after all.

With the first two episodes dropping on June 25, make sure you know how to watch The Mysterious Benedict Society in full with the help of a Disney Plus subscription.

How to watch The Mysterious Benedict Society online on Disney Plus now


New episodes of The Mysterious Benedict Society started dropping every Friday from June 25, with the first two episodes available from launch. Available on the Disney Plus platform at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST, you'll be able to watch right here for the full eight episode run.

As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching The Mysterious Benedict Society using the service is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country that does have access to Disney Plus, you just need to head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.

In addition to being the exclusive home of The Mysterious Benedict Society, you gain access to tons of TV shows and movies, including the entire MCU canon. Disney Plus also gives you access to Disney’s huge back catalog, plus Fox’s and Pixar's as well.

A Disney Plus subscription also gives you access to everything Star Wars - including The Mandalorian - all for just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

How to save money on Disney+

Disney Plus is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix but you can save even more when you sign up for an annual subscription which gives you 15% off the monthly price. Obviously you have to splash the cash at the start, but with so much content to get stuck in to we very much doubt you'll run out of things to watch before the 12 months are up. You're looking at $79.99/£79.90/AU$119.99 for the year.

Or if your interests are farther reaching (and you're in the US), then we'd seriously suggest looking at the fantastic value bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN Plus to your subscription price. The Hulu element opens up a world of Hulu Originals such as The Great, Upload, Helstrom and Normal People. While ESPN+ brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $13.99 a month.

What else should I know about Disney+?

For more adventures for all the family to enjoy, The Mysterious Benedict Society is just one of many exclusive titles available on Disney Plus. Here you can also watch Love, Victor and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Of course, you'll also find other Disney and Disney Pixar gems including Soul, Hamilton, and Loki.

The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course), and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, PS4, Xbox One and Roku streaming devices.

In addition, now that Disney has set the precedent of releasing movies like its live-action Mulan remake on the service instead of in theaters through its Disney Plus Premier Access program, expect the company to keep bringing more blockbuster films that were originally intended to be shown on the big screen to Disney Plus in 2021. Most recently, it's the way to watch Cruella online, with Black Widow on the way come July with Black Widow.

And finally, there's the new Star on Disney Plus that most global markets get to enjoy and sees the amount of content available through Disney Plus more than double, with a particular eye to shows grown-ups are going to enjoy. 

It's available in the UK, most of Europe, and other select markets like Australia and New Zealand - but not in the US, where the media giant's Hulu service already has very similar ground covered.

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Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.