Over the past 13 months, Disney+ has released a series of original films that are all heavily indebted to the era of live-action filmmaking that preceded the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before the studio had been packed full of franchises. In the last three weeks alone, they’ve leaned heavily on some of their most familiar live-action tropes. Black Beauty was a high-toned literary adaptation with an animal bent; Godmother was a wacky low-budget, high-concept comedy. It’s somewhat surprising, though, that it took more than a year for Disney+ to release its first straight-to-streaming true-story sports drama. The title says it all: Safety hits recognizable beats and never really challenges its setup, making for a maddeningly, mystifyingly safe crowd-pleaser.

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safety trailer

Disney is never lacking in inspirational true-life stories, and now, neither will Disney+. The Disney streaming platform released the trailer for its latest original film, Safety, an inspirational sports drama based on the true story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey and how he raised his 11-year-old brother while becoming a football star. Watch the Safety trailer below.

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