Disney has given us all more than enough content to get through the end of lockdown with the launch of its new service, Star.
Star promises to bring us some of our favourite box sets, and if you have Disney Plus, you’ll be lucky enough to already have access to it.
So, what exactly does this new streaming service have on its books? And what new shows is it bringing to the table?
Here’s what you need to know.
What is Star on Disney Plus?
Star is a new arm on the Disney Plus service – including more adult-focused box-sets and classic series from Disney’s creative studios – including ABC, FX, 20th Century Studios and 20th Television.
More than 1000 titles are expected to be added to the Star section of the site, more than double the current available content in the UK.
As the shows are more focused on an adult audience, parental controls will be added to protect younger viewers.
Launching in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Singapore today, the service is expected to be launched in Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea by the end of the year.
Is Star free with Disney Plus?
Yes – Star is included as part of the Disney Plus package, but the price has now gone up slightly to facilitate the new service.
Disney Plus is now available for £7.99 a month, or £79.90 for the year on a subscription basis that can be cancelled at anytime.
It was previously £5.99 a month/£59.90 for the year.
This gives you access to Disney’s entire catalogue of shows and films, as well as Star, and all Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic content.
What original shows and movies are on Star?
Star is launching with four original series in the UK. They are:
Love, Victor – a spin-off of LGBT teen comedy Love, Simon.
Big Sky – a drama starring Ryan Phillippe and Vikings’ Katheryn Winnick about detectives trying to locate two kidnapped sisters and catch whoever took them.
Solar Opposites – an animated series from the minds of Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, and Mike McMahan.
Helstrom – a Marvel series focusing on a brother and sister who hunt down ‘the worst of humanity’, after discovering their father was a super-powered serial killer.
What other TV shows are on Star?
Among the collection of shows launching on the service are full box sets of:
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- Desperate Housewives
- Family Guy
- Feud: Bette and Joan
- Grey’s Anatomy
- How I Met Your Mother
- Modern Family
- Prison Break
- Scream Queens
- Ugly Betty
Disney Plus: Star launches today on the streaming service.