Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Disney+’s Star
Star will house things from the catalogue Disney acquired when they purchased Fox, Hulu and America's ABC network.
More for Every Mood
In late February, Disney+ added a brand new offering known as Star, which launched with a bunch of extra content — from old favourites to new exciting media for Australian audiences.
Star features hundreds of seasons of beloved TV series like Alias, Felicity, Desperate Housewives, Bob’s Burgers, and Ugly Betty, in addition to cult classic films, including Die Hard, Pretty Woman, and many more.
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Disney+ Star will launch on February 23, 2021, in Canada, Western and Northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. It will expand to more markets later that year. pic.twitter.com/VATVpcEJhx
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Star will also introduce its own originals in the near future. In the meantime, here are some of the exclusive titles you can binge on Disney+’s Star right now.
Created in 2011, American animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers follows the Belcher family, their burger restaurant, and shenanigans. Seasons 1 through 9 will all be on Star.
The Alien Franchise
Ridley Scott’s classic cult sci-fi-horror franchise will now be fully available on Star. Alien, Alien Resurrection, Alien Vs. Predator, Alien: Covenant, Alien3, Aliens, and Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem are all ready to watch.
Disney+ Star will allow mature content to be accessed in international markets
Films like 'Alien', 'Logan', Deadpool', and 'Die Hard' will be on it pic.twitter.com/V6FypMMdeh
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Did you watch the film, Love, Simon and want more? If so, Star original series Love, Victor has your back. Set in the same world as Love, Simon, this TV spin-off focuses on titular teen Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) and his rocky road to self-acceptance after he and his family move to a new town.
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Black-ish is one of the best family sitcoms of all time, following the adventures of an upper-middle-class Black American family as they navigate the predominantly white social spaces they live in. The Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning comedy series stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and it is all at once hilarious, uplifting, heartbreaking, and painfully relevant. Seasons 1 to 5 will be streaming exclusively on Star.
A standalone story within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Helstrom centres on a pair of complicated siblings who are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer as they track down and terrorise the worst of humanity as vigilantes. The series is a Star original.
Before Bridgerton but after Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes’s critically acclaimed legal drama Scandal was the title people best knew her for. The political thriller follows the iconic Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a former media consultant to the President of the United States, as she starts her own crisis management firm.
Some of the most exciting recent additions to Disney+ are the Deadpool films, starring Ryan Reynolds.
An animated series from the award-winning showrunners of Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites is an extraterrestrial spoof of the family sitcom. The Star original series follows a family of aliens from a better world that must take refuge in middle America.
Meet the new family in the neighbourhood. #SolarOpposites is coming to Star on Disney+ 👽
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 13, 2021
A full list of what the Star channel on Disney+ will have streaming in Australia can be found via Tech Radar here. All titles will be available with a Disney+ subscription.
Merryana Salem is a proud Wonnarua and Lebanese–Australian writer, critic, teacher, researcher and podcaster on most social media as @akajustmerry. If you want, check out her podcast, GayV Club where she gushes about LGBT rep in media with her best friend. Either way, she hopes you ate something nice today.