Your Guide To Everything Coming To Disney+’s New ‘Star’ Channel Next Week
Star will house things from the catalogue Disney acquired when they purchased Fox, Hulu and America's ABC network.
On the 23rd of February, Disney+ is adding a new channel known as Star. Star will launch with a bunch of extra content – from old favourites to new exciting media for Australian audiences.
The channel will essentially house things from the catalogue of media Disney acquired when they purchased Fox, Hulu and America’s ABC network. The channel will feature hundreds of seasons of beloved TV series like Alias, Felicity, Desperate Housewives, Bob’s Burgers and Ugly Betty as well as 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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The channel 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 channel from the 23rd of February.
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 streaming on Disney+ in a few days time.
The Alien Franchise
Ridley Scott’s classic cult sci-fi-horror franchise will now be fully available on Disney+ under Star. Alien, Alien Resurrection, Alien Vs. Predator, Alien: Covenant, Alien3, Aliens, and Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem will all be streaming from next week.
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? Star Original series Love, Victor has got 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 Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, and Tracee Ellis Ross, and it is all at once hilarious, uplifting, heartbreaking, and painfully relevant. Seasons 1-5 will be streaming exclusively via Star on Disney plus from next week.
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 and exclusively streams on Disney+.
Before Bridgerton and after Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes’s critically-acclaimed legal drama Scandal was the title people renowned 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.
Another of the many films Disney+ will add to its catalogue with Star is the Deadpool films starring Ryan Reynolds. Prior to Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the titular fourth-wall-breaking antihero was not permitted to even mention Disney– how the times are a’changin.
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+ 👽
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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 from February 23rd.
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.