When you think of Disney, chances are you think of cute cartoons and sweetness and light.
Disney Plus launched last year, and features everything from classic Disney movies, the works of Pixar, plus Star Wars, Marvel and more.
A new addition is coming, a channel called Star.
In an email to subscribers it says: “On 23 February 2021, we’re introducing Star as part of your current subscription. From crime to drama; from romance to horror, Star will bring you hundreds of TV series, movies and originals.”
Star will reportedly double the amount of content available to watch on the service.
Watch the trailer below.
The new addition is expected to consist mostly of formerly FX, 20th Century Studios and 20th Television content. There will be two Star Originals. The first Star Originals to be announced is ABC’s drama ‘Big Sky‘ as well as ‘Love Victor’.
If you fancy a binge watch of a series you’ve not seen in forever, then you’ll be in luck from February.
Titles including Family Guy, Blackish, Atlanta and How I Met Your Mother will be added. Dramas such as Prison Break, The X Files, 24, Desperate Housewives and LOST are back too.
People are already warning others not to waste their time watching LOST though.
Some users are predicting a price increase when it arrives. One posted: “I guess they forgot to mention that Star means DisneyPlusUK will cost £80 a year from the date it gets added and that you can’t choose not to have it.”
What to watch
Big Sky is one of the first new titles to launch on the channel. The series features private detectives Cassie Dewell (played by Kylie Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe). The new thriller sees them team up with Cody’s ex-wife Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick). They search for two sisters, but it spirals into a much bigger case.
The show was released in the US on ABC in November 2020, but this is the first time it’s available in the UK.
Love, Victor is another Star Original Series. It’ll be set in the same world as the hugely popular 2018 film Love, Simon. It follows another student named Victor (Michael Cimino), and you’ll see him on his own journey of self-discovery. Expect everything from family drama to exploring his sexual orientation.
Kiefer Sutherland fans rejoice, as 24 is coming to Star in its entirety. In case you missed it the first time around, each season of the show takes place across one day. Every episode covers one hour in real-time.
All 180 episodes of Desperate Housewives will also be available. The show follows Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) looking beyond the grave at the lives of her friends and neighbours.
Another hit series is Prison Break, telling the tale of Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell). When Lincoln is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, Michael comes up with a plan to get him out.
With the more adult nature of many of these shows, parents don’t need to worry. Extra parental controls have been added with PIN-protected profiles to ensure peace of mind. Sorry kids.
Are you excited?
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