There are lots of great new Star Originals coming to Disney+ in December which include new episodes of “Dopesick”, “The Wonder Years” and much more.

Unlike Disney+ Originals, the availability of Star Originals can vary between countries due to pre-existing streaming contracts. These are also usually available on Hulu in the United States and on Star+ in Latin America.

Here’s a look at some of the “Star Originals” coming in December:


This new limited series examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies.

New episodes are released every Wednesday throughout December.


The Wonder Years (UK/Ireland)

The coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old Black boy in Montgomery, Ala., in the late 1960s, as told by his adult self.

This brand new series is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, with new episodes then being released weekly afterwards.

The Big Leap – (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand)

A modern tale about second chances and chasing one’s dreams. “The Big Leap” revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show that builds to a live production of “Swan Lake.”

New episodes are being released on Disney+ every Wednesday.

Queens – (Australia/New Zealand)

Four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as legends in the 1990s hip-hop world.

New episodes are being released on Disney+ every Wednesday.
Note: This series is coming to Disney+ in the UK & Ireland in 2022.

The Choe Show (UK/Ireland)

In “The Choe Show,” world-renowned artist David Choe turns his eccentric, compassionate and disruptive worldview into a lens for an audience to experience a radical empathy for others. From the walls of his childhood home, Choe takes his guests on a journey where he is a motivational interviewer and compassionate listener. He uses the acts of art and play as Choe and his guests depart on a journey of shared emotional experience. It is through their bonded and authentic connection that Choe is able to bring forth an of-the-moment honesty.

This FX series will be coming exclusively to Disney+ on Wednesday 29th December 2021.
Note: This was originally scheduled to come to Disney+ in November but was delayed.

Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself  (UK/Ireland)

Magician Derek DelGaudio wows audiences with his mesmerizing tricks and autobiographical storytelling

This special is coming to Disney+ on New Years Eve.

Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (UK/Ireland)

Award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history – ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.

The first season is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 1st December, with the second season arriving the following week.

The Premise (Canada)

Host B.J. Novak works through timeless moral questions in unprecedented times and explores pressing topics like gun control, identity, social justice, sex, capitalism, revenge, love, fame, and social media.

The entire series of “The Premise” is coming to Disney+ in Canada on Wednesday 22nd December 2021

American Horror Story: Double Feature (UK/Ireland)

American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. This season is split into two different stories. A struggling writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to an isolated beach town for the winter. Once they’re settled in, the town’s true residents begin to make themselves known.

New episodes are being released on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland every Wednesday throughout December

Mixed-ish (UK/Ireland)

Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas she and the family members had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. The family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.

New episodes are dropping onto Disney+ every Wednesday

American Housewife (UK/Ireland)

Katie Otto, a mother of three children, struggles to fit in with wealthy people in her new neighbourhood while looking after her husband and kids.

All five seasons of “American Housewife” are coming to Disney+ in the UK & Ireland on Wednesday 22nd December.

What Star Original are you looking forward to watching on Disney+?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. Jaco Moss November 27, 2021

    Think you mean December 2021 not December 2022