There are lots of great new Star Originals coming to Disney+ in January including new episodes of “Queens”, “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 January:

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.

New episodes are being released every Wednesday throughout January

Big Sky – Season 2 – (Australia/New Zealand/UK/Ireland)

Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.

New episodes are being released every Wednesday in January.

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey

A vengeful Japanese snow monkey and the ghost of an American assassin cut down Tokyo’s underworld.

This Star Original was supposed to be released in November, but now the entire season will drop on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

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.

In Australia and New Zealand, new episodes are being released on Disney+ every Wednesday.

While the first two episodes will be coming to Disney+ in the UK & Ireland on Wednesday 19th January 2022, with new episodes dropping weekly afterwards.

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.

The final episodes are dropping onto Disney+ in January every Wednesday and the second season will also be dropped onto Disney+ at once on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

The Real Queens of Hip Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game (UK/Ireland)

“The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game – An ABC News Special,” takes an intimate look at the evolution and impact of women emcees and rappers, told by the trailblazing artists who helped create a musical and cultural empire. Featuring an all-female interview lineup, Salt of Salt-N-Pepa narrates the special, along with original spoken word performances by the legendary MC Lyte and an original score by WondaGurl. This one-hour program features new interviews from today’s chart-toppers like City Girls, along with pioneers of the ’70s like “mother of the mic” MC Sha-Rock and stars of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s including Da Brat, Eve, Trina and Yo-Yo. These groundbreaking artists open up about their biggest career moments and share a behind-the-scenes look into their personal stories. The program also includes a rare intergenerational conversation hosted by radio personality and rapper Angie Martinez with Lakeyah, Lil Mama and Roxanne Shanté who discuss their shared experiences on breaking into a male-dominated industry, the industry placing body and beauty pressure on women in the spotlight and how the internet and social media have changed the rap game.

This ABC news special will arrive on Disney+ in the UK & Ireland on January 14th 2022.


“Insânia” is a new original series produced for Star+ in Latin America and follows the story of Paula, a scientific police officer who is admitted to a mysterious psychiatric clinic after a family tragedy. There, her mind wanders along dark and dubious paths, reaching the brink of insanity as she investigates the real reason for her hospitalization unraveling a terrifying conspiracy.

The first season of this Star Original will arrive in the UK & Ireland on 26th January 2022. No release details have yet been confirmed for other countries like Canada or Australia.

The Chi (UK/Ireland)

The lives of the residents of a tough and dangerous neighbourhood in South Chicago intertwine as they have to deal with a murder in their area.

All four seasons will arrive on Disney+ in the UK & Ireland on Wednesday 12th January 2022.

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

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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