Disney is set to launch a huge expansion to Disney+ on February 23rd with the addition of “Star”, its new general entertainment brand, inside the Disney+ app on 23rd February, bringing a fresh and ever-growing world of TV series, movies and originals to customers.
“Star” will be coming to the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and across Europe. Disney+ will also be launching in Singpore on the same day with “Star” included from the start.
Launching with over 75 TV series, more than 270 movies and a slate of 4 exclusive “Star Originals”, new titles will be added to the service each month from Disney’s creative studios, including Disney Television Studios (20th Television and ABC Signature), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios and more.
From launch, Disney+ will become the exclusive home of “Star Originals”. Titles streaming on Disney+ include crime thriller Big Sky from visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing); Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker (This Is Us) and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) and adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer’s assistant on Rick & Morty). Drama series Helstrom, executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb, will also be available at launch. Other projects premiering in 2021 are premium series Dopesick and The Dropout, new content from the Kardashian Jenners as well as a slate of FX originals, including The Old Man.
Three of the new “Star Originals” originally dropped all at once when they were released on Hulu, but Disney has officially announced today that these “Star Originals” including “Big Sky“, “Solar Opposites,” and “Helstrom,” will release two episodes at launch on 23rd February, and then follow the Disney+ release cadence with new episodes dropping Fridays at 8am GMT. However, there will be some regional differences, such as “Love, Victor“, which won’t be available in Singapore.
To make sure Disney+ remains suitable for audiences of all ages and the experience parents expect, new parental controls launching on 23rd February will include the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content age ratings and the ability to add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.
Are you happy with new “Star Originals” dropping weekly?
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.