Disney Plus has released the first titles for its Star brand, the studio’s new international online home for “mature” content with additional parental controls.
According to Disney, the star lineup will double the amount of content available overseas on Disney +, including shows and films from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television.
The brand, which is the sixth on Disney + alongside Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Disney and National Geographic, will host the first two star originals in the form of a drama Big sky by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and love Victor who is set in the world of the 2018 original film Love, Simon.
The former is a Thriller that follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt as they team up with estranged wife and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt to search for two sisters kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote Montana freeway. Starring Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty and Ryan Phillippe.
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The channel also features hit series 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Prison Break, The X-Files, Atlanta, Black-ish, and some of the Die Hard films. The schedule announced today is specific to the UK, so local rights restrictions may apply in other markets.
On its Investor Day last year, Disney announced that Star will launch two different ways: Latin America will get its own standalone app, including sports, in June 2021, while Star in Europe, Canada and Australia will be integrated into Disney +. New Zealand and Singapore from February 23, 2021. Star is not available in the US
Subscription prices will increase in most overseas markets with the launch of Star. For example, in the UK, a Disney Plus sub increases from the current £ 5.99 / month or £ 59.99 / year to £ 7.99 / month or £ 79.90 / year.