Disney+ to launch Star streaming Feb. 23
Love Victor, Big Sky and a slew of TV & movies for grown-ups are part of revamped Disney+.
New Disney+ entertainment addition Star will launch in Australia on February 23rd.
The general entertainment addition, which includes titles catering for adult viewers, will come as part of a new subscriber fee of $11.99 per month ($119.99 per year). Current subscribers will see pricing of $8.99 honoured for a six month period (you can also lock in this rate for six months until Feb. 22*).
Star will launch with hundreds of seasons from 155 TV series, almost 450 movies and a slate of 4 exclusive Star Originals at launch.
Star Original titles at launch include:
- Crime thriller Big Sky from David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing).
- Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us).
- Adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan.
- Drama series Helstrom, executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb.
Other projects premiering in 2021 are drama series Dopesick and The Dropout and new content from the Kardashian / Jenner family. Many more are in the pipeline.
Disney+ will also enable the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content classifications and the ability to add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.
TV titles will include full seasons of Alias, Felicity, Desperate Housewives, Bob’s Burgers and Ugly Betty, black-ish, Scandal, Dollface and more.
Movies available at launch include Titanic, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pretty Woman, Die Hard, The Devil Wears Prada, and Moulin Rouge.
Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand said, “From the day Disney+ launched in November 2019, Australians have welcomed us into their homes and have been blown away by the depth and breadth of our content.
“The launch of Star marks the beginning of an integral new part of Disney+, making it bigger, bolder and even more exciting. The arrival of almost one thousand blockbuster movies and seasons of iconic television series, plus exclusive Star Originals promises to make Disney+ the ultimate choice for high quality entertainment with even more to explore for everyone.”
* Full details on how to subscribe will be available on disneyplus.com.