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+.

Love Victor

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 (B​ig Little Lies​, T​he Undoing​).
  • Love, Simon spin-off series ​Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (T​his Is Us​).
  • Adult animated sitcom ​Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (R​ick & 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 T​he 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.

Big Sky

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​, M​issouri, ​The Grand Budapest Hotel​, ​Pretty Woman​, D​ie 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.

19 Responses

  1. Could this be an opportunity for a return of some former Netflix Marvel franchise characters that would find difficulty appearing on Disney+.
    Star’s adult content could bring back John Bernthal as The Punisher and Charlie Cox in Daredevil.
    Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones would also be a good addition, and we mustn’t forget Luke Cage.
    Kevin Feige, Marvels’s chief creative officer has indicated a desire to reboot these Marvel characters.
    The 24 months agreement with Netflix not use these characters after their cancellation is nearly up, Marvel still hold the rights to Daredevil and Defenders property.

  2. That’s not a bad price for both $3p/m or $30 p/y more (= $2.50 p/m more) and even better for at least 12 months if you sign-up the day before it launches as the $89.99 is honoured as well: “For annual subscribers, Disney+ subscription will renew at $119.99 from the next annual billing date after 22/08/21.”

    1. Yeah I’m on a monthly payment and that expires February 3rd so I’ll just go the full annual payment and see how it goes , there’s some decent movies there and I was wondering who was going to end up with the Alien 👽 series.

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