Disney+ UK Reveals Full Line Up Of Shows For STAR, Launching 23rd February

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28 Jan 21

Disney+ UK Reveals Full Line Up Of Shows For STAR, Launching 23rd February

Disney+ UK has revealed the list of shows which will land on its new STAR “mature content” channel when the new addition launches on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021. It will include a huge mix of new STAR Originals series, films, and older content from across the Disney-owned broadcasters including ABC, FX, and FOX, alongside a HUGE stack of films. Here is a breakdown.

STAR Originals & UK Premieres

Some of these were announced previously, but the channel will include US hit Big Sky‘Love, Simon’ followup series Love, Victor, and one season Marvel show, Helstrom.

They have also added to that, Hulu animated series Solar Opposites, which centres around a family of aliens, Korvo, Terry, and their child-replicants Yumyulack and Jesse, from planet Shlorp who crash on Earth and must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.

For fans of Good Trouble, which has been airing on BBC iPlayer, we have some good news. All 5 seasons of parent series, The Fosters, will be coming to STAR from the launch date.

Two moms raise a multi-ethnic family, mixed with both foster and biological kids. Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef welcome Callie and her brother, Jude, into their home thinking it’s just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found. But life has something else in store for the Fosters.

There are two more shows in the list, which are old series, but are still technically UK premieres (thanks to Dave B in the comments for spotting these!):

Raising Hope, which Sky One dropped after 2 Seasons back in 2012, will now have all 4 Season on STAR. The comedy came from the makers of ‘My Name Is Earl’ and charted the chaos an unexpected arrival brings to an already flawed household.

Terriers will get a UK premiere 10yrs after it ended on FX in the USA after 1 Season! The series followed ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue – ‘Gotham’) who partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack (Michael Raymond-James – ‘Once Upon a Time’), in an unlicensed private investigation business.

Upcoming Series

In addition to all that, any new Hulu series should also premiere on STAR in the UK (so that is anything not already under a deal with a UK broadcaster.) That includes Only Murders In The Building, which follows three strangers (played by Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one; The Dropout, which is inspired by the ABC News podcast of the same name and chronicles the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes (played by Kate McKinnon) and her company, Theranos; And Dopesick, which is an ambitious, harrowing, and compelling look into the epicentre of America’s struggle with Opioid addiction, taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of “one-percenter” Big Pharma Manhattan.

UPDATE: Disney has also confirmed that the slate of previously announced FX Original series will also come to the platform. These include The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges & John Lithgow, the new American Horror Stories‘ anthology series, comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man, the new Alien tv series, and the epic historical drama Shogun. At the moment, we don’t know exactly when any of these will arrive.

Boxsets

STAR will also have a huge number of boxsets featuring a mix of older drama, and previous seasons of popular ongoing series for your binge-watching pleasure! They include:

  • Grey’s Anatomy (S1-15) – The series will still premiere on Sky in the UK, with Season 17 due to arrive in March on Sky Witness.
  • Scandal (S1-7)
  • Revenge (S1-4)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (S1-7)
  • Firefly (S1)
  • Alias (S1-5)
  • According To Jim (S1-8)
  • American Dad (Seasons unknown…)
  • Atlanta (S1-2)
  • Black-ish (S1-5) – Which possibly implies the 6th & 7th Seasons are still going to air on E4, but not confirmed.
  • Bones (S1-12)
  • Brothers & Sisters (S1-5)
  • Burn Notice (S1-7)
  • Castle (S1-8)
  • Code Black (S1-3)
  • Cougar Town (S1-6)
  • Desperate Housewives (S1-8)
  • Devious Maids (S1-4)
  • Family Guy (Seasons unknown)
  • Feud: Betty & Joan
  • Flashforward (S1)
  • The Gifted (S1-2)
  • Glee (S1-6)
  • The Hot Zone (S1)
  • How I Met Your Mother (1-9)
  • The Killing (S1-4)
  • Lie To Me (S1-3)
  • LOST (S1-6)
  • MARS (S1-2)
  • Modern Family (S1-8)
  • Perception (S1-3)
  • Prison Break (S1-5)
  • Raising Hope (S1-4)
  • Resurrection (S1-2)
  • Revenge (S1-4)
  • Rosewood (S1-2)
  • Scrubs (S1-9)
  • Sleepy Hollow (S1-4)
  • Snowfall (S1-3)
  • Sons Of Anarchy (S1-7)
  • Scream Queens (S1-2)
  • The Strain (S1-4)
  • Terra Nova (S1)
  • Terriers (S1)
  • Trust
  • Ugly Betty (S1-4)
  • The X-Files (S1-9)
  • 24 (S1-9)
  • 24: Legacy (S1)
  • 9-1-1 (S1-2)

Movies

I’m not going to list all the movies they are adding, as I counted over 250 films in the list, so I’d be here all day typing them out! However, there are some Oscar-winners, such as ‘The Favourite’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. There are also classics such as ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, ‘The Fly’, ‘High Fidelity’, the ‘Die Hard’ films, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Starship Troopers’, and ‘Cocktail’, along with the ‘X-Files‘ movies (which you can watch after binging the series!), and ‘Deadpool 2’.

Whatever you like to watch, it seems STAR will have plenty to keep you entertained for months to come!

UK customers can currently subscribe to Disney+ for £5.99 per month, or £59.99 annually (annual price available at most retailers). Full details on how to subscribe available on Disneyplus.com. From 23 February, Disney+ will cost £7.99, or £79.90 annually. Current prices for existing subscribers (prior to 23 February) will be honoured for six months, with the price change taking effect on the monthly or annual renewal date following 22 August 2021.

STAR launches on Disney+ from Tuesday, 23rd February 2021.