‘Grown-ish’, ‘Rebel’, ‘American Horror Stories’ & More Confirmed For STAR On Disney+ UK
STAR on Disney+ UK has announced a set of shows which will be premiering on the service moving forward, some of which we knew about, and some of which we didn’t. They include ‘Black-ish’ spin-off ‘Grown-ish‘, ABC series ‘Rebel‘ starring Katey Sagal, ‘American Horror Stories‘ anthology series, and a pile of new shows from FX and Hulu. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect.
Grown-ish – Coming April 2021
‘Grown-ish’ follows Zoey Johnson as she heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood. From “black-ish” executive producer, Kenya Barris, comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.
Rebel – Coming May 2021
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today, Annie “Rebel” Bello (Sagal) is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
The series stars Katey Sagal as Annie “Rebel” Bello, John Corbett as Grady Bello, James Lesure as Benji, Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy, Tamala Jones as Lona, Ariela Barer as Ziggie, Kevin Zegers as Nate, Sam Palladio as Luke and Andy Garcia as Cruz.
American Horror Stories
‘American Horror Stories’ will have the same crazy horror you’ve come to know and love, but will be set up as a weekly anthology show, with each of the individual hour-long episodes telling a different story, rather than a season-long overarching narrative.
Y: The Last Man
‘Y: The Last Man’ follows Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer – ‘Happy Town’), the last male human survivor of a planet-wide plague that simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. The event not only kills the men, but causes disasters worldwide, such as cars crashing and plunging planes out of the sky as their male pilots drop dead, also killing millions of women and children across the globe.
As the planet descends into a post-apocalyptic nightmare, Yorick, accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.
The Old Man
‘The Old Man’ centres on Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.
The series comes from Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine, the creators of the Emmy-winning ‘Black Sails’, who are reteaming with executive producer Dan Shotz for this new drama. Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Levine, Jeff Bridges and David Schiff also exec produce, with Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company producing.
Only Murders In The Building
‘Only Murders In The Building’ 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 10-episode series is expected to debut in 2021. Co-creators and co-writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. 20th Television, part of Disney TV Studios, is the studio.
‘Dopesick’ is an ambitious, harrowing and compelling look into the epicentre of America’s struggle with opioid addiction. It takes viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA and to the opulence of “one-percenter” Big Pharma Manhattan. The unsparing yet deeply human portraits of the various affected families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is right now while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history.
The series comes from ‘Empire’ co-creator/exec producer (and former ‘Buffy’ star) Danny Strong, alongside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ executive producer Warren Littlefield, with Touchstone Television producing. Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosario Dawson star.
‘The Dropout’ is inspired by the ABC News podcast of the same name chronicling the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. The eight-episode series is expected to debut in 2021.
The limited series is executive produced by Kate McKinnon, showrunner Liz Meriwether and the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.
These shows will join the previously announced ‘Dollface’, which is set to premiere 5th March 2021, with single-season drama ‘NeXt‘ premiering Friday, 12th March 2021, both via STAR on Disney+ UK.
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