Premieres Coming To Disney+ UK & STAR In August 2021

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20 Jul 21

Premieres Coming To Disney+ UK & STAR In August 2021

Disney has released the latest update of new and returning shows coming to Disney+ and STAR in the UK this August, and it’s a nice mix of old and brand new series for you to enjoy. Here is a breakdown of all the premieres landing on the streaming service next month.

Disney+ UK & STAR August Highlights

Marvel’s What If…? – 11th August 2021

The big Marvel launch in August will be the first animated MCU series, with Marvel’s What If…?. The series reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is head writer.

The Walking Dead, Season 11 – 23rd August 2021

Outside of Disney-owned properties, the 11th and final season of The Walking Dead moves to STAR On Disney+ following the closure of FOX UK.

Previously on ‘The Walking Dead’, our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised, left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers.

Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.

They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group…

Cruella – 27th August 2021

On the film side, ‘Cruella’ gets a release direct on to Disney+ (no premiere access needed!). Academy Award winner Emma Stone (‘La La Land’) stars in a live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Cruella, which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (Howards End, Sense & Sensibility). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella…

Only Murders in the Building – 31st August 2021

Original series Only Murders in the Building comes from the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman (‘This Is Us’) and John Hoffman (‘Grace and Frankie’) and follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.

As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, the series also stars Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan. Martin and John Hoffman exec produce along with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Other Notable August Launches On Disney+ UK & STAR

Along with those highlights above, there are a few more notable UK premieres in the full list (see below.) The recently cancelled ‘Black-ish’ spin-off Mixed-ish(18th August), which follows a young Rainbow Johnson as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s, gets its UK premiere this month. The also cancelled animated series Bless the Harts (11th August), which follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth, will have the entire first season dropped as a boxset, with the second season airing weekly.

For those of you who are fans of The Beatles, ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ (25th August) sees Paul McCartney sits down for a rare, in-depth, one-on-one with legendary producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work in the fab four, the emblematic 70s arena-rock of Wings and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist. And if you would like to know more about how they pulled off that amazing reveal at the end of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, ‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ (25th August) will take an in-depth look at the technology used to bring back… well, that would be a spoiler, but you know who I mean if you’ve seen it! See the full list below!

Full List Of Disney+ UK & STAR August UK Premieres



  • Short Circuit S2
  • Marvel Studios Legends: What If…
  • Muppet Babies Yr3 E1-15
  • Drain The Oceans S2



  • Marvel’s What If..? E1
  • Banged Up Abroad S10
  • Deadly Instincts S1 E1-6
  • Big Hero 6: The Series S3 E51-60
  • Puppy Dog Pals S4 E1-10

Star on Disney+

  • Bless the Harts S1
  • Bless the Harts S2 E1
  • Blowing Kisses (Besos Al Aire)
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders S1-2
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour S1



  • Diary of a Future President S2 E1-10*
  • Growing Up Animal E1-6
  • Ancient China From Above
  • Wild Argentina
  • Brain Games S8
  • Ultimate Supercar S1
  • Big City Greens S2 E45-60
  • Giganotosaurus Yr2 E37-46

Star on Disney+

  • Mixed-ish S1 E1
  • The X-Files S10-11
  • The Accident E1-4 (2019)



  • Chasing The Equinox

Star on Disney+

  • Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  • Spy (2015)
  • Hidalgo (2004)
  • Survive and Advance (2013)


Star on Disney+

  • The Walking Dead S11 E1



  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian
  • Ice Road Rescue S4
  • Lost Cities With Albert Lin
  • Mickey Mixed-Up Adventures Yr3 (4 episodes)
  • Bunk’d Yr 5

Star on Disney+

  • McCartney 3,2,1
  • Baghdad Central
  • Informer S1



  • Cruella (Available to all Disney+ subscribers)
  • Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration
  • Buried Truth of the Maya

Star on Disney+

  • Vacation Friends
  • Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
  • Wall Street (1987)
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)


Star on Disney+

  • Only Murders in the Building E1