Disney+ will soon be launching Star, a new brand joining Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney on the streaming service.
A few weeks back, we reported that the cost of Disney+ is set to increase, from the current pricing of €6.99 a month or €69.99 a year, up to €8.99 a month or €89.99 for the year.
One of the primary reasons for that is that customers will soon see a new tile added to the Disney+ homepage, alongside the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic tiles already present: the Star tile.
As Disney themselves: "The Star brand will serve as home to thousands of hours of television and movies from Disney’s creative studios, including Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, and more, enhanced by the addition of local programming from the regions where available."
Today, Disney have given an update on what viewers of Star can expect, which includes access to full seasons of some of the biggest shows and movies ever made, including:
- The X-Files
- How I Met Your Mother
- Die Hard
- Prison Break
- Desperate Housewives
On top of that, there are two brand new original shows arriving on Star, the first of which is Big Sky, the latest series from the creator of Big Little Lies and The Undoing.
This new thriller focuses on private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, as they join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.
The other big new show is Love, Victor, set in the same world as hit 2018 rom-com-dram Love, Simon.
This new story follows Victor (obviously), a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.
All of these and hundreds more still to be announced titles will be available on Star, via the Disney+ app, from Tuesday, February 23.