Today sees the premiere of Star on Disney +. So here is a lowdown on what to look out for on the new part of the streaming service…
It’s been almost an year since the popular Disney streaming service arrived to audiences in the UK, including popular franchises such as Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic making up the roster upon release.
Fans could rejoice in knowing that their favourite Avengers film or Wildlife documentary was just a click away.
Whilst there is no doubt that the Disney + selection available is nothing short of phenomenal, a key point worth highlighting is that to many, Disney+ is widely seen as a “kids” streaming service, with the service currently holding no title with a age rating of 15 or above.
For lots of people this isn’t a problem, after all, the latest Avengers film, Avengers: Endgame, is currently reigning as the highest box office hit of all time. This is no doubt down to the huge fanbase and audience Marvel has outside of their children demographic.
However, it’s fair to say that the streaming service could only benefit from widening its selection with a more mature and diverse set of titles to compete with other streaming rivals such as Netflix and Prime Video.
Therefore, it is great news in hearing that a new branch arrives to Disney + today (23 February) titled Star.
Star brings more titles, some from companies recently bought out by Disney such as Fox to the service, in addition to more Disney + originals to arrive with them.
Here are some of the new titles arriving to Disney + which you should look out for:
Family Guy – The dirty mouthed popular animated comedy series starring Seth MacFarlane as iconic characters Peter, Stewie, and Brian Griffin (to name a few) arrives to Disney + with all 18 seasons from 1999 to the present day.
Prison Break – The intense prison escape drama titled Prison Break primarily follows characters Michael Schofield and Lincoln Burrows, two brothers in Prison together after one is framed for murder and sentenced to death row and the other imprisons himself to break his brother out.
Glee – Arguably one of the more iconic musical TV series of recent years is Glee. This high school musical drama follows the unique (and sometimes) troubled stories of high school students and teachers who band together to bond over their deep passion for music.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Often considered to be a must watch classic of the late 90s/00s era, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a semi high school drama/semi fantasy horror series that follows Buffy Summers, a high school student that must manage her responsibilities as a teenager and also as a vampire and demon hunter whilst accompanied by friends who help her to battle new foes.
Lost – Again, considered to be a classic amongst the 00s era, Lost is a mystery drama series about a group of survivors of a plane crash who are stranded on a mysterious isolated island and must work together to free themselves from the island which poses more and more twists and turns as the series goes on.
How I Met Your Mother – Upon the end of popular sitcom Friends, came this hit show. How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom about Ted Mosby, a man who recalls the events of his early adulthood with his best friends to his two children all leading to the question of “How I Met Your Mother”.
Modern Family – Yet another comedy sitcom on this list is Modern Family, a show that takes inspiration from pioneering documentary sitcoms like The Office, whilst also working in its own identity to create a truly great comedy series that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next.
These are just some of the many popular titles to be arriving to Disney +, there are plenty more for you to discover when Star drops on Disney + today.
Disney + will be increasing the price of its membership price from £5.99/month to £7.99/month or £59.99/year to £79.90/year for new members from 23 February. The price for current existing members however will not increase until the first bill after 22nd August 2021.
By Adam Eaton
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