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Lost, X-Files and new David E. Kelley thriller Big Sky lead Disney+ Star service UK launch

Lost, The X-Files and the Die Hard movie franchise are amongst the first titles announced for the new Star tier coming to Disney+ to February 23. The service will also feature first two Star Originals on Disney+, kidnap thriller Big Sky from David E. Kelley and movie spin-off Love Victor, which is set in the world of the original 2018 film Love, Simon.

Star will become the sixth brand to launch on Disney+, joining Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney on the streaming platform. Star allows the service to offer slightly more adult orientated content, as well as a wider range of library movies.

Disney says it will become home to thousands of hours of television and movies from Disney’s creative studios, including Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios and 20th Television.

Kidnap thriller Big Sky from David E. Kelley and movie spin-off Love Victor are the first Star Originals to launch on Disney Plus …

Big Sky is a nerve-jangling thriller from the min of David E. Kelley

To coincide with the Star launch, from February 23 February, new Disney+ parental controls will separate me-time from kids-time on the entire platform. The app will be updated to include easy-to-use parental controls to ensure that Disney+ is suitable for audiences of all ages. People will be able to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content ratings and add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.

Disney+ has been a runaway success, signing up 86 million subscribers globally, thanks laregly to the appeal of Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian and assorted Marvel originals, soon to be joined by WandaVision.

Also coming to Star will be Kiefer Sutherland action show 24, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Prison Break, Atlanta and Black-ish.

A collage of the new cast members of Gangs of London season 2

Gangs of London Season 2 now shooting, returns to Sky Atlantic, Now and AMC 2022

Filming has begun on the second series of Gangs of London, the Sky Original drama; the global hit series began production three weeks ago. Executive Producers for the second series are creators Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery. Joining the season one cast, which include Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lucian Msamati, PaapaContinue Reading

Mark Ronson stares at a mixing desk in a recording studio

Mark Ronson reveals the secrets of music making in new Apple TV+ docuseries

A new six-part documentary coming exclusively to Apple TV+ on July 30 will shed light on the revolutionary technologies that have shaped the music industry, and talk to musicians and creators about the unique tools that have influenced their work.  The series, Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, comes from Academy Award-winning producer Morgan NevilleContinue Reading

Painted promotional art featuring the main characters of Britannia Series 3

Britannia season 3 invades Sky Atlantic and Now TV this August

All eight episodes of season three of Sky Original Britannia will drop on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now August 24 2021. The trippy, violent and thoroughly entertaining period drama featuring invading Romans, Celtic tribes and spaced-out druids, stars David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Okonedo, Annabel Scholey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Eleanor Worthington-Cox andContinue Reading

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