One year after its launch in France, Disney + will expand its offer in France next Tuesday thanks to the integration of Star, its new brand which will provide content intended for adults and young adults.
“It’s a new Ali Baba or rather Aladdin cave that we are adding to Disney”, said during a videoconference David Popineau, director of the streaming platform in France.
“From February 23, we will add 250 films and documentaries, and around forty series” Disney +, or 3,800 hours of additional content that will increase the platform’s catalog to 10,000 hours of programs, he said.
Announced a few weeks ago, this arrival is accompanied by a price increase (+2 euros per month to 8.99 euros, +20 euros to 89 euros for the annual formula, increases which will not be reflected immediately. continued on existing subscribers).
It will change the positioning of Disney +, so far very unique with content mainly focused on children, teens and other fans of superheroes or Star Wars. From now on, it becomes a full-fledged generalist platform, like its competitors like Netflix.
In this new sprawling offer, we will find or discover cult series (Buffy, X-Files, 24 heures chrono, Sons of Anarchy …) or more recent (Scandal, Black-ish…), adult animation (The Griffins, American Dad), mainstream films (Alien, Die Hard, Pretty Woman...), nuggets of the PAF which will arrive during the year (Don’t do this, don’t do that, Moloch, I promise you, A man of honor “ etc.
Disney + will also offer four exclusive Star creations: the thriller Big Sky, the fantastic series Hellstrom, the drama Love, Victor (derived from the film Love, Simon) and Solar Opposites, new crazy animation from the creator of Rick and Morty.
The platform also unveiled its first French production projects: it will be a mini-series on the Malek Oussekine affair; another on the rap icon Soprano, a fantastic series, Parallels; and a family comedy, Weekend Family.
Who says adult content, also says reinforced parental control. The arrival of Star will be accompanied by a new system “to ensure that the right users see the right content”, promises David Popineau.