Disney is preparing to launch a new service (or section) of Disney Plus, featuring more adult content, courtesy of its many acquisitions…
Back in August, rumors began to swirl about Disney’s intention to offer some type of adults-only, R-rated section within its Disney+ streaming service. Now, new reports suggest the media giant will indeed do just that. New Twitter and Instagram (@disneyplusstar) accounts have been created and verified, and locked as private, meaning these are most likely official.
Disney to Offer more Adult Content Soon through Disney Plus Star
This makes sense, given Disney now owns ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios. These acquisitions offer several shows and movies which are more adult-oriented. Moreover, when the rumors first began, The Verge shared comments from Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of Disney, about the possible new service:
“In terms of the general entertainment offering internationally, we want to mirror our successful Disney Plus strategy by using our Disney Plus technical platform, bringing in content we already own and distributing it under a successful international brand that we also already own, which is, of course, Star.”
If and when the new service debuts, it will probably feature franchises such as Marvel’s Deadpool, Alien, Predator, Die Hard, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Right now, there are few details, including possible pricing and other subscription-related information. However, Chapek or Disney CFO Christine McCarthy could make a formal announcement about Disney+ Star at the Investor Day event in December.