Disney announced this week that it postponed the launch of Star Plus Latin America to August 31, 2021, almost three months later than originally announced, when it had been indicated that it would be during June of this year.
Star Plus Latin America will work differently from how Star does in Europe where the platform is integrated as one more brand within Disney Plus.
In the region it will be marketed independently. That is, it can be subscribed separately or in a package with Disney Plus, which will thus have a differential price.
What will be the series, movies that can be seen?
Much of the appeal of Star Plus Latin America is that it will be focused on a more adult audience than Disney Plus, although there will be productions for the whole family like all seasons (yes, finally, all seasons) of “The Simpsons.” They will be joined by classic series such as “The Walking Dead”, “24”, “Homeland”, “Prison Break”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “The X Files”, “Prison Break”, “Modern Family” and “This is Us”, including “American Horror Story”, “Mayans MC”, “Pose”, “Outlander”, “Genius” (from National Geographic), “Snowfall”, “9-1-1″, ” SWAT ”and“ The Resident ”, among others.
Star Plus will also offer original productions such as “Big Sky”, “Love Victor”, “Dollface”, “A Teacher”, “Rebel”, “Helstrom”, “Y: The Last Man”, “Black Narcissus” and “Hip Hop Uncovered ”.
In films there will be from classic titles, to recent productions, such as the winner of the Oscar 2021, “Nomadland”, through “Deadpool”, “Deadpool 2”, “Logan”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “The Devil Wears Fashion” , “Jojo Rabbit” and the collections of “Alien”, “Hard to Kill”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Relentless Quest” and much more.
In animated productions, in addition to “The Simpsons”, we will have all the seasons of “Family Guy”, “American Dad!”, “Futurama”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Duncanville” and the new original series Star: “Solar Opposites ”.
What are the original Star Plus Latin America series exclusive to the region?
Series produced by Salma Hayek with Natalia Oreiro as the main character focused on the figure of Eva Perón and based on the homonymous novel by the writer Tomás Eloy Martínez. The Uruguayan actress will be the one who acted in the main role in the fiction about the fate of the Argentine’s body after her death. She will be accompanied by Ernesto Alterio, who will play Colonel Moori Koenig; Darío Grandinetti as Juan Domingo Perón; Diego Velázquez, playing “El Periodista”, and Francesc Orella, who will play Dr. Pedro Ara, the doctor who embalmed Evita’s body.
“Santa Evita is the story of a body without a grave and the legend that was born around it,” explained Buena Vista Original Productions, a Disney company in Latin America, which will be in charge of producing this important project alongside the Mexican Salma Hayek and Rodrigo García Barcha that will premiere on Star Plus streaming in the region.
García Barcha, son of the writer Gabriel García Márquez, is also in charge of directing the miniseries accompanied by Alejandro Maci. The writers and actresses Marcela Guerty and Pamela Rementería were in charge of adapting the script for the seven episodes of Santa Evita. This new project by Salma Hayek not only portrays a charismatic Eva Perón, but also tackles various broader gender issues, always with a feminist twist.
Argentine drama series starring Adrián Suar, Gustavo Bermúdez, Andrés Parra and Laurita Fernández that follows three soccer representatives who are almost bankrupt and decide to ally when a soccer star appears. The story focuses specifically on three football representatives who are in decline, as they are in a difficult economic situation and must manage to get out of bankruptcy, thus forming an alliance between the three.
However, an international soccer star will appear and they will begin to dispute for him until they decide to make a temporary union: a job of protectors. The series was originally going to be produced by Pol-ka, but due to the economic crisis of the producer, it decided to sell the rights to the fiction to Disney Plus as part of the new content for its platform. It was finally confirmed to premiere on Star Plus.
Star Plus original Argentine dramatic comedy, starring Carla Peterson, Benjamín Vicuña, Eugenia “China” Suárez and Julieta Cardinali, whose story centers on a pair of lovers who go to therapy to end their relationship. It is directed by Ana Katz and co-written by her with Daniel Katz and Alejandro Jovic.
Vicuña and Suarez play a pair of lovers who are going through a crisis in their relationship, for which they decide to seek the help of a psychologist (Carla Peterson) to be able to separate and each one be happy with their respective marriages.
Argentine series directed by the duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (“The illustrious citizen”, “My masterpiece”), starring Clara Lago, Mike Amigorena and Esteban Pérez, Andrés Gil and Andrea Frigerio. The plot follows the story of three brothers who must take charge of the company left to them by their late father, thus starting a power struggle. Produced by Pampa Films and LaFlia for Star Plus Latin America.
After the death of their father, three brothers (Lago, Amigorena and Pérez) must manage the cosmetology company that he left them and must work together to maintain the empire and the legacy that their late father built, but they will also have to face ambitions of each, for which, they will put their relationship to the test as brothers facing a power struggle for the company.
What sports can be seen on Star Plus Latin America?
Disney not only bought Marvel, LucasFilm (Star Wars), Pixar and 20th Century Fox, among other big companies. The giant acquired ESPN so you can see a long list of leagues and championships, live matches, such as Conmebol, Premier Leage, LaLiga, MLB, NHL, as well as different competitions in sports as varied as rugby, tennis, golf, cycling, soccer and boxing.
Among the programs available will be the successful SportsCenter and ESPNKnockout.