The Walking Dead heads to Star on Disney+ in UK
Staff Reporter | On 20, May 2021
The Walking Dead is shuffling on to Disney+ in the UK this summer.
The end of June marks the closure of the linear FOX UK TV channel, as Disney consolidates its presence into its subscription streaming service. With the adult-friendly Star launching earlier this year, that provides an ideal home for content from the FOX channel, such as War of the Worlds, The Orville, Bones, Atlanta, American Dad! and Family Guy.
Leading the pack will be AMC’s The Walking Dead. Based on the comic books written by Robert Kirkman, it follows a group of survivors, led by former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), struggling to survive after a zombie apocalypse. As the world overrun by the dead takes its toll, their interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their survival than the walkers that roam the country.
All 10 seasons of the post-apocalyptic thriller will be available to stream from Friday 2nd July in the UK. Reuniting fans with their favourite characters from the past and present, all 153 episodes will be available to stream ahead of Season 11. That will premiere on Star on Disney+ from Monday 23rd August.
Also coming to the platform is sci-fi drama War of the Worlds, inspired by the classic novel by HG Wells. Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is written and created by BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films. As an alien attack all but wipes out mankind, pockets of humanity are left in a deserted world. This fresh interpretation has an ensemble cast, including Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People).
Season 1 will be available to stream on 28th May, ahead of the Season 2 premiere this July.
They join other titles from the FOX channel available to stream now, including Atlanta, created, produced and starring Donald Glover (The Lion King) as he and his cousin work through the Atlanta music scene, Bones, the comedic procedural drama starring Emily Deschanel (BoJack Horseman) and David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), American Dad! and Family Guy. MacFarlane’s live-action hit sci-fi show The Orville will be joining the platform this September.