What TV Series will Disney+ Star and Netflix UK Share?

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Disney+ Star – Picture: Disney

Disney+ is about to add its new Star tab to the streaming service which is about to come up to its first birthday in the United Kingdom. With it comes lots of new content from the Disney and 20th Century Fox library which already can be found in plentiful supply on Netflix. Here’s a breakdown of all the content that will be shared from day one. 

One question you probably have is “when will Netflix lose this content so it goes exclusive on Disney+ Star?”. The answer is, we don’t know. It could be the case that Disney opts to keep these titles on Netflix or let them lapse. Time will tell.

The majority of TV series coming to Star in the UK are exclusive to the platform.

If you want to see the full UK lineup of what’s coming to star, check out the full list from our friends at What’s on Disney Plus.


Disney+ Star Licenses Shared with Netflix UK From Day 1

  • Glee (Seasons 1-6) streaming on Netflix since June 2019
  • How I Met Your Mother (Seasons 1-9) streaming on Netflix since December 2015
  • Modern Family (Seasons 1-8) streaming since May 2020 (season 8 added in November 2020)
  • Prison Break (Seasons 1-5) streaming since October 2018 (was available between 2013 and 2018 after a brief removal between January and October)
  • Sons of Anarchy (Seasons 1-7) streaming in full since 2015 – streaming in some capacity since 2013.

Star Exclusives That Were on Netflix UK in the Past

A number of titles that will be exclusive to Star have, however, streamed on Netflix in the past including:

  • Drugs, Inc (Seasons 1-7) removed from Netflix UK in January 2021 (seasons have departed slowly over time)
  • Mars (Season 1-2) removed from Netflix UK in November 2020
  • Terra Nova (Season 1) removed from Netflix UK in October 2018
  • The Killing (Seasons 1-4) removed from Netflix UK in January 2018
  • Firefly (Season 1) removed from Netflix UK in January 2017
  • Lie to Me (Seasons 1-3) removed from Netflix UK in October 2016

And while we’re at it, let’s take a look at where the other shared licenses are currently:

  • American Dad – ITV / Sky
  • Brothers & Sisters – Prime Video
  • Desperate Housewives – Prime Video
  • Family Guy – ITV / Sky
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Prime Video
  • LOST – Prime Video
  • Scandal – Prime Video
  • The X-Files – Prime Video

What’s also interesting is that a number of titles that Disney+ Star will have as exclusive will still broadcast first and foremost on normal television. 9-1-1, for instance, airs first on Sky TV and is available on NowTV in a catch-up capacity.

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