Disney Exec Confirms Disney Plus to Possibly Add UK Originals in the Future
While Disney+ has been a huge hit mostly because of its vast library, which features dozens of our childhood classics, the streaming service has also offered a host new originals that have locked customers in. Now, after launching in the UK today, Ricky Strauss, Disney+ president of content and marketing, revealed there may be some UK originals coming to the platform.
Shows such as “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical The Series” and “Encore” may be joined by other series created in the UK. “I think the one thing that we are going to be doing in Europe over time is creating original content for the markets, as we see fit and as the audience demands. In the U.S. a lot of our originals plan is a global plan, so anything that we create coming out of the U.S. is going to be on the service everywhere in the world that we’ve launched,” Strauss told the PA news agency.
“There might be shows or films that could come from some of the international territories that will be highlighted in those markets and then may be also available in other markets, depending on the content. We have a number of projects in development in some of the markets in Europe including the UK, both in animation and live action, but we just haven’t announced them yet, it’s still early days.”
Disney+ is now available in most major countries in Europe. The highly anticipated ad-free streaming service offers exclusive series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, “The Simpsons” and National Geographic.
Users can stream hit movies like “Frozen 2,” “Toy Story 4,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid.” In the UK, Disney+ will cost £6 per month, or £60 per year (~£4.99). Throughout Europe (Spain, France, Italy, and Germany), the service will cost €7 per month, or €70 per year (~5.83€). (The service won’t be launching in France until April 7 at the request of the French government).