Ten iconic Disney series available to stream on Channel 4 following new deal

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US Hit Series, Abbott Elementary, cult classic, The X Files and huge hits Bones, Empire, Alias and Scandal among new multi-series box sets joining Channel 4’s extensive streaming service

Ten new stand out series are set to land on Channel 4’s streaming service in a new multi-series deal with Disney.

This latest deal will add over 1,000 hours of iconic American drama to Channel 4’s streaming platform, kicking off with Alias series 1-5 and The Americans series 1-6 this summer, followed by Empire series 1-6, Scandal series 1-7, The X Files series 1-11, Bones series 1-12, The Killing series 1-4, Star series 1-3, Grown-Ish series 1-6 and Abbott Elementary series 1-2.

Nick Lee, Head of Acquisitions at Channel 4 said: “We’re so pleased to have agreed such an extensive content deal with Disney, ranging from their most iconic series like X Files to fresh hits such as Abbott Elementary and Star. We look forward to our viewers being able to binge series after series on Channel 4.”

The titles will join Channel 4’s world class content library of the best comedy, drama, documentaries, reality, lifestyle and film titles as well as the very best of international content from Walter Presents, all available for free.

The 10 new Disney series will be available to stream on Channel 4 from July 2023.

Synopses for the 10 series are below:

Alias

Traveling around the world incognito. Fighting the bad guys. Wrestling with inner demons. For young spy Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) this is a typical day at her not-so-typical job as a secret agent. Utilizing a variety of disguises and secret weapons, Sydney infiltrates this dangerous underworld, discovering family secrets, hidden agendas and ultimately, love."

The Americans

It’s the early-1980s, at the height of the Cold War and pair of Soviet spies (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) masquerade as a typical American couple to spy on the American Government. Their children, neighbours, co-workers, and friends are completely unaware of their activities.

Empire

Hip-hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon (Terrance Howard) has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle. He must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million-dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Scandal

Former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management firm only to realise her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

She and her team use their legal smarts and connections to manage crises, save reputations, and diffuse what could be considerable scandals in Washington, D.C. Though they handle controversy professionally, this crew has a few scandals among them as well. Olivia has had an affair with the President, and though they still long to be together, their careers come first and make romance all but impossible.

The X Files

The truth is out there. Two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are charged with investigating the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions, and just about everything else among the paranormal.

Bones

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) build a team to investigate unsolved and often brutal murders, but quite often, all there is to examine is rotten flesh or mere bones.

The Killing

A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all intertwine after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Star

Star's life in the foster system didn't dull her dreams, but it did give her the strength to pursue them. Committed to following the path to fame in the cut-throat music industry, the singer tracks down her sister, Simone, and her best friend from Instagram, Alexandra, and the trio make their way to Atlanta. As the young women chase down their dream, they find that ambition has a price and sometimes that price is too high.

Abbott Elementary

A workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers – and a slightly tone-deaf principle – as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds being stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do – even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

Abbott Elementary will air on E4 and then be available to stream on Channel 4.

The new deal lands hot off the heals of Channel 4 coming together as one single brand across streaming and linear services, offering audiences a seamless viewing experience and helping them to find the shows they love from Channel 4. Whether viewers choose to stream or watch live, on their TVs, tablets or mobiles, they will know to simply look for “Channel 4” to find iconic series and programmes which tell authentic stories from communities across the UK, as well as the best acquisitions from around the world.

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July 5, 2023 5:00am ET by Channel 4  

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