Riding high on the heels of success, STARZPLAY has begun the year with successful innings after innings. The introduction of two add-on channels – discovery+ & UFC Arabia (A first of its kind for any SVOD platform) followed by a new round of funding, MENA region’s number 1 streaming platform has added several feathers to its cap along with a whole bunch of new TV Shows and Movies!
So, make it a February to remember and jump on the bingeing bandwagon with these awesome titles!
- Alex Rider: Based on Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novels, the big feature adaptation may not have worked wonders at the box office, but the TV Show is sure becoming a rage amongst young adults! Teenager Alex Rider lives an ordinary life, mingling with his school buddies, skipping homework, and sneaking out of home to attend parties. His world comes crashing down after the unfortunate death of his uncle. Unbeknownst to Alex, he’s been training to enter the mysterious world of espionage since a young age. After being recruited by a subdivision of MI6, Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Ordinary Teen. Extraordinary Spy. Reluctant Hero. – Meet Alex Rider – Only on STARZPLAY.
- Love Life: Love can be overpowering and life changing. Starring Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, follow young Darby Carter’s journey from first love to lasting love. From first kisses to all consuming adult relationships, each episode takes a chapter from Darby’s life and her encounters with men until she finds the ‘’one’’! Every girl has a Darby in her somewhere…
- The Sister: A nail-biting whodunnit that will rock your world truly, starring Russell Tovey and Bertie Carvel. Nathan was a happy family man until his past comes knocking at his door. An acquaintance from the past returns bearing news that can seemingly implode the perfect life Nathan has built – The dead sister of his wife!
- The Salisbury Poisonings: The Salisbury Poisonings is a three-part fact-based television drama, starring Anne-Marie Duff, Rafe Spall and Annabel Scholey which portrays the 2018 Novichok poisonings and decontamination crisis in Salisbury, England, and the subsequent Amesbury poisonings. On the fateful day of 4 March 2018, emergency services receive a call to attend to Sergei and Yulia Skripal who have been found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury city centre. A national emergency is called for when it is learned that Skripal is a former Russian military intelligence officer who acted as a double agent for the UK’s intelligence services during the 1990s and early 2000s, and that he and his daughter were poisoned with a highly potent Novichok agent which was smeared on the front-door handle of their residence. The docudrama also deals with the incidental exposure of several other persons, including a police officer and an uninvolved couple who found a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent which they administered to themselves.
- House of Ho: House of Ho follows the lives of the luxurious American-Vietnamese Ho family in Houston who’ve built a multi-million-dollar empire. Power struggles and family drama collide as Binh and Hue, immigrants who proudly achieved the American dream, attempt to control the lives of their adult children Washington and Judy, who finds themselves constantly under pressure to live up to their parent’s expectations.
- Ramy: Starring Golden Globe award winning actor Rammy Youssef, Ramy Hassan is a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Caught in an identity crisis between his faith and a millennial generation that believes life has no consequences, through it all, he’s still trying to do the things that most 20-somethings do, like date. He is essentially a guy who is torn between praying on Fridays and going to parties on Friday nights. Which side will win out in this seemingly endless internal battle?
- Naruto: Anime lovers will be happy to know that Naruto has now arrived at STARZPLAY! Relive the outrageous beginning of Naruto Uzumaki a budding Ninja who is training to become a legend! This little boy wonder must battle various trials and tribulations along the way as he forges eternal friendships and fights to protect his village.
- Naruto: Shippuden: More than two years have passed since the most recent adventures in the Hidden Leaf Village, ample time for ninja wannabe Naruto Uzumaki to have developed skills worthy of recognition and respect. The hyperactive youngster has trained extensively with Jiraiya-sama and returned to Konoha to reunite with friends and indulge in more pranks than schoolwork. But Naruto is more determined than ever to become the greatest ninja, and his hard-earned improvements are put to the ultimate test against newer, stronger enemies. “Naruto: Shippuden” is adapted from Part II of the “Naruto” comic book series by Masashi Kishimoto.
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: The ninja adventures continue with Naruto’s son, Boruto! A new generation of ninjas are ready to take over, led by Naruto’s own son, Boruto! Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi has not experienced the same hardships as its parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy’s heart and that is the desire to defeat his father!
- Fruits Basket: A reboot anime adaption of the manga of the same name by Natsuki Takaya. Based on the character of Tohru Honda whose life turns upside down when tragedy strikes her home. Forced to stay in a small tent, she finds herself living in with the soma clan – Yoki, Kyu and Shigori Soma until she learns of their bizarre secret. Every time she hugs anyone from the opposite gender, they turn into animals from the zodiac!
- Puss in Boots: First seen in the Shrek installments, sthe animation adventure starring the famous kitty cat in the voice of the charming and dapper Antonio Banderas. Lover, fighter and outlaw – Puss is out on an adventure nine lifetimes in the making alongside his buddies – Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws to engage in an ultimate showdown with Jack and Jill.Beware of those innocent eyes!
- The Last Castle: A thrilling ride starringRobert Redford as General Irwin, an ex-general, is court-martialled and sent to a military prison. Irwin has to deal with the unjust behaviour of the warden guarding the place who even kills the prisoners if deemed necessary. Eventually he leads an army of prison inmates in a revolt against the warden who will resort to violence to prove his point.