If there’s one thing that there’s a lot of in our modern world, it’s streaming services. Netflix is no longer the passport to limitless entertainment that it once seemed to be, and now there’s platforms like Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, Apple TV+, Britbox and seemingly dozens of others.
It might not be much of surprise then to hear that another streaming service is launching over here: Paramount Plus is arriving on our shores on 22nd June, having already debuted in the US. Having been streaming in America for over a year, its now rolling out further around the world, with Ireland and South Korea also getting it in June.
The new streaming service offers content from both Paramount and CBS, and while its not known much of the US’ content will be available, some shows and films have already been confirmed to be available over here. Some of the recent big name Paramount shows like Halo will be on the service at launch, as well as shows like the western drama Yellowstone and its spin off 1883. Famed franchises like Star Trek, with shows including Picard and Strange New Worlds will be available too, as well as South Park, which has several feature length episodes in development for the service.
There’s also plenty of other dramas that are based off real events, like Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, and The First Lady, both of which debuted earlier this year.
From abroad, you’ll be able to find shows like Los Enviados (Mexico), Simon Beckett’s Chemistry of Death (Germany), The Signal (France), Bosé (Spain) and Fallaci (Italy).
Meanwhile, several British shows will be launching exclusively on Paramount Plus like A Gentleman in Moscow, a drama based in 1920s Soviet Russia, and London based drama Flatshare. There’s also Sexy Beast, a prequel series to 2000’s acclaimed crime thriller of the same name, telling the story of gangsters Gal Dove and Don Logan (played by Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley in the film) in the 1990s.
The service also boasts a lineup of factual/reality series, like Rise of the Tech Titans, LA Hairdressers, MH370: The Lost Flight, Fashion House and Girl Taken. For kids, there’s shows and films like Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder, iCarly, Snow Day and Blue’s Big City Adventure.
There’s also no shortage of blockbuster movies on the site, both already released and upcoming, including Scream 5, Mission Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place Part 3, alongside older classics like Grease and Star Trek.
There’s certainly a big selection of shows and films to choose from, and an already strong lineup will almost certainly grow over time. The new service launches in the UK and Ireland on 22nd June, for the price of £6.99 a month or £69.90 per year, and it’ll be available on a wide range of platforms and devices (as well as its website https://www.paramountplus.com).
PARAMOUNT PLUS LAUNCHES IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON 22ND JUNE. FIND OUT MORE HERE