The Paramount+ streaming service is finally launching in the UK on June 22, and ahead of its launch, new details have been announced about upcoming shows that will be released on the service around the world.
Among the upcoming shows – Tulsa King, a mob drama starring Sylvester Stallone, 1923 – a Yellowstone prequel series starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, and Wolf Pack – a Teen Wolf spinoff series.
Furthermore, with Paramount Plus’ plans to become a global streaming service, seven new international shows have been announced, with the service planning to commission 150 international originals by 2025.
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The casting news and series updates have been announced at a Paramount+ UK launch event (attended by yours truly), which took place on Monday evening in London, and featured a long list of Hollywood stars – from Kevin Costner and Sylvester Stallone to Gillian Anderson and Viola Davis.
Paramount+ is launching this week in the UK, as a stand-alone streaming app/service. The app will be available on all the major streaming devices – Amazon Fire TV, Roku and others, and will also be available as an Amazon Prime Video Channel.
In the UK, Paramount+ will cost £6.99/month or £69.90/year, and will also offer a free 7-days trial (See more details about Paramount+ UK here).
Sky Cinema subscribers will get it for free – but the deal will only be offered to Sky Q and Sky Glass customers (see our full guide on how to get Paramount+ on Sky, for free).
New Shows Coming To Paramount+
Some of these upcoming shows already have release dates, while others are still in early production and will be coming sometime this year.
Created by Taylor Sheridan (co-creator of Yellowstone), and starring Sylvester Stallone and Dana Delany, the mob drama follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla.
Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.
Tulsa King will premiere on Paramount+ in the US with two episodes on November 13. In the UK, the series will premiere on November 14.
Yellowstone has seen tremendous success, along with its prequel series, 1883 (the most-watched series ever on Paramount+ globally). Now, Paramount+ is working on a limited-series Yellowstone origin story – 1923 (the name was changed from 1932 this week).
Starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford, 1923 will account for the end of World War 1 (1918) and the start of Prohibition (1920) both of which will be woven into the story.
1923 focuses on the Dutton family’s next two generations as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle theft; all battled beneath the cloud of Montana’s great depression, which preceded the nation by almost a decade.
A Teen Wolf spinoff series, Wolf Pack will be written and executive produced by Jeff Davis as part of his multi-year deal with MTV Entertainment Studios.
Davis is also writing and producing the upcoming Paramount+ original film, Teen Wolf The Movie, which will reunite cast members from the original series.
Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, Wolf Pack follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature.
Wounded in the chaos of its attack, the teens are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two others who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire.
As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf.
Wolf Pack stars Armani Jackson (“Honor Society,” “Chad”) as Everett, Bella Shepard (“iCarly,” “The Wilds”) as Blake, Chloe Rose Robertson (“Wildflower”) as Luna and Tyler Lawrence Gray (“Our Town,” “Macbeth”) as Harlan.
Production will begin next week in Atlanta, Georgia, to air later this year on Paramount+ in the US, the UK and additional countries.
First Lady of Sinaloa (Mexico)
With John Leguizamo producing and starring, First Lady of Sinaloas will follow the fascinating yet volatile life of former Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s infamous Beauty Queen Bride, Emma Coronel, an innocent farm girl turned fierce icon who rises to become Mexico’s most formidable crime wife.
One Must Die (Mexico)
A suspense thriller film that centres around seven people who are kidnapped and suddenly find themselves part of a deadly game.
As the clock ticks, to survive the seven participants must choose one to die, and the chosen one will have to agree.
The project stars director Manolo Cardona, Maribel Verdú, Carla Adell, Juan Carlos Remolina, Adriana Paz, Dagoberto Gama and Fernando Becerril.
A Thin Line (Germany)
Young “hacktivist” twin sisters Anna (Saskia Rosendahl) and Benni (Hanna Hilsdorf) are inseparable in their quest to expose environmental wrongdoing by any means necessary. But when their hack into a government server leads to a police raid, Anna is captured, and Benni disappears into the underground.
When it becomes apparent Benni is lending her skills to a radical new terrorist group that does not shy away from violent action against state and corporations, the sisters suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the question: What line are you willing to cross for something you believe in?
The Sheikh (Der Scheich) (Germany)
Inspired by true events, The Sheikh tells the story of a one-of-a-kind con artist. Ringo (Björn Meyer), a simple man ridiculed as the village idiot in his hometown, reinvents himself as the heir of an Arabic fortune.
With nothing but a bunch of tall tales and a fabricated bank statement for $8 billion, he becomes every Swiss investor’s dream, bringing Switzerland’s political and economic system to the brink of a national crisis.
The show follows the story of the aftermath of a crime that came to be known as “The Circeo Massacre” which upset Italy in the 1970s after two teenage girls were found in the trunk of a car in Rome, naked, wrapped in blankets and drenched in blood. One was dead, the other one alive.
Focusing on the trial that followed and centring on the lone surviving victim, Donatella, the series reflects on a watershed moment in the path of the emancipation of Italian women, demanding (and eventually obtaining) the wholesale revision of laws on sexual violence.
MASK: Marie Antoinette Serial Killer (France)
An eight-hour young adult fantasy horror-thriller series, based on the novel Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender.
The series follows four American girls on spring break in Paris. While exploring the edgy side of the city, they find themselves caught up in a mysterious, almost supernatural murder spree that soon becomes very personal.
Murder of God’s Banker (International)
The four-part docuseries recounts the murder of Italian fugitive banker Roberto Calvi, whose body was found hanging off a London bridge.
Although his death was initially declared a suicide, it is later uncovered that many wanted Calvi dead. He had presided over the collapse of a major Italian bank whose largest shareholder was none other than the Vatican.
This revelation blows the lid off the secretive world of the Vatican’s financial system – a world populated by priests, mobsters and neo-fascists. What looks like the simple story of a dead banker becomes one of international intrigue.