Paramount+ UK: What Hit Shows Are Coming On Launch Day?

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The highly anticipated US streaming service, Paramount+, is finally coming to the UK this month – and we can now reveal more details about some of the hit films and TV shows that will be on it right from the start.

The good news? Past hits, as well as new popular shows, are coming on June 22: From Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Halo and The Man Who Fell To Earth, to Yellowstone, Yellowjackets, Mayor of Kingstown and more.

The bad news? Some of the shows that are already running in the US (some have even concluded by now) will get weekly episodes on Paramount+ in the UK, and not a full drop of episodes – so we will stay behind the US for a while longer (Disney+ did a similar thing when it first launched in the UK).

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, for example, will have aired seven episodes by June 22. But in the UK, only the first three episodes will drop on June 22, with the rest then airing weekly.

The same goes for Halo, which has already finished airing its nine episodes in the US – but will drop three episodes on June 22 in the UK, with the rest airing weekly.

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What Is Paramount+?

Paramount+ originally launched in the US in 2014, and was known back then as CBS All Access, until it changed its name.

In the UK, Paramount+ will be available 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.

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).

As we reported last month, Paramount+ UK will not support 4K/HDR or Dolby Atmos at launch.

Sky Cinema subscribers will get it for free – but the deal will apparently be offered only to Sky Q and Sky Glass customers (see our full guide on how to get Paramount+ on Sky, for free).

NOW subscribers, even if they have a Sky Cinema membership, will not get Paramount+ for free.

It’s important to note, however, that unlike Peacock – another US streaming service – a Sky subscription is NOT required for those who want to subscribe directly to Paramount+ – it’s simply a bonus to Sky Cinema members.

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At launch, Paramount+ will offer more than 8,000 hours of content – from original, exclusive TV shows to popular US shows and blockbusters films. It will also feature original UK programmes (though not at launch, as they’re still being produced).

Here are some of the Paramount+ content highlights for June 2022 (this is not the full list of expected titles) –

HALO (Season 1)

Starring Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone and Jen Taylor, this original Paramount+ series is based on the popular XBOX games franchise.

Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

The series stars Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor (Halo game series) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race.

In the US, the show launched on March 24, 2022, and has finished airing its 9 episodes of Season 1.

  • On Paramount+ UK, Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Original.

A 10-episode prequel series that takes place before Star Trek – The Original Series, and follows the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), his Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and Spock (Ethan Peck), on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Photo: ViacomCB)

The modern incarnation of these characters was first introduced in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. Following positive reactions from critics and fans, a full spin-off series, with these characters, was announced – which is how Star Trek: Strange New Worlds came to be.

In the US, the show launched on May 5, 2022. Season 1 will have a total of 10 episodes.

  • On Paramount+ UK, Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

The First Lady (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Exclusive (in the US, it was on Showtime), starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson.

The First Lady
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In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies.

This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines with an enlightening intimacy, with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 10 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Exclusive (in the US, it was on Showtime), based on the novel by Walter Tevis and the iconic 1976 film starring David Bowie.

An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on earth who can help save his species.

Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and to become more “human”, her faith in humanity couldn’t be lower. An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.

In the US, the show launched on April 24, 2022. Season 1 will have a total of 10 episodes.

  • On Paramount+ UK, Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

The Offer (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Original starring Miles Teller, Matthew Goode and Juno Temple.

The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences of making The Godfather.

After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy wins the job to produce Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, The Godfather for Paramount Pictures.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 10 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber

A Paramount+ Exclusive (in the US, it was on Showtime), starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman and Kyle Chandler.

The series tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorn companies, Uber.

The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler), the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber’s success – and then has to live with the consequences.

Thurman stars as Arianna Huffington, the savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was an Uber board member.

In the US, the show already aired all of its seven episodes.

  • On Paramount+ UK, Episodes 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

Mayor of Kingstown (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Original, starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne West and Kyle Chandler.

Mayor of Kingstown

Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers and liaisons between prisoners and the community in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry.

Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 10 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

Yellowstone (Seasons 1-3)

Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the country, which is under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, the Broken Rock Indian reservation, and the country’s first National Park.

It’s a generational family saga, set against the backdrop of the great frontier, where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations, where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news; they are a consequence of living in the new frontier.

The series depicts the best and worst of mankind seen through the eyes of a pioneering family.

The first two seasons originally aired on the Paramount Network in the UK. Season 3 will be exclusive to Paramount+ in the UK, and Season 4 already aired in the US (but won’t be available in the UK at launch).

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 29 episodes of Seasons 1-3 will drop at launch (June 22).

1883 (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Original starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, which is a Yellowstone prequel series. 

1883 series
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The Yellowstone origin story, 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.

In a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty, 1883 sees the family seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana.

Sam Elliot is Shea Brennan, a tough as nails, handsome cowboy with immense sadness in his past. He has the herculean task of guiding a group from Texas to Montana, and he does not suffer fools. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill portray James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family, respectively.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 11 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

American Rust (Season 1)

A compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of the complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, full of good people making bad choices.

When the woman he truly loves (Maura Tierney) sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what lengths he is willing to take to protect him.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 9 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

Yellowjackets (Season 1)

One of the most talked-about shows last winter, Yellowjackets originally aired on Showtime in the US and, earlier this year, on Sky in the UK.

Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, Yellowjackets is the saga of a wildly talented high school girls soccer team who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness.

The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 10 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

iCarly (Season 1)

A Paramount+ Original starring Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress.

Based on the original hit sitcom, iCarly follows Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends as they navigate work, love and their family in their 20s.

The new iCarly series will feature two new cast members: Laci Mosley as Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend; and Jaidyn Triplett as Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter.

  • On Paramount+ UK, all 13 episodes will drop at launch (June 22).

Queen Of The Universe (Season 1)

The first-of-its-kind global singing competition featuring the fiercest drag queens from 10 countries around the world.

In each episode, contestants will debut a new musical performance, singing live in front of an audience and the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges in the hopes of being crowned “Queen of the Universe” and taking home a $250,000 cash prize.

The series is hosted by Graham Norton, with Vanessa Williams, Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel and Leona Lewis forming the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges.

Queen Of The Universe is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder, the producers of the Emmy Award-winning franchise RuPaul’s Drag Race. In the US, all six episodes have already aired in 2021.

  • On Paramount+ UK, Episodes 1 will drop at launch (June 22), with new weekly episodes airing every Wednesday.

Jerry & Marge Go Large (90 Minutes)

A Paramount+ Original film.

Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star in this inspired comedy following the remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee (Cranston) discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife Marge (Bening), wins $27 million and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.

Blockbusters Coming To Paramount+

In addition to new and old TV shows, hit film blockbusters will also be available at launch on Paramount+ UK.

Some of the classic films include:

  • Southpark: Post Covid / Southpark: Return To Covid
  • Paw Patrol
  • Grease
  • Star Trek: Wrath Of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Jack Reacher
  • Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformer: Revenge Of The Fallen
  • Flashdance
  • Castaway
  • Mean Girls
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog (Coming June 24)

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4 thoughts on “Paramount+ UK: What Hit Shows Are Coming On Launch Day?”

  1. I don’t think it’s worth the money… I don’t like south park, I’m not interested in Star Trek and none of the other shows appeal so I am thinking it’s gonna be a hard pass.

  2. There is no rupaul dragrace even though all of it is available on paramount plus in the US.

    Does anyone know if this will be added later?

  3. One huge thing missed out on this which is quite surprising is the Beavis and Butt-Head comeback that’s going on Paramount Plus. The brand new movie “Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe” is coming out the day after the UK launch date alongside all the classic episodes which the media are saying that not only are they remastered and all available which has never been before however they will also include the music video’s which is absolutely huge, a huge selling point for Paramount Plus.

    Bare in mind this is the first movie since “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America” in 1996, which a follow up has been asked for ever since, so it’s a pretty big deal and they’ve also announced two brand new series to follow and a spin off too it seems.

    And specially the day after it’s launch with the week free trial, it could be the thing that hooks in many viewers to subscribe to the platform.

    Paramount Plus are doing a wonderful job and their prices also are just right, which again is what will be the catalyst in regards to long term success or not.

    It’s going to be great!! 🙂

    • I meant to mention worth saying not missed out as the article is the day of release, though the following day sorry this is coming which is huge for the platform 🙂


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