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Australia’s Helium Pictures will produce the 8-hour scripted series for Network 10 and Paramount+ Australia.

Paramount will be presenting the series to buyers at this year’s MIPTV television market, which kicks off in Cannes on April 3.

Production on Paper Dolls is set to start in Sydney later this year for a planned premiere in 2023

10 is obsessed with female centric shows based on niche concepts. Only good thing is it’s more Australian content.

I’d like to see P+ do more high concept stuff rather than derivative crap.

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Imagine if 10 could devise something as big budget as Halo or Star Trek as a local drama here.

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10 planned to film a mini-series called Batavia (based on the book by Peter Fitzsimons) a decade ago but it didn’t eventuate. It would have been suitable for P+ and would have found overseas sales.

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I think it’s becoming more clear that any new drama 10 commissions (now) has to be adaptable for overseas audiences. Paramount most likely will distribute this on its wider platforms around the world.

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The show is to air on 10.

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There was an American TV series in 1984 called Paper Dolls about a modelling agency. Not to be confused with Models Inc from 1994. Both were big flops.

New promo for The Bridge aired during Australian Survivor finale tonight, saying it is “coming soon”.

Looks like filming has started.

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It’s also on P+.

I Love That For You.

Streaming Soon On Paramount+.

Paramount+ has released the official trailer for I LOVE THAT FOR YOU , the half-hour comedy series starring and executive produced by Emmy® nominee Vanessa Bayer ( Saturday Night Live ), with fellow nominee Molly Shannon ( The White Lotus ) and Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Jenifer Lewis ( Black-ish ) also leading the cast.

Streaming soon, and inspired by Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia, I LOVE THAT FOR YOU centres on Joanna Gold (Bayer) who dreams of becoming a host at a home shopping channel. Working to shed her life-long label as “that cancer girl,” she moves away from her parents, starts a budding romance for the first time in her adult life and forms a meaningful friendship with her idol Jackie (Shannon), the charismatic star of the network, all against the backdrop of a highly competitive workplace where people play dirty to succeed. Lewis plays Patricia, the icy, enigmatic founder and CEO of the popular home shopping channel.

Additional series regulars include Paul James ( Soundtrack ) as Jordan, a charming but dry stage manager; Ayden Mayeri ( Homecoming ) as Beth Ann, an ambitious insecure host; Matt Rogers ( Haute Dog ) as Darcy, the ingratiating right-hand man to Patricia; and Emmy nominee Punam Patel ( Special ) as Beena, an offbeat backstage producer. Johnno Wilson ( Curb Your Enthusiasm ) guest stars as Perry, a beloved host on the network with a popular cooking show.

I LOVE THAT FOR YOU is co-created and executive produced by Bayer and Emmy nominee and two-time Peabody winner Jeremy Beiler ( Saturday Night Live ). Emmy and Peabody winner Jessi Klein ( Inside Amy Schumer ) will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Michael Showalter ( The Dropout, The Eyes of Tammy Faye ). Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna, Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal and Allyce Ozarski also serve as executive producers.

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Perhaps Paramount+ is getting second window rights on Tokyo Vice, given it will premiere on SBS in late 2022.

This is a bit similar to Why Women Kill which streams on both SBS on Demand and P+.

Possibly, or just that P+ have SVOD right which are obviously handled and sold differently than FTA or limited BVOD rights for On Demand.

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Interesting that the posters say ViacomCBS

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The series will premiere in the UK on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and then be made available on Paramount+ in the US and all international markets where the service is available.



Paramount+ Brings To Life World’s Tallest Hologram To Celebrate Hit Series HALO.

Hologram Projection Of The Master Chief: Spartan 117 Across Multiple Countries.

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global, announced a multi-market partnership with Minute Media, Wavemaker and Kaleida to bring to life its latest brand campaign celebrating the hit series HALO . The projection is the latest in a series of global campaigns focused on the Paramount+ hit series, HALO , which is based on the iconic Xbox franchise and has broken a new record as the service’s most-watched series premiere of all-time internationally.

The partnership culminated with a giant 60 feet tall 3D hologram of HALO ’s iconic Master Chief: Spartan 117. The 3D hologram was installed at world famous locations in Toronto, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Sydney Harbour exclusively for one day on April 17, bringing everyone’s favourite Spartan to life, for HALO fans around the world.

The Master Chief hologram was produced for Paramount+ by Minute Media, a global technology and content publisher, in partnership with hologram specialists, Kaleida, and media agency, Wavemaker.

The record-breaking hologram, dubbed the ‘HALOgram’, scaled the equivalent height of a six-story building and featured a custom 3D animation that saw the Master Chief land on Earth and assess the local surroundings. Each installation weighed over 24 tons and was built using over 100m of metal trussing to house 126 square meters of specialist hologram gauze.

HALO has delivered a tremendous response among fans around the world as Paramount+’s most-watched series premiere of all-time globally. We are proud to continue the momentum around the series by bringing HALO to life for fans in Australia, Latin America and Canada, in an epic and innovative way that only Paramount+ could achieve. This is a celebration to the fans and to this iconic franchise that continues to entertain people around the globe,” said Marco Nobili, Senior Vice President of Streaming Marketing, Data and Analytics, Paramount.

“Minute Media is thrilled to have been an integral part of bringing this innovative and ambitious project to life. Our priority is to empower partner brands, global publishers and content creators through innovation and video amplification. We are always looking to push boundaries with our partners and the HALOgram was a perfect opportunity to realise that vision on a global scale,” said Ed Bovingdon, Entertainment Partnerships at Minute Media.

“We’re excited to have been part of the creative concept and strategy for this pioneering project. At Wavemaker, we’re constantly looking to break new ground and reshape consumer experiences. By combining innovative ideas underpinned by our strategic media approach we’ve brought an epic moment to life for fans to enjoy worldwide,” said Sophie Finckenberg, Digital Director, Wavemaker.

“Kaleida is all about world firsts and creating works on a scale that have never before been attempted. The four largest outdoor holograms in the world, in a 24 hour period, is a challenge we were excited and honoured to be invited to take on,” said Kaleida co-founder Daniel Reynolds.

Paramount+ premiered the long-awaited series HALO on March 24, becoming the most-watched series on the platform in its first 24 hours.

In its adaptation for Paramount+, HALO takes place in the universe that first debuted in 2001 with the launch of Xbox®’s first Halo game. Dramatising an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series weaves 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, RWBY) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine ( Fargo ), Shabana Azmi ( Fire ), Natasha Culzac ( The Witcher ), Olive Gray ( Half Moon Investigations ), Yerin Ha ( Reef Break ), Bentley Kalu ( Avengers: Age of Ultron ), Kate Kennedy ( Catastrophe ), Charlie Murphy ( Peaky Blinders ) and Danny Sapani ( Penny Dreadful ). Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McParland ( 6Degrees ), Burn Gorman ( The Expanse ) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy ( Nina Forever ).

Halo reinvented how people think about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold more than 82 million copies worldwide and grossing more than $6 billion in lifetime total sales revenue.

Roosevelt. Ford. Obama. Stream The First Lady Today.

The First Lady. Available To Stream Now. Exclusive To Paramount+.

Great names, and even greater women.

From today, stream the Paramount+ exclusive The First Lady , that interweaves the intimate, unexplored stories of three women who changed the world from the East Wing of the White House.

Academy Award® winner Viola Davis, Golden Globe® winner Michelle Pfeiffer and Emmy® winner Gillian Anderson star as Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt, three charismatic and patriotic First Ladies who shaped the course of history.

Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart, O-T Fagbenle and Dakota Fanning.