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Paramount+ Announces Global Premiere Date For Season Two Of Halo.

Hit Series To Debut First Two Episodes On 8 February, 2024.

Paramount+ today announced that the highly anticipated second season of the hit series Halo will premiere the first two episodes globally on Thursday, 8 February, 2024, in all countries where Paramount+ is available.

In season two, Master Chief John-117 leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. In the wake of a shocking event on a desolate planet, John cannot shake the feeling that his war is about to change and risks everything to prove what no one else will believe – that the Covenant are preparing to attack humanity’s greatest stronghold. With the galaxy on the brink, John embarks on a journey to find the key to humankind’s salvation, or its extinction — the Halo.

Led by showrunner and executive producer David Wiener (Brave New World), the series 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.

Halo stars Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Master Chief, Spartan-117 and Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Dr. Halsey, who also both serve as producers this season. Additional returning cast members include Jen Taylor (Halo game series, RWBY) as Cortana, 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).

New additions to the cast this season include Joseph Morgan (Vampire Diaries , The Originals) and Cristina Rodlo (No One Gets Out of Here Alive, The Homeless World Cup). Morgan joins the series as James Ackerson, a formidable intelligence operative who has spent his career climbing the ranks of the UNSC’s secretive Office of Naval Intelligence. Rodlo is Talia Perez, a corporal specialising in linguistics for a UNSC Marine Corps communications unit and a relatively new recruit who has yet to see any real combat. Returning from season one, Laera (Fiona O’Shaughnessy) is Soren’s confidant, wife and partner in crime. Soren and Laera’s son, Kessler (Tylan Bailey), has had a relatively peaceful, if unusual, childhood growing up on the Rubble.

Halo is produced by SHOWTIME® in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. The second season of Halo is executive produced by David Wiener alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television. Kiki Wolfkill serves as executive producer for Xbox/343 Industries, with Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture and Gian Paolo Varani. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

The Gilded Age Returns With A Riveting Second Season Of Opulence, Intrigue and Societal Upheaval.

The Gilded Age Season Two. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Sunday, 14 January 2024.

From creator Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), the HBO Original drama series The Gilded Age returns with all eight episodes, exclusively on Paramount+ from Sunday, 14 January 2024.

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand-new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Season two of The Gilded Age begins on Easter morning 1883, with the news that Bertha Russell’s bid for a box at the Academy of Music has been rejected. Through the eight episodes of the season, we watch as Bertha challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system and works to not only gain a foothold in Society, but to potentially take a leading role in it. George Russell takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian continues her journey to find her way in the world secretly teaching at a girls school, while much to everyone’s surprise, Ada begins a new courtship. Of course, Agnes approves of none of it. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe.

The stellar ensemble features Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Simon Jones, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Harry Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Blake Ritson, Douglas Sills, Erin Wilhelmi, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, John Douglas Thompson, Ashlie Atkinson, Laura Benanti, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ward Horton, Matilda Lawler and Robert Sean Leonard.

Julian Fellowes is the creator, writer, and executive producer of The Gilded Age. Executive producers include Gareth Neame, David Crockett, Bob Greenblatt, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Michael Engler serves as both a director and executive producer, while Sonja Warfield takes on the roles of writer and executive producer.

The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

It will have been nearly a month after the second season finishes in the US. Why can’t P+ stream this season at the same time as America?

Probably focusing its marketing on NCIS:Sydney and Paper Dolls pre-Christmas then trying to incorporate The Gilded Age in the new year.


At least they’re dropping all the season at once rather than a weekly drip feed.

Paramount+ Debuts New Clip From The Final Season Of Star Trek: Discovery.

The Fifth And Final Season Set To Premiere In April 2024.

Paramount+ has revealed an action-packed preview from the upcoming final season of Star Trek: Discovery during the Paramount+ panel at CCXP in São Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. The new clip was introduced by Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Burnham) and Michelle Paradise (Executive Producer, Showrunner). One of the service’s longest-running original dramas, the series will conclude with its upcoming fifth season in April 2024.

The fifth and final season will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.

Star Trek: Discovery season five cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), Blu del Barrio (Adira) and Callum Keith Rennie (Rayner). Season five also features recurring guest stars’ Elias Toufexis (L’ak) and Eve Harlow (Moll).

The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serve as co-showrunners.

Star Trek: Discovery seasons one through four are currently streaming exclusively on Paramount+ and is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Paramount+ Announces New Original Series Sexy Beast Premiere Date.

Sexy Beast. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Thursday, 25 January 2024.

Paramount+ has today released a selection of first look photos, giving the first look at series stars James McArdle, Emun Elliott, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Moyer and Sarah Greene in UK original drama series Sexy Beast.

Paramount+ has also confirmed that Sexy Beast will be launching exclusively on Thursday, 25 January 2024.

The prequel series explores the origins of Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with DeeDee threatens everything in their world.

James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, Angels in America) is Gal Dove, and Emun Elliott (The Rig, The Gold) is Don Logan – the duo are best friends and small-town thieves, living the good life in ‘90s East London. Sarah Greene (Bad Sisters, Normal People) is Deedee Harrison, a captivating adult film star whose ambitions to control her own personal destiny and her love affair with Gal Dove put her in danger. Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) is Teddy Bass, a treacherous, rising name in the gangster world, who seduces Gal and Don into his criminal web, and Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner) is Don’s pathologically controlling and formidable older sister Cecilia.

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world,” series star McArdle said. “The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior - I’m looking forward to everyone being able to re-discover these characters and find out.”

Additional cast includes Eliza Bennett (Dynasty), Clea Martin (Hanna), Nicholas Nunn (The Victim), Peter Ferdinando (The Letter For The King), John Dagleish (The Third Day), Robbie Gee (Motherland), Paul Kaye (The Stranger), Lex Shrapnel (Infiniti), Cally Lawrence (Who Is Alice), David Kennedy (Hollyoaks), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Greenwing), Ralph Brown (Godfather of Harlem), Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders) and Alice Bailey Johnson (This Is Going to Hurt).

Sexy Beast wrapped filming on location in Liverpool earlier this year, and is produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content in association with PTIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith and David Caffrey are executive producers, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film. The series is distributed by Paramount Global

All nine episodes will drop for binge viewing on streaming and on-demand on Thursday, January 11, exclusively on Paramount+ and the following day (January 12), in all Paramount+ international markets outside of Canada.

Paramount+ And Nickelodeon Debut Official Teaser Trailer From The Thundermans Return.**

The Highly Anticipated Film Premieres On Paramount+ In All Markets In March 2024.

Paramount+ and Nickelodeon have revealed the official teaser trailer from the upcoming film The Thundermans Return during the Paramount+ Panel at CCXP, where Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo talked about the new era of superhero crimefighting and their return to the franchise. The Thundermans Return will premiere on Paramount+ in all markets where the service is available, in March 2024.

After three years of fighting crime in their new city of Metroburg, The Thundermans are suddenly stripped of their assignment and sent back to Hiddenville. While Hank and Barb look forward to their return ‘home’, Chloe develops new friend groups, Billy and Nora enjoy a normal school life, and Max and Phoebe are determined to regain their superhero status. The movie will feature the return of show favorites, new villains and familiar locations.

The Thundermans Return stars original series cast members Kira Kosarin as Phoebe, Jack Griffo as Max, Addison Riecke as Nora, Diego Velazquez as Billy, Maya Le Clark as Chloe, Chris Tallman as Hank and Rosa Blasi as Barb.

The Thundermans premiered on Nickelodeon in October 2013 and wrapped its four-season run in 2018. Created and executive produced by three-time Emmy Award-winner Jed Spingarn, the scripted half-hour series follows superhero twins with opposite personalities, Phoebe and Max Thunderman, as they navigate their way through school, friends and a family of extraordinary superheroes, all while keeping their true identities a secret. The entire series is currently available to stream on Paramount+.

The Thundermans Return is written and executive produced by Jed Spingarn (Big Time Rush, Jimmy Neutron) and directed by Trevor Kirschner (The Thundermans, Raven’s Home, The Conners). Kira Kosarin is executive producing. Jack Griffo is also an executive producer on the movie. Dan Cross & David Hoge also serve as executive producers. Production of the movie for Nickelodeon Studios is overseen by Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production.


MTV’s Hit Reality Series Geordie Shore Is Back… And This Time They Are Going On A Family Holiday Like No Other.

Geordie Shore Season 24. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

Paramount+ and MTV have today announced hit reality series, Geordie Shore will be returning to our screens for its 24th season, dropping the first two episodes on Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

A lot has happened since we last saw the Geordies and this series promises lots of exciting new beginnings. Holly’s pregnant, Marnie’s getting married, Charlotte’s a new mum, Sophie’s moving in with her new boyfriend and James is in love. With so much going on, the cast can’t wait to get together again at Marnie’s wedding, and she has a big surprise for them in store. When Marnie gets home from working abroad, alongside all the last-minute wedding prep, she starts to plan her elaborate honeymoon in Cyprus and guess what… she has invited the whole Geordie Family.

Twenty-one Geordies, five children and one bun in the oven are all getting together for the ultimate family holiday. Expect some surprise arrivals in the villa, including partners, parents and some old flames. What could go wrong?

With over fifteen spin-offs and sequels globally, MTV’s “Shore” franchise is a global reality phenomenon, featuring hits around the world including Jersey Shore Family Vacation and All Star Shore in the U.S., Geordie Shore in the UK, Frenchie Shore in France, Germany Shore in Germany, Acapulco Shore in Mexico and Rio Shore in Brazil, with Aussie Shore coming soon.

Can’t get enough of the Geordie Shore family? Be sure to follow along with @geordieshore on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Join the conversation using #geordieshore

Cast includes:

• Abbie Holborn

• Chantelle Connolly

• Charlotte Crosby

• Chloe Ferry

• Holly Hagan

• James Tindale

• Jay Gardner

• Marnie Simpson

• Nathan Henry

• Sam Gowland

• Sophie Kasaei

• Ricci Guarnaccio

Paramount+ Reveals Official Trailer And Premiere Date For SkyMed Season Two.

Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Friday, 12 January 2024.

Paramount+ today released the official trailer and key art for the second season of its hit one-hour medical drama series SkyMed. All nine episodes will drop for binge viewing on Friday, 12 January 2024.

SkyMed follows the triumphs and tribulations of young medics and pilots who fly air ambulances across Northern Canada. Weaving together intense personal journeys with jaw-dropping medical rescues in the most remote conditions, the new season thrusts the diverse group of medical responders into intense emergencies as they continue to rely on each other for survival 20,000 feet in the air. As SkyMed expands, expect all new hookups, heartbreaks and challenges on the job as the team wrestles with what it really means to grow up and discover whether they can grow together or grow apart.

Returning to SkyMed are series regulars Natasha Calis (Nurses) as Hayley, Morgan Holmstrom (Day of the Dead) as Crystal, Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew) as Chopper, “Ace” Aason Nadjiwon (Honey Girls) as Bodie, Mercedes Morris (Y: The Last Man) as Lexi, Thomas Elms (The Order) as Nowak and Kheon Clarke (Riverdale) as Tristan, alongside new series regulars Sydney Kuhne (Ginny & Georgia) as Stef, Ryan Ali (Aquaslash) as Reese and Nadine Whiteman-Roden (Faith Heist) as Dr. Yana Noah. Reprising their recurring roles are Braeden Clarke (Outlander) as Jeremy, Emilia McCarthy (Zombies) as Madison and Aaron Ashmore (Ginny & Georgia) as Wheezer.

Season 2 of Last King of the Cross has received production funding from Screen Australia.

8 x 48 mins
Second King Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Directors Grant Brown, Ian Watson, Tori Garrett
Writers Sam Meikle, Sarah Smith, Fin Edquist, Jane Allen, Tim Pye, James Pope
Producer Alexandra Doering
Executive Producer Mark Fennessy
Broadcaster Paramount+
International Sales Cineflix Rights
Synopsis John Ibrahim sets his sights on a new kingdom… Oxford Street, only to be confronted by all new dangers and all new villains.

Following on from season 1, John Ibrahim sets his sights on capturing a new kingdom after returning to Sydney - the glittering prize of Oxford Street. With it comes new challenges and enemies, along with the relentless scrutiny of Liz Doyle and the full force of the Sydney police. Freshly released from jail, Sam builds the largest bikie chapter in Australian history, putting John on a collision course with the entire criminal world.


Paramount+ Announces South Park (Not Suitable For Children).

South Park (Not Suitable For Children). Now Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+.

Paramount+ today announced that the service’s next South Park exclusive event South Park (Not Suitable For Children) is now available to stream. South Park (Not Suitable For Children) joins the service’s first five exclusive events – South Park: Post COVID, South Park: Post COVID: The Return Of COVID, South Park The Streaming Wars, South Park The Streaming Wars Part 2 and the recently released South Park: Joining The Panderverse, which broke records on social platforms as the most engaging, most watched and most talked about event to date (source: Domo, Talkwalker).

In South Park (Not Suitable For Children), after it’s discovered that a teacher at South Park Elementary has an OnlyFans page, Randy is compelled to take a closer look at the seedy underbelly of the world of on-line influencers.

In 2022, South Park the series celebrated the 25th anniversary of its August 13, 1997 debut on Comedy Central. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were first seen in the animated short The Spirit of Christmas, and from there were launched into television history. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. Christopher Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios. South Park’s website

Building on MTV Entertainment Studios’ expansive deal with co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park has been renewed on Comedy Central through 2027, taking cable’s longest-running scripted series through an unprecedented 30th season.

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It’s interesting how some shows have practically no promotion while others get promoted to death. Just noticed a show called No Escape which has a big Aussie/Kiwi cast and many Australian characters.

It was released as The Blue in the UK in May but No Escape in Australia/New Zealand in July. Strange that I’ve never heard of it but saw a promo pop up in one of my social media feeds. Cast includes Jay Ryan, Sean Keenan, Susie Porter, Gary Sweet, Anne Looby.

They should window stuff like that on 10 come ratings season.

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