It’s interesting timing given there was a pretty heavy 50% discount on annual subscriptions throughout Dec, locking people in for a year, insulating their subscriber numbers for a while.
Yes, perhaps not entirely ethical…
Paramount+ today announced that acclaimed Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee, Naveen Andrews will play the lead antagonist, Ray Kinnock, in the highly-anticipated second season of Australian original series Last King of The Cross, which will stream exclusively on Paramount+.
Best known for his role in the cult television series Lost , for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award along with the cast, British actor Naveen has also appeared in the iconic classic movie The English Patient among others, and most recently, The Dropout, alongside Amanda Seyfried.
With filming underway in Sydney, season two of Last King of The Cross sees John’s sights set on capturing a new kingdom - the glittering prize of Oxford Street, Sydney’s nightclub empire. Naveen will bring to life the fictional character of Ray Kinnock, who is determined to either keep John out, or take him down.
Joining the many faces intent on challenging John’s crown in season two, are homegrown talent Luke Arnold (Scrublands, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and Matuse (The Fall Guy, Furiosa), who will play Dean Taylor and Benny respectively, two new drug lords hell-bent on bringing their booming trade into John’s clubs.
Paramount Australia’s Creative Advisor Drama, Rick Maier said: “Going up against the Ibrahims on screen is no easy task. Naveen promises to give Lincoln and Claude a run for their money. He’s a brilliant actor, and a fantastic inclusion for series two.
“The addition of Luke and Matuse only add weight to the feeling that this is the hottest ticket in town for actors keen to join this red hot ensemble. They will be terrific.”
Last King of The Cross is a HELIUM Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner. The series has received major production investment from Paramount Australia in association with Screen Australia and is financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW fund and Fulcrum Media Finance. Post, digital and visual effects supported by Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.
Executive Producer for HELIUM, Mark Fennessy said: “Naveen is a highly respected and celebrated actor who has captivated audiences with stunning performances in major hits such as Lost, The English Patient, Bride and Prejudice and more recently The Dropout. A massive addition to Last King of The Cross , as our primary antagonist, he brings a delicious mix of cool and class to a diverse and multi-talented cast”.
Watching Cheers again at my leisure was one of the main reasons I resubscribed for the year. Then they removed it when I was in the middle of season two.
In the email they have the dates for Halo, NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii, The Neighbourhood, FBIx3, Ghosts, Blue Bloods and Fire Country using the Australian dates - could it be possible we will get them in our primetime the same day as US and not have to wait until midnight.
The new seasons of NCIS and NCIS Hawaii start in the US on February 12, which is February 13 in Australia, due to time difference. So you should get the new episodes on the afternoon of February 13.
A Gentleman In Moscow. Streaming Exclusively on Paramount+ From Friday, 29 March 2024.
Paramount+ today released a teaser from its upcoming limited series A Gentleman In Moscow, and announced that the original series will premiere on Friday, 29 March exclusively on Paramount+.
An adaptation of Amor Towles’ internationally best-selling novel, A Gentleman In Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov, played by Emmy Award winning actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise, Halston, Trainspotting), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.
Alongside McGregor, the series stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ahsoka, Kate, Birds of Prey) as glamorous, self-made film actress Anna Urbanova; Alexa Goodall (The Devil’s Hour, Lockwood and Co) as the Count’s unlikely young friend Nina; Johnny Harris (Without Sin, This is England ’86) as conflicted secret police officer Osip; and Fehinti Balogun (Dune, I May Destroy You) as Mishka, the Count’s best friend from university. Additional cast includes Leah Harvey (Foundation), Paul Ready (Motherland, The Terror), John Heffernan (Becoming Elizabeth, The Pursuit of Love), Lyès Salem (Coupez, Abou Leila), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Lamb, The Witcher), Dee Ahluwalia (Consent, Sex Education) and Anastasia Hille (I Hate Suzie Too).
A Gentleman In Moscow is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Paramount. Ben Vanstone serves as Showrunner on the series, which is the first production to come through Lionsgate’s first look deal with Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures. Harper (War and Peace, Peaky Blinders) will also executive produce alongside Vanstone, McGregor, Sharon Hughff, (Three Pines), Pancho Mansfield (Queen of the South), Moonriver TV’s Xavier Marchand (Nautilus, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris) and the novel’s writer, New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles. BAFTA® award winning director, and Emmy nominee Sam Miller (Surface, I May Destroy You, Luther) serves as director to select episodes and executive producer. Sarah O’Gorman (The Witcher, The Last Kingdom) also serves as director.
Landman. Coming Exclusively To Paramount+.
Paramount+ today announced that Golden Globe® nominee Demi Moore will star in the highly anticipated original drama series Landman as a series regular. Moore will play Cami, wife to one of the most powerful oil men in Texas and a friend of Tommy Norris, played by Oscar® winner and series lead Billy Bob Thornton. Co-created by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan and Christian Wallace, Landman is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions exclusively for Paramount+.
Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, Landman is a modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. Based on the notable 11-part podcast Boomtown, the series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.
Moore has proven herself to be one of the industry’s most accomplished performers, lending her talents to an array of revered films and television both in front of and behind the camera. The actress set a record in 1995 when she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, a testament to her star power and box office appeal. Most recently, Moore can be seen in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series Feud: Capote vs. The Swans as socialite Ann Woodward, a former showgirl and radio actress who was infamously accused of murdering her husband in 1955.
The actress will soon be seen in Coralie Fargeat’s first studio feature, The Substance, alongside Margaret Qualley. Moore’s acting career took off in the late 1980’s when she starred in St. Elmo’s Fire. She then went on to star in such iconic films as About Last Night…, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, The Scarlet Letter, Disclosure and G.I. Jane. Success poured into the following years, with Moore consistently in well-grossing films including Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Bobby and Margin Call among many others. She produced and lent her voice to QCode’s podcast Dirty Diana, which is being adapted into a series that Moore will star in. In 2019, she added New York Times Best Seller to her lengthy list of credits with her memoir Inside Out.
In addition to Thornton and Moore, the series stars Ali Larter (The Last Victim), Michelle Randolph (1923), Jacob Lofland (Joker 2), Kayla Wallace (When Calls the Heart), James Jordan (Yellowstone), Mark Collie (Nashville) and Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia).
Currently filming in and around Fort Worth, Texas, Landman is executive produced by Taylor Sheridan, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, Christian Wallace, Geyer Kosinski, Michael Friedman and Stephen Kay. Dan Friedkin and Jason Hoch, for Imperative Development LLC, and J.K. Nickell and Megan Creydt, for Texas Monthly, also executive produce. Peter Feldman serves as co-executive producer.
The series is the latest addition to Sheridan’s growing slate on Paramount+, which includes 1923, 1883, Special Ops: Lioness, Mayor of Kingstown, Tulsa King and Lawmen: Bass Reeves.
The streamer also announced today that all six episodes of the series will drop on Friday, April 26, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada; the following day, April 27, in all additional Paramount+ territories; and in Japan later this year.
Knuckles. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Saturday, 27 April.
Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer for the upcoming original event series Knuckles, the latest in the Cinematic World of Sonic the Hedgehog, from Paramount Pictures and SEGA of America. It was also announced that all six episodes of the series will be available to stream on Saturday, 27 April, exclusively on Paramount+.
The new live-action event series follows Knuckles (Idris Elba) on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade (Adam Pally) as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior. The series takes place between the films Sonic The Hedgehog Two and Sonic The Hedgehog Three.
In addition to Elba starring as the titular character, Adam Pally reprises his role from the film franchise as Wade Whipple. The ensemble cast includes guest stars Stockard Channing (The West Wing), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Scott Mescudi (Don’t Look Up), Ellie Taylor (Ted Lasso), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Cary Elwes (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning ), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Paul Scheer (Black Monday), and Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital). Special guest star Ben Schwartz will reprise his role as Sonic, as well as special guest star Tika Sumpter, reprising her role as Maddie. Colleen O’Shaughnessey will also return as a special guest star in her role as Tails.
All of the key creative team from the previous films have returned for the series, including the films’ director/executive producer Jeff Fowler, who directed the pilot episode and helped transition the film’s signature cinematic animation style to television, as well as Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, John Whittington and Toru Nakahara, who serve as executive producers along with Idris Elba. Additional directors for the series include Ged Wright, Brandon Trost, Jorma Taccone and Carol Banker.
The series was created for television by John Whittington and Toby Ascher, who is showrunning during production. Whittington, who wrote Sonic The Hedgehog Two, serves as head writer and wrote the pilot for the series. Additional series writers include Brian Schacter and James Madejski.
Click here to watch the Knuckles trailer.
Paramount+ Reveals A First Look At The All-New Original Animated Series Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Cowabunga, dude! Paramount+ today debuted a teaser for the upcoming original 2D animated series Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation and Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, who brought audiences last year’s smash-hit Paramount Pictures film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere this winter exclusively on Paramount+.
From the universe of the Mutant Mayhem film, the all-new Paramount+ original series explores the adventures of everyone’s favorite pizza-loving heroes as they emerge from the sewers onto the streets of NYC. Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey are faced with new threats and team up with old allies to survive both teenage life and villains lurking in the shadows of the Big Apple.
Reprising their roles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the series features Micah Abbey (Cousins for Life) as Donatello, Shamon Brown Jr. (THE CHI) as Michelangelo, Nicolas Cantu (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) as Leonardo, Brady Noon (Family Switch) as Raphael and Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) as April O’Neil. Additional casting will soon be announced.
From Nickelodeon Animation and Point Grey Pictures, Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is executive produced by Chris Yost (The Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok) and Alan Wan (Blue Eye Samurai, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2012 Series). Production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President of Big Kids Animation and Nikki Price, Director of Development and Executive in Charge of Production.
With CBS starting their premier week, is paramount+ going to add some of the shows that 10 airs (NCIS’s, FBI’s etc) the day it airs in the US?
NCIS, NCIS Hawaii and The Neighbourhood are all on P+ as of this afternoon and it says new episodes every Tuesday, so should be the same for the FBIs tomorrow.
I got a push notification from P+ this afternoon promoting new NCIS & NCIS: Hawai’i.
You’d have to think we’ll see them on FTA soon too.
Nickelodeon And Paramount+ Reveal Official Trailer For New Live-Action Movie The Thundermans Return.
The Thundermans Return. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ From Thursday, 7 March.
Nickelodeon and Paramount+ have revealed the official trailer for The Thundermans Return, the all-new feature-length movie based on the hit live-action superhero comedy series, The Thundermans. Follow the superpowered family as they attempt to live a normal life while using their superhuman abilities to stop crime. The Thundermans Return will be available to stream on Paramount+ on Thursday, 7 March.
The Thundermans Return follows twins Phoebe and Max who are enjoying their superhero lifestyle in a new city, but when one ‘save’ goes awry, the Thundermans are sent back to Hiddenville. While Hank and Barb enjoy their return, Chloe develops a new friend group, and Billy and Nora begin a normal high school life, Max and Phoebe are determined to regain their superhero status. The movie features the return of show favorites, including familiar locations, and new menacing supervillains.
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 Return is executive produced by Jed Spingarn (Big Time Rush, Jimmy Neutron) and directed by Trevor Kirschner (The Thundermans, Raven’s Home, The Conners). Stars Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo are executive producing. Dan Cross (The Thundermans , Julie and the Phantoms) and David Hoge (The Thundermans, Julie and the Phantoms) also serve as executive producers. The teleplay is by Spingarn, with a story by Spingarn, Sean W. Cunningham (The Thundermans) and Marc Dworkin (The Thundermans), based on characters created by Spingarn. 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.
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 fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery premieres on P+ in Australia and a dozen other countries on April 4.
Every single CBS show that P+ has is being fast tracked except CSI Vegas that came back today.
All the NCIS, FBI, Ghosts, Fire Country and So Help Me Todd all back I wonder why not CSI!
Paramount+ Reveals Official Trailer For The Highly Anticipated Final Season Of Star Trek: Discovery.
The Fifth And Final Season Will Stream Exclusively On Paramount+ From Thursday, 4 April.
Paramount+ today debuted the official trailer for the fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery. The hit original series will premiere on Thursday, 4 April, exclusively on the service. The first two episodes of the series’ 10-episode final season will be available to stream at launch with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays. New first look images for the upcoming season were also released and can be downloaded here.
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, Sonequa Martin-Green, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serve as co-showrunners.
Currently, Star Trek: Discovery seasons one through four are streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Star Trek: Discovery is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.