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I ended up having to cast from my phone to the tv just to watch the movie, even re-installing the app hasn’t helped.

Program Highlights: JULY

Paramount+ is bringing a mountain of entertainment this July that will keep you glued to your screen all month long.

Don’t miss the gripping eight-part series Fake. Starring Gold Logie award-winning actress Asher Keddie and Australian Film Institute award-winning actor David Wenham, this original Australian drama series explores love in a world of liars, cheats, fantasists and phonies.

2024 marks the special 25th anniversary year for SpongeBob SquarePants. To celebrate, Paramount+ welcomes more undersea adventures this July with the Season Two premiere of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, plus all new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants Season 14.

If you like to indulge in a documentary, catch the exclusive two-part music documentary Michelle Etheridge: I’m Not Broken and the exclusive crime documentary series Mafia Spies.

All this and more, coming in July.











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I was having the issue late last week, but was with Netflix on Apple TV.

Godzilla Minus One was doing it.

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Two-Time Academy Award® Nominee Michael Fassbender To Star In Political Espionage Thriller – The Agency.

The Agency Coming Soon Exclusively To Paramount+.

Paramount+ with Showtime today announced that production is currently underway on the political espionage thriller The Agency with two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender set as star and executive producer. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will executive produce through their Smokehouse Pictures with Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios set to produce.

The Agency is a fresh take on the critically acclaimed hit French drama Le Bureau des Légendes and will debut on Paramount+ soon. The series is co-distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution and Federation Studios.

The series follows Martian (Fassbender), a covert CIA agent ordered to abandon his undercover life and return to London Station. When the love he left behind reappears, romance reignites. His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart; hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage.

“Michael Fassbender is one of the most gifted actors of our time,” said: Chris McCarthy, Paramount Global Co-CEO and President/CEO, Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios.

“He brings a gravitas and nuanced complexity to every character he inhabits which is why we are so excited for him to star in The Agency as we start to roll out our new slate of SHOWTIME originals.”

Fassbender has just completed production on Steven Soderbergh feature*, Black Bag* with Cate Blanchett and will next be seen in Sundance Audience Award winner, Kneecap, about the rise of the Belfast-based rap trio. Last year he returned to screens with David Fincher’s acclaimed noir assassin thriller, The Killer and also Taika Waititi’s comedy, Next Goal Wins.

The Bureau - Le Bureau des Légendes centres on the daily life and missions of agents within France’s principal external security service (DGSE). It focuses on the “Bureau of Legends” service, responsible for training and handling deep-cover agents on long-term missions in areas with French interests. Living under false identities for years, these agents’ missions are to identify and recruit good intelligence sources.

Golden Globe® nominee and multi-BAFTA® winner Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, The Darkest Hour and The Atonement) will direct and executive produce the new drama series and Tony® Award-winning writer Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari, Edge of Tomorrow) will executive produce and write all ten episodes.

Commissioned by Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and produced in association with 101 Studios, The Agency is executive produced by Keith Cox and Nina L. Diaz of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios; David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin and Bob Yari of 101 Studios (Yellowstone); George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Smokehouse Pictures; Alex Berger for TOP-The Originals Productions; Ashley Stern and Pascal Breton for Federation Studios/Federation Entertainment of America; and Michael Fassbender. Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are writers and executive producers; Joe Wright is executive producer and director for the first two episodes.

Tulsa King season 2 premieres on Paramount+ internationally (including Australia) beginning September 16.

Paramount+ Reveals The Official Trailer For The Seventh And Final Season Of Seal Team.

Premieres Exclusively On Paramount+ On Monday, 12 August.

Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer, key art and premiere date for the seventh and final season of the original military drama series Seal Team. Produced by CBS Studios, the 10-episode new season will premiere on Monday, 12 August exclusively on Paramount+. The first two episodes will be available to stream at launch with new episodes to follow weekly on Mondays.

Seal Team stars David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the respected and intense leader of Bravo team, alongside Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Raffi Barsoumian and Beau Knapp.

The series follows the lives of the Navy SEALs’ most elite unit as they execute dangerous high-stakes operations to defend their country at a deeply personal cost. In the final season, Jason Hayes (Boreanaz) struggles to balance his warrior’s existence with the responsibilities of single fatherhood. Ray Perry (Brown Jr.), his trusted second in command, questions whether he will be able to leave the battlefield behind as his retirement nears.

Dedicated door-kicker Sonny Quinn (Buckley) battles against changing tides as Jason and Ray’s shifting focus means that other teammates must shoulder more responsibility. Both Omar Hamza (Barsoumian) and Drew Franklin (Knapp) find diving into work an effective way to distance themselves from their past traumas.

Vital to mission success is Lieutenant Lisa Davis (Trucks), a no-nonsense officer who ushers the team into a new era of warfare against powerful rivals for supremacy on the world stage. Ripped away from their loved ones at a moment’s notice to be deployed across the globe, Bravo team remains dedicated to their duties. Even in the face of overwhelming odds, they know this is the price to keep the families they left behind safe.

Seal Team is produced by CBS Studios and executive produced by Spencer Hudnut, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Mark Owen. David Boreanaz also serves as an executive producer and has directed for the series. The series is distributed worldwide by Paramount Global Content Distribution. The final season filmed both in Los Angeles and on location in Colombia, in collaboration with the Colombia Film Commission of Proimágenes Colombia.

All six seasons of Seal Team are currently available to stream exclusively on Paramount+.

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This week’s issue of TV Week has an interview with Fake stars Asher Keddie and David Wenham.

Favorable review from TV Tonight.

The series is the best local drama Paramount+ has delivered and is highly bingeworthy, if not addictive.

Paramount+ Announces Season Two Of Tulsa King, Starring Oscar® Nominee Sylvester Stallone.

Premieres Exclusively On Paramount+ On Monday, 16 September.

Paramount+ today announced that the highly anticipated second season of the hit original series Tulsa King, starring Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone will premiere exclusively on Monday, 16 September. The service also debuted a first-look teaser of the new season – click here for your sneak peek.

Executive produced by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan, Oscar nominee and writer Terence Winter, and multi-award-nominated director Craig Zisk, Tulsa King is currently filming in Oklahoma and Atlanta. The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios exclusively for Paramount+.

In season two, Dwight (Stallone) and his crew continue to build up and defend their growing empire in Tulsa, but just as they get their bearings, they realise that they’re not the only ones who want to stake their claim. With looming threats from the Kansas City mob and a very powerful local businessman, Dwight struggles to keep his family and crew safe while keeping track of all his affairs. Plus, he still has unfinished business back in New York.

Tulsa King also stars an incredible ensemble cast that includes Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Vincent Piazza, Tatiana Zappardino, Annabella Sciorra, Neal McDonough, Frank Grillo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Andrea Savage, Garrett Hedlund, and Dana Delany.

In addition to Taylor Sheridan, Terence Winter and Craig Zisk, Tulsa King is executive produced by David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Sylvester Stallone, Braden Aftergood and Keith Cox, and is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Tulsa King is part of Sheridan’s growing slate on Paramount+, which includes 1923 , 1883 , Mayor Of Kingstown, Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the upcoming drama series Landman and the second season of Lioness , which is currently in production.

All nine episodes of the first season of Tulsa King are available to stream exclusively on Paramount+.

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EMMY® Nominee Richard Gere Joins The Agency.

All-New Political Thriller Coming Exclusively To Paramount+.

Paramount+ today announced that EMMY® nominee Richard Gere has joined the cast of the espionage political thriller The Agency as a series regular.

The Agency , currently in production in London, is commissioned by Showtime Studios and produced in association with 101 Studios. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will executive produce through Smokehouse Pictures.

The all-new political thriller follows Martian (two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender), a covert CIA agent, ordered to abandon his undercover life and return to London Station. When the love he left behind reappears, romance reignites. His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart; hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage. Gere will play “Bosko,” the London Station Chief with a storied past after serving as an eight-year undercover agent.

The Agency also stars Academy Award® nominee and EMMY® and Golden Globe winning actor Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction), who will play Henry, the Director of Operations and mentor to Martian.

“Richard Gere is in a class of his own, adored by generations of fans worldwide for his exceptional ability to infuse depth and authenticity into every role he plays,” said: Chris McCarthy, Paramount Global Co-CEO and President/CEO, Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios.

“We are delighted to have him join our extraordinary cast which includes Michael Fassbender and Jeffrey Wright in Showtime’s latest thriller."

Golden Globe® nominee and multi-BAFTA® winner Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, The Darkest Hour and The Atonement) will direct and executive produce the new drama series and Tony® Award-winning writer Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari, Edge of Tomorrow) will executive produce and write all ten episodes.

Commissioned by Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and produced in association with 101 Studios, The Agency is executive produced by Keith Cox and Nina L. Diaz of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios; David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin and Bob Yari of 101 Studios (Yellowstone); George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Smokehouse Pictures; Alex Berger for TOP-The Originals Productions; Ashley Stern and Pascal Breton for Federation Studios/Federation Entertainment of America; and Michael Fassbender. Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are writers and executive producers; Joe Wright is executive producer and director for the first two episodes.

Code Black, which aired on CBS several years ago is coming to Paramount+ July 15th, according to one of their newsletters this afternoon.

Currently on Disney+ as it was a co-production between ABC & CBS Studios, prior to that I believe it played out on 7Flix and streamed on 7+.

Didn’t see it mentioned in their streaming highlights this month.

Asher Keddie and David Wenham were on The Project this evening to talk about Fake. David even put on Diver Dan’s voice to send a message to Sam Taunton’s mum.

EDIT: link added

Asher Keddie and David Wenham star in the new romantic drama 'Fake' that is disturbingly relatable, and they tell us why people ignore red flags in relationships. pic.twitter.com/vwtGiDqGfZ

— The Project (@theprojecttv) July 4, 2024

Just about to tune into Fake, but noticed P+ really pushing this hard - every slide on the carousel at the top of the site at the moment (checked both web browser & app) is for the show but using different imagery.

Also trending at #3 on their most watched today, behind South Park and NCIS.

Stephanie Wood, whose memoir Fake inspired the P+ miniseries of the same name, wrote an article in Good Weekend magazine (inside SMH and The Age today) on how the show was adopted by producer Imogen Banks and Paramount ANZ, as well as a BTS look at the production. Wood wrote that she and her nephew Marni had a cameo in a scene in which David Wenham’s character Joe walked past them in the office lobby; however the scene was left on the cutting room floor.

The 2017 Good Weekend story (left) that Wood expanded into a book, covered by the magazine in 2019 (right).

Wonderful story so well done by Paramount+, second great series after Last King of the Cross. Already binged the whole series and appreciate the story even more after reading this article. Hopefully will be shown on 10 at a later date.

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Paramount ANZ And The Pinnacle Foundation Announce The Paramount Scholarship.

Paramount ANZ is proud to announce its Gold Partnership with The Pinnacle Foundation, Australia’s LGBTQIA+ education charity.

This partnership marks Paramount ANZ’s fifth year of collaboration with The Pinnacle Foundation and includes a multi-year funding of a flagship scholarship, the newly created ‘Paramount Scholarship’.

This scholarship will be awarded to a young LGBTQIA+ Australian to study media, providing them with a pathway into the industry where diverse voices are welcomed.

Daniel Monaghan, SVP Content & Programming and PROUD Employee Resource Group Co-Chair, said: “The Paramount Scholarship underscores our commitment to fostering a more diverse and inclusive society. By extending our support to The Pinnacle Foundation’s scholarship program, we aim to amplify LGBTQIA+ representation in the media landscape. This partnership not only supports educational aspirations but also celebrates the unique narratives of our scholars.”

The Pinnacle Foundation’s flagship scholarship and mentoring program plays a pivotal role in providing educational opportunities to LGBTQIA+ youth facing adversity due to their identity. Each scholar receives personalised mentorship from individuals who share similar experiences and professional interests, ensuring holistic support throughout their academic journey.

Andrew Staite, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The Pinnacle Foundation said: “We are delighted to welcome Paramount ANZ as a gold partner and are grateful for their continued support of The Pinnacle Foundation program.

“Their commitment to funding the Paramount Scholarship reflects a shared vision of empowering LGBTQIA+ Australians to achieve their full potential. This partnership not only enhances educational outcomes but also raises awareness about the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ youth.

“Recipients of the Paramount Scholarship will be carefully matched with mentors who have walked their paths, providing scholars with wise counsel, encouragement and inspiration to successfully complete their studies.”

Lights, camera, empowerment – Paramount ANZ and The Pinnacle Foundation are ready to make magic happen! Applications for the 2025 Paramount Scholarship are now open until August 31, offering eligible candidates the opportunity to apply for full-time university or TAFE studies. For more information, please visit Apply for a Scholarship - Pinnacle Foundation.

Don’t miss The Pinnacle Foundation’s latest campaign via UnLtd, Cocogun, Good Oil, Initiative and TBWA to encourage parents to ‘Make Awkward Awesome’.

This announcement is supported by 10 News First Presenter and The Pinnacle Foundation spokesperson Narelda Jacobs, and Paramount ANZ’s PROUD Employee Resource Group made up of dedicated LGBTQIA+ employees and allies advocating for community, key causes and an inclusive culture.

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Paramount+’s New Original Series Landman To Premiere Monday, 18 November.

A Taylor Sheridan Production. Coming Exclusively To Paramount+.

Paramount+ today announced the highly anticipated new original drama series Landman, starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, will premiere on Monday, 18 November exclusively on Paramount+. The series will launch with two episodes, and subsequent episodes of the 10-episode long first season will be available weekly on Mondays. Created by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan, Landman is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions exclusively for Paramount+.

First look images for the drama series were also released which can be accessed here.

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.

In addition to Thornton, 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), Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia), and Demi Moore (Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans). Jon Hamm (Mad Men) will star in a recurring guest role with Andy Garcia (Expendables franchise) and Michael Peña (End of Watch) also serving as guest stars.

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 Entertainment, and J.K. Nickell and Megan Creydt, for Texas Monthly, also executive produce. Peter Feldman serves as co-executive producer. Landman is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

What was it like? I just started watching it since it has been advertised everywhere.

Started slow but picks up and I really enjoyed it. Asher Keddie and David Wenham always do good work, as does Heather Mitchell. I recommend it.

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