We’ve picked a selection of shows you need to watch (Picture: Ramona Rosales/SHOWTIME)
Paramount Plus is the latest streaming service to launch in the UK, with an incredible roster of programmes and movies for viewers to enjoy.
There’s now yet another streaming service in the UK to add to the list, with Paramount Plus finally bringing its hefty selection of shows to the nation from today.
It will be the exclusive home of some of the year’s most highly anticipated titles, including Top Gun: Maverick, HALO, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The First Lady and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, culminating in more than 8000 hours of entertainment for the whole family.
‘The addition of Paramount Plus to our strong portfolio of free-to-air, pay-TV and streaming services will broaden the range of choice available to our audiences in the UK and Ireland,’ said Maria Kyriacou, President of Paramount Australia, Canada, Israel and UK.
‘Paramount Plus will be a one-stop destination for Paramount’s biggest brands, where fans of all ages can find exclusive original premium content, global hits, and discover a world of favourites from Paramount’s vast catalogue.’
Elsewhere, Paramount Plus will also debut in Switzerland this year and India in 2023.
But what should you be tuning into? Here are all the shows you need to keep an eye out for.
What to watch on Paramount Plus
Star Trek: Picard
Patrick Stewart stars in Star Trek: Picard (Picture: PARAMOUNT+/PLANET PHOTOS)
Fans have already seen two seasons of Sir Patrick Stewart taking on his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard once more, who he previously portrayed Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek: Picard follows Jean-Luc in the next phase of his life, and covers issues that come up in the last stage of a person’s life.
It recently aired a mega season two and the third and final season expected to premiere in early 2023
Halo is an adaptation of the popular video game (Picture: Paramount Plus)
Halo, based on the hit video game, follows an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. It weaves ‘deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future’.
It originally premiered back in March, and has already been renewed for a second season. After the first three episodes of Halo become available tomorrow (22nd June), the rest of the series will be released on a weekly basis for fans to enjoy.
The First Lady
Maurice P. Kerry as Cassius and Viola Davis in The First Lady (Picture: Jackson Lee Davis/SHOWTIME)
Now, this has to be one of the most anticipated dramas of the year, with a gorgeous cast led by Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, and Gillian Anderson,
Viewers will see the three women portray the life and family events of three First Ladies of the United States: Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama.
While the series has been met with mixed reviews so far, we still think the 10 episodes are worth a good go.
Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton in Yellowstone (Picture: Paramount/Kobal/Shutterstock)
Yellowstone has already garnered immense popularity in the US, with a stellar cast headed up by Kevin Costner, and has already aired four seasons across the pond, with a fifth coming in November this year.
The series follows the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in Montana, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, commonly called the Yellowstone.
The plot revolves around family drama at the ranch and the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, national park, and developer. Other key cast members include Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly.
1883 is the prequel of Yellowstone (Picture: Paramount Plus)
The prequel series, which came after the success of Yellowstone, premiered on Paramount last year, follows the story of how the Duttons came to own the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill reprise their roles as James and Margaret Dutton in flashback scenes during the fourth season of Yellowstone to show what life was like on the Dutton Ranch in 1893, ten years after the Dutton family’s arrival in Montana.
With Yellowstone sure to have been a hard act to follow, 1883 makes the transition seamless, and the western is sure to win fans across the UK.
Yes, there is an actual iCarly reboot (Picture: Nickelodeon)
An absolute must for fans of the original Nickelodeon series from the late 2000s and fancy a bit of a nostalgia trip. Paramount Plus started airing the revived version of iCarly in 2021, which has already been renewed for season two.
Nine years after the events of the previous series, Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) has moved back to Seattle, where she shares an apartment with her roommate Harper (Laci Mosley).
Following two divorces and a failed tech start-up, Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress) has moved back to live with his mother, accompanied by his adopted 11-year-old stepdaughter Millicent. All the main characters live in Bushwell Plaza, the apartment building where the original show was set. When Carly decides to relaunch her iCarly web show, she receives help from Spencer (Jerry Trainor), Freddie, and her new friends.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Chiwetel (L) stars opposite Bond favourite Naomie Harris (R) (Picture: Paramount Plus)
Based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell To Earth also acts as a sequel to the 1976 film starring David Bowie.
The plot sees the future of the planet put into the hands of an alien Faraday, played by Love Actually and 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor, who arrives on Earth at a pivotal moment in history, a successor to Bowie’s Newton.
Oh, and Bill Nighy, plays the role originally played by Bowie in the 1976 film, if you were looking for another reason to tune in.
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