On March 4, Paramount+ will be launched in the United States, and we already know all the content that will have available at launch and its plans for the immediate future about TV Shows and movies.
In the new Paramount+ channel we will have movie premieres such as “Top Gun: Maverick“, “A Quiet Place 2” and “Mission: Impossible 7” only 45 days after their theatrical release, a strategy similar to that of its competitors with similar distribution services such as HBO Max and Disney+.
The Paramount+ service will feature Paramount Pictures spectacular catalog of movies and exclusive television programming from Showtime, CBS, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian. Among the products in its portfolio are the series about the video game Halo, the return of Dexter, new episodes of the legendary TV-Show Frasier, the new season of The Good Fight and all the content of the Star Trek saga.
- TV dramas and comedies
Taylor Sheridan’s projects “6666” (a spinoff of “Yellowstone”) and “Mayor of Kingstown,” starring Jeremy Renner.
“Criminal Minds” reboot, a new series from Kenya Barris, seventh and final season of “Younger.”
“Halo,” based on the Xbox game franchise, moving from Showtime and arriving in early 2022
Series adaptations of the films “The Italian Job,” “Love Story,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Parallax View” and “Flashdance”
New seasons of “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks”; the seventh and final season of “Younger”,
New episodes of “Frazier” with Kelsey Grammer.
Return of “Inside Amy Schumer”; spinoffs of “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and “Reno: 911! “; and films based on “Workaholics” and “Beavis & Butt-head.”
Stenos of the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Quiet Place 2” and “Mission: Impossible 7.”
Original studio films for Paramount Plus include a new “Paranormal Activity” and a prequel to “Pet Sematary.”
- Children’s programming
A new CG animated series of “Rugrats”; new series set in the world of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” from Nickelodeon’s new Avatar Studios; the animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy”; a reboot of “iCarly”; and live-action versions of “Dora the Explorer” and “The Fairly OddParents.”
- Reality and music
“Queen of the Universe,” an international drag queen singing competition from the producers of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; reruns of MTV’s “Behind the Music,” “Yo! MTV Raps” and “Unplugged”; and, as previously announced, a reunion of the original New York cast of “The Real World.”
For now Paramount+ looks like it will broadcast in full 1080p quality and Dolby Digital sound; there is no comment on 4K HDR quality and advanced multichannel sound. For now, it has been announced compatibility with the most popular certified devices in the United States such as Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV family, we’ll see how about Android TV-Boxes.
The Paramount+ service will launch in the U.S., Latin America and Canada on March 4, in the Nordics on March 25, in Australia in the middle of this year and in other regions later this year. The normal annual price of the service is divided into two plans, one for $59.99/year with advertising and one for $99.99/year without advertising. Perhaps there is a promotion for the first year at 40-70 €/year at its launch in Europe, it remains to be seen how many can be shared.