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Paramount+ opening week

These are the highlights screening at Paramount+ on launch day, August 11.

New streaming service Paramount+ launches on August 11.

These are the highlights on launch day, which join an archive of TV series and movies.

Paramount+ is $8.99 a month, with a seven-day free trial and streamed in high definition.

More titles will premiere in August and later.

Five Bedrooms
Season 2
Season two of Five Bedrooms dives hard into themes that resonate globally. There’s a new home. A DIY renovation. A DIY renovation injury. Two pregnancies. An ex-husband. A workplace bullying complaint. An unexpected tragedy. Love found and love lost. Loyal fans will be comforted to learn that the full lead cast returns for season two. There’s the fallen socialite Liz (Kat Stewart), the romantic tragic Ainsley (Katie Robertson), the laconic tradie Ben (Stephen Peacocke), middle-aged mother Heather (Doris Younane) and dutiful gay doctor Harry (Roy Joseph). There’s also three new regulars in season two that are just weeks away from stealing a soft spot in your heart. Rodger Corser plays Stuart, Liz’s ex- husband; Daniel Lapaine plays Ben’s brother, an investment banker; and Josh McKenzie plays Harry’s love interest, Xavier.

Infinite
Feature Film
For Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg), skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited, haunt his daily life. Self- medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, Evan is sought by a secret group that call themselves “Infinites,” revealing to him that his memories may be real—but they are from multiple past lives. The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who seeks to end all life to stop what he views as the cursed, endless cycle of reincarnation.

Two Weeks to Live
Two Weeks To Live is a darkly comic tale of love and revenge born from a harmless prank that goes terribly wrong. In her first role since appearing on the hugely successful Game Of Thrones, Maisie Williams plays Kim, an early 20-something oddball who, since the murder of her father, has lived off-grid in the wilderness with her doomsday-prepping mother Tina, played by BAFTA winner and Emmy nominee Sian Clifford (Fleabag). Feeling compelled to go on a belated coming-of-age adventure, Kim sets out to find her dad’s killer. Things get complicated when she meets brothers Nicky (Mawaan Rizwan) and Jay (Taheen Modak), and the trio set in motion a chaotic series of events that puts all their lives in danger.

iCarly
5, 4, 3, 2, 1… She’s back.
Based on Nickelodeon’s original hit sitcom, iCarly picks up nearly 10 years later and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and their family in their twenties.
The all new (and all grown-up) series sees the return of much-loved iconic stars, Miranda Cosgrove (Carly), Jerry Trainor (Spencer) and Nathan Kress (Freddie). The series also welcomes two new cast; Laci Mosley as Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend; and Jaidyn Triplett as Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter. As the original influencers and group of best besties reunite to tackle everyday problems and adventures, sit back and relive the hilarious nostalgia of spaghetti tacos, baby Spencer make-overs and those award dance battles.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, is the first original spinoff to Nickelodeon’s iconic hit show SpongeBob SquarePants and follows 10- year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral. SpongeBob meets Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Plankton and Mr. Krabs, where the new friends embark on all the joys of camp, including hunting for treasure, slap lining and more. Plus they meet new friends Nobby and Narlene, the narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

Rugrats
Our adored babies of the 90’s are back in the reimaging of the classic pop- culture cartoon hit, Rugrats. Featuring rich and colourful CG-animation, celebrate the return of toddlers – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie and twins, Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point- of-view.

Why Women Kill
Season 2
From creator Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), the second season of Why Women Kill features an all-new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949. Explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and, finally, the lengths one woman will go to in order to finally belong. Allison Tolma plays Alma, a zaftig frump, who sets her sights on joining an exclusive garden club for well-heeled ladies in suburban, post war America. It’s here where she meets Rita (Lana Parilla), who runs the garden club with an iron fist and indulges in some sinister extracurricular activities.

Leonardo
Leonardo explores the secrets and drama behind the genius Leonardo da Vinci: his life, his work and his personal struggles all set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy. In this eight-part series, learn how Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. Unlock the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an untold story of mystery and passion.

Anne Boleyn
Catch the retelling of Anne Boleyn’s infamous downfall and execution, in this three-part series starring Jodie Turner-Smith. For 500 years we have been fed a story about Anne Boleyn: the cold- hearted scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into marrying her. But we have never heard her side of the story, until now. Anne Boleyn re-imagines the final months of the infamous Queen’s life from her own perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her. Shining a feminist light on Anne’s demise, Anne Boleyn will depict the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities, and her determination to be an equal among men.

Everyone is Doing Great
Actors Seth and Jeremy enjoyed the success of Eternal, a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they find themselves struggling to meet life head on. On the heels of a broken relationship, leaving him devastated, Seth hopes to move forward by throwing his focus into finding a new acting gig… but the harder he tries the further he sinks. Pouring salt in the wound, Seth can’t escape his ex, Izzy, who genuinely wishes they initiate a real friendship, while her new relationship blossoms right in front of him. Jeremy spirals downward as his five-year marriage to Eternal co-star, Andrea, is falling apart due to his self-destruction, denial, and apathy. Andrea’s emotional and financial support of Jeremy takes its toll as we see their polar opposite lives and career trajectories unfold. Andrea, with her no-nonsense attitude, is more successful than ever, starring on a hit new cop drama.

20 Responses

  1. So these all sound like… shows. What about their library content, you know the reason people actually pick up these streaming services (like you’ll watch a new show if its on and you have the appropriate service but if I want to see a known quantity that I like I need to get the streaming service for that. Does anyone know where a list of all their series are. Also no apps on consoles?

  2. Sadly the cupboard is beginning to look a little empty on Ten Bold Peach and Shake. Beginning to wonder about their commitment to free to air. If you mix Bold Peach and Shake together it would look less old mother hubbard. Sadly can’t stretch for P+ but good luck to them if that’s their new goal.

  3. Hi David, do you know if all of Nancy Drew s2 will be available from launch day? I really don’t need another streaming service but would trial for ND & 5 Bedrooms, and see what else is on there.

  4. They were too late starting this service, so I’ve already seen Why Woman Kill S2. Nothing else really looks worth checking out. Had they brought in every season of Neighbours, then I would have signed up. It’s what I had hoped 10 All Access would have had, I didn’t even finish the 7 day trial for that service.

  5. I apologise if you’ve covered these questions I have David… but what platforms will I be able to stream this on? I do most of my streaming on my new 86 inch LG TV through the apps on it. I’m hoping that will be the case here too.

    And secondly… will I be able to stream Australian Survivor through the service? Or will 10 play still be the place to stream ‘just shown’ reality shows?

      1. Thanks David.
        I can’t believe they aren’t being completely transparent about more aspects of this service. I have so many questions regarding it. It’s one thing to celebrate and showcase what content they have coming, but it’s another thing to focus on things such as accessibility for example. I feel like all I know is the new content they have coming… thats all they seemed to focus on, not much else. After the disaster that was 10 All Access I would’ve thought the strategy to launch this service would have been for more streamlined. Sigh.

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