On the occasion of the arrival of Paramount + in Italy, we analyze costs and contents, the instructions for subscribing and what awaits the platform in the coming months, from Circeo and The First Lady to Tulsa King.
A new platform has arrived in the city. It is difficult to make your way through the increasingly dense panorama of serial and film offerings among the various services streaming. Now with Paramount +, a further possible subscription is added to the long list. We have decided to guide you through the costs, features and contents of the new service so that you can decide if it is congenial to your tastes and then sign up for yet another subscription.
Paramount +: where and how to see it, how much it costs
Paramount + can be seen in three ways: if you are a Sky subscriber and have included the Sky Cinema package in your subscription, it will be a free streaming service for you, in a special section as it was for Peacock. This will happen from 23 September, the day from which the Paramount + app will also be on Sky Q and on Sky Glass, the new Sky TV. If you have a NOW subscription with the Cinema package included, you will not have included it for free because feeding via an internet connection and not a dish, it would play the same game as the streaming service. If you do not have any of these, you can still subscribe to a separate subscription like any streaming platform: this is possible as early as September 15th. The cost is € 7.99 (in promotion at € 4.99 until September 25) per month, or € 79.90 per year, with the option to cancel at any time, and with a free trial week to see if the catalog actually fits into one’s tastes as spectators. Paramount + is also available as a Prime Video channel for the same cost. The release method, except for productions that have already aired in the US and therefore arrived directly in the catalog, will be weekly, for products arriving at the same time as airing overseas, increasingly reversing a trend started by Netflix and already overturned by platforms like Disney + and Apple Tv +.
Paramount + from tomorrow in Italy, here are the contents that will be available between films and TV series
Paramount +: the unreleased series and films in the catalog
Among the unreleased series arrived in the catalog there are above all Showtime titles, because the platform also includes those in addition to the original Paramount +, and from overseas the news arrives that the path chosen could even be to close the cable channel and migrate all the products on the streaming. Yellowstone prequel miniseries, 1883, fully available (10 episodes), and always western-themed, are available since launch Billy the Kid on the famous character, with two episodes a week. At the European level there are the Spanish series Ceciliaabout a woman rebuilding her life and family after a stroke, The Envoys, on two priests traveling to study and recognize potential miracles and consequently saints, fully available. From Showtime also comes the comedy The Man Who Fell to Earth with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris, the drama with Jeremy Renner Mayor of Kingstown and The Offer, the miniseries on the making of The Godfather, with curiosity about the casting and making of a cult of the big screen. At the level of unreleased anthological series on Paramount + there are The First Lady (lasting only one season), starring Gillian Anderson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Viola Davis as three First Ladies at the White House, and Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber who in the cycle inaugurarle tells the birth of the famous service by ride sharing. The ever-expanding franchise of Star Trek gets two new ribs with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds available 3 episodes per week and Star Trek: Prodigy fully available.
At the level of Italian productions, both co-produced with Rai Fiction, Circeo is available, on the terrible massacre that marked a black news page in the history of Italy, already told in the cinema by The Catholic school, with two episodes a week, and Fourteen Days, the film by Ivan Cotroneo presented at the Turin Film Festival. The two big shortcomings are at the moment Yellowstonethe original with Kevin Costner that remained exclusive to Sky Atlantic, and The Good Fightthe spin-off of The Good Wife for now exclusive of TIMVISION and of which the last season is expected. In the catalog, subscribers will then be able to find an extensive Paramount catalog of series and films of their own production or co-production. Among the many we mention Scream 5, already available on the platform, together with the previous three chapters (the fourth for the moment not). Top Gun: Maverick it will take a while longer to arrive but will be available by the end of the year.
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Paramount +: upcoming series and movies
However, there are also unreleased series and films coming in the coming months to flesh out the catalog that aims to bring many titles back “home” just as it was for Disney +. Among these we remember When you least expect it, available from today, and the first title to go simultaneously with the US will be American Gigolo on 27 September, a reinterpretation of the 1980 film starring Jon Bernthal in the role that was by Richard Gere. That same day the dark comedy will arrive The Followers, always with a weekly appointment. The other series co-produced with Rai Fiction will also arrive in October, Free bodyteen drama thriller about the world of artistic gymnastics, the highly anticipated reunion film of Teen Wolf: The Movie and on October 11 the docuseries Murder of God’s Banker. In November, however, the weekly arrivals will be: Bosè on the life of Miguel Bosè (November 3), Tulsa King which brings Sylvester Stallone to TV (November 13), and Let the Right One In, vampire drama about a father protecting his 10-year-old daughter-turned-vampire, inspired by the 2009 film let me in by Tomas Alfredson, itself an adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel of the same name. Safe debuts in 2023 are then the second season of Vita da Carlo, by and with Carlo Verdone, who migrates from Prime Video, the other prequel spin-off of Yellowstone, 1923starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, and A Gentleman in Moscow with Ewan McGregor.