The number of streaming services to choose from is only getting bigger, with a new addition set to arrive in 2022 and likely to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Paramount Plus is on its way to the UK very soon and with it comes a whole host of films and TV series that are owned by ViacomCBS Networks International.
It is set to be the home of huge franchises such as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible alongside many more popular titles.
So, without further ado, read on for everything you need to know about when Paramount Plus is coming to the UK.
When is the Paramount Plus UK release date?
Paramount Plus will launch in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday 22nd June 2022.
The news of the service's arrival in these territories was announced on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.
Raffaele Annecchino, President and CEO, International Networks, Studios and Streaming, Paramount Global, said in a statement: "Paramount is known for its leading portfolio of premium entertainment brands and a robust content engine that fuels our rapidly expanding streaming service, Paramount+.
"This year will be monumental for our streaming strategy as we accelerate our global ambitions, rapidly expanding Paramount+ in Europe beginning with the UK, Italy, Germany, France and more by the end of this year and debut in Asia with South Korea in June, followed by India in 2023.
"With an already expansive global footprint and a strong, long-term market-by-market strategy, we are well-poised to continue our positive momentum."
Meanwhile, Maria Kyriacou, President, Australia, Canada, Israel and UK, Paramount, said: "The addition of Paramount+ 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.
"Paramount+ 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."
Paramount Plus UK price
Paramount Plus will be available on the service for £6.99 per month or £69.90 per annum in the UK, after a free seven-day trial.
The service will be accessible on Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and Samsung platforms and more.
Upon launch in the UK, Paramount Plus will be available at no extra cost to existing Sky Cinema subscribers, which includes Sky Q customers.
Sky said in a statement back in August that this will be about "providing access to two fantastic services side by side with more than 10,000 hours of extra content for one affordable price".
This is similar to the availability of streaming service Peacock in the UK.
Sky Cinema customers will be able to access Paramount Plus from their box at home upon its launch.
For more information on how to be a Sky customer see here.
What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is a new streamer that launched in the US on March 4, 2021, which also functions as a relaunched and rebranded version of the previous service CBS All Access.
The platform has been home to the popular Star Trek television franchise in the US but was otherwise struggling to establish itself in a competitive market.
It is hoped that this ambitious relaunch will change all that, with a new logo, name and interface coming along with an impressive slate of original television shows and movies (more on that below).
What TV series be available to watch on Paramount Plus in the UK?
The entirety of the Star Trek franchise will be available on Paramount Plus in the UK.
Critically acclaimed drama series Yellowstone will also be available to watch
The company has announced a host of new TV shows set for release across 2022 including a revival of Frasier, a Grease prequel series, a mini-series about the making of the Godfather titled The Offer, and a Halo series based on the popular video game.
Other original series include 1883, The Offer, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large.
Other new series in the works include a remaking of the cartoon series Rugrats as well as live-action reboots for Dora and The Fairly Odd Parents.
And in addition to the third Sonic movie in active development, an animated series featuring Knuckles, voiced once again by Idris Elba from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is on its way.
Meanwhile, heading to Paramount Plus out of the UK is Sexy Beast, which is based on the cult classic of the same name, and A Gentleman in Moscow, which is an adaptation of the Amor Towles novel of the same name.
Speaking about Sexy Beast and A Gentleman in Moscow, Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer for ViacomCBS UK, said: "These titles give a flavour of the high-quality local content we are lining up for Paramount Plus and we look forward to sharing details of more series from UK indies in the coming weeks. We still want to hear the best ideas out there as we plan towards the UK launch of Paramount Plus and beyond.”
From Germany, Paramount Plus has greenlit Simon Beckett’s The Chemistry of Death, a psychological crime series inspired by Beckett’s bestselling novels, which revolve around forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter.
Paramount Plus has commissioned second seasons for two shows out of Mexico: Cecilia and Los Enviados.
The streamer has also greenlit drama-sci-fi series Yonder following last year’s announcement of ViacomCBS’ strategic partnership with South Korean production powerhouse CJ ENM.
These titles are expected to become available on Paramount Plus in the UK upon launch.
In addition to this, Paramount Plus will also boast the entirety of the Star Trek franchise, which is the reason behind the long delay with Star Trek: Discovery which will no longer be on Netflix for international territories outside of the US.
What movies will I be able to watch on Paramount Plus in the UK?
On the movie front, Paramount Plus has announced that starting in 2024, all of its feature films will move to the service once they’ve completed their runs in cinemas.
This will include upcoming blockbusters including Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick and The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.