TV Premiere Highlight Coming To Paramount+ UK In August 2022
Following the Parmount+ UK launch in June, the streaming service has been steadily building up its content with more Original series, and some interesting (and unexpected) acquisitions. Some are dropping as bingeable box sets, some are releasing weekly. Here is a rundown of the new shows and films announced as coming to the UK this August exclusively on Paramount+.
La Brea – 1st August 2022 (Box set)
From writer/exec producer David Applebaum (‘NCIS: New Orleans’) ‘Le Brea‘ sees a massive sinkhole open in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primaeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
City On A Hill, Season 3 – 1st August 2022 (Weekly)
Season three brings us to Boston’s high society Beacon Hill. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system. Siobhan Quays (Banks), representing a construction worker who was severely injured on the Big Dig, encounters the city’s corruption first-hand, all while coping with the traumatic events of her past year. As Jenny Rohr (Jill Hennessy) can attest, given her history with her father, some experiences will haunt you beyond your breaking point.
Rugrats, Season 1 – 1st August 2022 (Box set)
A reinvention of the beloved 90s cartoon, Rugrats follows a group of adventurous babies as they discover the big world around them. Led by Tommy Pickles, this toddler crew explores the world from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative perspective.
Apex – 5th August 2022 (Film)
Serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, ex-cop James Malone is offered a chance at freedom if he can survive a deadly game of Apex. Six hunters pay for the pleasure of hunting another human on a remote island, but once Malone arrives all hell breaks loose. Laying traps and playing mind games, Malone tries to turn the tables and fight for his life and his future. Starring Neal McDonough and Bruce Willis.
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head – 5th August 2022 (Episodes 1 & 2, then weekly)
The iconic animated duo of Beavis and Butt-Head are back and dumber than ever! The ’90s pop-culture phenomenons return, voiced by creator Mike Judge, to confound common sense, torment each other, and showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable.
Are You The One?, Season 1 – 8th August 2022 (Box set)
20 unlucky-in-love singletons whose scientific ‘Perfect Match’ is somewhere in the house – all they have to do is find them. If they can uncover all ten Perfect Matches by the end of the series they will be rewarded with not only love, but a huge cash prize.
The Box – 11th August 2022 (Box set)
True-crime series. When Detective Chris Loudon re-opens the cold case murder of a high school student from 1976, DNA leads him to a suspect who liked to photograph naked young women, and who was suspected of rape. When he finds a box filled with photos of naked girls, Loudon wonders whether these were all his victims.
Secret Headquarters – 13th August 2022 (Film)
While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world.
Secret Headquarters, starring Owen Wilson, Walker, Scobell, Jesse Williams, Keith L. Williams, Momona Tamada, and Michael Peña.
Jackass Forever – 16th August 2022 (Film)
Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.
The Patrick Star Show – 16th August 2022 (Box set)
‘The Patrick Star Show’ follows everyone’s favourite sea star at home with his family as he hosts an imaginary variety show that comes from the bizarre and hysterical depths of his own brain.
Yellowstone, Season 4 – 17th August 2022 (Episodes 1-3, then weekly)
Yellowstone is a drama series that follows the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner). The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America’s first national park.
The Disappearance of Gaby Petito – 18th August 2022 (Box set)
The disappearance of 22-year-old video blogger Gabby Petito gripped America and sparked the internet into a frenzy. For a time, she was the most famous face in the country and the most searched subject on the internet. Everyone wanted to know: Where is Gabby Petito? And what happened to her?
This definitive documentary series follows the twists and turns of the investigation, telling the story of a unique 2ist Century mystery. Interviews with Gabby’s parents reveal the torment of being a family at the heart of such a case, while we hear from the internet sleuths who dedicated their online lives to solving her disappearance.
SkyMed, Season 1 – 23rd August 2022 (Box set)
‘SkyMed’ is a drama about the intense personal lives of the young nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada. Young pilots barely out of flight school flock to the North to build hours, while young nurses are drawn to the gig for the high-intensity experience – and the cash. They’re all in over their heads – and trying to leave something about their old lives behind.
Who Killed Meredith Kercher – 25th August 2022 (Box set)
On the morning of November 1 2007, in a small student flat in the medieval city of Perugia, British student Meredith Kercher’s bloodied body was found beneath a duvet on her bedroom floor. Meredith’s flatmates had no idea that in just a few days her horrific murder would become a worldwide tabloid sensation, and would turn into not one, but three of the most controversial trials in history.
It became a story with characters who fascinated the media: Amanda Knox – aka ‘Foxy Knoxy’ – the larger-than-life American, whose strange behaviour while awaiting questioning became the stuff of social media speculation; Raffaele Sollecito – the introvert supposedly madly in love with Knox, and prepared to do anything for her; Patrick Lumumba – the local bar owner whose name suddenly appeared in Knox’s apparent ‘confession’ to Italian police.
Home Economics, Season 1 – 29th August 2022 (Box set)
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, ‘Home Economics’ takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton. The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin.
How to get Paramount+ UK
Paramount+ UK is available as a stand-alone streaming app in all the usual places you get your streaming apps for the price of £6.99 per month or £69.90 per year.
Sky TV customers – Paramount+ UK comes bundled with your Sky Cinema subscription at no extra cost on Sky platforms. The Paramount+ app is available on Sky Glass and Sky Q boxes (like you have with Netflix or Apple TV+). If you do not have a Sky Cinema subscription, you can still subscribe separately as you would with services like Netflix, Prime Video or Apple TV+. For Sky Cinema customers with Sky+ boxes, a range of content will be automatically available on their set-top box (as the Sky+ boxes can not run apps.)