Your choice of what to watch is now even more expansive, as the latest streaming service — Paramount Plus — has officially launched in Australia.
A subscription to the new platform costs AUD $8.99 per month and offers up to 20,000 movies and TV episodes from Paramount Pictures and the Showtime, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel and Sony Pictures Television labels.
Within the world of Paramount Plus you will have access to every genre imaginable along with international titles to enjoy such as The First Lady, Dexter, The Gilded Age, Yellowjackets, Leonardo, American Rust, Two Weeks To Live, Coyote, Mayor of Kingstown, Everyone Is Doing Great, Anne Boleyn, Spy City, Monsterland, The Luminaries, The Harper House, Guilty Party, and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Of course, there will be plenty of locally produced content to look forward to as well, including Five Bedrooms, which is the story of a surrogate family who gets back into the property market after losing their first communal home at auction. It stars Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Doris Younane, Roy Joseph, Katie Robertson and Hugh Sheridan and is essential viewing.
Last King of The Cross is another must-watch Aussie offering and revolves around two brothers, one of whom was adored by their father and one who was abhorred by him. Based on the best-selling autobiography of John Ibrahim, the story sees the two brothers embark on a quest to rule the streets.
We understand that so much choice can be overwhelming, so here are our picks for what you should stream first once you get your Paramount Plus subscription.
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.
Starring Game Of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams, the actress 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.
Whether you’re a parent or not, we can all enjoy the welcome nostalgia of Rugrats, which has undergone a modern makeover with this enticing remake.
Our adored babies of the ’90s are back and the series featuring rich and colourful CG-animation as it celebrates 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.
Returning to voice the iconic cartoon toddlers, who first made their debut in 1991, are E.G. Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille).
Not only that, but the reboot is more inclusive with Natalie Morales — who will voice Lil and Phil’s mum — revealing that the character will be openly gay in the new iteration.
“Anyone who watched the original show may have had an inkling Betty was a member of the alphabet mafia,” Morales, who identifies as Queer told The A.V Club.
“Betty is a single mum with her own business who has twins and still has time to hang out with her friends and her community, and I think it’s just so great because examples of living your life happily and healthily as an out queer person is just such a beacon for young queer people who may not have examples of that.”
Why Women Kill
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.
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
If you loved Laguna Beach and One Tree Hill back in the day — or even if you didn’t — this one is for you.
Created by James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, this comedic offering is loosely autobiographical as it examines the lives of two actors, Seth and Jeremy, who 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 in a hit new cop drama.
In the Dark
Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind and lives with her supportive best friend, Jess, and more reluctantly, her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson, whom she befriends after he saved her from a violent mugging.
Her life comes crashing down when she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive there is no body to be found, and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate.
Determined to find the truth, no matter the risk, she’s down for the task, even if it means she has to sober up a little.