Paramount Plus Is Launching In Australia Soon, With Loads of Locally Produced Content

Come August, you’ll be even more spoiled for choice in terms of what to watch with the official launch of Paramount Plus in Australia.

Service will kick off on August 11, 2021, with a subscription fee setting you back A$8.99 per month and offering up 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.

The second season of Aussie drama show Five Bedrooms will be available on the new streamer, along with fresh locally produced content such as the new sex comedy Spreadsheet, a drama titled Last King of The Cross and movie 6 Festivals.

Five Bedrooms is the story of a surrogate family who get back into the property marker after losing their first communal home at auction. It stars Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Doris Younane, Roy Joseph, Katie Robertson and Hugh Sheridan.

Spreadsheet is a comedy about a divorced, frazzled mother-of-two who creates a database of sex options, enabling her to pick and choose as if from a conveyor belt of sushi (genius) and Last King of The Cross 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.

Meanwhile, 6 Festivals is described as “a coming-of-age feature film about three 16-year-old best friends who embark on a six-month bucket list journey to music festivals after one of their number is diagnosed with a terminal illness.”

Of course, there will be plenty of international titles to enjoy as well with 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 HouseGuilty Party, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, all landing on the new platform.

Beverley McGarvey, chief content officer and executive VP, ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand, said in a statement, “We are poised to become as powerful a player in streaming as we are in television.

“By leveraging the iconic Paramount brand, leading-edge infrastructure, along with an incredible super-sized pipeline of must-see content, Paramount Plus will deliver an exceptional consumer entertainment experience.”

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