The streaming landscape in Britain is about to get even bigger with the arrival of Paramount+ UK in June 2022. Launching on 22 June, the service will be home to movies and TV for kids and adults and will have its own standalone app, as well as being available to Sky Cinema subscribers via that service’s platform.
There’s a hefty slate of TV and movie offerings on the new service for its launch, headlined by the blockbuster Halo TV series and a selection of South Park specials. Viewers will also get to delve into the world of New Hollywood with limited series The Offer, which explores the making of The Godfather.
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On the archive movie front, there’s a chance to revisit Grease ahead of its upcoming TV spin-off, as well as most of the Star Trek film world, old and new. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise fans still basking in the glow of Top Gun: Maverick can see two of his more recent action outings, with Jack Reacher and the franchise highlight Mission: Impossible — Fallout.
Here’s what you can find on Paramount+ UK in June (everything is arriving on launch day, unless stated)…
New movies coming to Paramount+ UK in June
Jerry & Marge Go Large
In the 2000s, retired maths whizz Jerry Selbee discovered a loophole in the workings of his state lottery. With the help of his wife Marge, he parlayed that into a hugely successful money-making scheme, making the most of the ways similar lotteries worked in other states to win millions of dollars. Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening play the couple in this based-on-truth comedy, helmed by The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel.
South Park: The Streaming Wars
South Park‘s third television movie for Paramount+ — the other two are also a part of the service’s UK launch slate — The Streaming Wars takes place in the midst of a drought, exploring themes to do with agriculture and climate change.
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As you’d expect given the title, this also provides creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a way to explore the various competing streaming services battling for the attention of viewers.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe (24 June)
Mike Judge returns to his classic 90s slacker characters in feature-length animated adventure Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe. The sci-fi setting sends the title characters into space as part of an ill-conceived PR move. They’re soon transported to a parallel universe version of 2022 through a wormhole, sparking exactly the sort of puerile chaos you’d expect from Judge and his creations.
New TV shows coming to Paramount+ UK in June
Halo (episode 1-3 at launch, then weekly)
After years of speculation, video game franchise Halo finally makes the jump to the small screen with Kyle Killen and Steven Kane’s series, which counts Steven Spielberg among its executive producers. Pablo Schreiber plays the game franchise’s protagonist Master Chief in a story set around a 26th century conflict between the human race and the alien Covenant — not to be confused with Alien: Covenant, thankfully.
The First Lady (all episodes at launch)
Three of the most famous First Ladies in the history of the USA take centre stage in this drama series, exploring their impact on the presidency. Bird Box helmer Susanne Bier occupies the director’s chair, with Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. Their husbands are played by O-T Fagbenle, Aaron Eckhart and Kiefer Sutherland respectively.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (episode 1-3 at launch, then weekly)
Taking place in the years before Captain Kirk took the helm of the Enterprise, this Star Trek series focuses on Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike. Mount was introduced in the role during the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, but here takes centre stage in the lead. Ethan Peck returns as Spock, with Rebecca Romijn also back as Number One.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (episode 1-3 at launch, then weekly)
Stepping into the shoes of David Bowie is no small task, but that’s what awaits Bill Nighy in this new adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Ejiofor plays another alien arriving on Earth at a crucial moment in the planet’s history, while Nighy takes on the role Bowie played in Nic Roeg’s 1976 movie version. Naomie Harris plays a talented scientist who interacts with the new arrival.
The Offer (all episodes at launch)
Paramount+ delves into one of the studio’s biggest success stories in this take on the production of The Godfather, based on the memoirs of producer Al Ruddy. Miles Teller plays Ruddy as he gets hold of the rights to Mario Puzo’s mob tale and subsequently navigates the piranhas of not just Hollywood, but also the criminal underworld. The cast also includes Matthew Goode, Juno Temple and Burn Gorman, with Dan Fogler embodying Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (episode 1-3 at launch, then weekly)
In the wake of Apple’s WeCrashed, and Disney+’s The Dropout comes another series looking at a company’s meteoric rise and its eccentric creators. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars here as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and explores the boardroom coup which subsequently ousted him.
Kyle Chandler plays Kalanick’s mentor, while Uma Thurman stars as Uber board member and Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington.
Mayor of Kingstown (all episodes at launch)
Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has joined forces with Headstones rocker Hugh Dillon for this crime thriller series, starring Jeremy Renner. The Hawk-Eye actor plays power broker Mike McLusky, who presides over a Michigan town in which incarceration is the main industry. It’s a bleak look at power dynamics, corruption and racism in America’s justice system.
1883 (all episodes at launch)
Another Taylor Sheridan joint, this series serves as something of an origin story for the Kevin Costner series Yellowstone. It focuses on Western expansion and follows the Dutton family as they attempt to reach the promised land of Montana. Western specialist Sam Elliot leads the cast, alongside Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
Alongside its spin-off, the first three seasons of Yellowstone will be available to stream on launch day.
iCarly (all episodes of S1 at launch)
Miranda Cosgrove returns to one of the roles that made her famous in this reboot of iCarly. With social media even more ubiquitous now than it was when Carly first launched her web show, she decides to relaunch it as a 20-something. Laci Mosley is a newcomer to the cast as Carly’s roommate and best friend.
All Star Shore (episode 1-2 on 30 June, then weekly)
A sort of Avengers: Endgame for reality TV fans, this series takes a load of famous faces from the reality circuit and tasks them with playing party games in the Canary Islands. Not a bad gig if you can get it. The cast includes Joey Essex, Chloe Ferry and cult RuPaul’s Drag Race success story Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo.
Other movies and TV to watch on Paramount+ UK in June
American Rust (S1)
Cast Away (2000)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021, available from 24 June)
Jack Reacher (2012)
Mean Girls (2004)
Mission: Impossible — Fallout (2018)
PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Queen of the Universe (S1, weekly)
South Park: Post COVID (2021)
South Park: Post COVID: Return to COVID (2021)
Watch: Trailer for South Park special episode Post COVID
Star Trek: Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
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