As promised, CBS All Access will be rebranded early next year to Paramount+ and the new global streaming service will launch internationally, starting with Australia, Latin America and the Nordics.
“Paramount is an iconic and storied brand beloved by consumers all over the world, and it is synonymous with quality, integrity and world-class storytelling,” said Bob Bakish, president and CEO, ViacomCBS, in a statement. “With Paramount+, we’re excited to establish one global streaming brand in the broad-pay segment that will draw on the sheer breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to offer an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy.”
As part of the rebranded streaming service’s global launch, ViacomCBS also plans to add more original series as follows:
—The Offer is a scripted limited event series from Paramount Television Studios, based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s never-before-revealed experiences of making The Godfather. The 10-episode event series is written and executive produced by Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora, The Player). Ruddy will also serve as executive producer, and Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) will executive produce and be a writer on the series.
—Lioness comes from Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan, with Sheridan, Jill Wagner, David Glasser, David Huktin and Bob Yari executive producing. Lioness follows a young Marine who is recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist in an attempt to bring the organization down from within. The series is produced by Paramount Network and 101 Studios.
—MTV’s Behind the Music—The Top 40 unlocks MTV’s vault, including 40 years of music, performances, interviews and more. The series will be produced by Creature Films and MTV Studios.
—The Real Criminal Minds is a true-crime docuseries based on the CBS scripted procedural, produced by XG Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Signature.
—A revival of BET’s The Game produced by CBS Television Studios and Grammnet Productions.
These five original series join the service’s previously announced originals, including Nickelodeon’s Kamp Koral and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
More new original content will be announced ahead of launch.