PARAMOUNT+ TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS’ AWARD-WINNING SLATE





PARAMOUNT+ TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS’ AWARD-WINNING SLATE

INCLUDES THE CELEBRATED FEATURE DOCS “ASCENSION” AND “SABAYA”

Nov. 15, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced it will exclusively premiere MTV Documentary Films’ award-winning slate, including two feature-length documentaries, four documentary shorts and one animated short. The films are executive produced by Sheila Nevins.

During two consecutive weeks in November, the features SABAYA (winner of the 2021 World Cinema Documentary Best Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival) and ASCENSION (winner of the 2021 Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival) will premiere exclusively on the service today, Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 AM, PT, while shorts CODED: THE HIDDEN LOVE OF J.C. LEYENDECKER (winner of the 2021 Best Documentary Short, Tribeca Film Festival); LYNCHING POSTCARDS: “TOKEN OF A GREAT DAY”; R.I.P. T-SHIRTS (winner of 2021 Audience Award for Best Short Film, Berkshire International Film Festival); BREE WAYY: PROMISE WITNESS REMEMBRANCE; and THE MUSICIAN (winner of 2021 Best Animated Short, Tribeca Film Festival) will premiere Monday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 AM, PT.

“MTV Documentary Films further opens up the competitive documentary gate with seven noteworthy projects, spanning features, shorts and animation, that will have even greater visibility via Paramount+. Each of these titles has been carefully curated or originally produced, and they all represent the upcoming excellence of our underdog documentary division,” said Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer, MTV Documentary Films.

“Paramount+ features an extensive variety of documentaries and docuseries, and we are thrilled to have such a highly prestigious and curated slate from Shelia Nevins, Nina L. Diaz and Liza Burnett Fefferman of MTV Documentary Films,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming. “The addition of these award-winning features and shorts on the service further expands our offering of incredible documentary storytelling, and we look forward to introducing our subscribers to these fantastic films.”

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

ASCENSION – One of the most acclaimed documentaries of 2021, ASCENSION is an exploration of the pursuit of wealth and the paradox of progress in modern China, and examines what living the so-called “Chinese Dream” looks like today. The film was recently nominated for five Cinema Eye Awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking; a Gotham Award for Best Documentary; and six Critics Choice Documentary Awards including Best Documentary; and is on the IDA short-list for Best Documentary.

Download art for ASCENSION here.

SABAYA – Winner of the Directing Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, this brave, riveting film takes us inside the most dangerous refugee camps in the Middle East, Al-Hol, in Syria. With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held there by ISIS as sabaya (sex slaves).

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

BREE WAYY: PROMISE WITNESS REMEMBRANCE – A film by director Dawn Porter (“The Way I See It”) that looks at how the art world responded to the death of Breonna Taylor by using it not only as a form of protest, but as a space to heal, as Amy Sherrod’s painting of Taylor arrives at St. Louis’ Speed Museum. A Doc NYC Short Shortlist selection.

CODED: THE HIDDEN LOVE OF J.C. LEYENDECKER – J.C. Leyendecker was one of the most prominent artists of his time, but his story is largely forgotten. Forced to keep his sexuality a secret, his coded imagery spoke directly to the gay community and laid the foundation for LGBTQ representation in advertising today. Featuring Neil Patrick Harris. Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and a Doc NYC Short Shortlist selection.

LYNCHING POSTCARDS: “TOKEN OF A GREAT DAY” – From 1880 to 1968, over 4000 African Americans were lynched in the United States. Like picnics or parties, lynchings were often carnival-like events commemorated through photos and postcards. This film tells the story of how Black activists subverted these souvenirs, which were celebrations of white supremacy, in the fight against lynching. Executive produced by Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith. A Doc NYC Short Shortlist selection.

R.I.P. T-SHIRTS – Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, this film takes an intimate look at gun violence and the effect it has on young teenagers, through the eyes of a t-shirt shop owner just outside Washington, D.C. Each day, families and friends of recently murdered young Black people visit Jonathan Robinson’s shop, commissioning wearable tributes to their loved ones.

ANIMATED SHORT

THE MUSICIAN – At the time of the attack of the Mongols, a young musician and the love of his life are separated from each other.

These features and shorts join Paramount+’s growing slate of original docuseries and documentaries available on the service, including FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, CONSOLE WARS, 76 DAYS, FROM CRADLE TO STAGE, 60 MINUTES+, THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW, DREAM TEAM, BEHIND THE MUSIC and TEXAS 6. In addition to its original docuseries, Paramount+ also provides a vast library of award-winning documentaries and docuseries including “Cher & the Loneliest Elephant,” “Finding Justice,” “Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity,” “The Last Cowboy,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Bhutto,” “True Life,” “Break the Maya Code,” and more.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About MTV Documentary Films

In less than three years, MTV Documentary Films has worked with high profile filmmakers on timely stories that have already garnered two Oscar®-nominations, a Peabody® Award, two Emmy®-nominations and an Emmy® win. Their first film out of the gate was the Oscar®-nominated St. Louis Superman followed by 76 Days set deep inside the frontlines of the pandemic in Wuhan, which won the Peabody, was Oscar Shortlisted (shortlist) for Best Documentary and won the Emmy® for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking; the Oscar®-nominated Hunger Ward; in addition to the Emmy®-nominated Finding Yingying; Beautiful Something Left Behind; American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself; 17 Blocks; A Life Too Short; and My Father The Mover. Their current slate of two features and five shorts includes: Ascension, which won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, is nominated for six Critics Choice Documentary Awards, a Gotham Award and is on the coveted Short List for both DOC NYC and IDA as well as Sabaya which won the World Cinema Documentary Director’s prize at Sundance.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “FATAL ATTRACTION” ORDERED TO SERIES





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “FATAL ATTRACTION” ORDERED TO SERIES

Lizzy Caplan Set to Star

From Paramount Television Studios and Amblin Television,

New Series Reimagines the Classic Psychosexual Thriller

Nov. 11, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced FATAL ATTRACTION has been ordered to series with Lizzy Caplan (“Castle Rock,” “Masters of Sex”) set to star as Alex, with additional cast to be announced.

A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and ‘80s cultural touchstone, the new series will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity, through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.

Alexandra Cunningham (“Dirty John,” “Chance”) serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series alongside executive producer Kevin J. Hynes (“Perry Mason”), with whom Cunningham shares co-story credit, and executive producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television.

“Alexandra brings an incredibly strong and nuanced point of view to a story that became a cultural phenomenon, but has thus far only been told from the male gaze,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “Partnered with Kevin, they will bring the next explosive chapter of this story to a new generation, with a balanced eye to the complexities of the human psyche.”

Lizzy Caplan stars as Alex, who becomes obsessed with her lover after a brief affair. Caplan was most recently seen starring on the second season of “Castle Rock,” and can be heard voicing the lead character Reagan Ridley in the animated comedy “Inside Job.” Previously, Caplan starred opposite Michael Sheen in the critically acclaimed drama series “Masters of Sex,” for which she received Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress. Her additional television credits include “Truth Be Told,” “Das Boot,” “Ill Behaviour” and the critically acclaimed comedy “Party Down,” which earned an AFI Award in 2009. Caplan can also be seen in roles on “The Class,” “Related,” “True Blood,” “New Girl” and Judd Apatow’s cult classic “Freaks and Geeks.” On the film side, Caplan recently wrapped production on the thriller “Cobweb,” in which she stars opposite Antony Starr. Her film credits also include “Now You See Me 2,” “The Night Before,” “The Interview,” “Extinction,” “Allied,” “Save the Date,” “Bachelorette,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Cloverfield” and her breakout role as Janice Ian in “Mean Girls.”

FATAL ATTRACTION joins Paramount+’s growing lineup of original series including THE GOOD FIGHT, EVIL, WHY WOMEN KILL, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD and GUILTY PARTY, as well as upcoming series THE OFFER, THE GAME, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, 1883, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, HALO and more.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Paramount Television Studios:

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes “The Offer” (Paramount+), “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Paramount+), “American Gigolo” (Showtime), “Made For Love” (HBO Max), “Station Eleven” (HBO Max), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Amazon Prime Video), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (Netflix), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Long Slow Exhale” (Spectrum Originals), “Joe Pickett” (Spectrum Originals), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), and “The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness” (TNT), among others. Paramount Television Studios is a is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

About Amblin Television:

Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has eleven projects in various stages of production and release, including the second season of “Animaniacs” for Hulu, “Resident Alien” for SYFY, third and fourth seasons of “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, “Halo” for Paramount+, “Billy the Kid” for Epix, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, two seasons of “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” for HBO Max, “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and documentaries “Big Vape” for Netflix, “Good Night Oppy” for Amazon Prime Video, and “Mama’s Boy” an adaptation of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography.

Some of Amblin Television’s recent credits include the Emmy Award-winning series “Why We Hate” for Discovery, three-time Emmy nominated “Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time” for EPIX, and “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” for HBO which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last year. Amblin Television also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “The Americans” for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Into the West” for TNT, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston, “Smash” for NBC, “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Falling Skies” for TNT, “The Borgias” and “The United States of Tara” for Showtime, and “Las Vegas” for NBC.



PARAMOUNT+ REVEALS CAST FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL DRAG SINGING COMPETITION “QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE”





PARAMOUNT+ REVEALS CAST FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL DRAG SINGING COMPETITION “QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE”

Global Drag Icon and Multi-Emmy® Award Winner RuPaul to Serve as Executive Producer Alongside World of Wonder and MTV Entertainment Studios

Series Features Contestants from 10 Countries including the U.S., Mexico,

Brazil, Denmark, Australia, Canada, England, France, China and India

Vying for a Cash Prize of $250,000

Nov. 10, 2021 – Paramount+ today revealed the cast for its highly anticipated new global singing competition, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, and announced that global drag icon and multi-Emmy Award winner RuPaul will serve as an executive producer on the series. QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and also in the Nordics, Latin America, Australia and Canada.

For its inaugural season, the series will bring together 14 of the world’s fiercest queens, as they vie for the title of “Queen of the Universe” and a cash prize of $250,000. Each episode will showcase the contestants’ vocal prowess as they debut a new musical performance in front of a live audience and the series’ previously announced “Pop Diva Panel” of judges, which include multi-Emmy and GRAMMY® nominee Vanessa Williams; platinum-selling recording artist, three-time Emmy®-winning producer and judge of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE Michelle Visage; American drag superstar Trixie Mattel; and three-time GRAMMY-nominated global songstress Leona Lewis. Five-time BAFTA TV Award-winner Graham Norton will serve as host.

The 14 queens from around the globe competing for the crown include:

ADA VOX (San Antonio, Texas, U.S.) Instagram: @adavox, Twitter: @adavox

A former top 10 “American Idol” contestant, Ada Vox is living proof that everything’s bigger in Texas – including her voice! As a performer of seven years (and counting), Ada is ready to showcase her vocal skills on a global platform and get the redemption she’s seeking.

ARIA B CASSADINE (Atlanta, Ga., U.S.) Instagram: @ariabcassadine, Twitter: @ariabcassadine

Aria B Cassadine, the 2018 winner of Miss Gay Black America, is ready to add the “Queen of the Universe” title to her already extensive collection of crowns. After starting her drag journey on a dare from a friend, Aria goes to the global stage ready to score yet another win for her already impressive drag resume.

BETTY BITSCHLAP (Copenhagen, Denmark) Instagram: @betty_bitschlap

A full-time performer both in and out of drag, Betty Bitschlap will rock your socks off! When it comes to style, Betty has range; in the blink of an eye, she can effortlessly transform from punk-rock-star fantasy to a glamorous sequined gown complete with a not-a-hair-out-of-place updo.

CHY’ENNE VALENTINO (Chicago, Ill., U.S.) Instagram: @chyennev, Twitter: @ChyValentino

Chy’enne Valentino has been singing since the age of 5 and broke out onstage at 18 years old, competing to win Miss Continental Plus in 2018. A former “American Idol” contestant who now runs her own bakery called Pound Your Cakes, she’s ready to pound her vocal chords and prove she’s worthy of the crown.

GINGZILLA (Sydney, Australia) Instagram: @Gingzilla, Twitter: @Gingzilla

After attending performing arts school in Australia and clown school in Paris, seven-foot-tall Aussie native Gingzilla doesn’t need much to stand out in a crowd! No stranger to competition, Gingzilla has performed on “America’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor” in the U.K. – but now this down-under diva is ready to conquer the universe.

GRAG QUEEN (Canela, Brazil) Instagram: @gragqueen, Twitter: @gragqueen

Brazilian bombshell Grag Queen grew up singing in church at an early age. She now finds herself belting to the masses on social media with two million TikTok fans, all of whom love her outrageous performances and over-the-top personality.

JUJUBEE (Boston, Mass.) Instagram: @jujubeeonline, Twitter: @jujuboston

A double RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE All Star whose personality has captured the hearts of millions, Jujubee is a multi-threat: lip-sync assassin, comedian, recording artist, makeup artist – she does it all! Best known to the world for her glamorous and stylistic drag, she’s ready to show the world she’s not just a pretty face – she also has some pretty amazing vocals to match!

LA VOIX (London, England) Instagram: @lavoixtheshow, Twitter: @lavoixtheshow

Hometown queen La Voix has already experienced royalty firsthand, having previously appeared before the British royal family. A former participant on “Britain’s Got Talent” who now sells out theaters across the country, her name is French and means simply “The Voice!”

LEONA WINTER (Paris, France) Instagram: @iamleonawinter, Twitter: @OfficielLeona

Leona Winter is a countertenor baritone with a three-octave voice that’s often called “tres jolie” by her fans and admirers all around the world. Her vocal talents were showcased on France’s “The Voice,” where she became a semi-finalist, and later when she became the winner of “The Switch” (Chile’s version of DRAG RACE).

MATANTE ALEX (Montreal, Canada) Instagram: @matante.alex, Twitter: @matantealex

Matante Alex started singing at 13 years old in her parents’ basement and soon thereafter discovered her true passion – yodeling! Matante’s name translates to “my aunt” in French, but this inventive queen with a country heart of gold is anything but traditional.

NOVACZAR (New York City, N.Y., U.S.) Instagram: @novaczar

Hailing from New York City, Novaczar might be the youngest queen in the competition but isn’t deterred nonetheless. This self-proclaimed Empress of the Galaxy’s secret weapon, their voice, has been trained in opera, rock and musical theater and is ready to rule the furthest reaches of the galaxy.

RANI KO-HE-NUR (Mumbai, India) Instagram: @sushantdivgikr

With the crown of 2014’s Mr. Gay India among her credits, Rani Ko-he-nur has over a million Instagram followers and has appeared in countless magazines such as Vogue India, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. Having also appeared in the Forbes 30 under 30 list, the trans/gender fluid performer is ready to break out on the global stage and share her gift of song with the world.

REGINA VOCE (Mexico City, Mexico) Instagram, Twitter: @reginavocedrag

With over 30 years of stage experience and as a former performer in Cirque Du Soleil, Regina now works as a vocal coach. Regina Voce literally translates from Italian to “Queen of the Voice” – will the stars align for her to become “Queen of the Universe”?

WOOWU (Guangzhou, China) Instagram: @woowu_eli

Self-taught singer WooWu left her traditional Cantonese household in Guangzhou for the bright lights of Shanghai. A fan of Christina Aguilera, Cher and Patti Labelle who describes her drag persona as “pink, feminine and perfect,” WooWu comes to the competition hoping to not just shine a light on the growing drag scene in China but also to break barriers.

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder, the producers of the Emmy® Award-winning franchise RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE.

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE joins Paramount+’s growing slate of original unscripted programming, including RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: NEW YORK, THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: LOS ANGELES, THE CHALLENGE: ALL STARS and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED. In addition to its original series, Paramount+ also provides a vast library of ViacomCBS’ unscripted programming including fan favorites such as “The Real World,” “Big Brother,” “Survivor,” “Love & Hip Hop,” “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” “The Amazing Race” and more.

For more on QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE visit:

https://www.viacomcbspressexpress.com/paramount-plus/

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About MTV Entertainment Group:

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About World of Wonder:

For three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW’s prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy-award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise (VH1/Logo/WOW Presents Plus), “Million Dollar Listing”LA & NY (Bravo), and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse.) WOW’s rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOWPresents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world’s largest drag culture convention RuPaul’s DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES SERIES ORDER FOR NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA “HAPPY FACE”





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES SERIES ORDER FOR NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA “HAPPY FACE”

From Emmy®-Nominated Executive Producers Robert and Michelle King

and Written and Executive Produced by Jennifer Cacicio

The Series Is Inspired by the “Happy Face” Podcast by iHeartMedia and Melissa Jesperson-Moore and Produced by CBS Studios, in Association with King Size Productions and iHeartMedia

Nov. 10, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced a new series order for HAPPY FACE, written and executive produced by Jennifer Cacicio (“Your Honor”) and executive produced by Emmy®-nominated Robert and Michelle King. King Size Productions’ Liz Glotzer, Melissa Jesperson-Moore, and iHeartMedia’s Bob Pittman and Conal Byrne will also serve as executive producers.

The series is inspired by the highly rated and critically acclaimed podcast “HAPPY FACE” from iHeartMedia and Melissa Jesperson-Moore, the book Shattered Silence written by Melissa with M. Bridget Cook, and Melissa’s true-life story. At age 15, Melissa discovered her father, whom she loved dearly, was the prolific serial killer known as “HAPPY FACE.” As an adult, Melissa changed her name, guarded her secret, and cut off all ties to her father, who is currently serving life in prison.

Jumping off from Melissa’s true-life story, in the series for Paramount+, her father contacts her to take credit for another victim, and Melissa gets pulled into an extraordinary investigation of her father and his crimes. The series follows her as she discovers the impact her father’s crimes had on the families of his victims, which ultimately leads to a reckoning of her own identity.

“We’re obsessed with true-crime podcasts, and ‘HAPPY FACE’ is the best we’ve heard,” said Robert and Michelle King. “Melissa’s story screams out to be dramatized, and Jen is exactly the showrunner to do it.”

“Melissa’s unique, deeply personal and utterly shocking story has captivated listeners around the world. We couldn’t be more excited to have Jennifer at the helm of this project for Paramount+ alongside the incomparable Robert and Michelle King,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “THE GOOD FIGHT and more recently EVIL are two of the most successful series on our service, and we look forward to bringing our subscribers yet another series for fans to love.”

“Melissa’s experience – and her bravery in sharing it with world – was one of the most remarkable partnerships we’ve been able to support here at iHeart,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia’s Digital Audio Group. “And we know that audiences will be just as moved by the on-screen adaptation of ‘HAPPY FACE’ as they were with the hugely successful podcast. Paramount+ has quickly built a fantastic reputation, with some of today’s most exciting content. It’s the perfect home for this incredible story.”

“It’s been an incredible journey that I couldn’t have ever foreseen – how I’ve transcended being raised by a serial killer and now am helping survivors tell their stories,” said Melissa Jesperson-Moore, Executive Producer and CEO of Redletter Media. “HAPPY FACE gives me the chance to share the intense internal conflict, fear and peril felt by those affected by true crime. It also inspires me to share the strength that has allowed me to step up in front of the camera so that other survivors will not feel alone in their experience.”

HAPPY FACE, produced by CBS Studios in association with King Size Productions and iHeartMedia, is the third series from Robert and Michelle King to land at Paramount+. The series is distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

HAPPY FACE joins Paramount+’s growing lineup of prestige dramas, which includes Robert and Michelle King’s current hit series THE GOOD FIGHT and EVIL, as well STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK: PICARD, plus the upcoming revival of THE GAME and the highly anticipated Taylor Sheridan series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN and 1883.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.



CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES COVERAGE FOR NOVEMBER CONCACAF MEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS ON PARAMOUNT+





CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES COVERAGE FOR NOVEMBER CONCACAF MEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS ON PARAMOUNT+

Coverage Highlighted by Jamaica vs. United States and Canada vs. Mexico on Tuesday, November 16

CBS Sports today announced its coverage plans for the next round of Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers on Paramount+ on November 12 and 16.

Coverage on Friday, Nov. 12 will mark the halfway point of World Cup Qualification, featuring Honduras vs. Panama, El Salvador vs. Jamaica, and Canada vs. Costa Rica. Kate Abdo will host studio coverage with analysts Clint Dempsey, Oguchi Onyewu and Charlie Davies, along with Maurice Edu. Coverage will also include live reaction, discussion and analysis of the USA vs. Mexico match.

Friday, November 12 – Paramount+ Coverage (all times ET):

HONDURAS VS. PANAMA

CONCACAF PRE-MATCH SHOW

EL SALVADOR VS. JAMAICA

CANADA VS. COSTA RICA

CONCACAF POST-MATCH SHOW

8:05 PM

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:05 PM

11:00 PM

Studio coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 16 will again be led by Abdo, Dempsey, Onyewu, Davies and Edu. Andres Cordero and Edu will call Jamaica vs. United States, with Jenny Chiu reporting from Jamaica. Former NWSL and Canada Women’s National Team player Kaylyn Kyle will contribute to studio coverage and will serve as match analyst for Canada vs. Mexico, alongside play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez. Legendary US Women’s National Team goalkeeper Briana Scurry will also contribute to the day’s coverage.

Tuesday, November 16 – Paramount+ Coverage (all times ET):

CONCACAF PRE-MATCH SHOW

JAMAICA VS. UNITED STATES

CONCACAF STUDIO SHOW

COSTA RICA VS. HONDURAS

PANAMA VS. EL SALVADOR

CANADA VS. MEXICO

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:05 PM

8:05 PM

9:05 PM

In addition to traditional studio elements, coverage will provide live look-ins during the ongoing matches, along with feature stories and live interviews. Additional match windows and coverage details, including studio coverage of World Cup Qualifying matches in 2022, will be announced at a later date.

Pete Radovich, CBS Sports’ Senior Creative Director, will be the coordinating producer for Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers coverage. Jonathan Segal will assist in production for CBS Sports’ coverage alongside Radovich. Harold Bryant is executive producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Follow @CBSSportsGolazo on Twitter and Instagram.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES MADONNA’S “MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY THURSDAY, NOV. 18





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES MADONNA’S “MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY THURSDAY, NOV. 18

Special Q&A Featuring Special Guests Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, David Letterman, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg and More

Nov. 9, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A, a follow-up special to Madonna’s recently released and critically acclaimed concert documentary film MADAME X. The special premieres Thursday, Nov. 18 exclusively on the service.

Hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners Symone and Aquaria, MADAME X PRESENTS: MADAME XTRA Q&A features questions from very special guests Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drew Barrymore, David Letterman, FKA Twigs, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg, Sarah Paulson and more.

MADAME X premiered globally on Paramount+ Oct. 8 in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, Canada and, outside of these markets, on MTV. Called “impressive and willfully arty” by The Guardian and “a visual and aural tribute to the music and mystique of Madonna” by Decider, the film further solidified this pop icon as one of the most daring, unapologetic and thought-provoking artists of the 21st century. Staying true to the film’s arc and message that “artists are here to disturb the peace,” Madonna continues to push the envelope 40 years into her incomparable career, reminding us why she remains the world’s best-selling female artist of all time.

Filmed in Lisbon, MADAME X captures the innovative artist’s rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by sold-out theatrical audiences worldwide. The unprecedented intimate streaming experience takes viewers on a journey as compelling and audacious as Madonna’s fearless persona, Madame X, a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places. On stage during the production, Madonna is joined by a cast of nearly 50 performers, including her children, musicians and dancers from around the globe, and the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras.

To coincide with the film’s debut, Warner Records released an accompanying digital soundtrack, entitled Madame X- Music from the Theatre Xperience. Showcasing 20 powerful live performances that touch on different eras of Madonna’s celebrated career – including her ninth #1 album, Madame X – the soundtrack peaked in the top 10 in 33 countries, including North America, and has reached #1 in an impressive 14 countries upon release. Madame X – Music from the Theatre Xperience is available on all digital download and streaming platforms worldwide.

MADAME X is directed by Ricardo Gomes and SKNX. The Madame X Tour was created and directed by a team led by Madonna, including Jamie King as creative producer and Megan Lawson as co-director and lead choreographer. Additional creative contribution and choreography by Damien Jalet, costume design by Eyob Yohannes, musical direction by Kevin Antunes and set design by Ric Lipson for Stufish Entertainment Architects.

About Madonna

MADONNA released her 14th studio album, Madame X, in 2019, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Following the success of the album, the seven-time GRAMMY Award winner embarked on the sold-out Madame X Tour, a series of rare and intimate performances that took place exclusively in theaters and gave fans around the world an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they had never seen before. The New York Times said, “Her Madame X show reimagines pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.” Madonna is currently developing her biopic, which she will direct. The film will follow Madonna’s rise to prominence as the culture-shaping musician, actress, director, author and entrepreneur she is today. Beyond her music career, Madonna is the co-founder of Raising Malawi, a non-profit that is dedicated to helping with the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s one million orphans, primarily through health and education programming.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.



Video: Paramount+ Debuts the First Look Trailer for “1883”





Video: Paramount+ Debuts the First Look Trailer for “1883” During the Season 4 Premiere of “Yellowstone”
Premiering December 19 on Paramount+, the original series stars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett.
[via press release from CBS]
PARAMOUNT+ DEBUTS THE FIRST LOOK TRAILER FOR “1883” DURING THE SEASON 4 PREMIERE OF “YELLOWSTONE”

The Fourth Season of “Yellowstone” Premiered Tonight at 8/7c on Paramount Network

Created by Academy Award(R) Nominee Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is the highly anticipated prequel to the Emmy(R) nominated series “Yellowstone.” Premiering December 19th on Paramount+, the original series stars Academy Award(R) nominee legend Sam Elliott, Grammy Award(R) Winner Tim McGraw, Grammy Award(R) Winner Faith Hill, Academy Award(R) winner Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett.

1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land – Montana.

Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, 1883 is executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.

#1883TV #ParamountPlus Instagram: @ParamountPlus Twitter: @Paramountplus Facebook: @ParamountPlus



PARAMOUNT+ RENEWS ORIGINAL ANIMATED KIDS’ SERIES “STAR TREK: PRODIGY” FOR A SECOND SEASON





PARAMOUNT+ RENEWS ORIGINAL ANIMATED KIDS’ SERIES “STAR TREK: PRODIGY” FOR A SECOND SEASON

WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN…

“Star Trek: Prodigy” Mid-Season One Finale Will Be on Thursday, Nov. 18,

Returning with New Episodes on Thursday, Jan. 6

Series Produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions

Nov. 8, 2021 – More adventures await the motley crew of the U.S.S. Protostar. Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that its new animated kids series STAR TREK: PRODIGY has been renewed for a second season. Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production, STAR TREK: PRODIGY is already a hit amongst Paramount+ subscribers, and had the top-performing premiere day out of any original animated kids series on the service.

Season one of STAR TREK: PRODIGY premiered on Thursday, Oct. 28 with a one-hour episode, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. New episodes of the first half of season one will continue to roll out weekly on Thursdays through Thursday, Nov. 18. Following a mid-season break, the remaining five episodes of season one’s first half will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, Jan. 6. The 10-episode-long second half of season one will be available on Paramount+ at a later date next year, to be announced.

The STAR TREK: PRODIGY voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).

Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”), the CG-animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY is the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman and Ben Hibon, who also directs and serves as executive producer and the creative lead of the animated series.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group and is also available to stream on Paramount+ in international territories, including Latin America, the Nordics and Australia. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About the “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+:

The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ includes current and upcoming seasons of the original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences. The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ also includes all 726 episodes from the six classic “Star Trek” series and a selection of “Star Trek” films, including the documentary WOMAN IN MOTION: NICHELLE NICHOLS, STAR TREK AND THE REMAKING OF NASA.

For additional info on and photography from Paramount+’s STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, please click here.

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



CBS SPORTS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO BARCLAYS FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE ACROSS PARAMOUNT+ AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK





CBS SPORTS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO BARCLAYS FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE ACROSS PARAMOUNT+ AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Barclays FA Women’s Super League Matches Will Air Beginning in Summer 2022

CBS Sports and the English Football Association (the FA) today announced a multi-year deal for CBS Sports to become the exclusive U.S. English-language rights holder of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (BFAWSL), one of Europe’s top women’s soccer leagues. Matches will appear across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network, with coverage during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 WSL seasons.

CBS Sports will deliver 57 BFAWSL matches during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. CBS Sports Network will air a select number of those matches exclusively, with the majority streaming on Paramount+.

“The Barclays FA Women’s Super League features some of the most recognizable soccer brands in the world, and is an excellent addition to CBS Sports’ premium soccer portfolio,” said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. “We look forward to bringing the exciting action of the BFAWSL to fans across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network. With our wide array of soccer properties and robust year-round match coverage, we are a must-have for soccer fans.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with CBS Sports for the next two seasons and are looking forward to the coverage they beam to households across the United States,” said James Ralley, the Football Association’s head of broadcast and media rights. “Their delivery of soccer, whether men’s or women’s, is of the highest quality, and their reputation within the industry is one that is growing rapidly. We look forward to working with them over the next few years.”

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League features 12 clubs, including popular teams such as Manchester United and star players including Arsenal and U.S. Women’s National midfielder Tobin Heath and Chelsea star forward Sam Kerr, the all-time leading goalscorer in NWSL history.

Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, now features more than 2,000 live matches each year with the addition of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League competition. The extensive portfolio of soccer properties includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League; UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying; NWSL; the Women’s Cup; Concacaf national team competitions (Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Men’s Nations League and Women’s Nations League); Italy’s Serie A; Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol; Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileirão Série A; the Scottish Professional Football League (cinch Premiership, cinch Championship and Premier Sports Cup); and Asian Football Confederation competitions (AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Champions League, AFC Women’s Asian Cup and AFC Asian Cup).

CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League was launched in 2011 as an eight-team, semi-professional competition. Over the last 10 years, the league has become fully professional and is now home to 12 clubs, all of which operate full-time. The campaign runs from September to May, with Chelsea being the current league title holders. Within the 10 previous seasons, Chelsea have won the league title four times, Arsenal three times, Liverpool twice and Manchester City once.



“OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996” CONCERT FILM COMING TO PARAMOUNT+ AND MTV GLOBALLY ON FRIDAY, NOV. 19





“OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996” CONCERT FILM COMING TO PARAMOUNT+ AND MTV GLOBALLY ON FRIDAY, NOV. 19

Nov. 5, 2021 — Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced the highly anticipated concert film OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996 will premiere exclusively on the service in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada on Friday, Nov. 19, and in the U.K. next year. Fans outside these markets will be able to watch the film on MTV across its worldwide network in 180 countries, beginning Friday, Nov. 19.

Directed by GRAMMY®-Award winner Jake Scott, OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996 celebrates one of the most iconic live concerts of the last 25 years and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans. The story is told through the eyes of the concertgoers, and features extensive and never-before-seen archival concert and backstage footage, plus interviews with the band and event organizers.

Liam Gallagher said, “Knebworth fo​r me was the Woodstock of the ‘90s. It was all about the music and the people. I can’t remember much about it, but I’ll never forget it. It was biblical.”

Noel Gallagher said, “I can’t believe we never played ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!’”

“ViacomCBS has a long and storied history with Oasis dating back to their infamous performance on MTV Unplugged and unforgettable appearances on MTV’s ‘The Jon Stewart Show’ and ‘120 Minutes,’” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events, ViacomCBS and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “This film will give audiences an all-access pass into these iconic concerts that defined an era and catapulted Oasis to legendary status.”

Oasis’ two record-breaking nights at Knebworth took place on August 10 and 11 in 1996, with over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire in England to see the legendary sets. All tickets sold out in less than 24 hours, breaking every U.K. box office record in the process.

The monumental shows were set against a backdrop of the U.K. slowly recovering from a decade of recession. A cultural resurgence in arts and culture was giving rise to “Cool Britannia,” and in their meteoric rise to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world, Oasis embodied that newfound optimism and swagger. Featuring a setlist packed with classics, from the opening salvo of “Columbia” and “Acquiesce,” to “Champagne Supernova,” “Don’t Look Back In Anger,”’ “Live Forever,” a triumphant, orchestra-backed “I Am The Walrus,” and the chart-topping hit “Wonderwall,” the Knebworth concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.

The film is produced by Black Dog Films for Kosmic Kyte Ltd. Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher serve as executive producers. It is financed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and was released in cinemas worldwide Sept. 23 by Trafalgar Releasing.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Sony Music Entertainment:

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship. Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.