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Paramount+ Reveals Slate of U.K. Factual Originals


A fresh slate of original factual titles commissioned from U.K. production companies is set for Paramount+, which is launching in the U.K. and Ireland on June 22.

Among the titles joining the lineup of Paramount+ originals is Hot Yachts, a six-parter from Curve Media. Set in South Florida, the series enters the world of an elite group of yacht brokers as they compete to sell everything from $1 million motor launches to $100 million super yachts.

A three-parter from Two Rivers Media and All3Media, MONSTER: The Mystery of Loch Ness tells the legendary story in a detailed forensic examination of the evidence and features first-hand accounts from those who claim to have seen, encountered and hunted the beast. All3Media International will handle global sales.

Simple Minds: Once Upon a Time (w.t.), from Lonesome Pine Productions, presents the untold story of the Scottish band, with Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill delving into the highs and lows of a 40-year career and a 50-year friendship.

Strip, a six-parter produced by Firecracker Scotland, takes viewers into the world of strippers working the Vegas Strip. It follows a main cast of nine women onstage, backstage and at home. Strip will be distributed by Passion Distribution.

From Story Films, Studio 99 and All3Media International, The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires (w.t.) is a coming-of-age story of the English Premier League, told by its stars. It combines archive with exclusive and candid interviews. All3Media International will handle global sales.

Ben Frow, chief content officer in the U.K. for Paramount, said, “Our mission is to make Paramount+ the leading destination for unmissable television in collaboration with the U.K.’s storytelling talent. These new commissions will join an abundance of original content on the service, as well as the pick of Paramount’s vast catalog to create a compelling offering for viewers in the U.K. and Ireland.”

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