Paramount Plus UK Unscripted Originals Slate Set – The Srdtf News

Paramount Plus UK Unscripted Originals Slate Set – The Hollywood Reporter

Paramount Global’s Paramount+ streaming service has unveiled its first slate of unscripted original U.K. series ahead of the launch of the streamer in Britain this summer.

Ben Frow, chief content officer U.K. at the company, previously known as ViacomCBS, previously said the streamer would feature premium local unscripted content from the U.K. alongside a catalogue of hit shows and movies from Paramount’s brands and studios.

The U.K.-commissioned series for Paramount+ unveiled as part of the first unscripted slate are:

Haunted (w/t) – From the award-winning team at Story Films in association with All3Media International, Haunted (w/t) details the most intriguing, terrifying and enduring paranormal cases in Britain and America. Made with a true-crime storytelling sensibility, the 4×60” series will explore and unpack cases that have captured the public imagination for many years. These are stories that stand up to scrutiny, where suspected supernatural activity cannot simply be explained away. Each episode is a single narrative – an in-depth exploration of a case with exclusive contributions from those at the heart of the story. Combining personal testimony with archive and dramatic reconstruction, these stories of hauntings, poltergeists and exorcisms will take us on an exhilarating journey through a phenomena that has the power to transform lives.

The Executive Producers for Story Films are Peter Beard and Adam Hopkins, the Series Producer is Laura Matthews. The series was ordered by Daniel Pearl, Vice President, Unscripted UK Originals for Paramount+ UK. All3Media International will handle global sales.

Rise of the Tech Titans (w/t) – Produced by award-winning production company 72 Films, in association with All3Media International and Night Train Media this series will tell the extraordinary story of the rise of Big Tech and the handful of young upstarts who created the modern world. The 4×60” series will chart the events that led to a group of founders being able to take their vision to stratospheric levels and reveal how their decisions would go onto shape how we live. Using unseen archive that shows the formation of these incredible companies along with interviews with people at the heart of the story, this series will explain how Tech was able to take over the world.

Executive Producers for 72 Films are Mark Raphael, John Douglas and Annabel Hobley, whilst both Katie Hindley and Gagan Rehill are Series Producers, and will also Direct Rise of the Tech Titans (w/t). The series was again ordered by Daniel Pearl for Paramount+ UK. All3Media International will handle global sales.

The Box (w/t) – produced by award-winning Top Hat Productions, in association with All3Media International and Night Train Media, The Box (w/t) follows Police Detective Chris Loudon’s mission to expose the truth behind one of America’s worst serial killers. Loudon discovers a box of evidence seized decades ago and untouched. In the box are dozens of photos of young women. Throughout the 3×60” series, Detective Loudon unravels a terrifying murder mystery created by a monster hiding in plain sight in small-town America, where women’s reports of sexual assault were all too frequently dismissed throughout the 1970s.

Darren Kemp is Executive Producer for Top Hat Productions, whilst Robin Dashwood is the Series Director, and Sarah Foudy is the Series Producer. The series was again ordered by Daniel Pearl for Paramount+ UK. All3Media International will handle global sales.

MH370: The Lost Flight (w/t) – produced by VICE Studios, the award-winning global production division of VICE Media Group, the landmark investigative documentary will uncover groundbreaking evidence surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 in 2014. The 3×50” series, produced for Paramount+ in the UK and SBS in Australia, and in association with VICE World News, tells the story of the flight’s disappearance through the eyes of those closest to the tragedy, the victims’ families. With candid testimony from those most impacted, across four continents, and filmed over 12 months, VICE Studios will chart the innumerable twists and turns of this devastating tragedy and unveil new evidence that dispels previous theories surrounding the missing flight.
Neil Grant is Executive Producer with Steve Webb serving as Series Producer and Director of MH370: The Lost Flight (w/t) with Yonni Usiskin serving as co-Executive Producer for VICE Studios. The series was ordered by Guy Davies, VP Commissioning Editor for Paramount+ UK.

Chalet Girls (w/t) – Produced by Curve Media, the 8×60” series will take viewers on an access all areas look inside the pleasure-seeking world of luxury ski resorts. From chalet girls and mixologists to ski instructors and chefs returning to this exclusive location every season – they work hard and party even harder. It’s an eye-opening peek behind the curtain and the ultimate glimpse into the deliciously decadent world of the rich and famous.

Executive Producers for Curve Media are Charlie Bunce, Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey. Chalet Girls (w/t) was ordered by Denise Seneviratne, VP Commissioning Editor for Paramount+ UK.

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