From Docu-series, Rugrats, Yellowstone, exclusive new series, original movies, and Jackass, get your entertainment fix this August on Paramount Plus.
Once again, there’s plenty to get excited about this August on Paramount Plus. Alongside the series we have been watching and following over the past two months, brand new and exclusive content is coming to the service. From docu-series and original series, through the Rugrats and Kevin Costner, and the Jackass crew, there’s no shortage of entertainment. And that’s before the boxsets of ‘Halo’, ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth.’, and ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ arrive. Let’s see what lies in store for us this August.
The boxset will be available on August 11th and contains 3 episodes of 60 minutes each. ‘The Box’ 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 series, Detective Loudon unravels a terrifying murder mystery created by a monster hiding in plain sight in small-town America. Women’s reports of sexual assault were frequently dismissed throughout the 1970s.
WHO KILLED MEREDITH KERCHER
The box set is available on August 25th and contains two episodes at 90 minutes each. On the morning of 1st November 2007, in a small student flat in the medieval city of Perugia, British student Meredith Kercher’s bloodied body was found beneath a duvet on her bedroom floor. Meredith’s flatmates had no idea that in just a few days her horrific murder would become a worldwide tabloid sensation, and would turn into not one, but three of the most controversial trials in history. It became a story with characters who fascinated the media: Amanda Knox-aka ‘Foxy Knoxy’-the larger-than-life American, whose strange behavior while awaiting questioning became the stuff of social media speculation; Raffaele Sollecito-the introvert supposedly madly in love with Knox, and prepared to do anything for her; Patrick Lumumba-the local bar owner whose name suddenly appeared in Knox’s apparent ‘Confession’ to local police.
It is a murder that no one has ever been successfully convicted of, and which is still debated to this day. This two-part series will recall the investigation, the subsequent media circus, and the multiple trials. It will reveal never-before-seen evidence from within the flat, and explore the circumstances that allowed the prime suspect to slip through the net. With access to the suspects, the journalists who covered the story, the prosecution and defense teams, and featuring footage shot with Rudy Guede, the man widely thought to be the actual murderer of Meredith Kercher, this series will tell the tale of tragedy that became one of the most infamous and misunderstood crimes of all time.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GABBY PETITO
The boxset is available on August 18th and contains 3 episodes of 60 minutes each. The disappearance of 22-year-old video blogger Gabby Petito gripped America and sparked the internet into a frenzy. For a time, she was the most famous face in the country and the most searched subject on the internet. Everyone wanted to know: Where is Gabby Petito? And what happened to her? This definitive documentary series follows the twists and turns of the investigation, telling the story of a unique 21st-century mystery. Interviews with Gabby’s parents reveal the torment of being a family at the heart of such a case. At the same time, we hear from the internet sleuths who dedicated their online lives to solving her disappearance.
YELLOWSTONE SEASON 4
Episodes 1-3 becomes available on August 17th with new episodes released weekly. Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Liston, ‘Yellowstone’ chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, played by world-renowned actor and Oscar winner Kevin Costner. Dutton controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders. An expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
The boxset is available on August 1st and contains 25 episodes of 30 minutes each. A reimagining of the classic 90s hit, the brand-new ‘Rugrats.’ series features rich and colorful G-Animation and follows the babies-Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil-as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. In the one-hour premiere episode, “Second Time Around”, Tommy leads the babies on a daring adventure to help Chuckie after his significant attempt to be brave goes wrong. Warning: Dinosaurs are involved.
CITY ON A HILL SEASON 3
The first episode will be available on August 1st. New episodes will then follow weekly. The series contains 8 episodes and are 60 minutes each. Season 3 of ‘City On A Hill’ brings us to Boston’s high society Beacon Hill. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system.
Siobhan Quays (Lauren E. Banks), representing a construction worker who was severely injured on the Big Dig, encounters the city’s corruption first-hand, all while coping with the traumatic events of the past year. As Jenny Rohr (Jill Hennessy) can attest, given her history with her father, some experiences will haunt you beyond your breaking point.
The boxset will be available on August 1st and contains 10 episodes of 60 minutes each. Episode 1 will be shown on Channel 5 on August 1st as a ‘Paramount Plus Presents’ Special. An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling thousands of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of the inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
The boxset is available on August 23rd and contains 10 episodes of 60 minutes each. Life, death, and drama at 20,000 feet, ‘SkyMed’ weaves together intense character journeys and high-stakes medical rescues, as we follow the triumphs, heartbreaks, and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Canada. They’re all in over their heads, and on their own, with no one to rely on but each other.
ARE YOU THE ONE? UK
The boxset is available on August 8th and contains 10 episodes at 60 minutes each. ‘Are You The One? UK’ follows 20 unlucky-in-love singletons whose scientific ‘Perfect Match’ is somewhere in the house-all they have to do is find them. If they can uncover all ten Perfect Matches by the end of the series, they will be rewarded with not only love but a huge cash prize.
CONTINUED ICONIC SERIES
You can catch the continuation of some of the hit shows that launched back in June during August. ‘Halo’ concludes its first season with the full season boxset becoming available from August 3rd. ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ carries on with the full season boxset becoming available from August 10th. And the terrific ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ reaches the conclusion to its first season with the full season boxset becoming available from August 10th.
Owen Wilson stars in this Paramount Plus Original movie that becomes available on August 13th and runs for 90 minutes. While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world. ‘Secret Headquarters’ is directed by Henry Joost (Project Power, Nerve, Catfish) and Ariel Schulman (Project Power, Nerve, Catfish), with the story by Christopher Yost and screenplay by Christopher Yost, Joe Koenigsberg, Henry Joost, and Ariel Schulman. The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman. And is executive produced by Scott Lumpkin and Orlee-Rose Strauss.
The full movie becomes available on August 16th and runs for 90 minutes. The original Jackass crew return for another round of wildly absurd displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.
Bruce Willis stars in this Paramount Plus exclusive movie which becomes available on August 5th and runs for 90 minutes. ‘Apex’ follows the story of five elite Hunters who pay to hunt a human on a deserted island. But each Hunter begins to fall as the Prey fights back with mind-games, traps, and a determination to survive they have never witnessed before.
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