From exclusive movies, exclusive series, exclusive original documentaries, and continuing favorite series, September is a month to remember on Paramount Plus.
Paramount Plus continues its winning run this September. From exclusive movies and original documentaries through to new and exclusive series and continuing favorites, there is something for the whole family. With stars such as Jonathan Rhys Myers, Jon Bernthal, Eva Longoria, and Malcolm McDowell appearing in the various pieces of entertainment, we are spoilt for choice. Throw in Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, and Beavis and Butthead and we will be highly entertained throughout the month of September. Let’s see what highlights will be on offer.
The full movie becomes available on September 2nd. It runs for 90 minutes. A year and a half after the fall of civilization, a former FBI agent is forced to protect the one person who could bring humanity back from the brink. With a bloodthirsty gang hot on their trail, the future looks bleak. They can keep moving or stand and fight. Either way, there will be blood. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Malkovich, and Jenna Leigh Green, The Survivalist is directed by Jon Keyes and written by Matthew Rogers.
The box set drops on 14th September and contains 10 episodes that run for 30 minutes each. Minx is set in 1970s Los Angeles and centers around Joyce Prigger, an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. There is only one catch: Each issue must feature a nude male centerfold. The series stars Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce and Jake Johson as the publisher. Other stars include Idara Victor, Oscar Montoya, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, and Michael Angarano.
Episode 1 drops on the 10th of September, then weekly every Saturday. It contains 10 episodes that run for 60 minutes each. American Gigolo follows Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him. While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.
Additional casting includes Lizzie Brochere as Isabelle, the heiress to a ring of sex workers, and Gabriel LaBelle as Johnny, a younger version of Julian. Leland Orser as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire, and guest star Wayne Brady as Julian’s best friend and mentor Lorenzo. Alex Fernandez, Sandrine Holt, Yolanda Ross, and Melora Walters are also guest stars.
EACH & EVERY DAY
This documentary drops on suicide awareness day, the 10th of September, and runs for 60 minutes. Each & Every Day, from executive producer Sheila Nevins and director Alexandra Shiva, and created in partnership with MTV and The Jed Foundation (JED), is a documentary exploration of youth mental health through the eyes of young people who have attempted suicide or have struggled with suicidal thoughts. The nine people featured range in age from late-teens to early-thirties and come from diverse backgrounds.
They share not only their challenges but also their recoveries and hard-won wisdom about what made their life worth living. In addition to telling their personal stories, all the participants meet virtually, creating an online community to discuss mental health challenges. The film offers relatable and authentic portraits of young people dealing with suicide and emphasizes help-seeking and hope.
The full movie is available from the 16th of September and runs for 90 minutes. A sexy and funny digital detox starring Eva Longoria, Matt Walsh, and Lea Thompson. Think a rustic getaway with no phone service, internet or social media is a romantic way to repair your marriage and sex life? Think again. The only spark in Dan and Jeanine’s bedroom is from the plug socket and the only solution for this married couple is a quiet, relaxing weekend in a remote mountain village. But what starts as the perfect weekend quickly becomes a disastrous one and without GPS to guide them, or social media to stave off their boredom, Dan and Jeanine are forced to rediscover each other.
Episodes 1 & 2 drops on September the 22nd, then episodes drop weekly. There are 6 episodes that run for 60 minutes each. The series stars Katherine Langford, Virginia Gay, and Mark Coles Smith. When Miki Anderson returns to her hometown after ten years in prison, she’s determined to finally move on with her life. But the close-knit community of Savage River is not about to let her forget the past that easily. When a murder rocks the town, Miki immediately becomes the focus of everyone’s suspicion. With the police closing in, she sets out to prove her innocence, uncovering long-buried secrets that will cast doubt on everything she thought she knew.
Episodes 1-4 will be available on the 1st of September. There are 8 episodes in total and run for 60 minutes each. They promise life-long romance and a blissful future. Yet, they scheme, scam and swindle. Some steal a fortune, others lead double lives. They are…the Love Rats. From online scam artists to bigamist husbands, serial conmen, and catfish-when people go looking for love, all too often what they find is a rat. Love Rats is a series sharing the most shocking stories that reveal the dating world is a hunting ground for manipulative criminals.
With twists and turns worthy of movies and some of the strangest and jaw-dropping ‘love stories’ ever heard, the victims at the hearts of these cases share blow-by-blow accounts, detailing how they were targeted, coerced, and conned, leaving them with broken hearts and often empty bank accounts.
10 MISTAKES: 9/11
The full documentary is available on the 5th of September and runs for 60 mins. September 11th, 2001: The world stops as America is hit by a catastrophic attack. Almost three thousand people lose their lives, thousands more are injured. Now investigative reports and declassified documents expose ten crucial errors, intelligence failings, and gaping holes in US defenses that led to the 9/11 disaster. Taking a deeper look at the steps that lead to this tragedy, could the attack have been prevented by the US government, or could it at least have been pre-empted?
This documentary looks at the fact that even after the planes hit the Twin Towers, there were further errors of judgment that resulted in yet more lives lost. The lack of planned evacuation procedures with the World Trade Center complex meant people were given conflicting messages after the first plane hit. No single mistake allowed the horrific events of September 11th to take place. But together, they paved the road to a terrible tragedy.
GIRL IN THE BOX
The full movie is available on the 19th of September and runs for 90 minutes. The film stars Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz, and Zelda Williams. Based on a chilling true story, Girl In The Box is a dark psychological drama. In the spring of 1977, 22-year-old Colleen Stan is hitchhiking to California when she accepts a ride from a young married couple, Cameron and Janice Hooker. But Cameron is obsessed with S&M and bondage, and he’s chosen Colleen to fulfill his fantasy of owning a slave.
Kidnapped at knifepoint, Colleen will spend the next seven years imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day in a coffin-size box beneath the Hooker’s bed. When not incarcerated, she works as the Hooker’s slave and child-minder as she is drawn into a bizarre and complex world of obsession and fantasy.
THE GIRL IN THE BOX: THE TRUE STORY
The box set drops on the 19th of September. It contains 2 episodes that run for 60 minutes each. In the two-part back-to-back special, The Girl In The Box: The True Story, kidnapping survivor Colleen Stan tells the disturbing story of her seven-year ordeal. Abducted by a sadistic predator and his wife, she was brainwashed, tortured, and largely confined to a coffin-size box. But the nightmare continued long after Colleen’s escape. When she eventually took the stand at her kidnapper’s trial, she found herself portrayed as a willing participant. Nearly forty years later, Colleen bravely explains how she leaned on faith and family to reclaim her identity.
RISE OF THE BILLIONAIRES
The box set drops on the 27th of September and contains four episodes that run for 60 minutes each. The origin stories and turbulent journeys of the tech titans who shape our world. A small handful of very rich people have come to dominate our society. They are wealthier and more influential than nation-states, Their genius, their passions, and their foibles move stock markets, transform cities, affect democracy and overturn the way we all think. From Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk, from the Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
These are the people who have not only become mega rich but have reshaped our world, changing our culture, our economic structures, and our ways of living in the most profound ways. With extensive use of rarely seen, evocative archive, in-depth interviews with key witnesses, best friends, employees, rivals, and commentators, we are told the story of naive dreams gone global, a story of the bizarre twists of 21st-century capitalism. A story that affects us all.
SON OF A CRITCH
The box set drops on The 7th of September. It contains 13 episodes that run for 30 minutes each. It stars Mark Critch, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Rankin, Sophia Powers, and Mark Rivera. Based on the award-winning, best-selling memoir from Mark Critch (host of CBC’s This Hour Has Twenty-Two Minutes), The exclusive Paramount Plus series Son Of A Critch is the hilarious and very real story of eleven-year-old Mark coming-of-age in St. Johns, Newfoundland. It’s a heartfelt window into the life of a child-much older inside than his eleven years-using comedy and self-depreciation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world.
MILLIONAIRE HOLIDAY HOME SWAP
The box set drops on September 25th and contains 6 episodes that run for 60 minutes each. What do you do if you get bored of forever having to return to your second home? Answer: join a club of like-minded and similarly property endowed people and go and stay in theirs! Welcome to the world of The 25 Billion Holiday Swap Club-an elite club of 14,000 holiday home swapping millionaires. It spans the globe, encompassing a property portfolio worth more than $25 billion.
In this 6-part series, we get to go inside the homes and holidays of the elite members of the Third Home property exchange and see how the other half live and holiday in some of the most desirable homes on the planet. Guiding us through is Head of Strategy Giles Adams, whose job it is to deliver on each and every demand, deal with resentment within the rating system, and pick up the pieces if and when these millionaire’s holidays don’t hit the mark.
CONTINUED ICONIC SHOWS
In addition to the new entertainment that will be coming in September, you can also catch the continuation of some of the hit shows that have already launched on Paramount Plus. Yellowstone Season 4 continues every Wednesday with episodes 6-9 becoming available before the entire season box set drops in October. Beavis & Butthead continues every Friday with episodes 6-10 becoming available ahead of the full box set drop in October. And City On A Hill Season 3 continues every Monday with episodes 6-8 becoming available ahead of a full season box set drop later in September.
So, as you can see, there is a mountain of entertainment waiting for you at your fingertips. What are you waiting for? Sign up today right here!
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