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Paramount+ arrives in Italy

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount launches in Italy with more than 8,000 hours of entertainment.

Paramount Global rolled out the Blue Carpet and hosted a dazzling star-studded event today, September 14th, at the iconic Cinecittà Studios in Rome to celebrate the Italian launch of Paramount+. Following the event, the service revealed its content slate that features the biggest stars and most compelling stories. Roberto Benigni, Elodie, Greta Scarano and Carlo Verdone are among the Italian stars aligning on Paramount+, alongside global talent including Harrison Ford, Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sylvester Stallone, Miles Teller and more.

The streaming service provides a broad slate for the whole family, spanning new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from Paramount’s world-renowned brands and production studios, including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, SHOWTIME® and the Smithsonian Channel™, offering the best from international exclusive titles and local content.

Global series that will become available on Paramount+ in Italy include THE OFFER, based on Oscar®-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences of making “The Godfather”, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which follows a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution, and TULSA KING, with Sylvester Stallone playing the role of Dwight “The General” Manfredi just after he is released from a 25-year prison sentence and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Additionally, Paramount+ will be the home of a selection of new blockbuster films following their theatrical and home entertainment releases, including “Top Gun: Maverick,” which will arrive on the service in Italy in 2022.

The service is investing in local content and talent, with an unrivalled line-up of Italian originals, such as the newly announced FRANCESCO IL CANTICO, an immersive reading of one of the most iconic texts dedicated to love, hosted by Oscar®-winning Italian star Roberto Benigni; a new season of VITA DA CARLO, which sees beloved Italian comedian and actor Carlo Verdone as director and lead of this highly anticipated series around his life; TI MANGIO IL CUORE, the film based on Carlo Bonini and Giuliano Foschini’s novel-investigation of the mafia in Foggia, and starring Elodie in her first acting role; in addition to CIRCEO, MISS FALLACI, QUATTORDICI GIORNI, CORPO LIBERO, EX ON THE BEACH and ARE YOU THE ONE? Animated series such as the newest instalments of “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “South Park” will also get an Italian touch with local voice talent. The scripted slates will also include all previously announced scripted originals, including BOSÉ, a six-episode series that tells the story of the incredible life of Miguel Bosé, an international superstar that began his career in the late 1970s.

“Tonight, we are celebrating the debut of Paramount+, which seamlessly combines Hollywood with Italian storytelling and creativity. Italy has been a home to Paramount for many years and now we’re bringing the best Italian – and global – films and series together in one place, on Paramount+,” said Tom Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Streaming, Paramount, during the Blue Carpet event’s presentation.

“We’re the only streaming service where you’ll see Sylvester Stallone, ‘SpongeBob’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘South Park’ and incredible Italian stars like Elodie and Verdone… all in one place,” said Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager of Paramount+, during the event’s presentation. “With over 100 years of storytelling experience from our renowned Hollywood studio to our international production hubs – Paramount knows how to make great entertainment for everyone.” PR Newswire

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