Paramount Plus enters an increasingly crowded field. Disney last year launched its $7-a-month Disney Plus service. This year, Comcast’s NBCUniversal launched Peacock, which has a free ad-supported tier. AT&T’s WarnerMedia debuted its $15 a month HBO Max service. Traditional media companies are all trying to lure viewers away from Netflix, Amazon as more people dump the cable TV subscriptions they had relied on.
New original shows for Paramount Plus will include “The Offer," a series about the making of “The Godfather"; a new “Behind the Music" series from MTV; a spy drama called “Lioness"; a revival of BET's comedy-drama “The Game"; and a true crime series called “The Real Criminal Minds."