Here are the new releases arriving on Paramount Plus in April 2023, including original and catalog films and TV series.
GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES
Available from April 7th 2023 on Paramount+– The series stars Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally, and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee. The musical series takes place four years before the original “Grease”. In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll was king, before the T-Birds were the coolest in school, four jaded dropouts dare to have their own fun, unleashing a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. From Paramount Television Studios, GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES is written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes (“Atypical,” “Minx”), who also serves as showrunner and directed a follow-up episode. Alethea Jones (“Made for Love,” “Dollface,” “Evil”) directed the pilot episode and two other episodes and is an executive producer. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey executive produce for Temple Hill, while Adam Fishbach also executive produces. Produced by Grace Gilroy and executive produced by Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey through PICTURESTART. Choreography by Jamal Sims, who also directed, and music by GRAMMY Award nominee and executive music producer Justin Tranter.
GEORGE & TAMMY
Available April 27, 2023 on Paramount+ – The series tells the story of country music power couple, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, whose complicated but enduring relationship inspired some of the most iconic music of all time. Remembered as the “First Lady of Country Music,” Wynette’s breakout song “Stand by Your Man” remains one of the most iconic and best-selling country singles by a female artist. George Jones’ song “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is still widely referred to as the greatest country song of all time. With over 30 number-one country songs, including the duets “We’re Gonna Hold On,” “Golden Ring,” and “Near You,” George and Tammy’s legacy, both musically and as a couple, remains one of the greatest stories of love never told. The stars of George & Tammy – Showtime series – are Oscar winner Jessica Chastain and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon. Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, Freckle Films, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Aunt Sylvia’s Moving Picture Co. and Blank Films Inc, the highly anticipated series created by Abe Sylvia and directed by John Hillcoat chronicles one of music’s most legendary couples Tammy Wynette and George Jones.
Available from April 6th – After witnessing a dramatic and traumatic accident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter begins to witness frightening events she can’t explain. Rose must face her past in order to survive her terrifying new reality. Smile is a 2022 American psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn (in her directorial debut), based on her 2020 short Laura Hasn’t Slept. The film stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher and Kyle Gallner.
THE QUEST FOR TONEWOOD
Available from April 8 – This docu-film tells the story of a luthier obsessed with the idea of building a violin whose sound is so exceptional that it excites the musician who plays it and caresses the soul of those who listen to it. For this, a special type of wood is needed, made from a sacred tree found only in a forest in the Balkans. A musical quest as exciting as a high-flying treasure hunt.
THE LOTTERY: THE LEGEND OF THE MEXICAN DREAM
Available from April 18 – Film based on the true story of the theft of the “Corazonada”, a multi-million dollar lottery, committed in 2012 by a group of low-level government officials with ambition far exceeding their criminal intelligence. These seven employees in charge of organizing the lottery, were able to steal 160 million pesos (which was worth $10 million at the time), but were caught a few weeks later. In the cast: Osvaldo Benavides, Bruno Bichir, Michelle Renaud, Flavio Medina and Ana Gonzalez Bello
THE GAME S1-2
Available from April 20th –New Players offer a modern analysis of black culture through the prism of pro football, trying to keep their soul while playing The Game. Starring: Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vaughn W Hebron, Adriyan Rae, Hosea Chancez and Coby Bell
MIKE JUDGE’S BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD S1
Available from April 13th –The triumphant return of Beavis and Butt-Head, two teenage boys who like things cool and dislike things that suck.
Available from April 11th – Jaehyun receives an invitation from his late wife to a place called Yonder, a place created based on his wife’s memories. Jaehyun accepts the invitation and in Yonder is reunited with the love of his life. The interpreters of this South Korean series are: Shin Ha-kyun and Han Ji-min.
The Paramount+ library is also enriched with other k-dramas: SAVE MEan obscure religious cult, masquerading as a peaceful pastoral church, wreaks havoc among the unsuspecting members of the community; SIGNALcommunicating via a walkie-talkie that transcends time, a 2015 criminal profiler and a 1989 detective join forces to confront crimes and injustices and VOICE, which follows emergency call center employees and dispatch teams as they try to help victims using only what they hear in their cries for help. Two police officers join forces to become the “golden time team” and solve cases that occur in real time.
Finally, we would like to point out some changes. QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE S2, previously announced for April, it will arrive in Italy on Paramount + from June 3rd. Also YELLOWJACKETS, expected from March 24 and RABBIT HOLEexpected from March 27, will arrive soon on Paramount +.
Source: Press Release