CBS All Access is going to go under a metamorphosis in the beginning of 2021. It was recently revealed that the streaming service will be undergoing a variety of changes including a name change to Paramount+.
Other changes include the inclusion of content from more of ViacomCBS’ subsidiaries including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon to name a few. This will mean that Paramount Plus will offer roughly 30,000 episodes and movies. Bob Bakish of ViacomCBS released the following statement about the change:
Paramount is an iconic and storied brand beloved by consumers all over the world, and it is synonymous with quality, integrity and world-class storytelling. With Paramount Plus, we’re excited to establish one global streaming brand in the broad-pay segment that will draw on the sheer breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to offer an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy.
Marc DeBevoise of ViacomCBS added:
The response from consumers in just the early weeks of the service’s expansion already illustrates the tremendous opportunity ahead of us in bringing these phenomenal ViacomCBS brands together in one premium streaming home under the new Paramount Plus name.
BET, Comedy Central, and other studios will be creating some new original content for the streaming service. Here’s some of the ones to look forward to:
A scripted limited event series from Paramount Television Studios, based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making “The Godfather.” The 10-episode event series is written and executive produced by Michael Tolkin (“Escape at Dannemora” and “The Player”). Ruddy will also serve as executive producer, and Emmy-winning producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoys”) will executive produce and be a writer on the series.
A spy drama created by Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”) with Sheridan, Jill Wagner, David Glasser, David Hutkin, and Bob Yari set to executive produce. Based on a real-life CIA program, LIONESS follows a young Marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within. The series is produced by Paramount Network and 101 Studios.
MTV’s Behind the Music – The Top 40
The reboot will unlock MTV’s vault from the past 40 years for a unique and intimate look at the 40 biggest artists of all time, through their voices and their eyes. The series will be produced by Creature Films and MTV Studios.
The Real Criminal Minds
A true crime docuseries based on the hit CBS Television series, and produced by XG Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Signature.
A revival is being developed as part of BET’s programming for Paramount Plus from CBS Television Studios and Grammnet Productions.
There is no word as to when this change will happen other than “early next year.”