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(Pocket-lint) - A new streaming service has launched in the UK and Ireland, bringing with it a tonne of shows that have been missing from other platforms and TV channels for a while. Not least, Star Trek: Discovery and the Halo TV series.

Available in the US since early 2021, Paramount+ is continuing its push into multiple new regions and that means there's a massive new audience ready to find out what it has to offer.

It is available on pretty much every connected device, including mobile phones, in app form, plus Sky Q and Sky Glass customers with Sky Cinema subscriptions get it for free.

We've put together a list of six shows that we recommend you check out that are available to watch now.


Halo The Series

The live action adaptation of Halo is now available to viewers in the UK.

It deviates a little from the videogames and as so is seen as operating on its own timeline, with the nine episode run in season 1 focusing on the origin story of John-117, AKA Master Chief, and the initial battles with the Covenant.


Both Yellowstone and its prequel, 1883, are available on Paramount+ so UK fans now get a chance to watch them both on demand.

It's worth noting that only the first three seasons of Yellowstone are available on the streaming service initially.

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Not a TV show as such - it's a feature-length film - but we're so excited by the return of Beavis and Butt-Head that we had to include it here.

The boys head into space in their first major outing since the mid-90s.

NOTE: It will be available to stream from 23 June 2022.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

A spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery (which is also exclusively available on Paramount+), Strange New Worlds focuses on the first crew of the Enterprise, with Captain Pike at the helm.

The first season started in the US in May, so is a welcome addition to Paramount+ in other regions too.

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Airing on Showtime in the US and exclusive to Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland, The Man Who Fell To Earth is essentially a sequel to the 1976 David Bowie movie of the same name.

It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as an alien seeking to save his species by discovering what it means to be "human".


The mid-2000s NIckelodeon kids show returned in 2021, with Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) now an adult and host of her own web comedy show.

Just about all of the original cast return for this Paramount+ exclusive that's just entering its second season.

Writing by Rik Henderson.
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