5 things airing on Paramount+ this month in Australia
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Paramount+ is a relatively new streaming service that doesn’t usually have a lot of cheesy content in Australia, but there are still a handful of binge-worthy TV shows and movies heading our way.
Paramount+ has some streaming gems this month, such as Fire heart, so here’s that, and four more recommendations from the Gizmodo Australia team. Good spread.
Gizmodo Australia’s top Paramount+ streaming recommendation is the super sweet animated film, Fire heart. Sixteen-year-old Georgia Nolan dreams of being the world’s first female firefighter. When a mysterious arsonist begins to burn down Broadway, New York’s fire department begins to disappear. Georgia’s father is called back from retirement by the mayor of New York to lead the investigation into the disappearances. Desperate to help her father and save her town, Georgia disguises herself as a young man named “Joe” and joins a small group of misfit firefighters trying to stop the arsonist. It airs starting today, July 1, on Paramount+.
What everyone should know about Australia
This episode of What everyone should know about Australia is a Naidoc Week Special. This is a documentary web series, hosted by Elaine Crombie, about dismantling myths and celebrating truths about First Nations history and culture. You can catch this ep starting Sunday, July 3 on Paramount+.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell
The true crime docuseries Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? asks – and promises to answer – why an educated socialite heiress would pick on other women. The three-part docuseries investigates how “socialite-turned-sex-trafficker” Maxwell became entangled with convicted abuser Jeffrey Epstein for decades. Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? works back to see why she was convicted of sex trafficking in December 2021. It airs on Paramount+ in Australia this month, July 8.
The secrets she keeps
From the first moments of The secrets she keeps season two, we know something has gone terribly wrong for Meghan Shaughnessy. An incident has taken place that will have devastating repercussions on her family and her marriage to Jack. Slowly, we’re tracing Meghan’s memories of the events leading up to the incident, though nothing is as it first appears. The entire second season of The secrets she keeps airs on Paramount+ this month, starting July 12.
The all-new UK miniseries, Compulsion, follows paramedic and mum, Jenny Challoner (Leanne Best). After a fatal train accident, Jenny suffers from PTSD and as she tries to cope, she develops a gambling addiction. She begins to hide her suffering from her husband, best friend and daughter, but when Jenny resumes her working as an ambulance attendant, she is having a public crisis. Jenny is helped by a stranger, Sasha, and the couple bond. But Sasha has her own agenda. It airs on Paramount+ starting July 17.
honor society follows Honor (Angourie Rice), an ambitious high school student whose only goal is to get into Harvard, assuming she can first earn her guidance counselor’s coveted recommendation. Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a devious plan to eliminate her top three student contestants, until things go awry when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest contest, Michael (Gaten Matarazzo). . honor society airs on Paramount+ later this month in Australia, starting July 30.
Last month we recommended The Spongebob Moviethe South Park special, South Park: The Streaming Warmystery series spin-off Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, the third season of Bad and Playersthe documentary-style comedy series that follows a fictional pro League of Legends esports team as they chase their first championship after years of close calls and heartache.
Come back next month and we’ll give you our recommendations for August. While you’re here, why not check out everything streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Stan, Binge, Paramount+, Disney+ and Shudder in Australia next month.