David Beckham’s Studio 99 is producing a series on the rise of Premier League football’s billionaires for Paramount+, while the streamer unveils a five-person UK factboard that includes shows on luxury yachts, the Loch Ness Monster, Simple Minds and strippers in Vegas.
The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires (working title) is co-produced by All3Media with support The thief, his wife and the canoe Producer Story Films and will tell the coming-of-age story of one of the most expensive and lucrative sports leagues in the world and will focus on its stars. The four-part will focus on the 2000-2010 era, when the likes of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who was recently forced to sell Chelsea, took the league by storm and transformed its wealth.
Beckham’s Studio 99 also produces Disney+ documentaries Save our squad at twenty twenty.
The show will be aired on a five-person Paramount+ UK fact board on the morning after the streamer put on a swanky show in London’s West End featuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Gillian Anderson and Michelle Pfeiffer, hosted by Graham Norton. Paramount+ launches tomorrow in the UK and Ireland.
Hot yachts by Curve Media, which Deadline recently announced is exploring sales options, shines a light on the world of luxury yachting in South Florida, where an elite group of highly competitive, party-loving yacht brokers are ruthlessly vying to sell everything from $1 million powerboats to $100 million super yachts.
Meanwhile, Two Rivers Media MONSTERS: The Mystery of Loch Ness chronicles the search for the prehistoric monster in the inky black Scottish waters and Simple Minds: Once Upon a Time (working title) is a one-off documentary about one of Scotland’s biggest bands, who began as a musical duo of two young Glasgow children, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.
Rounding out the five-strong list is Firecracker Scotland stripes, in which the burgeoning world of Vegas strippers is explored in depth.
“Our mission is to partner with the UK’s storytelling talent to make Paramount+ the premier destination for unmissable television,” said Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer, Paramount UK. “These new orders will join a wealth of original content from the service, as well as selections from Paramount’s extensive catalog, to create a compelling offering for viewers in the UK and Ireland.”