Paramount+ is ramping up its output of unique collection and movies globally.
The streamer has greenlit a London-set drama titled Flatshare forward of Paramount+ launching within the U.Ok. this summer season. The collection, starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, Brave New World) and Anthony Welsh (The Great), is a part of Paramount+’s plan to launch 50 worldwide scripted exhibits in 2022.
The pickup of Flatshare additionally follows on heels of manufacturing rolling on Corazonada, a characteristic movie set to debut on Paramount+ in Latin America late this yr.
Flatshare relies on a best-selling novel by Beth O’Leary and tailored by author and govt producer Rose Lewenstein. Brown Findlay and Welsh play Tiffany and Leon, two cash-strapped twentysomethings who share a mattress — regardless of having by no means met. They time-share a flat as she works throughout the day at a content-mill web site and he spends nights working at a hospice. They get unexpectedly drawn into each other’s lives, and an attraction begins to evolve backward.
Bart Edwards, Shaq B Grant, Shaniqua Okwok and Jonah Hauer-King additionally star.
VIS, Paramount Global’s worldwide studio division, and 42 are producing the six-episode collection. Oscar nominee Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, Magpie Murders) will direct and govt produce together with Lewenstein.
“Flatshare gives a flavor of the high-quality local content that viewers can look forward to from Paramount+,” mentioned Sebastian Cardwell, deputy chief content material officer, UK, for Paramount. “With VIS and 42 at the helm, and a brilliant cast attached, I’m looking forward to seeing this adaptation of a much-loved novel come to life.”
Lewenstein and Cattaneo govt produce with Miriam Brent, Rory Aitken and Eleanor Moran of 42. Sarah Simmonds (Killing Eve, The Irregulars), Ryan Calais Cameron (Typical), and Alex Straker (The Last Kingdom) are writing with Lewenstein, and Chloë Wicks (On the Edge) will direct a blok of episodes.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Beth O’Leary’s captivating bestseller to television,” Brent, Aitken and Moran mentioned in a press release. “Bursting with wit and heart, Flatshare is the perfect love story for a global millennial audience. Adapted for the screen by our incredible showrunner Rose Lewenstein, and helmed by Oscar-nominated director Peter Cattaneo, the creative team is a dream come true. With Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh as our leads, we can’t wait for audiences to fall in love with Tiffany and Leon all over again.”
Corazonada, in the meantime, dramatizes one of many greatest frauds in Mexico’s historical past, when a bunch of officers with that nation’s MeLate lottery pulled off a multimillion-dollar heist — solely to be caught per week later. J.M. Cravioto directs the VIS-produced movie.
The two tasks are a part of Paramount+’s push to broaden its world footprint. The streamer additionally not too long ago picked up a Sexy Beast prequel (initially arrange at Paramount Network within the U.S.) and A Gentleman in Moscow within the U.Ok. in addition to Simon Beckett’s The Chemistry of Death (Germany) and Yonder (South Korea) and renewed Mexican collection Los Enviados and Cecilia.