Paramount+ has canceled a slew of its originals, including Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Star Trek: Prodigy, Queen of the Universe And The game and pulls shows from its platform becoming the latest media company to take a content write-down.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was canceled after one season, Star Trek: Prodigy will not be released with its previously announced second season, The game was canceled after two seasons and the reality series hosted by Graham Norton queen of the universe was fired after two seasons.
All of these titles will be removed from Paramount+, with the studios planning to buy some of them from rival broadcasters and streamers.
The company will take a content impairment charge and is expected to disclose the financial impact in its upcoming results.
The move comes months after Paramount+ removed a slew of other titles from its service, including Coyote, No Activity, Guilty Party, The Harper House, The Real World And The twilight zone.
Other streamers such as Netflix, HBO Max and Disney+ have also previously removed original series from their services in a bid to cut costs.
The move comes as Paramount+ is in the process of merging with Showtime, which will happen later this month.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, which is a prequel to the classic film, premiered on April 6 and ran until early June. It was one of several Paramount movie IP-based series to debut on the streaming service alongside Fatal attractionwhich is still awaiting a decision, and the miniseries The offer, which told the story of the making of The Godfather. Paramount+ also has upcoming series based on Flashdance, Italian work, love story And The parallax view.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies took place four years before the original Fat; In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in school, four weary outcasts dare to have their way, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High for always.
The prequel series stars Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington- Cooper in Wally and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was written and produced by creator Annabel Oakes, who also serves as showrunner. Marty Bowen executive produced for Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach also executive produced, and Alethea Jones, who directed the pilot as well as two other episodes also executive produced. Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey executive produce through Picturestart and Grace Gilroy serves as producer.
Paramount Television Studios will have the option to shop the series elsewhere
Star Trek: Prodigy is an animated children’s series set in the Star Trek universe.
The series premiered on Paramount+ in October 2021 with its first installment of ten episodes, which later aired on Nickelodeon. The second batch of ten episodes aired between October and December 2022. It was renewed for a second season in November, one which was to air later before the reversal.
The series follows the crew of the USS Protostar.
Developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman and produced by Nickelodeon Animation and CBS Studios, the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy Was the first star trek series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a larger galaxy, in search of a brighter future. These six young outcasts know nothing of the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trekfranchise – but as they adventure together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it stands for.
The voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf ), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).
Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, the new animation arm of CBS Studios; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, headed by Animation President Ramsey Naito; Secret hiding place; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman and Ben Hibon, who also directs and serves as the series’ executive producer and creative lead. lively. .
The new season will complete post-production and the studio will seek a new home for Star Trek: Prodigy as the first season is coming out of the service shortly.
The company said that “continues to be invested in growing the Star Trek franchise” with series including Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, movie event Star Trek: Section 31, Star Trek: Strange New Worldswhich returned for its second season on June 15 and was renewed for a third season, anime series Star Trek: Lower Deckswhich will return for its fourth season later this year and has also been renewed for a fifth season, the upcoming final season of Star Trek: Discovery as well as Star Hiking: Picard.
The game is a revival of the original comedy series that airs on The CW and BET. It premiered on Paramount+ in November 2021 and the second season launched in December 2022.
It focuses on black culture through the lens of professional football, moving from San Diego to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas-based team tackled a number of social issues and more as they battled for fame, fortune, respect and love – all while trying to hold their souls together while they were each playing the game.
The series was executive produced by showrunner and writer Devon Greggory, original show creator Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, and original executive producer Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo of Grammnet NH Productions. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Inphiniti Entertainment, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions.
CBS Studios will have the option to license the series elsewhere.
queen of the universe is a drag queen singing competition organized by Norton. It included judges such as Leona Lewis, Trixie Mattel, Michelle Visage, Vanessa Williams and Mel B with contestants competing for a cash prize of $250,000.
Produced by RuPaul’s Drag Race producer World of Wonder, the series premiered in December 2021 and the second season ended yesterday. It will be removed from Paramount+ on June 30.