People, the numerous Yellowstone spinoffs produced by Taylor Sheridan cost a lot. Thursday, Paramount+ made the announcement that it will soon increase the cost of its monthly subscriptions. In particular, the “Premium” Paramount+ tier with Showtime will go up to $11.99, while the “Essential” tier without Showtime and without advertising will go up to $5.99. It is unknown when exactly the price hikes will occur.
Two weeks ago, executives at Paramount announced that Paramount+ and Showtime would merge into a single, independent company that would be known as Paramount+ With Showtime. Originals from both the streamer and linear cable channels will be available on the new service, including Yellowjackets, Billions, and The Chi. Evolution, King of Tulsa).
“Today, we’re announcing that we will be fully integrating Showtime into Paramount+ across both streaming and linear platforms later this year, providing even more popular franchises and hit originals for viewers to enjoy,” Paramount CEO Bob Bakish said in a memo late last month. “To reflect this change, both our premium streaming tier on Paramount+ and the Showtime linear network will become Paramount+ With Showtime in the U.S.”
Following the announcement of the merger, Showtime announced the cancellation of two freshman series: Let the Right One In and American Gigolo. More information about those cancellations can be found here. Additionally, it revealed plans to launch multiple spinoffs to expand the Dexter and Billions franchises.