Paramount Network has been absolutely killing the game with Yellowstone and then their Paramount+ streaming shows 1883 and Mayor Of Kingstown.
And while they may be cannibalizing themselves with shows on Peacock (a deal that was reached with Yellowstone before Paramount+ was a thing), and their shows on Showtime (which are both owned by ViacomCBS), for now, it’s working.
And it appears that things are gonna stay that way, according to Variety.
Paramount Plus President of Original Scripted Series, Nicole Clemons, had a lot to say about the current state and future of the streaming service while comparing it with Showtime:
“I think they’re complementary and I think there’s going to be some overlap in a Venn diagram.
But when you think about Paramount Plus you think of broad, you think of global, the entire country, tentpole, maybe more popcorn; whereas Showtime might play a little more coastal.
Not that they’re playing to the exclusion of the rest of the country, but they might be slightly more boundary-pushing.”
But more importantly, what does that mean for 1883?
When Giles was asked of a potential second season of 1883, she teased that we could be getting not only a second season of the show, but even more from the world of Taylor Sheridan:
“There’s a whole Taylor Sheridan universe coming your way… the journey west is a long one, there’s lots of stories to tell.”