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Paramount+ Inks Content Deal With French Producer Gaumont

Paramount+ has inked a content deal with Gaumont, the French-based TV show and movie producer responsible for recent Netflix hits “Lupin,” “Narcos” and “Barbarian,” in addition to “Stillwater” on Apple TV+.

The agreement is part of Paramount’s goal of creating 50 original scripted international series this year, which thus far include “Sexy Beast,” “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Simon Beckett’s “Chemistry of Death,” “Los Enviados” (The Envoys), “Cecilia,” “Bosé,” “Miss Fallaci” and “At Midnight,” among others.

“This long-term partnership with the storied and esteemed production company Gaumont is another example of our commitment to producing high-quality content that crosses borders and resonates with audiences worldwide,” Raffaele Annecchino, CEO of Paramount Networks International, formerly VCNI, said in a statement.

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These originals are on top of 40 series Gaumont is currently involved with in Paris, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Cologne and Rome for other streaming platforms. These include “Narcos” season six, season two of “Barbarian,” season two of “Lupin,” “Damage,” “El Presidente” “Totem,” “Kaiser Karl” and “Stillwater.”

“We are excited to start a global relationship with Paramount+ and contribute to its international rollout with four new shows in Europe and Latin America,” added Gaumont CEO Sidonie Dumas.

Paramount+ is currently operating in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Nordics, and Australia, and will expand to 48 markets by the end of the year.

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