Under the new deal, the French studio and Viacom International Studios will co-develop a slate of high-end original content for the platform, with series already green-lit in Argentina, Germany and France.

Paramount+, the streaming service owned by ViacomCBS (now Paramount), announced a three-year partnership with Gaumont.

The announcement was made by Raffaele Annecchino, CEO of Paramount, during the current Series Mania.

Under the new deal, the platform and the French studio (Lupin, Narcos) will jointly develop a slate of high-end original content for subscribers worldwide.

The productions will be co-developed by Gaumont and Paramount’s international production studio, Viacom International Studios.

The shows will be part of Paramount+’s plans to green light 50 new non-U.S. scripted originals in 2022.

VIS will gain access to Gaumont’s vast network of top talent and creatives in key Paramount Plus markets, including Latin America and Europe.

The series

The first greenlit Paramount Plus/Gaumont project is French horror thriller, The Signal (Le Signal), based on the best-selling novel by Maxime Chattam.

The second series is Argentine dystopian thriller, Desolate Future (Futuro Desierto), written and directed by Argentine director Lucía Puenzo, alongside her brother, Nicolas Puenzo.

The third series is German supernatural dramedy, Anywhere, from German screenwriter Jana Burbach.

Lastly is French eco-thriller, Impact, based on the eponymous best-selling novel by Olivier Norek.

“The partnership with Gaumont is another example of our commitment to producing high-quality content that crosses borders and resonates with audiences worldwide. Our strong, multi-faceted and creative global content strategy, combined with strategic investments and deep-rooted history of bringing compelling global and local hits to our audience, sets Paramount Plus up for continued success,” said Raffaele Annecchino, Paramount’s international CEO.

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

Previously announced Paramount Plus international originals include Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow; Chemistry of Death; Los Enviados and Miss Fallaci.