One of the biggest US TV hits of recent years is finally coming to Ireland 1 year ago

One of the biggest US TV hits of recent years is finally coming to Ireland

This could fill that Lost-shaped hole in your life...

When it launched in Ireland towards the end of June, new streaming service Paramount+ arrived with a whole host of content, the highlights of which we covered here.


In July, they gave us a documentary on one of the most well-known brands in the world, Victoria's Secret: Angles & Demons, Renee Zellweger's new series The Thing About Pam, the live-action/animation mash-up Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder, and the newly-revisited horror sequel Scream.

Looking forward to August, the streaming service will be adding mystery documentary The Disappearance of Gaby Petito (Thursday 18 August), the fourth season of hit show Yellowstone (first five episodes on Wednesday 17 August), and comedy superhero movie Secret Headquarters (Saturday 13 August).

But the new arrival that has really got our attention is La Brea, a big-budget series that has been attracting comparisons to the likes of Lost.

It tells the story of a sinkhole suddenly appearing in Los Angeles, near the La Brea tar pits, with hundreds of people, vehicles and buildings falling into the void. Those who fell find themselves in a mysterious and primeval land and they all must work together to survive, while those back home try to figure out a way to bring them back to our world.


Yep, it is a big swing of a show, but it resulted in one of the biggest hits for a show outside of a streaming service in quite some time. So much so that the second season of the show is already in production and expected to arrive before the end of the year.

The cast includes Natalie Zea (Dirty Sexy Money, Justified), Chiké Okonkwo (Banshee, Being Mary Jane), Jon Seda (The Pacific, Bad Boys II) and Ireland's own Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin).

All 10 episodes of the first season of La Brea will be available to watch in Ireland on Paramount+ from Monday, 1 August.


Clip via Rotten Tomatoes