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What to watch on Paramount+ in December 2023 from The Doll Factory to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Other highlights include The Castaways

Paramount+ in December will see shows like The Castaways and The Doll Factory be released. (Paramount+)
Paramount+ in December will see shows like The Castaways and The Doll Factory be released. (Paramount+)

Paramount+ has a busy month ahead in December, with new box sets ready to dig into and blockbuster films being released as well.

The streaming platform is giving subscribers some great alternatives for Christmas, bringing dark dramas, thrilling mysteries and the newest movies to watch during the festive season.

As well as new releases, Paramount+ will continue to release new episodes of Frasier, Fellow Travelers, The Curse and Lawman: Bass Reeves.

Read more: Streaming in December

Here is everything you need to know about what's coming to Paramount+ in December.


The Doll Factory | 1 December

Picture Shows: (L-R) Louis played by (GEORGE WEBSTER) and Iris played by (ESMÉ CREED-MILES) - The Doll Factory. (Paramount+)
George Webster and Esme Creed-Miles in The Doll Factory. (Paramount+)

Fans of Gothic fiction will get their fix with The Doll Factory, a thrilling dark drama about a woman, Iris (Esme Creed-Miles), seeking her independence by achieving her dream of becoming a celebrated painter in a world that is determined to tear her down at every turn.

As well as contending with the pressure of Victorian society, Iris' quest to escape her circumstances sees her come to the attention of two men, Louis (George Webster) and Silas (Éanna Hardwicke), who prove more dangerous than they first appear.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | 8 December

Primal in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. (Paramount)
Primal in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. (Paramount)

The Transformers franchise is still going strong, and the latest film is Rise of the Beasts which is coming to Paramount+ following its theatrical run earlier this year.

Read more: Transformers timeline and recap: The story so far

In the film, the Autobots are faced with a new faction of Transformers known as the Maximals, who join them as allies in a new battle to save the Earth.

The Castaways | 26 December

Sheridan Smith as Lori Holme in The Castaways (Paramount+)
Sheridan Smith as Lori Holme in The Castaways (Paramount+)

Sheridan Smith stars in a new five-part drama that is coming to Paramount+ on Boxing Day, right in time for a festive binge.

The series sees sisters Lori (Smith) and Erin (Celine Buckens) going on the trip of a lifetime to Fiji, only for Lori to go missing after an argument. Months later, Erin makes it her mission to find her sibling, and she will uncover a dark mystery in order to do so.

Finestkind | 16 December

Tommy Lee Jones as Ray, Toby Wallace as Charlie, Jenna Ortega as Mabel and Ben Foster as Tom in Finestkind (Paramount+)
Tommy Lee Jones as Ray, Toby Wallace as Charlie, Jenna Ortega as Mabel and Ben Foster as Tom in Finestkind (Paramount+)

Jenna Ortega stars in film Finestkind, which sees two brothers from different worlds reunite as adults, and their circumstances lead them to strike a deal with a Boston crime gang. Along the way they come across a young woman who is stuck in the middle of the drama, and the siblings are put to the test.


Here are all the films and TV shows coming to Paramount+ in December:

1 December

The Doll Factory

8 December

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

15 December

The Serial Killer's Wife

16 December

Finestkind

22 December

Simple Minds: Everything is Possible

26 December

The Castaways