Photo: Michael Courtney / Awesomeness /Paramount+
Paramount+ announced that its upcoming bold YA comedy HONOR SOCIETY will exclusively premiere on the service Friday, July 29 in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., and later this year in Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
Starring Angourie Rice (“Mare of Easttown”) and Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”), the hilarious, edgy coming-of-age comedy explores the costs and rewards of being a tenaciously ambitious young woman in the modern world. The cast also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Armani Jackson, Amy Keum and Ben Jackson Walker.
“We are thrilled to build on our recent success with compelling YA content and partner with Awesomeness Films to bring HONOR SOCIETY’s bold story of ambition and empowerment to Paramount+ this summer,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer, Paramount Streaming.
Produced by Awesomeness Films, HONOR SOCIETY follows Honor (Angourie Rice), an ambitious high school senior whose sole focus is getting into Harvard, assuming she can first score the coveted recommendation from her guidance counsellor, Mr. Calvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a Machiavellian plan to take down her top three student competitors, until things take a turn when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest competition, Michael (Gaten Matarazzo).
HONOR SOCIETY is directed by Oran Zegman, with screenplay by David A. Goodman. The film is produced by Michael Lewen and executive produced by Syrinthia Studer, Ron French and Don Dunn. Development of the film at Awesomeness is overseen by Fred D. Lee.