How to watch The Offer online right now — release date and time, trailer and cast

Miles Teller (as producer Albert S. Ruddy) and Juno Temple (as Bettye McCartt) stare in a press photo from The Offer
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It's time to watch The Offer online with Paramount Plus, and learn if this streaming service finally has a show too good to refuse. 

The Offer release date and time

The Offer episodes 1, 2 and 3 arrived today (Thursday, April 26).
Time — 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT
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This 10-part miniseries, one of the first big shows that was announced when Paramount Plus was revealed, charts a story about The Godfather films (did you know you'll be able to watch The Godfather movies online on Paramount Plus?) that's never been told on screen before. 

That's the story of producer Albert S. Ruddy (played here by Miles Teller), who found the process of making The Godfather more than a little complicated. And his lie that he'd actually read the book is barely the tip of Ruddy's troubles.

From bringing in an amazing cast for the project to finding the right director for the job (Dan Fogler's version of Francis Ford Coppola looks amazing), Ruddy's quest to make one of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of all time had a lot of ups.

Unfortunately, mafia don Joe Colombo (played by Giovanni Ribisi) was a wrench in the plans. Voicing concerns about The Godfather painting a bad stereotypical image of Italian Americans, Colombo intimidates Ribisi into finding a solution.

Here's what you need to watch The Offer online. 

How to watch The Offer online anywhere on Earth

Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss The Offer if you've traveled to a place where you can't access it. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. 

How to watch The Offer in the US 

The Offer's first three episodes premiered today (Thursday, April 28) at 3 a.m. ET. It is streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus.

Season 1 consists of 10 episodes, which will be released weekly on Thursdays. 

Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)

Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, The Good Fight and the upcoming Halo series.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

How to watch The Offer online in the UK 

We've got some bad news for the Brits who want to watch The Offer. Paramount Plus has yet to launch in the U.K. (it's due this summer). 

So, as you might expect, the next best thing available for those who want to watch along with us in the U.S. is to grab a VPN service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to work your way around the Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) geo-restrictions.

How to watch The Offer online in Canada

Unlike the situation across the pond, our neighbors to the north are able to watch  The Offer on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). It debuts on the same day as it does in the U.S.. Paramount Plus costs $5.99 CAD in Canada.

How to watch The Offer online in Australia

Good news! Since Australia is one of the growing number of regions where Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) is available, you can watch the The Offer down under. There, it costs AU$8.99 per month or AU$89.99 per year. 

The Offer trailer

In The Offer's trailer, we see that news on the Paramount Pictures lot is not good. Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) is told that the studio is in jeopardy. And then he lies himself into a situation where he's going to wind up in charge of The Godfather. Unfortunately, the process of making The Godfather was just as lethal as any random scene in the film.

The Offer cast

Miles Teller (Whiplash) stars as Albert S. Ruddy, who claims he's read The Godfather in order to become one of its producers. Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) co-stars as Bettye McCartt, his assistant. But our favorite bit of casting is Giovanni Ribisi as mob boss. Joe Colombo.

The rest of the cast is as follows:

  • Matthew Goode as Robert Evans
  • Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola
  • Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn
  • Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus
  • Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo

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Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.