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Harry (Steve Howey) and Helen (Ginger Gonzaga) shelter from gunfire in the TV adaptation of True Lies
(Image credit: CBS)

True Lies live stream

True Lies – the TV series – premieres on 1st March 2023 on CBS. You can also stream it on Paramount+, which costs $4.99 a month. New users get a free 7-day trial. Travelling outside the US? You can use a VPN to watch a True Lies live stream wherever you are.

True Lies: preview

Remember True Lies, the 1994 movie that for many years was the best Bond film that wasn't a Bond film? Well now it's a TV series. But with some familiar faces involved, it looks to straddle the line between 'homage' and 'something new' nicely.

Indeed, star Steve Howey (who plays Harry Tasker, the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original film) was keen to distance himself from the 1994 film that inspired the series.

"We're not going to do the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis movie, it's a classic that stands alone," he told ScreenRant. "We're doing something else and we're doing our own thing, but that's based in that system."

But with the original film's director James Cameron acting as executive producer, and original cast member Tom Arnold set to make an appearance, maybe the link between old and new won't be completely severed.

For the uninitiated, True Lies follows Harry and Helen Tasker (played by Ginger Gonzaga), a seemingly normal, boring suburban couple whose lives are turned upside down by two revelations. The first? That Helen is having an affair. The second is that Harry is an international spy, terrorist-slayer and all round man of mystery, not the tedious computer consultant that Helen believes him to be.

What will happen once these revelations are out in the open? Will they stay together? And will it be as good as the original film? We'll find out on 1st March when the series starts on CBS and Paramount+. Travelling abroad? You can watch True Lies from wherever you are using a VPN.

When does True Lies start?

True Lies starts on Wednesday 1st March at 10pm ET / 9pm CT on CBS (3am GMT on Thursday morning). Only three episodes are confirmed so far, with one airing every Wednesday.

  • Ep1: Pilot – 1st Mar
  • Ep2: Public Secrets – 8th Mar
  • Ep3: Separate Pairs – 15th Mar

US: watch True Lies live stream

True Lies airs on CBS in the US, which you can watch without cable over the internet via FuboTV, which costs $74.99 a month. There's a free trial too.

US: True Lies on CBS via FuboTV (74.99 a month, 7-day free trial)

US: True Lies on CBS via FuboTV (74.99 a month, 7-day free trial)
Fubo brings you over 100 channels all without needing a cable subscription. There's live sports, cloud DVR storage, and on-demand viewing. The cheapest tier is $74.99 a month, but you can sign up for a free 7-day trial to see if you like it.

US: True Lies on Paramount+ ($4.99 a month)

US: True Lies on Paramount+ ($4.99 a month)
It's also available on Paramount+, which also brings you Comedy Central, MTV, Smithsonian Channel and more. It's available bundled with Showtime as well for just $11.99 a month – Showtime has no ads, and carries hit originals, movies, documentaries and sports.

Watch True Lies live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular True Lies live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch the True Lies live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for the True Lies live stream

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For True Lies, you may wish to choose 'US' for Paramount+.

3. Then head over to Paramount+ on your browser or device and enjoy the True Lies live stream!

Watch the True Lies trailer

Can I watch True Lies in the UK?

UK: Paramount+ (£6.99 a month, free 7-day trial)

UK: Paramount+ (£6.99 a month, free 7-day trial)
No UK TV channel has been confirmed as the home of True Lies, but it's likely to come to Paramount+ in the UK... but there is no confirmed release date yet. Paramount+ has a 7-day free trial, so you can try before you buy, after which it costs £6.99 a month.

Remember: anyone visiting the UK can use a VPN to unblock the Paramount+ live stream from anywhere.

UK viewers can also watch the original True Lies film on Prime Video (here's a 30-day free Prime trial). Travelling outside the UK? Use a VPN to unblock your connection and watch wherever you are.

Can I watch True Lies in Australia?

True Lies still showing Harry (Steve Howey) and Helen (Ginger Gonzaga) back to back tied to chairs.

(Image credit: CBS)

Again, no Australian TV channels have confirmed they'll broadcast True Lies, but it'll likely come to Aussie viewers via Paramount+. This costs AU$8.99 a month, and has a free 7-day trial.

Outside Australia? Simply use a VPN to access your local True Lies live stream without being geo-blocked.

Watch True Lies in Canada

No Canadian channels have confirmed to be showing True Lies, but it's likely to be available to stream on Paramount+. The streaming service costs CAD $9.99 a month with a 7-day free trial.

Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.