Published: Thursday, 18 February 2021 | Written by SciFi Vision
STREAMING ON… AMC+, ACORN TV, ALLBLK, SHUDDER, SUNDANCE NOW
NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS SPRING Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY -- February 18, 2021 – This spring, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder and Sundance Now.
Highlights from across the suite of services include:
* Early access to the first episode of The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season on Sunday, February 21. Subsequent episodes will be available early, every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning Thursday, March 4.
* The exclusive US debut of crime thriller Cold Courage, starring John Simm (Doctor Who) and based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, premiering Thursday, March 11.
* Early access to new episodes of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead season six on Thursdays beginning, April 8 ahead of its linear premieres on Sundays.
On SUNDANCE NOW, SHUDDER and AMC+, the Season 2 finale of addictive fan favorite A Discovery of Witches on Saturday, March 13.
On SUNDANCE NOW and AMC+, a special season of the acclaimed international series The Restaurant: 1951 debuts on Thursday, March 25.
On SHUDDER and AMC+, Season 2 of the hit horror anthology from Greg Nicotero, Creepshow, premiering Thursday, April 1. ALLBLK’s hilarious new comedy Millennials, centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbors across the hall, premiering Thursday, February 25. ACORN TV’s new crime drama Bloodlands, following Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) on the hunt for a legendary assassin, premiering Monday, March 15. SHUDDER’s revenge thriller Violation, an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival 2021, premiering Thursday, March 25.
A full spring schedule is below (by service and in chronological order):
Bloodlands - Premieres Monday, March 15 When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of the sea, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet, The Hobbit trilogy) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance and a series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history. The highly anticipated BBC One drama follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Four episodes premiere weekly. *Acorn TV Original Series The Attaché- Premieres Monday, March 22 This ten-part contemporary series charts the turbulent impact of a family’s move from Tel Aviv to Paris, starring the series creator, director and writer Eli Ben David (Buba Shel-Medina). Avshalom, an Israeli-Moroccan Jew, and Annabelle, his Parisian wife, navigate the dramatic changes in their lives, and their relationship, as their individual paths diverge in their new home.
The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 - Premieres Monday, March 29 This acclaimed New Zealand detective series returns with six feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. After transferring from a big city to the little murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more macabre goings-on and investigate murderous rivalries and lethal grudges. Six episodes premiere weekly. *Acorn TV Exclusive World Premiere
Bäckström – Premieres Monday, April 12 This thrillingly dark noir from Sweden is based on Leif GW Persson’s novel, Can You Die Twice? Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvistist, The Wedding Photographer, A Summer Tale) is a respected detective famed for having an unparalleled world record for solving murder cases. But when a bullet-ridden skull is found in the Swedish archipelago, DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim of Thailand’s 2004 tsunami, and Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that even he could not have imagined: Can you die twice? All 6 episodes available to binge. *Acorn TV Exclusive
Keeping Faith Season 3 – Premieres Monday, April 26 This record-setting, award-winning thriller comes to a close in a dramatic final season. Season 3 finds small town lawyer Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Broadchurch, Torchwood) attempting to navigate the disillusion of her marriage, while taking on an emotionally wrenching case involving a gravely ill young boy. Into this mix, Faith is confronted by a terrible and long-buried figure from her past: her mother, Rose Fairchild (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), whose reappearance uncovers secrets in Faith's background and will force audiences to ask the question: Who is Faith Howells? (6 episodes). *Acorn TV Original Series
Social Society – Premieres Monday, February 22 This new weekly variety talk show is hosted and co-produced by actor and social media personality Kendall Kyndall (Games People Play). Social Society will provide a fresh look into current trending topics and social buzz, while also featuring the best exclusive sketch comedy. Each episode will invite a variety of influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers to a virtual roundtable for pointed conversations about Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.
Millennials – Premieres Thursday, February 25 The hilarious new comedy is centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbors across the hall; as they navigate the chaos of being young and finding success, and themselves, in the city of angels.
A Closer Lookwith Eric Benet- Premieres Thursday, February 25 A Closer Look is a music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) reached the top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. Through one-on-one interviews, music videos, performances, archival footage and more, the series will highlight the artist’s career from the beginning to present day. The third installment in the series features Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and actor Eric Benet premiering. Viewers will get a first-hand look into what was behind some of his most popular R&B songs and a music career that has spanned generations.
My Mane Problem - Premieres Thursday, March 4 Celebrity hairstylist Dr. Boogie - an industry veteran whose clients include Taraji P. Henson, Eve, and Vivica Fox – takes on cases of real people struggling with varying hair concerns from common extensions and wigs, to natural hair in need of some serious TLC such as chemical burns and infestations. Dr. Boogie will work with each individual to offer real solutions, hair care treatment plans, and ultimately, a new lease on life, in each of the 6 half-hour episodes.
Notorious Queens - Premieres Thursday, April 1 From "Growing Up Hip Hop" creator Datari Turner, the 6-episode, half-hour series follows four women who have been labeled “notorious” due to their past romantic relationships and intense media coverage, who work to leave behind their troublesome pasts and cultivate new experiences in all areas of their lives. The four central women featured will be Stormey Ramdhan, ex-fiancé and mother of two sons to Death Row CEO Marion “Suge” Knight; Tonesha Wright, recognized as “the first lady of BMF” (Black Mafia Family); R&B artist and former “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” cast member, La’Britney; and former “Basketball Wives” and “Bad Girls Club” cast member, Meghan James.
Stuck With You Season 2- Premieres Thursday, May 6 Labeled "worth a binge" by New York Amsterdam News, the 6-episode sophomore installment of the romantic dramedy stars Tammy Townsend and Timon Kyle Durrett, with a guest appearance by Vivica A. Fox. Last year, Candace and Luvell's model marriage unraveled as their career was being catapulted to new heights. “Stuck With You” is written, directed and executive produced by Patricia Cuffie-Jones through her Diverge Entertainment production arm. Brenton Early serves as co-producer.
AMC+: The Walking Dead Extended Season 10 - Premieres February 21 AMC+ will debut the first episode of The Walking Dead’s highly anticipated extended 10th season one week ahead of its linear premiere (Sunday, February 28). Subsequent episodes will debut early on the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning Thursday, March 4.
Cold Courage- Premieres Thursday, March 11 *Exclusive US premiere Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. The first 3 episodes will debut on Thursday, March 11, with subsequent episodes released every Thursday.
A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Finale (SUNDANCE NOW/ SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Saturday, March 13 The second season finale of this addictive fan favorite finds Matthew (Matthew Goode, DowntonAbbey) and Diana (Teresa Palmer, HacksawRidge) facing an uncertain future as their time hiding in Elizabethan London comes to an end. *Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep – Premieres Monday, March 15 The missing 1968 serial is brought to life in stunning animation for the first time when the full season debuts ahead of the linear premiere on BBC AMERICA, joining other Doctor Who animated specials The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones on AMC+.
Back Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, March 18 Following an acclaimed first season on SundanceTV, the delightfully sharp Britcom Back returns with the entire new season available for early access to AMC+ subscribers ahead of its linear premiere. NOTE: Season 1 will be available for free and ungated on AMC+ for the month of March.
Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, March 25 AMC+ Exclusive Catch up on the first half of Season 6 with never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.
The Dark and The Wicked (SHUDDER / AMC+) - Premieres Thursday, February 25 Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife (Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Preacher) slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland, Hell or High Water) and Michael (Michael Abbot Jr, The Death of Dick Long) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. *Shudder Exclusive
Lucky (SHUDDER / AMC+) - Premieres Thursday, March 4 Official Selection SXSW Film Festival Putting a fresh spin on the home invasion subgenre, this surreal feminist thriller follows a self-help book author (Brea Grant, who also scripted) who suddenly finds herself stalked by an elusive and dangerous man and becomes caught in a struggle to regain control over her life. *Shudder Original
Slaxx (SHUDDER / AMC+) - Premieres Thursday, March 18 A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, Slaxx proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection. Starring Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way), Brett Donahue (Private Eyes), Sehar Bhojani (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Stephen Bogaert (The Umbrella Academy). *Shudder Original
Violation (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25 Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2021 and SXSW, World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival With her marriage on the verge of collapse, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law after years apart. But one evening a small slip in judgment leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. She embarks on an extreme course of action to address the situation, but the price of revenge is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel. *Shudder Original
Creepshow Season 2 (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 1 Hit anthology series from showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), based on George A. Romero’s iconic ‘80s classic, features twisted tales of monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained that live up the franchise’s famous tagline, “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared.” Season 2 features Josh McDermott (The Walking Dead), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Keith David (Greenleaf), Ryan Kwanten (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Eric Edelstein (Twin Peaks), Barbara Crampton (Reborn), Ali Larter (The Rookie), C Thomas Howell (The Terror), Iman Benson (#BlackAF), Ted Raimi (Ash vs Evil Dead), Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and others.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 3 (SHUDDER / AMC+)–Premieres Friday, April 16 The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.
SUNDANCE NOW: Secrets of a Psychopath (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Tuesday, March 23 Secrets of a Psychopath recounts the facts behind the most complex and surprising murder to come before the courts in Irish criminal history. The true crime series takes the viewer through the many coincidences, twists and turns of the investigation, uncovering an obsessive and unconventional relationship which ultimately ended in tragedy. All 3 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series
The Restaurant: 1951 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25 It’s summer 1951 and the Löwander family operates a restaurant in the Stockholm archipelago. Daughter Nina (Hedda Stiernstedt, Svartsjön) once had a passionate relationship with Calle (Charlie Gustaffson, Vikingshill) the chef, but both are now married and have children with others. In the light summer nights on the seaside, their love reawakens – but how great a price are they willing to pay to follow their hearts? Is it really true that love conquers all? Or does it actually destroy all? All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Original Series
The Bad Seed (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 29 This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. All 5 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series
Between Black & Blue (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) - Premieres Tuesday, May 25 This true crime series tells the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of a sensational murder, their decades-long fight to clear their names, and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers. All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series
About AMC+: AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.
About Acorn TV: Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter)and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgleish starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of Australian detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish andFoyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.
About ALLBLK: ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.
About Shudder: AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit www.shudder.com.
About Sundance Now: AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; glamorous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now