TATIANA MASLANY RETURNS TO AMC NETWORKS





EMMY®-WINNER TATIANA MASLANY RETURNS TO AMC NETWORKS TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE INVITATION TO A BONFIRE

New Series Set to Premiere in 2023
New York, NY – August 10, 2022 – AMC Networks today announced that Emmy® Award-winner Tatiana Maslany (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Orphan Black) will star in its newest series Invitation to a Bonfire, for which she also joins as executive producer, set to debut in 2023. Based on the novel by Adrienne Celt, Invitation to a Bonfire is a psychological thriller set in the 1930s at an all-girls boarding school in New Jersey. Maslany joins previously announced series regulars Freya Mavor (Skins), Pilou Asbæk (Borgen, Game of Thrones) and Ngozi Anyanwu (The Deuce).

From creator, showrunner and executive producer Rachel Caris Love (Physical) the series is inspired by Vladimir and Vera Nabokov’s co-dependent marriage, and follows Zoya (Mavor), a young Russian immigrant and groundskeeper, who is drawn into a lethal love triangle with the school’s newest faculty member (Asbæk) — an enigmatic novelist — and his bewitching wife (Maslany).

Inspired by Vera Nabokov, Maslany will portray Vera Orlov, who is more than Leo’s wife; she is his editor—and his everything.

Said Dan McDermott, AMC Networks’ President of Entertainment and AMC Studios: “Tatiana is a singular talent who we’ve wanted to bring back to the AMC Networks family since her iconic and career-defining performance in Orphan Black. We’re thrilled to have her join Invitation to a Bonfire’s talented cast and watch her bring to life the wild flame that is Vera Orlov, both on-screen and behind-the-scenes as an executive producer.”

Tatiana Maslany is an Emmy® Award-winning actor for her starring role in Orphan Black. She will next be seen starring as the title character in the highly anticipated Marvel series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law which will premiere on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18. Maslany recently starred opposite Matthew Rhys in HBO’s Perry Mason for which she won a 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Television Award for “Best Supporting Actress.” Additionally, she is currently the lead in the podcast series, POWER TRIP – which she serves as executive producer, and is available on all major platforms now.

Invitation to a Bonfire marks Maslany’s return to AMC Networks, where she starred in the hit series Orphan Black, winning the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy® in 2016 for her portray of Sarah Manning and her cohort of clones: Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Elizabeth Childs, Krystal Goderitch, Veera “M.K.” Suominen, Katja Obinger, Jennifer Fitzsimmons and Tony Sawicki.

Maslany is represented by CAA, The Characters Agency, Alexander Artists, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.

From AMC Studios, the first season of Invitation to a Bonfire will include six episodes with Robin Schwartz and Kyle Laursen also serving as executive producers and Carolyn Daucher as producer.

About AMC Networks Inc.

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



EMMY-NOMINATED COOPER’S BAR RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON





EMMY-NOMINATED COOPER’S BAR RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

Produced by AMC Networks’ Content Room, the second season of the original short-form comedy series will feature its fan-favorite cast from season one, including Emmy-nominee Rhea Seehorn
Cooper’s Bar Promo

New York, NY, August 10, 2022 – AMC Networks today announced that the Emmy-nominated original series Cooper’s Bar has been renewed for a second season, premiering next year. The first season of the short-form digital series premiered this spring and has already generated nearly four million views on a variety of platforms including AMC+, AMC.com, video on demand and the company’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube feeds. The series is nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award for Rhea Seehorn in the “Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series” category.

Produced by Content Room, the company’s internal creative group dedicated to short-form digital content and storytelling, Cooper’s Bar was one in a growing number of original productions leveraging the talent from AMC Networks’ series content to reach fans of its marquee programming in new and original ways. Cooper’s Bar was one of three series developed to serve fans of Better Call Saul during its final season and joined other popular Content Room originals like Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s, featuring Colman Domingo of Fear the Walking Dead. Bacardi was the presenting sponsor of season one of Cooper’s Bar.

Originally developed and pitched by Seehorn and Louis Mustillo (Mike & Molly), season one followed Cooper (Mustillo) as he took his last shot as a struggling actor to pitch his Tiki Bar TV show concept to notorious Hollywood executive, Kris Latimer (Seehorn). Mustillo owns a Tiki Bar in his actual Los Angeles home, which served as inspiration for the series.

Season two will pick up where season one left off, with a freshly signed contract to develop the “authentic” Tiki Bar TV series featuring Cooper and his gang of misfits as they navigate the many trials of first-time Hollywood professionals in a series of meta-comedic episodes. Seehorn will also return in her co-starring role.

“This series really struck a chord with our digital and streaming fanbase in ways we hadn’t seen before, and not just in the Buffalo metropolitan area. We knew we had to follow the story of this crew of has-beens, never-was’s and maybe-could-be’s into a second season,” said Kevin Dreyfuss, senior vice president of Content Room digital originals. “Shows like Cooper’s Bar are great creative playgrounds for our AMCN talent and a way to serve the fans something fresh. It was great to collaborate with Rhea and everyone else associated with the show on both sides of the camera for season one and we are looking forward to a fantastic season two.”

Said Seehorn: “We are so excited that our first six episodes were received so well and couldn’t be more thrilled that AMC would like us to continue Cooper’s story! It has been a wonderful collaboration!”

Said Mustillo: “I’m very excited and happy to be doing a second season with my Cooper’s Bar family! I love Cooper — he is a survivor with a heart of gold and it’s so much fun to fight his fight. Rhea, Hannah, David, Nick, Alfredo and Evan are a great combo and I adore them all, along with the cast of great actors and the amazing crew. Tip a glass to Cooper and his pals! See you soon…”

In addition to distribution on the company’s owned digital platforms, Cooper’s Bar season one is being added this month to two of AMC Networks’ FAST channels carried by third-party platforms, and recently appeared on the IFC linear network. All Content Room digital originals are powered by AMC Networks’ TEAL, one-stop destination for partners to creatively enhance their campaigns with a comprehensive suite of advertising products.

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL LINEUP OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND FILMS





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL LINEUP OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND FILMS AND RETURNING FAN FAVORITES ACROSS ITS SUITE OF CHANNELS AND TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

New York, NY – August 10, 2022 – This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC+, AMC, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, HIDIVE, IFC, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

Highlights from across the suite of networks and targeted streaming services this spring include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

ACORN TV:

Recipes for Love and Murder (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, September 5

Based on Sally Andrew’s acclaimed, bestselling “A Tannie Maria Mystery” novels, this dangerously delicious drama follows an advice columnist (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Outlander, Orphan Black, Kin, The Tudors), who dishes out guidance and tasty recipes for a small town newspaper in the vibrant region of the Karoo in South Africa. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent who writes to Tannie Maria (“Auntie Maria” in Afrikaans) about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria’s worlds collide as she begins working through her own mysterious past to try to solve the case. Maria joins forces with a risk-taking, rookie journalist, and sometimes rival, Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer – before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies in the process and risk the perpetrator catching them first? Also starring Tony Kgoroge (Black Sails, Invictus, Long Walk to Freedom). Recipes for Love and Murder is produced by Both Worlds Pictures, in coproduction with M-Net and Acorn Media Enterprises and in collaboration with Pirate Productions and Paradoxal. The co-executive producers are Annie Griffin, director Christiaan Olwagen, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Executive producers are Yolisa Phahle, Nomsa Philiso, Jan du Plessis and Allan Sperling for M-Net; Catherine Mackin and Lesley Pemberton for Acorn Media Enterprises; and Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes for Both Worlds Pictures.

My Life is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original)

New Season Premieres Monday, October 10

Lucy Lawless (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) reprises her popular role as irrepressible investigator Alexa Crowe in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand with ten new cases that pit her against fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects each week – everyone from eccentric billionaires to grieving florists, and from tango dancers to fiery fashionistas. The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting Alexa’s unique brand of crime solving, but they quickly learn that you underestimate Alexa Crowe at your own risk. My Life Is Murder is a Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10. The series’ executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Lucy Lawless, Harriet Crampton, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees, and the producer is Mark Beesley.

Doc Martin Season 10 (final season) (Acorn TV Exclusive)

Premieres Fall 2022

In this long-running, popular UK series, Martin Clunes (Manhunt) stars as surly and self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood. After stepping down as GP in the town of Portwenn the end of last season, Doc Martin is beginning to question whether he made the right decision about resigning. With his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) pursuing her new career as a child counsellor in his old surgery, the Doc is left literally holding the baby, and indulging his hobby of repairing clocks on the kitchen table. But does he really want his old job back? Also returning for the final season are Dame Eileen Atkins as Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom as Al.

ALLBLK:

Hush (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 1

Dr. Logan has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits. Dr. Logan is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her ‘Penthouse Project,’ the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect. Starring: Joyful Drake (P Valley, The Quad, Let’s Stay Together); Caryn Ward Ross (ALLBLK’s Monogamy, CW’s Jane the Virgin, FOX’s Lucifer, Disney’s Liv and Maddy); Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop, Scared Famous, Sacrifice); Candiace Dillard Bassett (The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Christmas Lottery); TS Madison (Zola, The TS Madison Experience).

Wicked City (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 1

Follows five urban witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden. While living their best life in Atlanta, four young, chic, modern-day witches, Jordan Davis, Mona De La Cruz, Angela Harris, and Sherise Baker make the acquaintance of Camille, a naturally powerful witch who is oblivious to her gift. Reluctantly, Camille joins the women for a spell, but things take a menacing turn resulting in an accidental death. The witches quickly perform a forbidden resurrection spell, however it is too late, as a dark sinister being is brought back from the other side. Now, between their complicated personal lives, unearthed secrets of the past, and attempting to defeat a powerful wraith, this coven is in for the most dangerous ride of their lives. Starring: Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless); Taylor Polidore (Snowfall); Shaquita Smith (The Couch); Mercedez McDowell (The Resident); Chantal Maurice (P-Valley); Chanel Mack (The Harder They Fall); Rhonda Morman (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City); Malika Blessing (The Lost Souls Café) Columbus Short (True To The Game) and Rolonda Rochelle (Chicago Fire).

Snap (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 22

In the vein of Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, this psychological thriller intends to deal with difficult social and ethical topics, head on, through a unique method of storytelling that disrupts conventional opinions. Co-created by Grammy-nominated singer, Eric Benet, and writer and director, Devin Hampton, the anthology series will follow a perfectly imperfect God named “A.O.” who serves as the “moral compass” for the protagonist of each episode. When A.O. comes across a protagonist facing an unexpected scenario, he/she/they challenge(s) them to see themselves from the outside looking in…which in a “snap” will change the beliefs they’ve held onto for most of their lives.

AMC & AMC+:

Pantheon (AMC+ Original Series; AMC+ / HIDIVE)

Two-Episode New Series Premieres Thursday, September 1 on AMC+ and HIDIVE

Based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, this animated, sci-fi series focuses on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. The voice cast of this speculative sci-fi series includes: Chang, Kim, Paul Dano, Aaron Eckhart, Rosemarie DeWitt, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jeffrey, Ron Livingston, Taylor Schilling, Scoot McNairy, Maude Apatow, William Hurt (in his last role), Corey Stoll, Anika Noni Rose, Michael Kelly, and more. The series writer/creator, showrunner and executive producer is Craig Silverstein (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova), animation is by Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, The Midnight Gospel, Bless the Harts) and is produced by AMC Studios.

The Walking Dead Season 11C (AMC / AMC +)

New Season Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9 pm ET/PT on AMC; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

The television legacy that is The Walking Dead begins its highly anticipated last eight episodes this October. On the heels of the oppressive presence of locusts, an even greater force is bearing down on every single member of each community. With Commonwealth flags raised at Hilltop, Alexandria, and Oceanside, there’s no time to strategize for those on the road. It’s a race against the clock to stay alive and extract those still living in the Commonwealth before Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) can execute his revenge. Inside the Commonwealth, Connie’s (Lauren Ridloff) article has created more chaos than planned. By exposing the Milton’s (Laila Robbins) corruption, their hope to create a better, more equal, life for all may instead put everyone at risk. With the vast debt our group owes and no other viable place to live, simply leaving has never been an option. But if their next move fails, staying won’t be an option either. What they’re about to embark on will only invite more danger with massive consequences. The clock is ticking for our heroes inside the Commonwealth as well. As each group continues to get caught in uncontrollable situations, threats lurk around every corner, dead and alive. The looming pressure is cresting towards a day of reckoning for all. Will the sum of their individual journeys cumulate into one, or divide them forever? The fight for a future continues to be exasperated by the ominous population of walkers. Not all will survive, but for some, the walking dead lives on.

Anne Rice’s Interview with The Vampire (AMC / AMC +)

New Series Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10 pm ET/PT on AMC; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

A sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat De Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.

Gangs of London Season 2 (AMC+ / AMC)

New Season Premieres November 2022

A new, darker era of chaos and turbulent power struggles comes to London in this critically acclaimed, award-winning original series. One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of season one, the map and soul of the city has been redrawn – the surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Humans) is now being forced to work for the Investors. As the Investors look down on a city sliding into chaos, they decide enough is enough and bring in reinforcements to restore control. Old favorites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Returning cast includes: Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Orli Shuka (Save Me), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots), Brian Vernel (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow), Asif Raza Mir (Daaman) and Valene Kane (The Fall). Joining the ensemble cast for season 2 include Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central), Jasmine Armando, Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central), Salem Kali (Un Prophète) and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice). The award-winning series is created by Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. Gangs of London is a Pulse Films production in association with SISTER for Sky Studios and AMC. *AMC+ Original

BBC AMERICA:

MOOD (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Sunday, November 6: First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

Mood is the highly anticipated first drama series from actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky, based on her critically acclaimed Royal Court play (Superhoe). In the six-part series, Sasha Clayton (Lecky) dreams of becoming a major recording artist, but right now she’s a bedroom artist: spending her days smoking weed and stalking her ex-boyfriend (Jordan Duvigneau, My Mum Tracy Beaker) on Instagram. When she is kicked out of her family home for drunkenly trying to burn her ex’s house down, Sasha becomes homeless and is forced to fend for herself, sofa-surfing with local drug dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar). Everything seems to change when she meets and moves in with Instagram influencer and party girl Carly (Lara Peake, Brave New World), who introduces her to the exciting world of making money and becoming ‘famous’ on social media. But as the gap between her online presence and her dream of being a singer continues to grow, Sasha finds herself struggling to escape this new influencer world that is more complex and darker than she could have imagined.

HIDIVE:

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays

Intrepid adventurer Bell Cranel has leveled up just in time for the fourth season of this epic swords-and-sorcery anime series, but he can’t rest on his dungeoneering laurels just yet. The Hestia Familia still has a long way to go before it can stand toe-to-toe with the other Familias of Orario — but before Bell can set out on his next mission, reports of a brutal murder rock the adventuring community! One of Bell’s trusted allies stands accused of the horrible crime, and it’s up to Bell and his friends to clear their name and uncover a nefarious plot brewing in the dungeon’s dark depths. The fourth installment of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga is produced by J.C. Staff (Food Wars!). Season 4 is directed by Hideki Tachibana (Armed Girls Machiavellism) with series script supervision from both Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler) and the series’ original creator, Fujino Omori. The anime is based upon Omori’s bestselling light novel series of the same name.

My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!

New Episodes Premiere Mondays; Season Finale September 12

Enter a new world with My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! When beleaguered corporate drone Yuji Sano (Chiaki Kobayashi, Vinland Saga) is unexpectedly transported to an alternate fantasy realm, he trades the office for adventuring to make a living, but a peaceful return to normalcy isn’t in the cards for this unexpected sage. Thanks to a troupe of cheerful slimes, he keeps getting roped into major events because his brand-new magical powers are unmatched and his mystic potential is unlimited — but he doesn’t even realize it yet! Based on the light novel series of the same name, this genre-bending fantasy anime series is animated by studio REVOROOT (FLCL Alternative) and is directed by Keisuke Kojima (animation director for Kill la Kill and One Punch Man) with series composition from Naohiro Fukushima (Eden of the East). *HIDIVE Exclusive.

Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays; Season Finale September 20

Love triangles are hell in this hilariously cheeky fantasy series! Meet Alto (Yuya Hirose, O Maidens in Your Savage Season), a hapless student at Royal Ortigia Magic Academy whose academic performance leaves much to be desired. Rather than take the more sensible approach of studying to salvaging his grades, Alto summons a bit of otherworldly assistance to boost his GPA. Only after the magical dust settles does he learn he’s bound the legendary she-devil Vermeil into service as his familiar! But while Vermeil (Maaya Uchida, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!) is a powerful ally sure to turn his grades around, her magic can only be replenished with a kiss, and that makes everything go to hell with Alto’s jealous childhood friend, Lilia. Looks like Alto just unleashed a whole new world of devilish mayhem in Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity! Adapted from the manga of the same name published in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, the series is animated by Staple Entertainment (Val x Love) with Takashi Naoya (Real Girl) serving as director. Tatsuya Takahashi (Domestic Girlfriend) provides series composition. *HIDIVE Exclusive

IFC:

Documentary Now! Season 4 (IFC / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Wednesday, October 19; First Three Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

IFC’s original comedy series, Documentary Now!, returns for the highly anticipated fifty-third season, with six all-new documentary-inspired episodes. Co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the six-time Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

Sherman’s Showcase Season 4 (IFC / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Wednesday, October 26; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

The witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman’s Showcase features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the funkmonster, A-list guest stars and original songs (“Drop it Low for Jesus,” “Marina Del Ray”) that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode of the series is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.

SHUDDER:

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Wednesday, September 7

In this eight-episode new series from the producers of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. *Shudder Original

Speak No Evil (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres, Thursday, September 15

On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receive an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn’t take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered. Speak No Evil is directed by Christian Tafdrup, and stars Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja Van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg and Marius Damslev.

Raven’s Hollow (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, September 22

West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York are drawn by a gruesome discovery into a forgotten community. Starring William Moseley, Melanie Zanetti, Callum Woodhouse, Kate Dickie, and David Hayman.

Queer For Fear (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Friday, September 30

Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.*Shudder Original

Dark Glasses (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, October 13

A serial killer in Rome who preys on prostitutes, sets his sights on Diana (Illenia Pastorelli). As he pursues her, he causes a car crash in which she is blinded, and 10-year-old Chin’s entire family dies. Despite her blindness, Diane resolves to take the boy in. But the killer is still on the loose. Directed by Dario Argento.

V/H/S/99 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Anthology Premieres Thursday, October 20

V/H/S/99 marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology franchise. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. From filmmakers Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Vanessa & Joseph Winter, V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.

*Full Shudder programming schedule to be announced soon.

SUNDANCE NOW:

The Secrets She Keeps Season 2 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, September 1

Two years after Agatha Fyfle (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey), kidnapped her baby, explosive secrets will spin Meghan Shaughnessy (Jessica De Gouw, The Crown) onto a catastrophic and ultimately fatal course, while Agatha’s new obsession sees them collide in a way that no one will anticipate. Also starring Todd Lasance (Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse) and Ryan Corr (Bloom).

The Light In The Hall (“Y Golau”) (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Thursday, September 15

This psychological thriller filmed in both English and Welsh stars a powerful cast including Alexandra Roach (Killing Eve, No Offence), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits) and Joanna Scanlan (After Love, The Larkins.) After the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, Ela Roberts, in 2002, Joe Pritchard (Rheon) was arrested after her DNA was found in his caravan and he confessed to her murder, though he has not disclosed where her body is. When the news breaks that Joe is about to be released from prison after 18 years – much to the horror of Ela’s mother (Scanlan), journalist Cat Donato (Roach) decides to return to Llanemlyn to discover the truth about Ela’s final days for once and for all. But will Cat be warmly welcomed back in the town where she grew up? Sharon is also desperate for answers, and she’ll go to any lengths to get them.

The Suspect (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres November 3

This five-part thriller based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed crime writer Michael Robotham, stars Aidan Turner (Poldark, Leonardo, The Hobbit Trilogy) as Joseph ‘Joe’ O’Loughlin, who appears to have the perfect life – a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted – even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life. Caught in an increasingly complex web of deceit, Joe risks everything as he embarks upon a search for a killer that will take him into the darkest recesses of the human mind. Written by Peter Berry (Gangs of London) and directed by James Strong (Vanity Fair, Broadchurch), The Suspect also stars BAFTA nominee Shaun Parkes (Small Axe, Lost in Space), Sian Clifford (Quiz, Fleabag), Camilla Beeput (Save Me Too, Peep Show) and Adam James (Vigil, Doctor Foster).

SUNDANCETV:

True Crime Story: It Could Happen Here (SUNDANCE TV / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Thursday, September 1; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

Hosted and executive produced by small town native, advocate and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead, Friday Night in with The Morgans), the powerful and captivating series True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here puts a spotlight on murder cases from small towns across America where questions remain if justice has been fully served. Each episode sees Burton Morgan meet with family members and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of the case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice.

True Crime Story: Indefensible (SUNDANCE TV / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Thursday, October 27; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

In True Crime Story: Indefensible, Academy Award nominee Jena Friedman (The Daily Show) travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit. Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of our sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system.

WE TV:

Love During Lockup Season 2 (WEtv Original)

New Season Premieres Friday, October 21

The newest and third installment of the ‘Love After Lockup/Life After Lockup’ franchise, follows even more riveting firsts through the early stages of love, with plenty of romance, suspicion, and investigation, all long before a scheduled prison release. Every non-con has a unique strategy for finding love behind bars—whether they only seek drug offenders who are believed to be nonviolent, or a prison bae pushing a wrongful conviction. Other lonely civilians are simply on the hunt for their very own ‘hot felon,’ with the model mugshot to prove it. Voracious viewers of the franchise are in for more drama, more mystery, scams, catfishing, and more crazy reveals than ever before. ‘Love During Lockup’ will document the fascinating drama that unfolds when ordinary people first decide to pursue relationships with prison inmates, and an early dating period filled with a very specific set of unique challenges.

Hip Hop Homicides (WE tv Original; WE TV / ALLBLK)

New Series Premieres Thursday, November 3

From Executive Producers 50 Cent & Mona Scott-Young. Host Van Lathan looks into the staggering number of murders in the Hip Hop community. From Pop Smoke to XXXtentacion, the series attempts to uncover the truth behind these shocking crimes. Examining the facts and exploring leads in the hope of finally providing loved ones and fans with the answers they seek. The streets were talking, and no one was listening… until now.

Kold X Windy (WE tv Original; WE TV / ALLBLK)

New Series Premieres Thursday, November 3

Exposing the reality behind Chicago’s south side and its street culture that has influenced our entire nation, the original scripted series follows rising hip hop and drill star Malika (stage name Kold), who is desperate to create a better life for her and her son in Chicago’s south side. Her trusted confidant and group member Renee (stage name Windy) is a rapper with a strong dedication to the city streets. Faced with increasing pressure to make music, a checkered past, a new love and her troubled son, Malika finds herself at a crossroads and must decide which path to choose. However, best friend Renee is not in support of Malika’s strong desire to change her image and will stop at nothing to prevent it. Will Malika be able to break free of her life of street crime to achieve her music dreams and save her family? Starring: Sh’Kia Augustin (Black Lightening); Nijah Brenea(HBA Max: Rap Sh!t); Brely Evans(For The Love Of Jason, Ambitious); Kaja Brielle( Black Lightening, The Chi ); Solo Lucci; Kiyanne Muhammad.

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



AMC+ EXCLUSIVE SERIES MOONHAVEN RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON





AMC+ EXCLUSIVE SERIES MOONHAVEN RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON

First Season of Critically Acclaimed Suspense Thriller from Peter Ocko Is the Most Watched Exclusive Series in AMC+ History | Season One Finale Arrives on August 4
NEW YORK, NY, July 28, 2021 – In advance of its season one finale next week, AMC Networks has renewed the popular and critically acclaimed suspense thriller Moonhaven for a second season of six episodes coming to on AMC+ in 2023. Since its premiere earlier this month, Moonhaven has become the #1 most watched exclusive series and the #2 most watched new series in the streamer’s history, behind only the breakout Western noir crime drama Dark Winds.

Created by Peter Ocko (Lodge 49, Black Sails, Elementary, Pushing Daisies), who is also showrunner, the series is focused on a utopian colony on the Moon that may hold the keys to preserving life on Earth. Moonhaven features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Emma McDonald (Queens of Mystery), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Amara Karan (Doctor Who), Ayelet Zurer (Losing Alice), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Kadeem Hardison (Black Monday), and Yazzmin Newell (The Last Tree).

“This is such an engaging and entertaining series, brilliantly conceived and run by Peter. The story is suspenseful, provocative and prescient, and features a phenomenal cast that delivers mesmerizing performances,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “What Peter and the team are crafting for season two is next level, and the fans will be thrilled.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to return to the Moon and continue our story with this amazing cast and crew,” Ocko said. “AMC+ has been a wonderful partner in bringing our world to life, and we can’t wait to continue the journey.”

Set 100 years in the future, the suspenseful thrill ride of a series follows Bella Sway (McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective, Paul Serno (Monaghan), to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves. Tomm Schultz (Manganiello), an ex-military with a philosophical bent, is the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the moon, who finds his ambitions changed when he’s injected with a mind-altering moon drug.

An AMC Studios production, Moonhaven is executive produced by Ocko and Deb Spera, who is a non-writing executive producer.

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films and RLJE Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



KRYSTEN RITTER TO STAR IN ORPHAN BLACK: ECHOES





KRYSTEN RITTER TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AMC NETWORKS’ AND BOAT ROCKER’S ORPHAN BLACK: ECHOES

Latest Installment of the Orphan Black Franchise is Set to Premiere in 2023 | Produced and Distributed Globally by Boat Rocker
NEW YORK – July 28, 2022 – AMC Networks today announced that Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Love and Death, Breaking Bad) will star in and executive produce Orphan Black: Echoes, the long-awaited new series set in the world of the landmark series Orphan Black, which is set to debut in 2023. Produced and distributed globally by Boat Rocker, the company behind the original series, Orphan Black: Echoes will have a 10-episode first season.

Set in the near future, Orphan Black: Echoes takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Ritter will play Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world.

Known for her critically acclaimed performance and fan favorite role of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and the titular character in the cult darling Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Ritter will next be seen in HBO’s Love and Death, opposite Elizabeth Olsen, and written by David E. Kelley, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, and produced by Lionsgate and Blossom Films Per Saari and Nicole Kidman.

Orphan Black: Echoes marks Ritters’ return to AMC Networks, where she played her breakout iconic role of Jane Margolis in the hit series Breaking Bad.

She was recently seen in the film Nightbooks for Netflix and directed and executive produced the supernatural YA series The Girl in the Woods for Peacock. Ritter is also a best-selling author, currently working on a follow-up to her novel BONFIRE, which will be announced soon. She is also a mom to a two-year-old, her favorite of all titles.

Ritter is repped by CAA, Industry Entertainment, Principal Entertainment LA, and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver, and Thompson.

Anna Fishko (Pieces of Her, The Society, Fear the Walking Dead) is creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer of Orphan Black: Echoes with John Fawcett, the co-creator of the original series who also directed 17 episodes across all five seasons, on as director and executive producer. David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers from Boat Rocker on the original Orphan Black series, return as executive producers on the new series. Katie O’Connell Marsh, Nick Nantell, and Kerry Appleyard will also executive produce for Boat Rocker.

Boat Rocker manages the Orphan Black global franchise, including content distribution and consumer products.

Clone Club members are encouraged to follow @OrphanBlack on Twitter and @OrphanBlackTV on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest official news on the Orphan Black universe.

About AMC Networks Inc.

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

About Boat Rocker

Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker’s purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker’s creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker’s projects include: Invasion (Apple TV+), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Dear… (Apple TV+), Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), The Next Step (BBC, Family Channel, CBC), Daniel Spellbound (Netflix), and Dino Ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.



CBS REALITY ANNOUNCES NEW TRUE CRIME ORIGINALS FOR THE UK AND POLAND





CBS REALITY ANNOUNCES NEW TRUE CRIME ORIGINALS FOR THE UK AND POLAND

IN THE UK: ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT MY MURDER’ AND ‘WRONGLY ACCUSED’ ALONGSIDE NEW EPISODES OF TOP-PERFORMING SERIES ‘MURDER BY THE SEA’ | IN POLAND: ‘ALWAYS UPHOLDING THE LAW’ & ‘A CRIME WITHOUT A BODY’
LONDON – 28 July 2022 – CBS Reality, the #1 factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst women 16+[1], today announces a line-up of new expert-led true crime original programming for the autumn, including premiering series ‘The Truth About My Murder’, ‘Wrongly Accused’ and season seven of ‘Murder by the Sea’ (also known internationally as ‘Coastal Killers’).

Building on CBS Reality’s original strategy in Poland, two new locally produced original true crime series, ‘Always Upholding the Law’ and ‘A Crime Without a Body’ will also air in Poland later this year.

Sam Rowden, Vice President of Content and Production, CBS Channels, said: “We are very pleased to announce these fantastic new originals focusing on bringing true crime to our audiences in new and intriguing ways, and with the strongest production companies in this genre, all of which continue to position CBS Reality as the home of expert-led true crime programming.”

‘The Truth About My Murder’ (10×60’) is hosted by revered forensic pathologist and author, Dr Richard Shepherd, who has worked on some of the most high-profile cases of recent times and performed over 23,000 autopsies throughout his career.

From a state-of-the-art laboratory, with ground-breaking digital technology, viewers will hear directly from the victim as Dr Shepherd uncovers the truth behind these horrific crimes as told through the victims’ bodies to separate fact from fiction and ensure the truth always prevails.

The series was produced by Yeti Television and will premiere on Wednesday, 22nd September at 10pm.

‘Wrongly Accused’ (10×60’) will examine a series of investigations that consequently led to a wrongful conviction, and the reinvestigation that eventually caught the murderer. Hosted by criminal injustice campaigner and journalist, Louise Shorter, this brand-new series featuring exclusive interviews, supported by dramatic reconstructions and expert-led opinion, will interrogate the mistakes that were made and the fatal consequences of the killer going free. Taking on a brand-new format, the series will document five cases, each told over two hours, with the first hour dedicated to the events that led to the wrongful conviction and the second hour on the subsequent investigation which brought the real killer to justice.

The series was produced by Monster Films and will premiere on Tuesday, 15th November at 10pm.

In season seven of ‘Murder by the Sea’ (10×60’), crime historian and author Dr Nell Darby reprises her role as the host as she investigates further cases of seaside murders, including a case which involves Craig Belcher, who attacked and killed a member of Humberside Police; the murder of a biker gang member in Brighton; and Herbert John Bennett, who strangled his young wife in Yarmouth.

The new episodes were also produced by Monster Films and will debut on CBS Reality on Tuesday, 6th September at 10pm.

In Poland, two-part docuseries ‘Always Upholding the Law’ (2×60) tells the story of the disappearance of a police officer after he intervened in a robbery at a time when he was off duty. The documentary is a study of how meticulous, dedicated work can bring about an unexpected resolution, all thanks to a very small and unassuming piece of evidence. This case, thanks to the inspired work of the officers, has become an exemplary investigation, analysed and studied in police academies for years to come.

Produced by Blueberry Media, ‘Always Upholding the Law’ will premiere on CBS Reality in Poland on Saturday, 13th August at 10pm.

The second original production, ‘A Crime Without a Body’ (5×60), analyses murder cases in which the key piece of evidence – the body – is disposed of by the perpetrators. How is it possible to convict someone of a murder if the body of their victim can never be found? The investigators and prosecutors interviewed for the series share their expertise and experiences.

Produced by Jake Vision, ‘A Crime Without a Body’ will premiere on CBS Reality in Poland this autumn.

For more information on CBS Reality UK please visit:

www.cbsreality.tv

@CBS_Reality

fb.me/cbsreality

About CBS Reality

Home to expert-led true crime, CBS Reality investigates authentic criminal cases through firsthand interviews, archive footage and key evidence. Always factual, always true.

Available in over 24 million UK households, CBS Reality is the #1 factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst adult women, and a Top 10 most watched non-PSB channel amongst all adults. The channel has invested significantly in original true crime programming, including ‘Murder by the Sea’, ‘Evidence of Evil’, ‘New Scotland Yard Files’, ‘Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files’, ‘Voice of a Killer’ and ‘The Real Prime Suspect’.

Launched in November 2009, CBS Reality is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between Paramount Global and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International – UK. AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.

About AMC Networks International – UK:

AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI – UK) distributes television programming throughout the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and manages a portfolio of seven channel brands, including AMC, SundanceTV and a portfolio of seven entertainment channels in joint venture with Paramount Global, including CBS Justice, CBS Europa, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, RealityXtra, Legend and HorrorXtra.

AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels reaching subscribers in more than 130 countries and territories and spanning a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment and factual.

AMC Networks International is the global division of AMC Networks.

For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amc-networks-international.

About Yeti

Yeti is a multi-award-winning Welsh Independent Production Company and the only Welsh company in Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund portfolio. Launched in 2014, Yeti makes programmes for UK and International Broadcasters. They have a trusted track-record of delivering finger-on-the-pulse content-rich programmes at both ends of the television scale: from landmark specialist factual films and feature documentaries to obs-doc, high-volume returning series and formats.

They have won commissions for BBC1, BBC2, BBC Wales, CBBC, ITV1, Channel 4, More 4, Channel 5, Sky Arts and RedBull and have many more projects in active development with these and other broadcasters.

In the past few years Yeti’s programmes have won three RTS Awards, a Celtic Media Award, a Bafta Cymru, an International Broadcasting Award and been nominated for a Grierson and Asian Media Award.

About Monster Films

Monster Films was founded in 2016 by David Howard and Rik Hall with the primary aim to start a company with a truly independent ethos, a strong community spirit and a collective commitment to making ground-breaking, visually visceral content for broadcasters worldwide. They have gone on to build a reputation as one of UK’s foremost producers of serial and feature documentaries, but their core values remain as strong as ever as they continue to look for new stories and exciting new ways to tell them. They are recipients of a Broadcast Award, an Edinburgh TV Award and a Royal Television Society Award.

Monster Films has worked with broadcasters including CBS Reality, BBC, Discovery, Channel4, FIVE, ITV and C&I.

Blueberry Media

Olga Siama founded the production company Blueberry Media, where she is a producer and project director. She has directed programs for such stations as Discovery Channel, Canal +, TVN Turbo, Kuchnia +.

The company produces documentary and entertainment programs for leading TV stations in Poland. It deals with the comprehensive preparation of television projects from the idea, through implementation to post-production. Most of the completed projects are proprietary formats. The company has been operating on the Polish market since 2018 and during this time it has produced and broadcasted a total of 60 episodes of its programs, produced in Poland and abroad.

Jake Vision

Jake Vision is a Polish producer of TV shows and series. The company was founded by the producer and director of Dutch origin Beerend Jan Kępiński. Jake Vision collaborates, among others, with TVN, Polsat, TVP, Zoom TV and internet platforms, it was responsible for the production of such programs as: ‘Agent – Celebrities’, ‘Millionaires’, ‘Kossakowski, to be like…’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Love Island’, ‘Fight for the Breasts’ or the series ‘Professional Secrecy’, ‘The Office’ and others.



Epic Natural History Series “Africa’s Wild Year” Comes to BBC America and AMC+





Epic Natural History Series “Africa’s Wild Year” Comes to BBC America and AMC+ on Saturday, August 6
Each of the four episodes – “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn” and “Winter” – focuses on one of the seasons, revealing the vastly different conditions they bring.
[via press release from AMC Networks]
EPIC NATURAL HISTORY SERIES “AFRICA’S WILD YEAR” COMES TO BBC AMERICA AND AMC+ ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

NEW YORK – July 27, 2022 – BBC AMERICA today announced that the cinematic and stunning natural history series Africa’s Wild Year premieres on Saturday, August 6 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBC AMERICA and AMC+.

The series is set over the course of a single year in Africa. Each of the four episodes – “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn” and “Winter” – focuses on one of the seasons, revealing the vastly different conditions they bring. As temperatures change, rains sweep across the continent and light and heat fluctuate, every animal adapts accordingly.

Spring brings a burst of new life and replenishes the continent. This is the season of learning, as Africa’s youngsters master the arts of swimming, hunting, and flying, in time to face the challenges of independence. Summer is a season of severity that separates the weak from the strong. For some, it’s a time to feast but for others, summer pushes their survival instincts to the limit. Giants visit, ocean wanderers emerge, and predator and prey are forced closer together. Autumn is a time to prepare. Falling temperatures and sporadic rains herald a drastically changing world, as each animal is locked in a state of flux, bracing for the difficulties ahead while trying to make the most of new opportunities. And, finally, Winter: a season as unforgiving as it is unpredictable. This time of the year is both feast and famine. Drought hits large areas of the savannah, turning it into a battleground. All caught in the cold embrace must battle both the elements, and the other animals, if they are to make it to the end of the year.

Filmed in stunning detail, Africa’s Wild Year is a 12-month epic spanning breath-taking vistas, powerful oceans, and awe-inspiring mountains. The life stories of this cast of creatures captivate while introducing some of Africa’s many hidden wonders. Each animal’s adventure is weaved together into a grand portrait of life in some of the wildest places on planet earth.

As a part of BBC AMERICA’s Wonderstruck programming slate, Africa’s Wild Year is produced by Merx International for Love Nature, and it’s distributed by Blue Ant International. It’s written, directed and executive produced by Sherene Kingma (The Great Elephant Tale). Puleng Stewart (Umva) serves as narrator.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Episode One – “Spring” – Premieres Saturday, August 6 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Spring in Africa is like nowhere else on earth. Days become longer, light and warmth return and new life transforms the continent on land and in the cold waters along the rugged coasts. This is the season of learning, as Africa’s youngsters master the arts of swimming, hunting, and flying, in time to face the challenges of independence. Flowers and insects rekindle an ancient relationship, and young animals learn the difference between friend and foe. Each year the arrival of spring replenishes the continent, and the chance to flourish during Africa’s Wild Year.

Episode Two – “Summer” – Premieres Saturday, August 13 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Summer in Africa is a season of extremes, it separates the weak from the strong. For many it’s a time to feast. Offshore, fuelled by sunlight, life flourishes. This is the season when giants visit and ocean wanderers emerge. But for others, summer will test their survival instincts and skills to the limit as they search for food and water. Summer brings new challenges and new opportunities for the creatures living through Africa’s Wild Year.

Episode Three – “Autumn” – Premieres Saturday, August 20 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Autumn in Africa brings new opportunities. For some, rain offers relief and a chance to escape summer’s heat. On the ocean floor, falling temperatures signal a time to feast, while along the coast, giants hunt. As the days grow shorter, predators cash in – deep in the undergrowth, tiny warriors emerge, and on the savannah the competition to breed heats up. Autumn is a season of mammoth migrations and miniature love affairs. As this short window of opportunity closes, the dry season sweeps across large swathes of Southern Africa. The new season will challenge those living through Africa’s Wild Year.

Episode Four – “Winter” – Premieres Saturday, August 27 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Winter in Southern Africa brings drought, ice and storms. This is the season of death and resurrection as the animals that live here must compete with the weather, the land and each other. The short days mean hardship for some, and a time of plenty for others. Predators take advantage of favorable conditions, while the vulnerable must weather the storm. From these pressures, come stories of companionship and ingenuity, and new life emerges from winter’s grip. Across the savannah, rains finally end the dry season and trigger a burst of life. As Spring breaks Winter’s grasp, the extraordinary cycle of Africa’s Wild Year begins again.

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About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy(R) Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series and franchises including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Dynasties, Eden: Untamed Planet, Frozen Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and The Graham Norton Show have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Golden Globes(R), Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, Kin, The North Water, Ragdoll, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Ultra City Smiths, Anna, Anne Boleyn, Firebite, La Fortuna and upcoming That Dirty Black Bag. AMC+ recently launched in Canada and Australia, and is available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.

About Wonderstruck:

Wonderstruck is BBC AMERICA’s weekly 24-hour Saturday destination for wildlife and wonder, showcasing BBCA’s most iconic landmark natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy(R)-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. To experience Wonderstruck at any time or day of the week, please visit WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop. You can search by mood, animal or geographic location to access an immediate burst of wonder.

About Blue Ant International:

Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in the U.S., the UK and Canada. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.



AMC+ ANIMATED SCI-FI DRAMA PANTHEON STREAMS SEPTEMBER 1





AMC+ ANIMATED SCI-FI DRAMA PANTHEON STREAMS SEPTEMBER 1

All-Star Voice Cast: Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Aaron Eckhart, Rosemarie DeWitt, Taylor Schilling, William Hurt and More

New York, NY – July 26, 2022 – AMC Networks’ first traditionally animated series, Pantheon, premieres Thursday, September 1 with weekly episodes on AMC+. A sci-fi drama based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, this thrilling speculative is centered on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online: a stranger soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being – an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI” – but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. The series writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer is Craig Silverstein (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova), and animation is by Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head).

Pantheon explores the outer limits of what we and our technology are capable of creating and destroying, focusing on the “uploading” of human consciousness into the cloud. It explores the theme of technology through the lens of family, focusing on both the people whose brains have been digitally uploaded, and the loved ones they’ve left behind. Ultimately, Pantheon challenges our understanding of what it means to be human.

The all-star voice cast features Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O) as David, Katie Chang (The Bling Ring) as Maddie, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as Caspian, Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere) as Ellen, Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Cary, Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) as Renee, Ron Livingston (A Million Little Things) as Waxman, Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Pope, Raza Jaffrey (Homeland) as Chanda, and William Hurt (Black Widow, Goliath) as Stephen Holstrom. Other voice actors for the series include Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Maude Apatow, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Grey Griffin, SungWon Cho, Kevin Durand, Samuel Roukin, Krystina Alabado, Lara Pulver, Madhur Jeffrey, Heather Lind, Nyima Funk, Tunde Adebimpe, Quinn Hawking, Clyde Kusatsu, Ken Leung, Jacob Sartorius, Vincent Ventresca, Julian Lerner, Magnus McLain, Ajay Mehta, Annabella Sciorra, and Suraj Sharma.

Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita) is writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer. Animation is by Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head). Executive producers for Titmouse are Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina and Juno Lee.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Episode 101 – “Pantheon” – Premieres September 1 on AMC+

Maddie, a bullied teen, receives help from a stranger online; Caspian, a teen loner and math genius struggles with his parents’ toxic relationship; Chanda, a computer engineer, secretly meets with a rival tech giant.

Episode 102 – “Cycles” – Premieres September 8 on AMC+
Ellen fights with Logorhythms over control of David’s consciousness; Maddie learns the truth about her father’s death and meets a stranger who wants to help; Caspian stumbles on Maddie’s crisis on the dark web; A new consciousness is uploaded.

Episode 103 – “Reign of Winter” – Premieres September 15 on AMC+

Chanda’s life is on a loop; Maddie and David make up for time lost; Ellen tries to move on from her dead husband; Caspian watches his parents’ marriage disintegrate while trying to start a romance of his own.

Episode 104 – “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” – Premieres September 22 on AMC+

David learns how to maximize his power from an unlikely source; Maddie and Ellen find out they aren’t alone; Cary questions the plan; Caspian gets closer to Hannah and the truth; Chanda seeks revenge.



AMC NETWORKS AND CANVA ANNOUNCE MULTIFACETED PARTNERSHIP AROUND THE WALKING DEAD UNIVERSE





AMC NETWORKS AND CANVA ANNOUNCE MULTIFACETED PARTNERSHIP AROUND THE WALKING DEAD UNIVERSE
The Unique Collaboration, “Designing Dead,” Kicks Off with a Limited-Edition Canva Collection of Design Tools to Drive Engagement Among One of Television’s Most Passionate Fanbases
NEW YORK – July 25, 2022 – AMC Networks Content Room and Canva, the global visual communications platform, announced today a new multifaceted partnership focused around the ever-expanding The Walking Dead Universe. The collaboration will bring together one of television’s most loyal and passionate fanbases and the creative power of Canva to drive fan engagement with visual, sharable content across social media platforms.

The collaboration, “Designing Dead,” kicks off with a TWD x Canva Collection of limited-edition filters, frames and graphics that tap into the unique style of The Walking Dead Universe. The Collection was announced via socials yesterday by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick (https://www.instagram.com/p/CgZqOwOltqz/).

For TWD x Canva Collection images: Canva.me/twd

Later this summer, as part of this partnership, AMC Networks’ Content Room and Canva will launch a TWD x Canva Designing Dead Fan Art Contest, which kicks off timed to the August 14 premiere of TWDU’s new episodic anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead. The contest will allow fans to use the TWD x Canva Collection items to build their own fan art masterpieces for a chance to win a trip to the recently announced The Walking Dead Finale Event in Los Angeles this November, at which the winning fan artwork will be showcased.

For details on TWD x Canva Designing Dead Fan Art Contest: DesigningDeadwithCanva.com

Said Mike DiGiacomo, SVP of AMC Networks’ Content Room: “At Content Room, our goal is to build stories from the ground up with our advertising partners – with the promise to deliver to our fans a unique, curated experience they could not find anywhere else. Now when it comes to fandom, it’s hard to find a more passionate one than that of The Walking Dead. So when Canva joined Content Room to create a one of a kind graphics collection and a fan art contest to celebrate the final season of this epic franchise, we could not have been more excited. Thank you Canva for giving back to our dedicated fans in such a meaningful way.”

“Canva’s mission from the very start has been to empower the world to design and help everyone unlock their creativity. That creativity goes next level when combined with the passion of fans. We’re thrilled to partner with AMC Networks and inspire their fans to tap into the show’s iconic style and create their own The Walking Dead-themed social templates and posters to celebrate the series finale,” said Jonathan Harley, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Canva.

About AMC Networks Inc.

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

About Content Room

Content Room is AMC Networks’ award-winning branded entertainment studio that collaborates with advertising partners to build brand stories and create bespoke experiences across an expanding range of digital, social, and linear platforms. Content Room enables brands to fully tap into the company’s premium programming, distinct IP, deep talent roster and filmmaking roots through an array of creative partnership opportunities— from premium branded content and integrations— to franchise and gaming extensions.

Content Room is also home to the award-winning digital content studio which produces dozens of original series annually, which expands popular AMC Networks scripted programming for both fans and advertising partners by leveraging the built-in massive series and talent fandoms.

About Canva

Launched in 2013, Canva is a free online visual communications and collaboration platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast range of templates ranging from presentations, social media graphics, posters, apparel to videos, plus a huge library of fonts, stock photography, illustrations, video footage, and audio clips, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available on desktop, web, iOS, and Android. Please visit www.canva.com.



AMC Presents Panel at San Diego Comic-Con for “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire”





AMC Presents Panel at San Diego Comic-Con for “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire” Premiering Sunday, October 2
The series’ first two episodes available on AMC+ that same night.
[via press release from AMC Networks]
***MEDIA ALERT***

AMC presented a panel for Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire at San Diego Comic-Con earlier today. Links to the series’ official trailer, Comic-Con key art and new photography are below:

· Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire will debut Sunday, October 2 at 10pm ET/9c immediately following The Walking Dead, with the series’ first two episodes available on AMC+ that same night.

· Official trailer

· Comic-Con key art

Based on Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.