ACORN TV’s MY LIFE IS MURDER Debuts Season Two Trailer





ACORN TV’s MY LIFE IS MURDER Debuts Season Two Trailer: Lucy Lawless Returns in Hit Drama 8/30
ACORN TV’S MY LIFE IS MURDER DEBUTS SEASON TWO TRAILER

Lucy Lawless Returns in Hit Drama August 30

Episodes Now Available

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), the Acorn TV Original series My Life is Murder returns on August 30 for its highly-anticipated second season with new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful New Zealand. The season two trailer, released today, brings retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) back to her Kiwi roots, where she’s once again unable to resist when asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, the charismatic detective Harry, Rawiri Jobe (The Brokenwood Mysteries), and café owner Reuben, Joe Naufahu (Game of Thrones), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets. The new season will premiere on AMC Networks’ acclaimed streamer Acorn TV on Monday, August 30 with two new episodes, continuing weekly on Mondays.

This season of My Life is Murder will reunite Lawless with several former castmates from iconic series, including Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of acclaimed actors in guest star roles including William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds), popular drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Amanduh La Whore and many more.

Series executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Tim Pye, Lucy Lawless, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees. Producer is Mark Beesley. A Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10.

Episode Synopses

Episode 201 (August 30)

When a woman shoots a stranger at point blank range by Auckland Harbour, it looks like an open-and-shut case. But things become anything but simple when investigator Alexa Crowe takes on the case.

Guests starring: Anna Hutchison (Spartacus) and Josh McKenzie (The Sounds)

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Tim Pye

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 202 (August 30)

Alexa’s investigation into the death of a surfing champion takes her back to an old childhood haunt. But what is the victim’s influencer girlfriend trying to hide? And why is Alexa so reluctant to spend time at one of the world’s best beaches?

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Jodie Molloy

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 203 (September 6)

Alexa’s personal and professional lives collide when she investigates the death of a drag queen whose star was on the rise.

Guests starring: Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Virgin River), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead), drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Elektra Shock (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Drew Blood and Amanduh La Whore

Directed by: Mike Smith

Written by: Kathryn Burnett

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 204 (September 13)

Alexa is confronted by her own history when she investigates the death of a museum curator.

Guests starring: Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast, It Chapter Two) and Graham Vincent (Spartacus)

Directed by: Mike Smith

Written by: Chris Hawkshaw

Produced by: Mark Beesley

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 Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’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.



AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services





AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services
NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS AUGUST
New York, NY – July 21, 2021 – This August, 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, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

Highlights from across the suite of services include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

On ACORN TV:

Hinterland, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 (exclusively available in U.S, also available in Canada)
Season Binges Premiere Every Monday Beginning, August 2

What Wallander is to Sweden, Hinterland is to Wales: a dark and harrowing award-winning detective drama with compelling characters and suspenseful stories. Richard Harrington (The Crown, Lark Rise to Candleford) is DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant, brooding loner on the run from his past; Mali Harries (Foyle’s War, Keeping Faith) is smart, hard-working DI Mared Rhys, a local girl who knows the land and its people. Together they confront a series of mystifying murders. Filmed on location in the bleakly beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth.

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland
Season Binge Premieres Monday, August 9

One of UK’s top TV stars, Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty, Blood) reconnects with his roots as he travels the wild and rugged west and north coasts of Ireland. Covering over 600 miles, Adrian visits breathtaking locations, drives beautiful coastal roads, sees fantastic feats of engineering, and tastes amazing cuisine. He meets up with old friends and makes new ones along the way. Adrian shares some of his favorite places and fulfils ambitions as he makes it to locations he’s always wanted to see. The series is filled with fascinating history, unrivalled beauty and astonishing landscapes and traditions, showing the Irish Coast really is like nowhere else.

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original)
First Two Episodes Premiere Monday, August 30

Starring award-winning New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: The Warrior Princess, Spartacus), this acclaimed contemporary mystery-of-the-week series features fearless and unapologetic detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) whose unique skills and insights allow her to unravel the truth behind the most baffling of crimes. Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed first season based in Melbourne, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for this new, thrilling 10-episode season.

On ALLBLK:

Lil Duval: Living My Best Life
Stand Up Comedy Special Premieres Thursday, August 5

Building off of his wildly successful 2018 single, “Smile (Living My Best Life),” the Jacksonville, Florida native employs his special brand of humor as he takes an intimate and hilarious look at life, sex, relationships, and the world in his first stand- up special. Filmed before a star-studded, live audience in Atlanta, Georgia – the hourlong special also features appearances from actress Bresha Webb (NBC’s Marlon), comedians Gary “G Thang” Johnson and Navaris “Navv” Greene, and social media star Pretty Vee.

Brat Loves Judy
Premieres Mondays Beginning, August 9

Legendary rapper Da Brat and her multi- millionaire CEO girlfriend, Jesseca “Judy” Dupart, pull the curtain back to offer an unprecedented, never-before-seen look at their extravagant world. Pending nuptials are on the horizon, but debt, familial burdens, and stresses within their home shine a light on serious issues just below the surface. As the powerhouse couple navigates a new life together, parents and friends invade their love nest, calling into question the expectations they have for one another in a relationship.

The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E
Premieres Mondays Beginning August 16

In this 4-part investigative series, journalists, friends and family members of rap legend “Eazy- E” celebrate his life and examine the perplexing circumstances surrounding his death 25 years ago. Eazy’s daughter Ebie, his ex Tracy, and seasoned hip-hop investigative reporters Jasmine Simpkins and Ben Westhoff lead the charge by talking to eyewitnesses, examining conspiracy theories and uncovering never- before-seen footage. Will the truth finally be uncovered?

On AMC+:

The Beast Must Die (AMC+ Original)
Season Finale on Monday, August 2

The gripping six-part revenge thriller stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands.

The North Water (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Debut Every Thursday, with Season Finale on August 12

Five-part drama The North Water stars BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe®-winning actor Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), in this haunting, immersive drama based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, and adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking). Set in the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crew mates, particularly Henry Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. The North Water was made by See-Saw Films for the BBC.

The Walking Dead
Early Access to New Episodes of Season 11 Every Sunday

Previously on The Walking Dead, survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers. Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Ultra City Smiths (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday, with Season Finale on August 19

Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show). Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth).

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Elizabeth Harvest
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), a beautiful young newlywed, arrives at the palatial estate of her brilliant scientist husband, Henry (Ciaran Hinds). Ensconced in modernist luxury with an obedient – if slightly unsettling – house staff, she has seemingly everything she could want. But one mystery tantalizes her: what is behind the locked door to Henry’s laboratory that he’s forbidden her to enter?

Non-Fiction
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Oliver Assavas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction.

On SHUDDER:

Teddy (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, August 5

Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. A scorching hot summer begins and Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man.

Slasher: Flesh & Blood
First Two Episodes Premiere Thursday, August 12; Subsequent Episodes Debuting Every Thursday

Starring horror legend David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome), the series follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.

Mosquito State
Premieres Thursday, August 26

Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends this psychological meltdown.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Hunt For a Killer (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Premieres Thursday, August 12

A Swedish crime drama based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman, Midsommar) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos, The Bridge) and their hunt for the killer of a 10-year-old Helén Nilsson, a case that shook Sweden to its core.

The Wine Show Season 3 (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Joining Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and James Purefoy this season is fellow wine enthusiast Dominic West (The Affair). Resident wine experts hit the road with Amelia Singer heading across the U.S. and Joe Fattorini on his way to Thailand, while the boys travel through Portugal. New star sommelier Charlotte Wilde takes you to The Azores and finally answers the question, who really invented sparkling wine? Seasons 1 and 2 are also streaming.

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



LUCY LAWLESS WELCOMES WILLIAM SHATNER, MARTIN HENDERSON AND MORE TO ACORN TV HIT SERIES





LUCY LAWLESS WELCOMES WILLIAM SHATNER, MARTIN HENDERSON AND MORE TO ACORN TV HIT SERIES MY LIFE IS MURDER
Season 2 RETURNS AUGUST 30 on ACORN TV

New York, NY—June 30, 2021 – AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is thrilled to announce a host of exciting new guest stars in the upcoming season of its original New Zealand mystery series My Life Is Murder, starring award-winning Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus). Returning to streaming service Acorn TV on August 30, Season 2 will reunite Lucy with several former castmates from her most iconic series, including Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of acclaimed actors in guest star roles including the beloved William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds), popular drag performers Kita Mean and Amanduh La Hor, among several other guest stars to be announced.

Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed Australian series, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for its new 10-episode season.

Alexa finds herself back in her home country for the first time in years, and can’t help herself when she is asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, the charismatic detective Harry, Rawiri Jobe, and café owner Reuben, Joe Naufahu (Game of Thrones), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets.

“I am in love with the city of my birth and I’m thrilled to be showing her off to the world as the stunning backdrop to our stories. We are joined by some of NZ’s finest acting talent, headed by Rawiri Jobe and Joe Naufahu,” says Lucy Lawless.

This new season of the ratings-hit crime drama was greenlit by a consortium consisting of AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV, which will take a package of English-speaking rights (North America, the UK and Australia premiere rights with secondary rights for NZ), DCD Rights for rest of world and producer Greenstone TV, with New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ and Network 10 in Australia also on board. TVNZ 1 has the global premiere of the series earlier in August.

About Acorn TV

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the leading streaming service specializing in British and international television with subscribers worldwide in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, among other areas. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week to a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature commissioned original series including British crime drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman (After Life), Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines, British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand 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 and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, highly rated BBC One drama The Nest starring Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair.



NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JULY





NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JULY

New York, NY — June 23, 2021 – This July, 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, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

Highlights from across the suite of services include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

On ACORN TV:

Jack Irish (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Final Season Premieres Monday, July 12

Emmy® Award-winner Guy Pearce (Mare of Easttown) reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector and private investigator with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. The explosive final season delves deep into Jack’s past, questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and bringing him face-to-face with an antagonist more personal and destructive than he has ever encountered. Joining Pearce in this final journey are the series’ veteran stars Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home), Roy Billing (The End), Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road) and Shane Jacobson (Guardians of the Tomb).

The Heart Guy (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 5 Premieres Monday, July 26

From Oscar®-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Great, The Favourite), this heartwarming Australian medical dramedy returns for a fifth and final season. Former city heart surgeon Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) seems to have finally settled into his bad-boy local doctor role in sleepy Whyhope, while the town is reeling from a temporary hospital closure and the local mining industry on its knees. With everyone looking to Hugh to save the day, even he wonders if he can step up and fight for his hometown.

Outlier (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Premieres Monday, July 19

A young girl is found killed at a camping resort and aspiring criminal psychologist Maja Angell (Hanne Mathisen Haga) believes that the police have arrested the wrong man. She’s not able to convince the police of that. Can she find the murderer before he strikes again? Acorn TV’s latest Scandi noir drama centers on the hunt for what turns out to be a serial killer. *Foreign Language, Norwegian with English subtitles

On ALLBLK:

Beyond the Pole (ALLBLK and WE tv Original)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 7

Atlanta’s hottest dancers transition from working in the club to life Beyond the Pole. Friendships are tested, finances are strapped, but together these ladies hustle to move Beyond the Pole.

TS Madison Experience
Premieres every Thursday beginning July 1

TS Madison is a loud, brash & outrageous social media star with a huge following of adoring fans from her hilarious online shows, most notably, The Queens Supreme Court. Now she turns her sights to her next goal- to be the first black, trans woman to host a mainstream talk show. With a circle of friends that consists of a ragtag team, her mother, Ms. Mary, and her BFF reality star Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Madison is ready to go next level in this unscripted drama. Produced by World of Wonder.

On AMC+:

Archenemy
Film Premieres Thursday, July 1

From RLJE Films, Archenemy is a superhero action film starring Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as Max Fist, a man who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space and lost his superpowers when he landed on earth. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Today, Max and Hamster take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss, The Manager. **Premieres as part of AMC+’s Comic-Con package

The Beast Must Die (AMC+ Original)
New Series Premieres Mondays Beginning July 5

The gripping six-part revenge thriller stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands.

The North Water (AMC+ Original)
World Premiere Beginning Thursday, July 15

Five-part drama The North Water stars BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe®-winning actor Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), in this haunting, immersive drama based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, and adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking). Set in the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crew mates, particularly Henry Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. The North Water was made by See-Saw Films for the BBC.

The Walking Dead: Origins (AMC+ Exclusive)
Premieres Every Thursday Beginning July 15

As fans gear up for the highly anticipated new season of The Walking Dead, AMC+ is offering an in-depth exploration of some of the series’ most celebrated characters with a series of specials, each charting the story of the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a single character. Spotlighting Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), each episode features new interviews and narrations from the actors that portray these iconic characters, interwoven with clips from the most pivotal moments of their journeys so far. Each episode will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of season 11. **Premieres as part of Comic-Con on AMC+ package

The Walking Dead: Origins lineup is as follows:

Daryl’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 15
Maggie’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 22
Negan’s Story – Premieres Thursday, July 29
Carol’s Story – Premieres Thursday, August 5
Ultra City Smiths (AMC+ Original)
First Two Episodes Premiere Thursday, July 22 with Subsequent Episodes Debuting Every Thursday

Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show). Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth). **Premieres as part of Comic-Con on AMC+ package

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Ode to Joy (IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive)
Premieres Wednesday, July 7

How does a man who is – literally – paralyzed by happiness find love? Thanks to a condition called cataplexy – a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy – Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) has learned to carefully edit all delight triggering people, places, and events out of his life.

The Kid With A Bike (IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive)
Premieres Wednesday, July 7

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship.

I Trapped The Devil
Premieres Wednesday, July 28

Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they’re instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man – but not just any man. Scott believes his hostage is the devil.

On SHUDDER:

The Boy Behind the Door (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, July 29

A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey), when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying.

Son (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, July 8

After a mysterious group breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasing psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. Starring Emile Hirsch, Andi Matichak and Luke David Blumm.

Kandisha (A Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, July 22

It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens. Nightly, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree— and it’s up to the three girls to break the curse. Directed by Inside and Livid duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Starring Mathilde Lamusse, Samarcande Saadi and Suzy Bemba.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

Motherland (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 3 Full Series Binge Premieres Thursday, July 8

Britain’s favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of the comedy series Motherland, navigating the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates. Its star-studded cast features Anna Maxwell-Martin, Lucy Punch, Paul Ready, Tanya Moodie and special guest star Joanna Lumley.

The Wine Show
Full Season Binges Premiere Every Thursday, Beginning July 15

This series is the perfect mix of travel, food, friendship and wine as actors Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), James Purefoy (Rome) and Dominic West (The Affair) celebrate this fascinating drink. Set in beautiful surroundings across Europe’s wine regions, we go on a journey to discover the stories and history behind the popular beverage. The show’s resident wine experts also travel the globe visiting amazing places, sampling some of the world’s best wines and meeting some of the greatest chefs working today. *Also streaming on Acorn TV

The Wine Show Season Binges are as follows:

Season 1 – Premieres Thursday, July 15
Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, July 22
Season 3 – Premieres Thursday, July 29 **EXCLUSIVE US PREMIERE**

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2





MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2
“Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide

“Clever crime fare” – The New York Times

“Vivacious” – Indiewire

“Four stars… Groovy” -Arts Hub (Australia)

Episodes 207-208 of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries are now available to watch on Screeners.com. New episodes from season two continue to premiere weekly on Mondays through July 19.

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960’s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

As unusual crimes unfold in 1960s Melbourne, Peregrine Fisher (Hakewilll) tackles her biggest mysteries yet while juggling romance, a career, and the life of an Adventuress. But just as Peregrine prepares to settle into a courtship with noble policeman Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli), the two crime-fighters face a crossroads. Playful but never mocking, exuberant but never naive, Peregrine Fisher continues her mission to do the legacy of her famous aunt justice, to find her way in changing times and to make a difference in the world.

This season, while Peregrine investigates cases at an air hostess school, a dog show, and a bowling alley, Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) reignites her spying career with an old flame, and Violetta (Louisa Mignone) and Samuel (Toby Truslove) struggle to contain their passion. Despite their busy lives, the gang have Peregrine’s back; because the modern road to happy-ever-after isn’t always rosy and staying true to oneself can sometimes mean hurting those you love.

Season two of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries consists of eight episodes.

Episode Descriptions

Ep. 7: Reel Murder – Debuts Monday, July 12

The gang gather at the river to relax and distract themselves from their assorted heartaches, but when Samuel hooks a corpse with his fishing rod, a day in the sun turns deadly. It emerges that the victim evaded murder charges many years ago, and so Peregrine and James search for a suspect with motive for revenge.

Ep. 8: New Year’s Evil – Debuts Monday, July 19 *Season Finale*

It’s New Year’s Eve at the Adventuresses’ Club, and dead on the floor is the singer of Melbourne’s hottest pop band. Earlier that night, as Peregrine welcomes guests to the Adventuresses’ Club for a lavish New Year’s Eve party. Before long, the shot rings out again, and Peregrine realizes she’s been looking at the murderer all night without even knowing it.

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 Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’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.



EMMY®-WINNER GUY PEARCE RETURNS IN THIRD AND FINAL SEASON OF JACK IRISH





EMMY®-WINNER GUY PEARCE RETURNS IN THIRD AND FINAL SEASON OF ACORN TV’s HIT AUSTRALIAN NOIR THRILLER, JACK IRISH, ON MONDAY, JULY 12
NEW TRAILER NOW AVAILABLE

“Terrific noir with a sense of humor about itself” – The New York Times

“Enormously engaging viewing” – The Washington Post

Emmy® Award-winner Guy Pearce (Mare of Easttown, Iron Man 3, Mildred Pierce) reprises his iconic role for the last time as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector and private investigator with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. The final season of the award-winning Australian noir thriller, titled Jack Irish: Hell Bent (Season 3), premieres exclusively in the U.S. on Monday, July 12 on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streamer devoted to British and international television. New episodes will premiere weekly every Monday through August 2.

This explosive, four-episode season of Jack Irish delves deep into Jack’s past, questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and bringing him face-to-face with an antagonist more personal and destructive than he has ever encountered. Jack’s long-suppressed trauma of witnessing the brutal and random murder of wife Isabel by former client Wayne Milovich – which launched the first Jack Irish installment, Bad Debts (2012) – rears its ugly head when Jack discovers there was more to those fateful events all those years ago.

Joining Pearce are Jack’s trusty cohorts from earlier seasons and the preceding telemovies: Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Janet King) as journalist and former girlfriend Linda Hillier, Roy Billing (The End) as horse racing aficionado Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road) as Harry’s trusted off-sider Cam Delray, Kate Atkinson (Wentworth) as IT guru Simone and Shane Jacobson (Guardians of the Tomb) as old-school homicide detective Barry Tregear. This series is inspired by the acclaimed crime novels of the late Peter Temple.

Jack Irish has won various Australian awards and received multiple nominations from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) and Logie Awards. Both Seasons 1 and 2, as well as the three preceding movies, are now streaming on Acorn TV.

Series Credits

Jack Irish is an Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria. Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron and Jo Rooney. Executive Producers: Rob Gibson and Andrew Knight. ABC Executive Producers: Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley. The series is distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

The writers of Jack Irish are Matt Cameron (Sunshine, Secret City), Andrew Knight (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), Andrew Anastasios (The Water Diviner, Wentworth), and Alli Parker (Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries). The director of all four episodes is Greg McLean (The Gloaming, Wolf Creek). The series creators are Cameron, Knight and Anastasios.

Episode Synopses

Episode 1 (July 12) – After the execution-style death of an off-duty cop, Barry calls in a favor with Jack, leading him on the path to uncovering a buried truth about his murdered wife.

Director: Greg McLean, Writer: Matt Cameron, Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron

Episode 2 (July 19) – As the body count rises, Jack seeks help from Linda, the pair of them working together to dig deeper into what Barry knew about Isabel’s death.

Director: Greg McLean, Writers: Andrew Anastasios, Alli Parker, Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron

Episode 3 (July 26) – The countdown to payday begins as Jack hunts down Barry’s killer but, as the truth begins to come out, Jack’s world is turned upside down.

Director: Greg McLean, Writer: Matt Cameron, Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron

Episode 4 (August 2) – As the Great White payday approaches, more people come into the line of fire and Jack must lay to rest the ghosts of the past or risk losing everything all over again.

Director: Greg McLean, Writer: Andrew Knight, Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron

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 features 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 Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Upcoming Acorn TV Original UK detective series in 2022 include Harry Wild starring Jane Seymour, The Chelsea Detective starring Adrian Scarborough and Signora Volpe starring Emilia Fox. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2





MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2
“Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide

“Clever crime fare” – The New York Times

“Vivacious” – Indiewire

“Four stars… Groovy” -Arts Hub (Australia)

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960’s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

As unusual crimes unfold in 1960s Melbourne, Peregrine Fisher (Hakewilll) tackles her biggest mysteries yet while juggling romance, a career, and the life of an Adventuress. But just as Peregrine prepares to settle into a courtship with noble policeman Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli), the two crime-fighters face a crossroads. Playful but never mocking, exuberant but never naive, Peregrine Fisher continues her mission to do the legacy of her famous aunt justice, to find her way in changing times and to make a difference in the world.

This season, while Peregrine investigates cases at an air hostess school, a dog show, and a bowling alley, Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) reignites her spying career with an old flame, and Violetta (Louisa Mignone) and Samuel (Toby Truslove) struggle to contain their passion. Despite their busy lives, the gang have Peregrine’s back; because the modern road to happy-ever-after isn’t always rosy and staying true to oneself can sometimes mean hurting those you love.

Season two of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries consists of eight episodes.

Episode Descriptions

Ep. 5: Death Alley – Debuts Monday, June 28

A brawl at a bowling alley between rockers and mods leads to decapitation. When the police arrest Violetta’s nephew for the murder, Peregrine sets out to prove his innocence.

Ep. 6: Coop De Grace – Debuts Monday, July 5

The body of a pigeon-racing enthusiast is found tarred and feathered in a pigeon coop. Birdie holds the crucial information in this case and Peregrine begins to understand, through Birdie, that real love doesn’t come along every day.

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 Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’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.



WHITSTABLE PEARL ALL EPISODES OF ACORN TV’S COZY MYSTERY SERIES NOW AVAILABLE





WHITSTABLE PEARL ALL EPISODES OF ACORN TV’S COZY MYSTERY SERIES NOW AVAILABLE
“Engaging” – NPR Fresh Air

“Delicious new series of whodunnits” – Daily Mail Weekend

Starring Kerry Godliman (Ricky Gervais’ After Life) as the titular Pearl Nolan, the new six-part British detective drama Whitstable Pearl made its exclusive worldwide debut this week on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in British and International television. Based on the much-loved novels The Whitstable Pearl Mystery and Disappearance at Oare by Julie Wassmer (EastEnders), Whitstable Pearl is brought to the screen for the first time by iconic Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen (Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer). The series also stars Howard Charles (The Musketeers, Shadow and Bone) and Frances Barber (Doctor Who, Silk.)

Whitstable Pearl explores the dark undercurrents of murder and debauchery swirling beneath the surface of the picturesque English seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its native oysters and buffeted by the prevailing winds and spray of the North Sea.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 3: Civil War – Premiering Monday, May 31

When a recently retired DCI is shot dead during an English Civil War reenactment, Mike immediately suspects the victim’s wife, but she hires Pearl to find out if someone could be targeting her, too. Pearl and Mike plan a date, but a miscommunication puts them at odds.

Episode 4: Disappearance at Oare – Premiering Monday, June 7

Pearl agrees to help a woman who received a note claiming her missing husband did not die from suicide. Pearl connects the case to a grief-counseling church group and a drowning years ago. As Christmas approaches, Mike sinks into a depression, despite taking on a new flat in Whitstable.

Episode 5: A Cup O’Kindness – Premiering Monday, June 14

When a mother takes her daughter out for a boat ride despite the father’s wishes, the boat starts taking on water and the two need to be rescued. Was it an accident, or were they targeted? Pearl investigates while Mike tries to enjoy his time off from police duty in the days before New Year’s Eve.

Episode 6: The Man on The Blue Plaque – Premiering Monday, June 21

A 30-year-old skeleton washes up on the shore, and the victim has a very personal connection to Pearl. Pearl’s budding romance with Mike is threatened when he identifies a suspect close to home.

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 Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’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.



NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JUNE
New York, NY — May 21, 2021 – This June, 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 (in alphabetical and chronological order):

On ACORN TV:

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV Original)
First Two Episodes of Season 2 Premiere Monday, June 7

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960s crime series follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

The Real Manhunter (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Premieres Monday, June 14

Recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit Acorn TV Original drama Manhunt, former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton and his cases are featured in this new series exploring the crimes themselves and the breakthrough moments when a suspect was identified and arrested.

The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 21

Based on Anna Grue’s bestselling crime mysteries, with an engaging blue-sky take on the successful Nordic genre. Detective Chief Inspector Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind, Darkness-Those Who Kill) investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp (André Babikian, The Protectors), and his wife, Marianne (Laura Drasbæk, Park Road), a criminal technician.

Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from Britain and beyond, including Midsomer Murders, Manhunt, and My Life is Murder. Acorn.tv

On ALLBLK:

Stuck with You (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Continues Every Thursday

Storybook celebrity couple Candace (Tammy Townsend, K.C. Undercover) and Luvell (Timon Kyle Durrett, Queen Sugar) finally decide to move forward with their separation – that is until a new celebrity couple on the scene threatens to take their throne, diminish their brand, and rob them out of a career defining opportunity. Featuring special guest appearances by Vivica Fox (Empire), Shanice, AJ Johnson (House Party), Kenny Lattimore, and more.

Beyond the Pole (ALLBLK and WE tv Original)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 7

Atlanta’s hottest dancers transition from working in the club to life Beyond the Pole. Friendships are tested, finances are strapped, but together these ladies hustle to move Beyond the Pole.

A Closer Look (ALLBLK Original)
Episode 4 Premieres Thursday, June 10

Music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. Each episode features a one-on-one sit-down interview with the artist and producer and highlight music videos/live performances, studio sessions, archival interviews, B-roll footage, and guest interviews. This episode features singer-songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius.

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. www.ALLBLK.tv

On AMC+:

Portlandia
Full Series Binge Available Beginning Thursday, June 10

Fan favorite Peabody and Emmy-Award-winning IFC Original series, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be available for a full series binge.

Fear the Walking Dead
Early Access to New Episodes Every Thursday with the Season Finale on June 10

Critically acclaimed 6th season continues every Thursday ahead of the Sunday television broadcast on AMC. In the season finale, everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.

Kevin Can F**k Himself
First Two Episodes Premiere Sunday, June 13

New dark comedy follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke (though she’s usually the butt of them). But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain? When she finally wakes up to—and revolts against—the injustices in her life?

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
New Episodes Continue Every Saturday

Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy, BBC America’s compelling saga continues the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming and offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City and forthcoming dramas Too Close, The Beast Must Die and Kin. AMC+

On SHUDDER:

Caveat (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, June 3

When a lone drifter with partial memory loss, Isaac, accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days, it all seems like easy money, but there is a caveat; he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Trapped and at the mercy of Olga, Isaac begins to discover secrets in the house that coincide with the terrifying resurgence of his own memory. Starring Jonathan French, Leila Sykes and Ben Caplan.

The Amusement Park (Shudder Exclusive Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 8

Recently discovered and restored in 4k 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation, the film stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.

Vicious Fun (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 29

Joel, a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim. Directed by Cody Calahan. Starring Evan Marsh, Amber Goldfarb, Ari Millen, Julian Richings, Robert Maillet, Sean Baek, David Koechner, Alexa Rose Steele, Mark Gibson, Kristopher Bowman and John Fray.

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. www.shudder.com

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Gulf (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 3

Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) tries to leave the past behind and make the most of her tentative new relationship with daughter Ruby (Timmie Cameron, Shortland Street) – but a blackmailer is making that impossible.

Moloch (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Premieres Thursday, June 10

Set in an industrial, labyrinthine seaside town, strangers are suddenly bursting into flames for no reason. Suicides? Murders? Supernatural phenomena? To find out, Louise (Marine Vacth), an ambitious and unstable journalist, and Gabriel (Oliver Gourmet), a brilliant psychiatrist mourning his son, lead the investigation.

Innocent (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 24

Sally’s (Katherine Kelly, Cheat, Criminal: UK) conviction is overturned, and she’s found not guilty. She’s spent the last 5 years in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy – once her pupil. Now a free woman, life in her hometown has moved on. Can she find the real killer and prove her innocence?

Sundance Now 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, including The Bureau, Des, and Discovery of Witches. SundanceNow.com



Orange TV broadens its offering in Spain with the launch of Acorn TV





Orange TV broadens its offering in Spain with the launch of Acorn TV, the streaming service with the best of British television
Madrid, 13 May 2021

Orange TV is launching in Spain today as a part of its on demand offering Acorn TV, the streaming service of AMC Networks with the best television from Britain and from other English-speaking countries. Acorn TV offers subscribers of Orange TV a wide range of drama, mystery and comedy series and miniseries from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, in both their Castilian dubbed and subtitled versions.

All Orange TV clients can subscribe to the biggest streaming service specializing in British series in North America, for only €3.99 a month. Furthermore, as a promotion upon its launch all subscribers who sign up to Acorn TV before June 9th will be able to enjoy the content free of charge during the first month.

Acorn TV’s launch within Orange TV’s broad catalogue of content is a step further in Orange’s collaboration with AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE). The relationship was strengthened last year when the operator was the first to launch the on-demand service AMC Selekt, in addition to the thematic Terror bouquet (Dark and Planet Horror), the inclusion of the television channel Somos (as a part of the premium Spanish cinema bouquet of FlixOlé and Somos) and the recent launch of the linear channel SELEKT (the first to be programmed using artificial intelligence). All of this consolidates Orange’s platform as one of the most complete and varied offerings in Spain’s pay-TV market.

According to José Antonio Guzmán, Head of Strategy and Negotiation at Orange TV: “The essence of our offering is making sure our subscribers can access the best television content from the international market at any time. Thanks to the addition of Acorn TV, they will now also be able to enjoy an initial catalogue of more than 800 episodes of British productions provided by the service, whose prestige within the world of entertainment knows no borders.”

As for Matthew Graham, Acorn TV’s General Manager: “We are very excited to continue expanding our distribution alongside Orange TV, one of the main telecommunications operators in Spain, and we are eager for Orange viewers to have the opportunity to watch some of the very best in television from Britain and beyond, with most of these series available for the first time in Spain.”

At its launch on Orange TV in Spain, Acorn TV includes smash hit drama series like “Apple Tree Yard”, with a magnificent Emily Watson as a respected scientist, wife and mother whose life turns upside down after beginning an affair with a charismatic stranger; “Capital”, which tells the intertwining stories of the residents of a London street, winner of the International Emmy Award for Best Miniseries and starring an ensemble cast including veteran actors Toby Jones (“Infamous”, “The Hunger Games”) and Gemma Jones (“Sense and Sensibility”, “Bridget Jones’ Diary”); “Doc Martin”, a modern classic about an egocentric surgeon who moves to a seaside village; the legal Irish drama “Striking Out”; and “Collision”, with Douglas Henshall from “Shetland” as the leading actor.

For fans of British comedy, highlights include the dark and funny “No Offence” which follows a Detective Inspector (Joanna Scanlan) and her team in Manchester; “Finding Joy”, created, written and starring Irish comedian Amy Huberman (“Striking Out”, “The Clinic”) in the role of a woman whose new work assignment forces her to look for happiness in the most unusual of places; and “Kingdom”, starring Stephen Fry, a legend of British comedy, about a solicitor coping with his dysfunctional family, colleagues, and locals in a small Norfolk town.

In the mystery segment, subscribers will be able to watch “The Bletchley Circle”, about a group of World War II codebreakers who come together ten years later to solve a series of murders; “Inspector Morse”, based on the novels by Colin Dexter, about a detective and his trusted partner in Oxford; “Endeavor”, the prequel following the early career of Inspector Morse in the 1960’s and 70’s; “19-2”, the praised Canadian crime series following the personal and professional lives of two patrol officers in Montreal; acclaimed mystery series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” starring David Suchet as the iconic detective; the period drama “Grantchester” following a young, jazz-loving village vicar (James Norton) paired with a veteran and overworked policeman (Robson Green) in Cambridge; and the Australian “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, about a group of schoolgirls who mysteriously disappear during a trip to the historical and geological site Hanging Rock.

About Acorn TV

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is a premium streaming video service specializing in mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond. North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British series, Acorn TV is also available in the UK, Ireland, Iberia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV commissions, co-produces and licenses a wide range of acclaimed productions, adding exclusive new programs every week.

About Orange TV

Orange TV is Orange’s television platform, with a broad and varied audiovisual content offering enjoyed by 703,000 subscribers in Spain. Orange TV’s wide content catalogue is made up of more than 90 linear channels (including the best film and series, news, documentary, kids, etc. channels, in addition to its exclusive channel and all DTT channels) and more than 50,000 a la carte contents, all of which are available on multiple devices and with the best image and sound quality.

Orange TV also provides special on-demand content services such as Universal+, Fox Now, AXN Now, AMC Selekt, Cosmo On, Nat Geo Now or TNT Now, in addition to premium thematic content packages for specific audiences, including horror fans, the best Spanish cinema, kids and millennial audiences and the new Motor and France Direct packs. Moreover, Orange’s television platform has reached agreements with key partners in the audiovisual world, including Netflix, Amazon, Rakuten TV, FlixOlé or StarzPlay, offering their content to its subscribers. Orange is also the only alternative operator in Spain that offers the best LaLiga football (LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank) and all Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. All of this consolidates Orange as one of the most complete and varied audiovisual offerings in Spain’s television market.