Channel 5 and AMC Networks’ Acorn TV commission New drama The Reluctant Madame Blanc (w.t)





Channel 5 and AMC Networks’ Acorn TV commission New drama The Reluctant Madame Blanc (w.t), created by Sally Lindsay
Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent have penned 6 x 60” series for Channel 5 and Acorn TV.
LONDON 19th JANUARY 2021: Channel 5 and Acorn TV are thrilled to announce the commission of a new six part thriller, The Reluctant Madame Blanc (w.t). Acorn Media International are the distributor for the series, which is co-produced by Clapperboard (Cold Call) and Saffron Cherry Productions. The Reluctant Madame Blanc (w.t) will have its world premiere exclusively on AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain, and will be broadcast on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, followed by a second window on Acorn TV UK.

The announcement follows the recent commission from Channel 5 and Acorn TV for Dalgliesh (6 x 60”) starring Bertie Carvel, and is a continuation of Channel 5’s and Acorn TV’s commitments to expand their scripted programming slates.

The new six-part series follows Jean White, a renowned and respected antiques dealer, running a successful business in leafy Cheshire with her husband, Rory. We meet Jean on a rainy morning in Manchester, overcome with grief as she learns that Rory has tragically died on his way home from their vintage treasure-trove stomping grounds in the South of France.

Things are about to take a darker turn for poor Jean when she discovers that along with her husband, all of their money has disappeared, their shop re-mortgaged to the hilt and their assets pawned off. With the final thousands in their joint account ironically spent on Rory’s funeral, Jean’s life is set adrift…until her solicitor informs her of one thing her beloved did not sell: their cottage in French antiques hub, Saint Victoire. And when Jean finds out that the lavish ring Rory was bringing back to her is nowhere to be found, she quickly realises something is amiss and does the first thing she can think of; arriving in Saint Victoire, will Jean get the answers she is searching for?

The creator of The Reluctant Madame Blanc (w.t) is Sally Lindsay (Cold Call, Mount Pleasant) who will also star as Jean White. Sally has co-written the series with Sue Vincent (Mount Pleasant, Shameless) who will also have an on-screen role. Full casting will be announced later this year.

The series will be directed by Dermot Boyd (Mount Pleasant) and produced by Andy Morgan (Tin Star). Acorn Media Enterprises’ Catherine Mackin serves as executive producer on the series for Acorn TV, whilst Mike Benson (Cold Call) is Executive Producer for Clapperboard and Caroline Roberts-Cherry (The World According to Grandpa) for Saffron Cherry.

Creator and Lead Writer Sally Lindsay, Creative Director of Saffron Cherry, said: “I’ve always been fascinated by the worlds of antiques and Agatha Christie, so putting the two together and creating the world of St.Victoire with Sue has been an absolute joy. We are so excited to show the audience the stunning sunny locations and beautiful antiques cloaked in a veil of mystery and can’t wait for you to see what Jean unravels as she embarks on her new life in the sun.”

Sebastian Cardwell, Channel 5 Deputy Director of Programmes, ViacomCBS Networks UK commented: “Channel 5’s return to original Drama has been a great success, especially with Sally Lindsay starring in Cold Call in 2019, which was a real hit with our viewers. With a brilliant creative team at the helm, I have no doubt that this series will also have viewers hooked from the very beginning, impatiently waiting for the mystery to unravel in Saint Victoire!”

Catherine Mackin, Managing Director for Acorn Media Enterprises and Executive Producer for Acorn TV noted: “Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent have created an exciting, immersive world with a beautiful setting, fascinating characters and enjoyable mysteries that Acorn TV’s subscribers across the globe are going to absolutely love.”

Mike Benson, Executive Producer for Clapperboard TV, said: “When Sally told me about her idea for an antique-centric crime series on the Mediterranean I was sold instantly! Along with Sue, Sally has created a world packed with hilarious characters, intricate mysteries and a quaint, sun-kissed town in St Victoire which I think viewers will want to escape to again and again.”

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About AMC Networks

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on ad-supported cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the Oscar-winning Boyhood. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The company also operates AMC+, its premium subscription bundle; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC; AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.

About Channel 5

Channel 5 is a public service broadcaster and the UK’s third largest commercial TV station. Launched in March 1997, Channel 5 has been owned by ViacomCBS Networks International since September 2014. Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5Select and My5 TV reach 3 in 4 of the UK viewing public each month with a diverse schedule including issue-led documentaries, popular factual, accessible history, stunning natural history, inclusive entertainment and reality, top level sport, high quality scripted programming and critically acclaimed children’s, news and current affairs programming. Through its agenda-driving commissions, Channel 5 has led on societal issues from inequality to inner city gang life, homelessness to mental health, aiming to tell the story of modern Britain by reflecting the lives of people across the nation. My5 is an on-demand service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5Select and 5Spike, as well as selected third-party channels. In 2018, Channel 5 won its first BAFTA for Cruising with Jane McDonald and was named ‘Channel of the Year’ at the Edinburgh TV Festival. In 2019, Chanel 5 won best documentary award for The Abused at the RTS Awards, Edinburgh TV Awards and the Association of International Broadcasters Awards. In 2020, Channel 5 was crowned Channel of the Year at the Broadcast Digital Awards and Channel of the Year at the RTS awards.

About Viacom International Media Networks:

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, VH1, VIVA and COLORS. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 600 million households in 170 territories and 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom

About Clapperboard:

Clapperboard is a new scripted label from iZen and the partner company of UK indie Chalkboard, producers of Cold Call, — the first original drama commission from the UK’s Channel 5’s in its history. The company will also be headed up by Chalkboard MD Mike Benson and has been established to fully focus on developing and producing scripted programming across the UK broadcasters.

iZen is the Producer-led content group comprising of a network of independent production companies in Spain, the Middle East and the UK. iZen’s experience in scripted also extends to one of Amazon Prime Video’s largest original scripted series in Europe, El Cid.

Clapperboard uniquely aims to offer a commercial and creative home for leading writers and directors in the UK by offering partnerships with enhanced commercial terms more akin to a co-producer.

About Saffron Cherry Productions:

Saffron Cherry Productions founded by managing director Caroline Roberts-Cherry, is a scripted and non- scripted TV and film company based in Manchester. Currently with script commissions at ITV and BBC and producing a twenty-five part live action and animation series, The World According to Grandpa, starring Don Warrington for Channel 5’s Milkshake! Recent factual commissions include The Great Staycation; Dot’s Farm for BBC One and Emmeline Pankhurst; The Making of a Militant (BBC One/BBC 4) presented by Sally Lindsay.



AMC Releases Teaser and New Images from the Extended 10th Season of “The Walking Dead”





Video: AMC Releases Teaser and New Images from the Extended 10th Season of “The Walking Dead”
The extended 10th season of six new episodes premieres Sunday, February 28 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from AMC]
AMC RELEASES TEASER AND NEW IMAGES FROM THE EXTENDED 10TH SEASON OF “THE WALKING DEAD”

AMC released today a teaser and new images from the highly-anticipated return of The Walking Dead. The extended 10th season of six new episodes premieres Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. All six episodes will also debut early on AMC+, the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning February 25.

In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

New guest stars featured in these episodes include Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as “Mays” and Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as “Lucille,” along with new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as “Elijah,” among others.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth.



AMC NETWORKS CONTINUES CONTENT ROLLOUT ON FREE, AD-SUPPORTED PLATFORMS, LAUNCHING FIVE CHANNELS





AMC NETWORKS CONTINUES CONTENT ROLLOUT ON FREE, AD-SUPPORTED PLATFORMS, LAUNCHING FIVE CHANNELS ON VIZIO SMARTCAST
Free Ad-Supported Streaming (FAST) Channels Now Available to Millions of VIZIO Customers
NEW YORK, NY, January 8, 2021 – AMC Networks today announced the launch of five free ad-supported streaming (FAST) channels on VIZIO SmartCast, the Smart TV platform available to millions of viewers. The launch of this comprehensive array of popular and critically acclaimed programming from AMC Networks makes VIZIO SmartCast a perfect place for consumers to tune in. SmartCast is an award-winning operating system that comes equipped with every VIZIO Smart TV, providing free content available 24/7 to VIZIO customers. VIZIO reported this week that viewing on the company’s SmartCast TVs surged to 1.1 trillion minutes in 2020, up more than 20 percent from the previous year.

“We are thrilled to make these free, ad-supported channels available to millions of VIZIO viewers on the SmartCast platform,” said Evan Adlman, Senior Vice President of Advanced Advertising and Digital Ad Sales for AMC Networks. “We set a goal last year of making our popular and critically acclaimed content as widely available as possible on emerging ad-supported platforms, which is great for the fans of our shows and for the advertising partners who reach fans through our AMCN Digital ad sales offering.”

“VIZIO is excited to offer AMC Networks’ award-winning series and films free to our millions of viewers,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO. “The addition of these channels provides SmartCast viewers even more variety as they tune into their favorite movies and shows on their VIZIO Smart TVs.”

The AMC Networks channels now launched on VIZIO SmartCast are:

Channel 110 AMC Presents allows audiences to dive into the bold and inventive award-winning AMC shows they’ve come to love, including: The Walking Dead, Turn, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify, Making of the Mob, Into the Badlands, movies, unscripted originals, and more. This channel offers access to fan favorites and lets viewers discover new gems they may have missed.

Channel 111 Rush by AMC offers a collection of heart-pounding, cast-driven action and thriller movies that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Channel 120 Slightly Off by IFC features an acclaimed slate offering award-winning comedies. The absurd talk show Comedy Bang Bang, the brilliant sketches of Portlandia, the subversive rants of Brockmire, and more.

Channel 465 Absolute Reality by WE tv brings viewers the most outrageous, addictive, must-see reality TV shows all in one place, including Bridezillas, Kendra on Top, Joan & Melissa, LA Hair, Mary Mary, Platinum Weddings, and more. Real moments. Real stories. Real drama.

Channel 119 IFC Films Picks offers film buffs the ability to binge from an extensive library of acclaimed star-studded dramas, documentaries, prestige indies, global cinema, and genre films.

The addition of these channels on VIZIO televisions follows the addition of AMC Networks’ popular and critically acclaimed programming to a number of free, ad-supported platforms in recent months.

About AMC Networks

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on ad-supported cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the Oscar-winning Boyhood. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The company also operates AMC+, its premium subscription bundle; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC; AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.

About VIZIO

VIZIO, the #1 American-based TV brand[1] and America’s #1 Sound Bar Company[2], delivers innovative entertainment solutions and value for millions of connected consumers. Formed in 2002 and quickly established as an innovative leader, VIZIO has built a portfolio of high-quality products that provide immersive entertainment while incorporating seamlessly with the smart home. The company designs a collection of televisions, sound bars, and the SmartCast smart TV platform with the consumer’s desires in mind, and was rated America’s Fastest Growing TV Brand with Quantum Dot and America’s Fastest Growing Sound Bar Brand with Dolby Atmos. VIZIO products are carried by U.S. retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart.

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AMC+, Sundance Now and Shudder Offer “A Discovery of Witches” Catch-Up Headed Into Season Two





AMC+, Sundance Now and Shudder Offer “A Discovery of Witches” Catch-Up Headed Into Season Two

NEW YORK, NY, January 4, 2021 – In advance of the highly anticipated season two premiere of A Discovery of Witches on January 9, fans are being given a number of ways to catch up on season one, as AMC Networks uses a variety of platforms to lean into the return of one of 2019’s biggest hits, which drove record usage and subscriptions for its Sundance Now and Shudder streaming services. The entire first season will be available on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+ as free content without a subscription from January 4 through January 18. The first season will also appear on the AMC linear network as a full-season marathon on January 24, including special additional behind the scenes content with the cast and crew and interviews with author Deborah Harkness.

Season two will premiere on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+ on January 9, one day after the series’ UK Premiere. The second season consists of 10 new episodes, with a new episode arriving on all three platforms every Saturday. A Discovery of Witches is the #1 title in the history of Sundance Now and remains one of the top series streamed each month. At the time of its premiere last year, it was the #1 title in the history of Shudder and remains among its top performing original series, along with Creepshow, Cursed Films and The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. AMC will also feature the full second season on its linear network this June.

“A Discovery of Witches was a runaway hit for Sundance Now and Shudder last year, driving record usage and subscriptions at a time when our streaming services were gaining momentum in a crowded and increasingly competitive market,” said Miguel Penella, president of SVOD for AMC Networks. “With the arrival of the highly anticipated second season, we want to make sure new fans have the ability to catch up on the first season and those who loved the series have the ability to relive the experience as we anticipate the arrival of season two on January 9. There has never been a single series that has had the impact of A Discovery of Witches across our streaming platforms, which now include AMC+, so the arrival of a new season is a hugely significant moment for the fans and for our fast-growing platforms.”

Featuring stunning lead performances from Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), adapted from Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second season finds Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London – here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life.

In Elizabethan London, Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats. Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark and frightening turn, while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over four centuries ago. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, bearing their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together and find a way back to present day.

While Diana and Matthew hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston, Doctor Who, ER) and Em (Valarie Pettiford, Half & Half), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan, The Honourable Woman) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel, Killing Eve) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart, Line of Duty) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra, All American) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus, War & Peace), whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead), Knox (Owen Teale, Game of Thrones), Satu (Malin Buska, The Girl King) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin, Da Vinci’s Demons) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.

Also starring James Purefoy (Rome, Pennyworth), Steven Cree (Outlander), and Adelle Leonce (Black Mirror) as new characters introduced in season two.

The show was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios. Made by Bad Wolf Limited, A Discovery of Witches has been adapted for screen by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who) and Susie Conklin (The Musketeers), who are also executive producers, along with other writers including Sarah Dollard (Doctor Who, Being Human). The co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, and Lachlan MacKinnon are executive producers along with Deborah Harkness and Farren Blackburn and Kara Manley for Sky Studios. Farren Blackburn (The Innocents), Philippa Langdale (Harlots) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) are the directors. Filming took place in South Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice.

From AMC Networks, Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches starring Matthew Goode and Theresa Palmer; glamourous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; Australian drama Bad Mothers; Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British thriller The Cry starring Jenna Coleman; as well as streaming exclusives, including Emmy-winner State of the Union starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd; British thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love with Amanda Knox’s podcast. Sundance Now can be enjoyed for $6.99/month or $4.99/month with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​​www.shudder.com​​.

AMC+ is the company’s new premium subscription bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ EXTENSIVE LIBRARY ALL AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIUM STREAMING BUNDLE IN JANUARY
New York, NY, December 17, 2020 – For the month of January, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, thrilling true crime, fan favorite franchises, and beloved films from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include BBC AMERICA’s new fantasy drama series The Watch; the return of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who with its annual holiday special, Revolution of the Daleks; the new season of the hugely successful Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series A Discovery of Witches, starring Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode and Theresa Palmer; Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series, four-part true-crime doc The Night Caller; weekly, full season binges of AMC’s hit Western series Hell on Wheels; and a celebration of the Sundance Film Festival from Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.

Highlights for AMC+’s January offerings are below:

Subscribers will have early access to BBC AMERICA’s new series, The Watch on Thursday, December 31 ahead of its linear premiere on Sunday, January 3. Subsequent episodes will debut on AMC+ and BBC AMERICA every Sunday. The Watchfollows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who come together and find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic and thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen, the modern and inclusive series is inspired by the characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett’s iconic “Discworld” novels, including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Adam Hugill), the mysterious Angua (Marama Corlett) and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery (Jo Eaton-Kent) together with The Watch’s own idiosyncratic depiction of Death (Wendell Pierce).


BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns for its annual New Year’s special with the action-packed episode, Revolution of the Daleks debuting on AMC+ and BBC AMERICA on Friday, January 1. The Dalek-filled special will see a host of exciting guest stars including John Barrowman MBE, who will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness, alongside ChrisNoth (Sex and the City), who will be back as the disgraced Jack Robertson. Dame Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, Succession) will also be making her Doctor Who debut for the special, alongside television star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Soulmates).

The highly anticipated return of the Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series A Discovery of Witches, starring Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode (The Crown)and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) along with Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), debuts on the service with weekly episodes beginning Saturday, January 9. Based on the best-selling All Souls novels by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Season 2 sees Matthew (Goode) and Diana (Palmer) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London where they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. In the present day however, their enemies have not forgotten them.
Sundance Now Original Series The Night Caller, a four-part true crime documentary debuting Tuesday, January 19. The weekly episodes explore the legacy of Australia’s most notorious serial killer and those through whose lives he altered irrevocably, including his victims and the two men wrongfully convicted of the crime in a shocking double miscarriage of justice.

AMC’s popular Western series Hell on Wheels will debut on AMC+ in January, with full season binges rolling out weekly. Set in post-Civil War America circa 1865, the series centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.

IFC Films Unlimited and Sundance Now celebrate the Sundance Film Festival with a lineup of festival favorites and award-winners through the years, including Boyhood, Camp, Sleepwalk With Me, James White, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Virgin Suicides, Heathers, The Babadook, Buck, Room 237, Weiner, Sleeping with Other People, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Bad Kids, Band Aid, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and more.

Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include:

AMC:

Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with content only available on AMC+ including:
The latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond – all available ad-free and on demand.
The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, an exclusive re-watch of Season 10 featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Sunday.

BBC AMERICA:

New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and more.
Friday, January 8 – Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Nish Kumar, Jessica Chastain and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Friday, January 15 – Anya Taylor-Joy, Regina King, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olly Alexander and Yungblud.
Friday, January 22 – Keeley Hawes, Noel Clarke, Rebel Wilson, Ant Middleton, and M. Night Shyamalan.
Friday, January 29 – Guests to be announced.
The epic and visually stunning six-part nature documentary series, A Wild Year on Earth exploring the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation, narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey). New episodes will debut every Saturday on AMC+ starting January 23.

IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Notable films added to the lineup this month include the exclusive political thriller An Acceptable Loss (Wednesday, January 6) starring Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis, Diane (Wednesday, January 6) starring Mary Kay Place, who received a Spirit Award nomination for her role in 2019, and IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive Donnybrook (Wednesday, January 13) starring Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo and Margaret Qualley.

SHUDDER:

Shudder Original Hunted debuts Thursday, January 14 with an exhilarating, transcendent take on survival horror that blends primal violence with the timeless quality of myth and fairytale. The film stars Lucie Debay (The Confession) as Eve, a woman who encounters a seemingly charming man (Arieh Worthalter, Girl) at a bar, only to uncover his true sociopathic nature, sparking a dire, life-or-death chase through the wilderness. Directed by acclaimed French filmmaker and comic artist Vincent Paronnaud, co-director of Cannes Jury Prize and Academy Award nominee Persepolis, and co-written by Paronnaud and Léa Pernollet.
Debuting Thursday, January 28, Shudder Original The Queen of Black Magic is an Indonesian language film following the story of childhood friends Hanif, Jefri, and Anton as they take their families on a trip to the orphanage where they grew up to pay their final respects to the man who raised them. But they soon discover that the secrets from their past refuse to stay buried. Directed by Kimo Stamboel (Killers), written by Joko Anwar (Impetigore, Satan’s Slaves) and inspired by the 1981 Indonesian horror classic of the same name, The Queen of Black Magic features gore and wild set pieces in the spirit of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II.

SUNDANCE NOW:

International drama slate this month features three exclusive series with new episodes every Thursday: The Commons, dystopian sci-fi drama set in a familiar future starring Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) with the season finale scheduled on January 21; Australian political thriller Total Control, starring Rachel Griffiths, also concluding on January 21; and British drama Cleaning Up, premiering on December 31, which follows a struggling mother who resorts to insider trading in order to pay her debts.

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour 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, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Baby Chimp Rescue, A Wild Year on Earth, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Sherman’s Showcase Baroness von Sketch Show, and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

About IFC Films Unlimited

IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its three distribution labels: IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.

About Shudder

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​​www.shudder.com​​.

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; glamorous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.



AMC NETWORKS LAUNCHES TWO FREE AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING (FAST) CHANNELS ON SAMSUNG TV PLUS





AMC NETWORKS LAUNCHES TWO FREE AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING (FAST) CHANNELS ON SAMSUNG TV PLUS
AMC Presents and Absolute Reality by WE tv Launch Today for Millions of Viewers on Samsung’s Free Smart TV Video Service
NEW YORK, NY, December 9, 2020 – AMC Networks today announced the launch of two free ad-supported streaming (FAST) channels on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s Smart TV video service that delivers instant access to 160 free channels and growing, pre-installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs, and available for download on select Samsung Galaxy devices.

AMC Presents allows audiences to dive into the bold and inventive award-winning AMC shows they’ve come to love, including: The Walking Dead, Turn, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify, Making of the Mob, Into the Badlands, movies, unscripted originals, and more. This channel offers access to fan favorites and lets viewers discover new gems they may have missed.

Absolute Reality by WE tv brings viewers the most outrageous, addictive, must-see reality TV shows all in one place. Including Bridezillas, Kendra on Top, Joan & Melissa, LA Hair, Mary Mary, Platinum Weddings and more. Real moments. Real stories. Real drama.

Both new channels are available today, with additional channels planned for Samsung TV Plus in 2021. The arrival of AMC Networks’ high-quality content on Samsung Smart TVs and select Samsung Galaxy devices, follows previous launches of FAST and ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) channels on the Pluto TV, IMDb TV and Dish/Sling platforms.

“We are pleased to bring our high-quality and popular original content to millions of Samsung customers through these channel launches on Samsung TV Plus,” said Evan Adlman, senior vice president of advanced advertising and digital ad sales for AMC Networks. “The arrival of our programming on the Samsung platform is the continuation of a strategy we embarked upon earlier this year to make our shows available to viewers and our advertising partners wherever they want to access them. Samsung is a potent and meaningful addition to AMCN Digital, our free, ad-supported programming strategy.”

About AMC Networks

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on ad-supported cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the Oscar-winning Boyhood. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The company also operates AMC+, its premium subscription bundle; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC; AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.



AMC+ AIRS FIRST-EVER THE WALKING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13





AMC+ AIRS FIRST-EVER THE WALKING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the Special Features Past and Current Cast Members Talking About the Holidays and Looking Back on a Decade of the Dead
AMC+ is the home of the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special, debuting Sunday, December 13 exclusively on the premium streaming bundle. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long program will feature current and past cast members from The Walking Dead joining via video chat to talk about the holiday season and look back on a decade of the franchise series – from behind-the-scenes stories on set to what fans can look forward to next.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special will feature cast members Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cooper Andrews, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton as well as Walking Dead Universe Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and The Walking Dead Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang. The special will include a performance of “Up on the Housetop” by Kinney, a parody on the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” sung by Payton, Andrews, Matsuura and McClincy, and other festive moments throughout, and will debut an exclusive new table read video from “Diverged”, one of six new episodes in the extended 10th season.

As previously announced, the six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9pm ET/8c followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week. All episodes will be available early on AMC+ every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premieres, beginning February 25.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special is produced by Embassy Row with Brandon Monk, Steve Markowitz and Michael Davies serving as Executive Producers.

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+
NEW SERIES, FILMS, HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ EXTENSIVE LIBRARY ALL AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIUM STREAMING BUNDLE IN DECEMBER
View AMC+’s New “Era Defining” Promo for the Highly Decorated and Bingeable Series Mad Men HERE

New York, NY, November 24, 2020 – For the month of December, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including exclusive holiday specials, compelling new drama series, and beloved films from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include The Walking Dead Holiday Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick; Shudder’s A Creepshow Holiday Special from Greg Nicotero and Joe Bob Saves Christmas double-feature; BBC AMERICA’S The Graham Norton Show Christmas Special; AMC’s previously announced holiday programming event, Best Christmas Ever; and exciting new dramas from Sundance Now, including the timely eight-part drama The Commons, starring Golden Globe-winner Joanne Froggatt, and the Australian political thriller Total Control, starring Golden Globe-winner Rachel Griffiths, as well as exclusive films from Shudder and IFC Films Unlimited.

Highlights for AMC+’s December offerings are below:

An AMC+ exclusive for the holiday season, the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will debut Sunday, December 13. The hour-long episode will feature fan-favorite cast members, past and present, and holiday-themed segments all via video chat. Guests include TWD Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer and Showrunner Angela Kang and cast members Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cailey Fleming, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cooper Andrews, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton and more.
‘Tis the season for thrills and chills and Shudder’s A Creepshow Holiday Special, debuting Friday, December 18. In the holiday-themed episode Shapeshifters Anonymous, fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his “unique condition” from an unusual support group. The one-hour special, based on a short story by J.A. Konrath, stars Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings), and is written and directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero.
Sundance Now’s eight-part character-driven thriller The Commons, starring Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey), debuts on Sundance Now and the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle with weekly episodes beginning Thursday, December 3.
Sundance Now’s fast-paced Australian political drama Total Control, starring Rachel Griffiths, also debuts on Sundance Now the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle on Thursday, December 17.
Full season bingeworthy dramas now include the hit new series, Gangs of London (AMC+ Exclusive); Sundance Now original series, Riviera with new episodes of season three available every Thursday through December 24; and the first season of fan-favorite A Discovery of Witches ahead of an all-new season in January. And subscribers have access to Mad Men, one of most bingeable series of all time, available commercial-free on AMC+. View the new “Era Defining” promo HERE (see embed below).
Attend popular New York Comic-Con panels virtually this year with the AMC+ Fan Experience. Debuting on Thursday, December 10, the panels feature the casts from The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, as well as BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who and upcoming series The Watch.

Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include:

AMC:

AMC’s annual “Best Christmas Ever” programming event is better than ever, bringing classic holiday films and family favorites to AMC+ subscribers all month long. Holiday favorites include Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Fred Claus, Four Christmases, Love the Coopers, Gremlins, Happy Feet, Jack Frost, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The Year Without a Santa Claus, among many others.
Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with new content only available on AMC+ including:
The latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond – all available ad-free and on demand.
Re-watch Season 10 with the cast and creators through The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries with new episodes available every Sunday.

BBC AMERICA:

BBC AMERICA’S Baby Chimp Rescue premieres Saturday, December 5 with new episodes every Saturday until the finale on December 19. Narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK) and from executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration), the series follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.
New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus and more.
Friday, December 4 – music superstar Mariah Carey, TV chef Nadiya Hussain, British astronaut Tim Peake, TV presenter Richard Osmanand singer-songwriter Gary Barlow
Friday, December 11 – Michael J. Fox, Stephen Fry, Jamie Oliverand a special appearance by Dolly Parton, who performs “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
Friday, December 18 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, December 25 – The Graham Norton Christmas Special – Guests to be announced.

IFC:

IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, hosted by Tony Hale (Veep), makes its streaming debut on AMC+ on Tuesday, December 1. Taped at the iconic Joe’s Pub in New York, the hour-long comedy and music holiday event features a variety of performances from Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone and Jen Kirkman, with funk and soul group The Dap-Kings serving as the house band.
New episodes of the hilarious Baroness von Sketch Show Season 5 continue to debut on Wednesdays with the season finale available on December 2.

IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Notable film debuts this month include IFC Films’ neo-noir crime thriller Sweet Virginia, starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Christopher Abbott (The Sinner), Imogen Poots (I Know This Much is True) and Rosemarie Dewitt (Pantheon, Little Fires Everywhere); and IFC Midnight’s Rust Creek about an overachieving college student who finds herself lost on her way to a job interview and ends up stranded deep in the Kentucky forest, both available on Wednesday, December 2. And IFC Midnight’s 2018 Irish found footage horror film, The Devil’s Doorway debuts Wednesday, December 23.
Family friendly films to enjoy during the holiday season include Pick of the Litter, A Kid Like Jake, Pele: Birth of A Legend, along with holiday-themed movies such as White Reindeer, Where God Left his Shoes, and Palme d’Or nominee A Christmas Tale starring Catherine Deneuve.

SHUDDER:

Celebrate the holidays in scary style with Joe Bob Saves Christmas, A Last Drive-in special double-feature of holiday horrors hosted by the world’s foremost authority on drive-in cinema available AMC+ on beginning Sunday, December 13.
Shudder Original Anything for Jackson starring Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Yannick Bisson, Josh Cruddas and Konstantina Mantelos, debuts on Thursday, December 3, and Shudder Exclusive, The Pale Door, starring Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Bill Sage, Pat Healy, Natasha Bassett, Stan Show and Melora Walters will be available on Thursday, December 17.
Studio library debuts on AMC+ include The Lost Boys available on Tuesday, December 1; and two holiday horror collections including an updated Unhappy Holidays collection featuring films like Black Christmas, Rare Exports and Better Watch Out, available beginning November 30; and Holly Gialli Christmas, a greatly expanded collection of Giallo films(a horror subgenre of violent Italian crime thrillers), on Wednesday, December 2.

SUNDANCE TV:

New episodes of the critically-acclaimed The A Word Season 3 continue to debut on Wednesdays with the season finale available on December 9.

AMC+’s Mad Men “Era Defining” Promo Embed:

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour 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, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Sherman’s Showcase Baroness von Sketch Show, and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

About IFC Films Unlimited

IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its three distribution labels: IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.

About Shudder

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​​www.shudder.com​​.

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; glamorous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.



AMC+ LAUNCHES ON THE ROKU CHANNEL





AMC+ LAUNCHES ON THE ROKU CHANNEL
Premium Streaming Bundle Expands U.S. Distribution to Millions of Users on The Roku Channel
NEW YORK, NY, November 23, 2020 – AMC Networks today announced that its AMC+ premium streaming bundle is now available on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku® platform. The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 54 million people in Q3. The Roku launch follows recent launches on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast and Dish/Sling TV.

AMC+ is a premium streaming bundle that includes popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services: Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited for the suggested retail price of $8.99 per month. Current featured programming includes series from The Walking Dead Universe, Gangs of London, Riviera and Soulmates. AMC+ also includes access to thousands of hours of continually refreshed new and library content, commercial-free, including all seven seasons of the iconic series Mad Men.

“We are pleased to be working with Roku to significantly expand access to AMC+ across the millions of engaged users on The Roku Channel,” said Josh Reader, president of distribution and development for AMC Networks. “As we continue to make AMC+ available to our fans on more platforms, from Comcast and DISH/Sling TV to Amazon, Apple, and now, Roku, we are seeing significant demand for our distinctive offering that combines our acclaimed original programming from across our linear networks, including live feeds of our entertainment networks, with our popular targeted SVOD services. We’ve always had a great partnership with Roku and are excited to expand our relationship to include AMC+.”

The Roku Channel delivers both free and premium entertainment in a single, easy to navigate destination and is home to thousands of titles, including free movies and TV episodes.

“Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the U.S.[1] and our goal is to get our users to the entertainment they want. AMC+ is a great addition to our Premium Subscription lineup, offering our customers access to the latest episodes of high-quality programming in both VOD and linear channels,” said Randy Ahn, Director, The Roku Channel Premium Subscriptions, Roku. “We’re very excited to partner with AMC Networks to bring their popular and award-winning entertainment to The Roku Channel and help our users get to the content they want.”

About AMC Networks Inc.

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for delivering high-quality content to audiences and a valuable platform to distributors and advertisers. The Company, which operates several of the most recognizable brands in entertainment, manages its business through two operating segments: (i) National Networks, which principally includes AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; and AMC Studios, the Company’s production business; and (ii) International and Other, which principally includes AMC Networks International, the Company’s international programming business; AMC Networks SVOD, the Company’s targeted subscription streaming services, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC; Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business; and IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business. For more information on AMC Networks, please visit the Company’s website at www.amcnetworks.com.



ACTION-PACKED FINALE OF GANGS OF LONDON AVAILABLE





ACTION-PACKED FINALE OF GANGS OF LONDON AVAILABLE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – EXCLUSIVELY ON AMC+

Season One Available to Binge Now!

“Unlike any action television I’ve ever seen” – The Ringer

“Audacious” – The Wall Street Journal

“Gripping” – TV Insider

“Thrilling” – IGN

The highly anticipated finale of the critically-acclaimed drama Gangs of London will be available on Thursday, November 19 exclusively on AMC+, making the entire season available to binge just in time for the holidays!

One of the top performing series on AMC+, Gangs of London features a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Pure, Black Mirror), Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Humans), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits), Paapa Essiedu (Press, Kiri), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials, Black Earth Rising, Kiri) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (MotherFatherSon, Harlots, Sick Note).

Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. The series has been renewed for a second season with AMC on board to co-produce.

Season one of Gangs of London will debut on AMC in 2021.