AMC+ TO DEBUT EPISODES OF THE WALKING DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND AND SOULMATES





AMC+ TO DEBUT EPISODES OF THE WALKING DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND AND SOULMATES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Subscribers Will Have Early Access Every Thursday to New Episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond and Soulmates Ahead of the Linear Premiere on AMC

New York, NY, September 21, 2020 — AMC+, AMC Networks’ new premium subscription bundle, will premiere on Thursday, October 1 the much-anticipated debuts of The Walking Dead Episode 1016, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and AMC’s new episodic anthology Soulmates. New episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond and Soulmates will be available on AMC+ every Thursday, ahead of the linear premieres on Sundays at 10pm ET/8c and Mondays at 10pm ET/9c, respectively. As previously announced, the critically acclaimed first season of Gangs of London and the four-part limited series The Salisbury Poisonings will also make their debut on AMC+ on October 1.

The Walking Dead Episode 1016

Premieres Thursday, October 1 on AMC+

Premieres Sunday, October 4 at 9pm ET/8c on AMC

In the episode, “A Certain Doom,” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Dave Alpert, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth and is produced by AMC Studios.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Premieres Thursday, October 1 on AMC+

Premieres Sunday, October 4 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC

The Walking Dead: World Beyond expands the universe of The Walking Dead, delving into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek. The Walking Dead: World Beyond is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Matt Negrete, Brian Bockrath, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, and is produced by AMC Studios.

Soulmates

Premieres Thursday, October 1 on AMC+

Premieres Monday, October 5 at 10pm ET/9c

From AMC Studios, Soulmates is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships. The series stars Sarah Snook (Succession), Kingsley Ben-Adir (The OA, High Fidelity), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions), Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49, Humans), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Malin Akerman (Billions, Dollface), Bill Skarsgård (Clark, Castle Rock), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces), JJ Field (Turn), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Karima McAdams (Deep State), Laia Costa (Victoria), Shamier Anderson (Goliath), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), Henry Goodman (The New Pope), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Candyman), Sandra Teles (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Letty Thomas (Emma) and Adam El Hagar (Tyrant), among others.

Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein are co-creators and executive produce with Jolyon Symonds through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company (Thorne series for Sky One, Complicit). Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film For Life, which serves as the basis for this new, original series.

Gangs of London Season 1

First three hours drop on AMC+ on Thursday, October 1 (episodes will then roll out weekly); debuts on AMC early next year

Gangs of London’s critically acclaimed first season was a huge success in the UK as it took audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. The 10-episode first season of the action-packed thriller debuts on AMC+ this fall for US audiences and has been renewed for a second season with the network on board to co-produce.

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

For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organization each year. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Msamati), to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Dìrísù), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organization in London. It doesn’t end with the Wallaces though, there are shadowy higher powers at play.

Gangs of London is created by award-winning filmmaker Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery and is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER, with AMC serving as co-producer. The series was executive produced by Pulse Films’ founder Thomas Benski, and Lucas Ochoa alongside Jane Featherstone, from SISTER.

The Salisbury Poisonings

All four episodes drop on AMC+ on Thursday, October 1; debuts on AMC early next year

The Salisbury Poisonings tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency. In March 2018, the eyes of the world turned to the British city of Salisbury when it became the epicenter of what has been described as one of the biggest political events of the 21st century – but until now, the heroic acts behind the headlines have not been told. Within three days of the assassination attempt on double agent and spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, key agencies discovered that a lethal nerve agent called Novichok was used, just half a teaspoon of which could kill 20,000 people. Within four days, hundreds of traces were found across the city, and, just when things were finally thought to be under control, a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent was discovered, throwing the investigation into renewed chaos.

The Salisbury Poisonings is executive produced by Laurence Bowen and Chris Carey for Dancing Ledge Productions, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and by the writers of the drama, Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn and series director Saul Dibb. Series producer is Karen Lewis.

Currently available to Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ includes thousands of hours 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.

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 the forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself andPantheon. 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 platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.



AMC NETWORKS AND TWITCH PARTNER TO BRING NEW ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ UNIVERSE CHANNEL TO FANS





AMC NETWORKS AND TWITCH PARTNER TO BRING NEW ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ UNIVERSE CHANNEL TO FANS
Trailer for New Channel Available At https://www.twitch.tv/twduniverse

NEW YORK, NY, September 17, 2020 — AMC Networks and Twitch today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that brings a new, live-streaming entertainment experience focused on “The Walking Dead” Universe exclusively to Twitch.

Called the TWDUniverse channel, Twitch and AMCN have partnered to create a truly unique, interactive way for fans to celebrate and engage with “The Walking Dead” Universe by live-streaming original TWD-oriented programming exclusively on Twitch. Live, original shows empower fans to become part of the content experience with Twitch’s unique interactivity, making it the ideal service to create conversation and a home for “The Walking Dead” community.

“As the storytelling and characters that span ’The Walking Dead’ Universe continue to grow, so do the innovative ways we reach and engage with fans – both old and new – across social media and popular new platforms like Twitch,” said David Beck, executive vice president and head of programming strategy and business operations, AMC Networks. “Sunday nights on Twitch are audience-first and fan-centric, and we are thrilled at this opportunity to build something new for passionate fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe, giving them a new community to celebrate the Universe, channel their enthusiasm and express their fandom.”

The fan-forward channel will include original content, created exclusively for Twitch, and will start streaming beginning this Sunday, September 20th. The TWDUniverse channel will stream a live show on Twitch from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a Watchalong during episode premieres, then continue the conversation from 11 p.m. to midnight every Sunday night. It will launch with approximately 12 hours of original content a week.

“The Walking Dead has built one of the most passionate and engaged audiences on television, and we’re thrilled to partner with AMC Networks to develop new ways for fans to experience this pop-culture phenomenon,” said Michael Aragon, SVP of Content at Twitch. “Today, television audiences want more from their viewing experience beyond the traditional 50-minute episode, and we’re excited to partner with brands and networks in the future to expand this audience connection. On Twitch, we’re able to create deeply immersive experiences that extend the world of The Walking Dead and enhance how fans interact with the show and each other.”

AMC Networks has been innovating by experimenting with new formats and platforms to make its popular and critically acclaimed content available in the way viewers and fans are looking for it. “The Walking Dead” franchise is the perfect focal point for creating a new way for fans to experience their favorite franchise via custom interactive content developed specifically with Twitch for the community. AMC has partnered with Hyper RPG—a media company that specializes in livestreaming to oversee technical production, creative assets, and next-level interactivity for the TWDUniverse Twitch channel.

Launch Party

Launches Sunday, September 20

For its first stream, TWDUniverse will kick off with a Launch Party featuring hosts Clarke, Ronnetta and Dylan as they welcome fans into the TWDUniverse community to learn, play and discuss among the most authoritative voices on the franchise, as well as kick off a season 10 interactive marathon of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead Catch Up

Launches Sunday, September 20

The hosts will lead fans through select episodes of The Walking Dead season 10 and Fear The Walking Dead season 5, with real-time reactions as they watch and interact with the community, leading up to the much-anticipated premiere of episode 1016 on October 4.

Re-Watching Dead

Launches Thursday, September 24

A weekly deep dive discussion show focusing on spoiler-filled exploration into past episodes of The Walking Dead — exploring both on-screen and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will get to re-live the first time they saw the show through interactive discussion of the story and dig deeper behind the scenes via interviews, behind-the-scenes moments, and interactive segments and games where they are part of the show.

World Beyond Celebration (name pending)

Launches Sunday, September 27

A variety show celebration of World Beyond composed of quick segments diving into cast interviews, BTS discussion, or fun and games with the audience. Framed around the idea of youth, this show will dive into what we know so far about the new series and reflect on our hosts’ own teenage experiences.

TWD Sundays

Launches Sunday, October 4 with 4 hours of continuous streaming content each week:

7:30pm Recapping Dead Pre-Show – Hosts dive into recaps of the previous week’s episode, explore theories and give their best predictions and speculations before the new episode premieres on television.

9:00pm Live Watch Party – During the episode, TWDUniverse will keep streaming on Twitch to create a live second screen experience for new episodes in The Walking Dead Universe with behind-the-scenes info pop-ups, interactions from the community and live host reactions.

11:00pm After Show – Following the premiere of Talking Dead, fans can continue the discussion in a more informal, interactive space on Twitch, taking a deeper dive into the new episodes.

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 cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. 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 Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now, Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.

About Twitch
Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. It brings the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming and world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, the biggest community event of the year, where tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate and connect with others who share their interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Twitter and on our Blog.



AMC RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED GANGS OF LONDON





AMC RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED GANGS OF LONDON
Season One Set To Make Its US Debut on Thursday, October 1 Exclusively On AMC+

AMC today released the official trailer for the critically-acclaimed drama Gangs of London, which will make its US debut on Thursday, October 1, exclusively on AMC+, AMC’s new premium subscription bundle available on Comcast, Dish Network/Sling. The first three episodes will be made available on October 1, and new episodes from the 10-episode season will debut weekly on Thursdays.

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.

The series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Pure, Black Mirror), Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Humans), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials, Black Earth Rising, Kiri), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits) Paapa Essiedu (Press, Kiri) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (MatherFatherSon, Harlots, Sick Note)

For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organization each year. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Msamati), to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Dìrísù), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organization in London. It doesn’t end with the Wallaces though, there are shadowy higher powers at play.

Gangs of London is created by award-winning filmmaker Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery and is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER for Sky Studios. The series was executive produced by Pulse Films’ founder Thomas Benski, and Lucas Ochoa alongside Jane Featherstone for SISTER and Gabriel Silver for Sky Studios. AMC will serve as co-producer for the second season.



Video: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Season 2 Teaser – Returns October 10





Video: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Season 2 Teaser – Returns October 10 – AMC
Season two digs even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema.
[via press release from AMC]

Today AMC released all-new assets from season two of Eli Roth’s History of Horror premiering Saturday, October 10 at 10:00pm ET/9c, including the official key art, teaser and episodic images.

Season Two of Eli Roth’s History of Horror digs even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema. The series explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The story is told by Eli Roth and a celebrated cast of writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, composers, and special effects artists who bring our nightmares to life.

Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, Bill Hader, Nancy Allen, Megan Fox, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, James Brolin, Edgar Wright, Piper Laurie, Leonard Maltin, Katharine Isabelle, Jack Black, Slash, Rachel True, Ashley Laurence, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Mary Harron, John Landis, Tom Savini, Karyn Kusama, and many others.

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror is produced by The Content Group (ESPN’s 30 For 30, Nat Geo’s Breakthrough) and Marwar Junction Productions (Disney +’s Earth to Ned, BET’s Murder in the Thirst). The series writer/showrunner is Kurt Sayenga. Executive producers are Eli Roth, Kurt Sayenga, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.



STEVE CONRAD PLUS STOP-MOTION BABY DOLL ANIMATION FROM STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS





STEVE CONRAD PLUS STOP-MOTION BABY DOLL ANIMATION FROM STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS EQUALS AMC’S LATEST GREENLIGHT
Network Orders Entirely Original 30-Minute Dramady Series From The Creator Of Patriot And Perpetual Grace, LTD – Mega City Smiths
NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2020 – AMC announced today that it has greenlit an innovative new dramady series from Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace, LTD, Wonder) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords) called Mega City Smiths. The network ordered an initial season of six, 30-minute, episodes scheduled for 2021.

Our story, unfolding via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters, hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Mega City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives 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 is created by Conrad, who will also serve as showrunner, with Jennifer Scher, Jeff Dieter and Tom Glynn as producers. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters will serve as executive producers.

“Brilliant Creator. Iconic characters. Human, dramatic, hilarious storytelling. Unique visuals unlike anything seen on television — these are the components of a great AMC series, and they are vitally present here in Steve’s dazzling work,” said Dan McDermott, president of programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “Mega City Smiths will stand out in this crowded environment and engage viewers of all ages. We can’t wait to launch it on AMC and AMC+ next year.”

“Mega City Smiths is a series about our basic desire to be loved and cared for by our mothers, fathers, our few real friends and the setting we call home,” said Conrad. “We’re very pleased to have found partners at AMC whose ambition is the same as ours, which is to try and contribute to our era’s collection of remarkable TV.”

AMC has continued to experiment with new formats through new series slated for 2021, including the animated drama Pantheon to the innovative dark comedy Kevin Can F Himself and two-year limited series 61st Street and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

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 the recently greenlit 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 Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation and live-action, showcasing a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is currently in production on season 2 of Crossing Swords, which premiered as part of the Hulu Originals slate earlier this year. The company’s multiple-building campus and state-of-the-art facility located in Burbank, makes it one of the largest studios specializing in live-action, puppetry, stop-motion, 2D and CG animation in California. The company’s work covers the entertainment gamut, ranging from charming hand-crafted animation all the way to high-end live-action feature films.



“THE WALKING DEAD” TO CONCLUDE WITH EXPANDED TWO-YEAR ELEVENTH SEASON





“THE WALKING DEAD” TO CONCLUDE WITH EXPANDED TWO-YEAR ELEVENTH SEASON
AS “THE WALKING DEAD” UNIVERSE CONTINUES TO EXPAND, GROUNDBREAKING FLAGSHIP SERIES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SPIN-OFF FOCUSED ON THE DARYL DIXON AND CAROL PELETIER CHARACTERS, RUN BY CURRENT “THE WALKING DEAD” SHOWRUNNER ANGELA KANG AND CO-CREATED BY KANG AND SCOTT M. GIMPLE
AMC IS ALSO DEVELOPING WITH GIMPLE A “TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD” SERIES, A NEW EPISODIC ANTHOLOGY FOCUSED ON NEW AND EXISTING CHARACTERS, BACKSTORIES AND STAND-ALONE EXPERIENCES, AMONG OTHER PLANNED EXTENSIONS OF THE UNIVERSE

NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2020 – AMC announced today that its groundbreaking series, “The Walking Dead,” which made history as the highest-rated series in the history of cable television and has given life to a vibrant and expanding content universe, will end with an expanded two-year eleventh season that will span 24 episodes. With the previously announced six extra season 10 episodes scheduled for early next year, there are 30 remaining episodes of the flagship series that will run through late 2022.

As “The Walking Dead” universe continues to expand, the original series will be followed by a greenlit spin-off focused on the popular Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) characters, which will premiere in 2023 and be run by current “The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang, who co-created the series with Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe. AMC is also working with Gimple to develop a new “Tales of the Walking Dead” series, an episodic anthology with individual episodes or arcs of episodes focused on new or existing characters, backstories or other stand-alone experiences. The company, working closely with Gimple, is also developing a number of other new and innovative projects grounded in “The Walking Dead” universe.

“It’s been ten years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” said Gimple. “What’s clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, team of writer/producers, producers, and crew, bringing to life the vision put forth by Robert Kirkman in his brilliant comic — and supported by the best fans in the world. We have a lot of thrilling story left to tell on TWD, and then, this end will be a beginning of more Walking Dead — brand new stories and characters, familiar faces and places, new voices, and new mythologies. This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. ‘The Walking Dead’ lives.”

“I look forward to digging in with our brilliant writers, producers, directors, cast and crew to bring this epic final chapter of Robert Kirkman’s story to life for our fans over the next two years,” said Kang. “‘The Walking Dead’ flagship series has been my creative home for a decade and so it’s bittersweet to bring it to an end, but I could not be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol. Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been a highlight of my career and I’m thrilled that we get to keep telling stories together.”

“‘The Walking Dead’ made television history, and is one of those rare creative works that has given life to an entire content universe that is still in the early stages of growing and entertaining both new and established fans,” said Ed Carroll, chief operating officer of AMC Networks. “We can’t wait to bring viewers this expanded final season of ‘The Walking Dead’ over the next two years, and launch the fourth series in the history of the franchise, focused on the beloved Daryl and Carol characters, with the incredibly talented Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple. There really is so much ‘walking’ ahead, in a number of very exciting directions, for this extraordinary creative universe we call ‘The Walking Dead.’”

“Of course, I’ve always enjoyed working so closely with Norman throughout these many seasons. In playing Carol, and as a viewer of the show, I’ve also long been intrigued with ‘Daryl and Carol,’ and by what so early on between them, even then, felt somehow bound,” said McBride. Their shared history is long, and each’s own personal fight to survive, even longer – the more obvious aspect of what has kept them close and loyal. But there is also a rather mysterious aspect to their fondness for one another that I enjoy, and their playfulness when the world permits. I’m very curious! Angela has a way of shaking things up in great and unexpected ways. She’s like a kid playing with the dimmer switch! I’m very excited!”

“I feel incredibly honored to be a part of ‘The Walking Dead.’ This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. I’m thankful for AMC’s love and support and know there’s so much more story to tell and so much more to bring the best fans in the world. Daryl’s relationship with Carol has always been my favorite relationship on the show (sorry Rick),” Reedus said. “I love the way these characters interact and relate to each other on so many levels and can’t wait to see where their ride goes from here.”

“The Walking Dead” premiered on Halloween night in 2010 as the #1 cable series launch of all time, later surpassed by other AMC series “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul” and “Into the Badlands,” and is the most-watched series in cable history. It was also the first cable series to become the #1 show in all of television, including broadcast, a rank it held for five consecutive years. In its current 10th season, “The Walking Dead” remains the #1 series on basic cable for the 11th consecutive year. All of the top 73 cable entertainment telecasts for the past decade have been airings of “The Walking Dead.”

The series has also given life to a vibrant and expanding content universe that currently includes “Talking Dead;” “Fear the Walking Dead,” returning for its sixth season on October 11; “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” a new series about the first generation raised in the apocalypse, debuting October 4; a feature film being produced by Universal and Skybound, alongside AMC, focused on the Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) character; a new spinoff planned for 2023 focused on the popular Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) characters; and the new “Tales of the Walking Dead” episodic anthology series. In addition to the AMC linear network and owned platforms like AMC+ and AMC’s digital platforms, “The Walking Dead” Universe content have migrated to become focal points of an expanding array of ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platforms, streaming services, in addition to robust international distribution.

AMC continues to develop new content rooted in the unique and entertaining world of “The Walking Dead,” one of the most powerful franchises in the history of television, which currently has more than 50 million social followers and fans across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, a thriving presence in gaming with a collection of mobile games that have been downloaded more than 40 million times and three new games planned for launch by the end of this year across mobile, PC, console and VR platforms, and a variety of other extensions through which this vibrant and passionate fan community connects with stories and characters unlike anything else on television.

“The Walking Dead” is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Gimple, Kang, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Joseph Incaprera.

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, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the forthcoming series 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.



Video: AMC Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for New Anthology Series “Soulmates”





Video: AMC Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for New Anthology Series “Soulmates”
The highly-anticipated new series explores the consequences of a science that can unequivocally tell you who your soulmate is.
[via press release from AMC]
AMC Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for New Anthology Series Soulmates

AMC today released the official trailer and key art for its first-ever episodic anthology series, Soulmates, premiering Monday, October 5th at 10pm ET/9c. The highly-anticipated new series, which explores the consequences of a science that can unequivocally tell you who your soulmate is, stars an outstanding ensemble cast of actors including Sarah Snook (Succession), Kingsley Ben-Adir (The OA, High Fidelity), David Costabile (Billions), Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49, Humans), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Malin Akerman (Billions, Dollface), Bill Skarsgård (Clark, Castle Rock), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces), JJ Feild (Turn), Laia Costa (Victoria), Shamier Anderson (Goliath), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Candyman), among others.

Written by Emmy(R) Award-winner, co-creator and executive producer Will Bridges (Stranger Things, Black Mirror) with co-creator and executive producer Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso, Superbob, Adult Life Skills), Soulmates is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Each of the six one-hour episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.



AMC NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL – CENTRAL AND NORTHERN EUROPE EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP





AMC NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL – CENTRAL AND NORTHERN EUROPE EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ANTENNA HUNGÁRIA FOR ENTIRE CHANNEL PORTFOLIO
New Multi-Year, Long-Term Agreement Brings AMCNI CNE Channel Portfolio Including Minimax, JimJam, Sport2, Filmcafé, Film Mánia, CBS Reality and Extreme Sports to Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
New York/Budapest – 3 September 2020 – AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE), and Hungary’s state-owned broadcast operator Antenna Hungária have announced a multi-year, long term channel distribution agreement to launch AMCNI CNE’s entire portfolio on all of the major service provider’s line-up. The extended partnership will also see all of AMCNI CNE’s television channels available in Antenna Hungária’s MinDigTV Extra subscription package as of 6 September. Additionally, the landmark deal makes all AMCNI CNE’s channels’ programming available to viewers across multiple devices.

Levente Málnay, EVP of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe said: “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Antenna Hungária and expand the reach of our award-winning, popular content and channels to Hungarian audiences. Through our expanded distribution partnership, we continue to offer viewers more opportunities and more access to our outstanding, premium programming.”

With this new agreement, the number of AMCNI CNE channels doubles in the digital terrestrial television service of MinDigTV Extra: new additions include Minimax, JimJam, Sport2, Filmcafé, Film Mánia, CBS Reality and Extreme Sports, while AMC, Spektrum Home, Sport1, Spektrum and TV Paprika continue to be available.

Antenna Hungária has successfully completed the transition to the DVB-T2 platform. The newly introduced state of the art technology behind the platform enables Antenna Hungária to offer its subscribers integrated media solutions, by adding internet-based offer to the existing terrestrial digital television service. To receive the new service, subscribers were supplied with new receivers, to be followed in Autumn by newly introduced television channels in HD, renewed subscription service and more flexible subscription options.

About AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI – CNE), an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels. The current portfolio includes television channels in a broad variety of genres including film & series, kids, infotainment and sports.

AMCNI – CNE owns and operates the global feeds of JimJam, and a variety of channels in Central and Eastern Europe like flagship channel AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home and TV Paprika. In addition, AMCNI – CNE includes the German pay-TV channel KinoweltTV.

The AMCNI – CNE channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available in HD on numerous platforms like on-demand and mobile devices. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com



Formula 1 announces TV rights extension with AMCNI CNE until 2023





Formula 1 announces TV rights extension with AMCNI CNE until 2023
Prague / London – 12 August 2020 – Formula 1 today announces AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) have extended their TV rights agreement to exclusively show the full FIA Formula 1 World Championship until 2023 in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The extended three-year agreement will see Sport1 and Sport2 show the drama unfold across each race weekend, including free practice, qualification, and race day action.

Viewership of Sport1 and Sport2’s live F1 broadcasts continues to see growth in the region, thanks to a dedicated presentation and commentary team, and popular F1 magazine show. The TV rights package also includes F1’s support championships, Formula 2 and Formula 3, offering fans almost 14 hours of live broadcasting across a race weekend.

Michaella Snoeck, Head of Media Rights Formula 1 said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with AMCNI CNE as they continue to provide top quality broadcasting to F1 fans in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where the sport’s popularity continue to rise. This extended partnership means F1 fans in the region won’t miss a moment of action across a race weekend for the next three seasons, as the sport enters an exciting new era.”

Levente Málnay, EVP of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe said: ”We’ve distinguished ourselves by consistently offering compelling, premium quality sports content in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The renewed partnership will build on the strong relationship Formula 1 and AMCNI CNE’s sports channels have established in recent years. By securing this crown jewel of sports rights for the upcoming years, we’re proud to remain a reference point for all speed motorsports enthusiasts in these territories.”

In addition to Formula 1®, Sport1 and Sport2 will broadcast such premium events as the Golf PGA Championship Tournament, the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup, the KHL, the Champions Hockey League, UEFA European National Team Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League, Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey, as well as the EHF Champions League.

About AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI – CNE), an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels. The current portfolio includes television channels in a broad variety of genres including film & series, kids, infotainment and sports.

AMCNI – CNE owns and operates the global feeds of JimJam, and a variety of channels in Central and Eastern Europe like flagship channel AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home and TV Paprika. In addition, AMCNI – CNE includes the German pay-TV channel KinoweltTV.

The AMCNI – CNE channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available in HD on numerous platforms like on-demand and mobile devices. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com



AMC ANNOUNCES CAST FOR FIRST-EVER PRIME-TIME ANIMATED DRAMA, PANTHEON





AMC ANNOUNCES CAST FOR FIRST-EVER PRIME-TIME ANIMATED DRAMA, PANTHEON
Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Taylor Schilling, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey, Scoot McNairy Lead Cast

Los Angeles / New York – August 7, 2020 – AMC announced today the cast for its upcoming series Pantheon, a first-ever animated primetime drama. Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O, Always Be My Maybe), Katie Chang (The Bling Ring), Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora, Little Miss Sunshine), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere, Rachel Getting Married), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking, Ambush), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Ron Livingston (Loudermilk, A Million Little Things, Search Party), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley, American Dad), Raza Jaffrey (Homeland, Code Black) and Scoot McNairy (Narcos: Mexico, Argo) lead a cast rounded out by Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog, Little Fires Everywhere), Grey Griffin (Star Wars Resistance, Scooby Doo Guess Who), SungWon Cho (Anime Crimes Division, Borderlands 3), Kevin Durand (DC’s Swamp Thing, Ballers), Samuel Roukin (A Call To Spy, TURN: Washington’s Spies) and Krystina Alabado (Broadway’s Mean Girls, God Friended Me).

Based on a collection of short stories from Ken Liu about Uploaded Intelligence, or, human consciousness uploaded to the ‘Cloud,’ Pantheon is created and written by Showrunner Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita, Terra Nova) with Liu serving as consulting producer and Titmouse Inc., animation studio also attached. Produced by AMC Studios, AMC has placed an initial order for two seasons of the speculative fiction series consisting of eight one-hour episodes each.

“Ken’s engaging and thought-provoking short stories pave the way for a deeply gripping series, and I couldn’t ask for a greater group of talented voices to bring these complex characters to life,” said Silverstein.

In its first season, Pantheon focuses on Maddie (Chang), a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.

DeWitt will voice Ellen, Maddie’s mother who attempts to connect with her detached daughter and soon discovers Maddie is communicating with someone on the web whom she believes may be impersonating her deceased husband. Dano will voice Caspian, a brilliant computer science teen who comes to Maddie’s aid as they search for the truth. Eckhart will voice Cary, Caspian’s demanding father with rigid ways and Schilling will voice Renee, Caspian’s doting mother. Jaffrey will voice Chanda, a prized engineer who is considered a prophet in his field. Diamantopoulos joins as Pope; Rose as Nicole; Griffin as Samara; Livingston as Waxman; Cho as teacher; Durand as Anssi; McNairy as Cody; Roukin as Gabe; and Alabado as Hannah.

Daniel Dae Kim is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Katie Chang is represented by Innovative Artists, Thruline Entertainment and Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams, Berlin & Duhman; Aaron Eckhart is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman; Chris Diamantopoulos is represented by Untitled, WME voice over, Paradigm and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Grey Griffin is represented by AVO Talent; Paul Dano is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Raza Jaffrey is represented by Principal Entertainment LA, United Artists, and ICM Partners; Ron Livingston is represented by Thruline Entertainment, United Talent Agency, and attorney Adam Kaller; Rosemarie DeWitt is represented by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham; SungWon Cho is represented by CAA; Taylor Schilling is represented by Untitled Entertainment, Gersh, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Anika Noni Rose is represented by Innovative Artists, David Williams Management, Goodmanagement and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham; Kevin Durand is represented by ICM Partners, Alchemy Entertainment and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver Thompson; Scoot McNairy is represented by The Group Management and WME; Samuel Roukin is represented by A3 ARTISTS AGENCY and Authentic Talent & Literary Management; and, Krystina Alabado is represented by Stewart Talent.

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, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the recently greenlit 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself, Pantheon and National Anthem. 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 AMC Studios

AMC Studios is the in-house studio, production and distribution operation for AMC Networks Inc. AMC Studios’ first series, The Walking Dead, is the highest-rated series in cable history. Since then, AMC Studios has produced several critically acclaimed, award-winning and culturally distinctive originals for AMC including scripted series Fear the Walking Dead; The Terror anthology, Lodge 49, NOS4A2 and the upcoming Dispatches From Elsewhere, Soulmates, 61st Street and Kevin Can F**k Himself, as well as unscripted series: Ride with Norman Reedus, James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction, Eli Roth’s History of Horror and Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America. The Studio has also produced for SundanceTV the Peabody Award-winning Rectify, original series Hap and Leonard, as well as the unscripted true crime franchise including Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders and The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park.