AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services





AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services
NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS AUGUST
New York, NY – July 21, 2021 – This August, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

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

On ACORN TV:

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

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

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

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

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

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

On ALLBLK:

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

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

Brat Loves Judy
Premieres Mondays Beginning, August 9

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

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

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

On AMC+:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Elizabeth Harvest
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

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

Non-Fiction
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

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

On SHUDDER:

Teddy (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, August 5

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

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

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

Mosquito State
Premieres Thursday, August 26

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

On SUNDANCE NOW:

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

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

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

About AMC Networks:

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



Sundance Now Acquires US Rights to Call My Agent!





Sundance Now Acquires US Rights to the Highly Anticipated British Remake of the Runaway Hit Call My Agent! from BRON Studios
Chelsey Crisp Joins Cast Along with Newly Revealed Cameos Including Dominic West, Phoebe Dynevor, Jessica Oyelowo and David Oyelowo
Exclusive First-Look Images Revealed

New York, NY; July 20, 2021 – AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now has acquired the exclusive U.S. premiere rights to the star-studded British remake of the acclaimed and buzzy comedy series Call My Agent! from BRON Studios. BAFTA award winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A) is writing and directing the first two episodes and executive producing the series. The series will feature cameos from Dominic West (The Crown, The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Jessica Oyelowo (The Water Man), and David Oyelowo (Nightingale, Selma) as well as well as previously announced appearances from Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Trainspotting), Helena Bonham Carter (The Harry Potter series, The Crown) and Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, An Education). The British remake of Call My Agent! will premiere on Sundance Now in the United States in 2022 shortly after its UK world premiere.

Series regulars include recently added Chelsey Crisp (Fresh Off the Boat), along with previously announced Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series), Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Absentia), Maggie Steed (Elizabeth Is Missing), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose), Hiftu Quasem (Killing Eve), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Black Mirror), Rebecca Humphries (The Crown), Harry Trevaldwyn (The King), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, Notting Hill), Natasha Little (Night Manager), Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, Sex Education), Eleonore Arnaud (Nu) and Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Game of Thrones).

The English adaptation of Call My Agent! will keep the sensibilities and premise of the French series, in which the staff of a Parisian talent agency must hustle to keep clients happy after the abrupt death of their founder — all while juggling their own personal and love lives. The British remake, though, will also take a close look at London culture and class inequality, Britain’s entertainment relations to American Hollywood, and provide a whimsical tonality, unique to John Morton’s writing.

“Call My Agent! remains one of the most popular and talked about series globally, so Sundance Now is thrilled to bring our US subscribers this highly-anticipated British reimagining,” said Shannon Cooper, VP of Programming for Sundance Now, AMC Networks. “With its stellar cast and surprising cameos combined with John Morton’s unique British take on the series, our subscribers will be enthralled with this new series.”

“This sale to Sundance Now in the US builds on BRON’s already strong relationship with AMC Networks, and continues BRON television’s global mandate to identify, finance and produce European/UK IP that can be exploited in the US and beyond,” said David Davoli, President of Television for BRON Studios. “We look forward to John Morton’s adaptation of this beloved series becoming a part of the high-quality body of work that Sundance is associated with, and entertaining audiences for years to come.”

Executive Producers are David Davoli, Samantha Thomas, Steven Thibault, and Aaron L. Gilbert for BRON Studios, Christian Baute, Frank Calderon, and Laurence Lenica for Headline Pictures, and David Tanner from Turbine Studios. Sarah Curtis is a producer and Ben Rimmer is a co-producer, with BRON’s Emma Fleischer on as supervising producer. Call My Agent! original producers, Aurélien Larger and Harold Valentin of Mother Productions, and Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller of Mon Voisin Productions, are also executive producers. BRON Studios is producing, co-financing and distributing. Headline Pictures is co-producing.

CAST REPRESENTATION

Chelsey Crisp – A3 Artists Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Vision PR

Dominic West – Tavistock Wood Management and WME

Phoebe Dynevor – United Agents, The Gersh Agency, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Public Eye Communications

Jessica Oyelowo – Hamilton Hodell and Art2perform

David Oyelowo – CAA, Hamilton Hodell, and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

About Sundance Now

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. Adding exclusive new programs every week, Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches; glamourous thriller Riviera; and critically acclaimed French spy drama The Bureau; plus Sundance Now Exclusives, such as Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British drama Des starring David Tennant; as well as riveting true crime series like No One Saw a Thing.

About AMC Networks

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

About BRON

BRON is a worldwide media and entertainment company committed to furthering the art and craft of meaningful commercial storytelling. Focused on the strategic development, production and financing of original live-action and animated features, television and digital media content, BRON has been instrumental in more than 100 productions and has built a robust slate of upcoming projects across all platforms. The company’s filmmaker-first approach, built on inclusion, innovation and respect, has helped BRON solidify creative relationships with elite talent from an array of backgrounds.

The company has been part of an outstanding 27 Academy Award® nominations and 6 wins, including for such acclaimed films as Judas and the Black Messiah, which earned the best actor Oscar for Daniel Kaluuya, in addition to winning Best Original Song for H.E.R.’s ‘Fight for You;’ Bombshell; the box-office record-breaking film Joker, which earned Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar for best actor; and Fences. Other BRON film partnerships include most recently Fatherhood; Monster; Greyhound; The Willoughbys; The Way Back; Clint Eastwood’s The Mule; Queen & Slim; Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner; Tully; Leave No Trace; Roman J. Israel Esq.; and The Birth of a Nation among several others.

Upcoming film releases include Dev Patel’s directorial debut, Monkey Man, with most worldwide rights being acquired by Netflix in an astounding $30 million deal. Additional upcoming releases include David Lowery’s The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel; the Aretha Franklin biography Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson; Jordan Peele’s Candyman; Ghostbusters: Afterlife, BRON’s third collaboration with Jason Reitman; and Barry Levinson’s The Survivor, starring Ben Foster.

BRON recently wrapped production on the crime drama television series Kin, starring Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen and Charlie Cox, which will launch this Fall on AMC+; Nate Parker’s Solitary, starring BAFTA and Emmy nominee David Oyelowo; the spaghetti western television series That Dirty Black Bag and Anthony Mandler’s Surrounded, starring Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell and Michael K. Williams.

Founded in 2010 by Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert, BRON Studios is headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and companies in the UK and New Zealand.



SWEDISH CRIME DRAMA THE HUNT FOR A KILLER DEBUTS IN THE US EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW





SWEDISH CRIME DRAMA THE HUNT FOR A KILLER DEBUTS IN THE US EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW
Binge All Six Episodes Thursday, August 12

NEW YORK – July 8, 2021 – The Hunt for a Killer, premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, August 12, is a crime drama based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman, Midsommar) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos, The Bridge) and their hunt for the killer of 10-year-old Helén Nilsson, a case that shook Sweden to its core.

In March 1989, the sadistic murder of Helén in Hörby, a small town in southern Sweden, traumatized the nation. A seemingly impossible case, it remained unsolved for 15 years, leaving the small community and the police force entrusted to protect it with a painful open wound. On the night Helén disappeared, there were about twenty suspected pedophiles living in Hörby. This is the prelude to The Hunt for a Killer, which follows the unwavering journey of the two detectives Åkesson and Olhed who led an investigation team that solved numerous homicides in southern Sweden and who would eventually, against all odds, find Helén’s killer.

The Hunt for a Killer is a story about a region left behind, class inequalities and social exclusion, but it’s also a story about a man of integrity who pushed back against the authorities, revolted against corruption and never gave up.

The Hunt for a Killer, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Yellow Bird Sweden AB, Sveriges Television AB and Film i Skåne AB production. The series is written by Lotta Erikson (Ikon) and Helene Lindholm (Majken) and directed by Mikael Marcimain (Gentlemen & Gangsters). Banijay Rights distributes the series internationally.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Episode One

On a chilly evening over Easter break, 10-year-old Helén Nilsson goes missing from the small Swedish town of Hörby. Six days after her disappearance, Helén’s mangled body is found, raped and strangled. Detective Pelle Åkesson can see that the investigation is starting to drift dangerously off track under Chief Krister Berg’s leadership.

Episode Two

Helén Nilsson’s case is on the backburner, and Detective Pelle Åkesson follows the investigation’s stagnating progress with concern.

Episode Three

Detectives Pelle Åkesson and Monica Olhed have solved several murders, but Helén Nilsson’s unsolved case still plagues them. Helén’s mother has decided not to put a headstone on Helén’s grave until her killer has been apprehended.

Episode Four

Detective Pelle Åkesson returns from sick leave and starts to systematically go through the Helén Nilsson case in secret. When he asks Detective Monica Olhed to listen to his findings, they reunite and a new search begins.

Episode Five

Detective Pelle Åkesson has gone against Chief Krister Berg’s orders and secretly sent DNA taken from Helén Nilsson’s body to a lab in Birmingham, England. After waiting in tense anticipation, the results arrive: the killer’s genetic profile.

Episode Six

Detective Pelle Åkesson can prove with DNA that the suspect raped Helén Nilsson, but not that he murdered her. Desperate for closure, he decides to tear apart the place where the suspect lived when Helén went missing.

About Sundance Now:

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 Teresa 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; award-winning Australian political drama Total Control starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman; timely drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; New Zealand detective drama One Lane Bridge; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; 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

About AMC+:

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH, Sling TV and YouTube TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Too Close, and forthcoming dramas The Beast Must Die, The North Water and Kin.



TUNE IN: MOTHERLAND SEASON 3 PREMIERES ON THURSDAY, JULY 8 EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW





TUNE IN: MOTHERLAND SEASON 3 PREMIERES ON THURSDAY, JULY 8 EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW

Trailer Now Available for this Acclaimed, Bingeable Comedy Skewering the Politics of Parenting

Premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, July 8, Britain’s favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of Motherland. Hailed this season as “hilarious… glorious,” and an “unhinged delight,” the series continues to navigate the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates.

In the new season, Julia’s (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty) elderly mother Marion (Ellie Haddington, Enola Holmes) has moved in thanks to failing health, so Julia is faced with the prospect of granny proofing her house. The only silver lining to this horror arrives in the form of Julia’s new builder who turns out to be quite the DILF. Meanwhile, Amanda (Lucy Punch, Bloods) navigates the humiliation of divorce from Johnny (Terry Mynott, The Windsors), single mum Liz (Diane Morgan, Intelligence) launches herself back into the world of work, and Kevin (Paul Ready, Flack) tries everything to rekindle the spark with wife Jill. Highflyer Meg (Tanya Moodie, A Discovery of Witches) faces big health issues and Anne (Philippa Dunne, The Nevers) has to cope with a growing family. All this while the moms grapple with Mother’s Day, the looming choice of secondary schools, a nit pandemic, and the school trip from hell. This season also includes a memorable guest appearance by beloved BAFTA-Award winning actress Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Amanda’s poisonous mother.

Motherland season three, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Boom Cymru TV Ltd and Merman MMXVII production. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Holly Walsh (The Other One), Helen Serafinowicz (Fit) and Barunka O’ Shaughnessy (Breeders) serve as writers and Simon Hynd (There She Goes) serves as director. Lionsgate distributes the series internationally.

SEASON THREE EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JULY 8

Episode One – “Christmas Special”

It’s time for Amanda’s Festive Soiree (dress code: tinsel and tiaras) and nothing says Christmas like Evil Santa, Anne’s Porn Star Martinis and a strict ban on dark drinks indoors.

Episode Two – “Nit Blitz”

As a nit pandemic sweeps the school, Julia stands accused of triggering a second wave, so she throws a nit treatment party that brings all the drama (and headlice) to her door.

Episode Three – “Catchment Area”

Liz has a shock as she helps Kevin navigate his divorce, Amanda battles Meg over trampoline club, and Julia considers religion in a bid to get Ivy into the right secondary school.

Episode Four – “Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg’s family spoil her rotten and Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous).

Episode Five – “School Trip”

Julia, Liz and Meg endure the school coach trip from hell with their nemesis Ashley (Martha Howe Douglas, Ghosts) while Kevin helps Amanda pack up her shop with unimaginable consequences.

Episode Six – “Surprise Birthday”

At the PTA charity FUNraiser, Julia resolves to leave Paul for her builder Garry, Kev’s attempts to clear the air with Amanda backfire, and Anne finally loses her rag.

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About Sundance Now:

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 Teresa 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; award-winning Australian political drama Total Control starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman; timely drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; New Zealand detective drama One Lane Bridge; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; 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

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH, Sling TV and YouTube TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Too Close, and forthcoming dramas The Beast Must Die, The North Water andKin.



MATTHEW RHYS, MATTHEW GOODE, JAMES PUREFOY AND DOMINIC WEST TAKE A GLOBAL WINE TOUR





MATTHEW RHYS, MATTHEW GOODE, JAMES PUREFOY AND DOMINIC WEST TAKE A GLOBAL WINE TOUR IN SEASON THREE OF THE WINE SHOW
Sundance Now and Acorn TV Host Seasons 1 and 2 Via Binge on July 15 and July 22

Season 3 to Premiere Exclusively in U.S. and Canada on July 29

The Wine Show Season 3 Trailer

“Utter delight… offers the lushly photographed, escapist pleasures of a travel program” – Vulture

“Pleasant palate cleanser…very sophisticated” – Washington Post

Join award-winning actors and wine enthusiasts Matthew Rhys, Matthew Goode, James Purefoy and Dominic West in a journey around the globe to discover the history, culture and people of some of the most beautiful and fascinating places – all through the wonderful prism of wine – in the acclaimed lifestyle/travel series The Wine Show. Binge all three seasons of this visually entertaining, humorous and engaging series on Sundance Now and Acorn TV this summer:

Season 1 – Premieres Thursday, July 15
Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, July 22
Season 3 – Premieres Thursday, July 29 *Exclusive*
Season three of The Wine Show will premiere as a streaming exclusive in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, July 29 on Sundance Now, as well as the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, and Acorn TV.

During the course of this series, the actors, along with co-host Joe Fattorini, wine expert Amelia Singer, and many guest wine experts trek to vineyards and other breathtaking wine destinations throughout the world to sample some of the best locally-produced wines and uncover intriguing stories and more about this wonderful drink. For each of the three seasons, the hosts are based at a headquarters in different countries– Umbria in Italy (season 1); at a Provençal villa in the south of France (season 2) and Portugal’s Douro Valley (season 3).

Cast and creator interviews are available, please contact those listed below with interest.

About Season One – Premieres Thursday, July 15

The Wine Show, Season 1

With their base in a countryside villa in Umbria, Italy, wine enthusiasts and actors Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches, The Crown) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Perry Mason) visit various locations throughout the country to discover intriguing stories and history behind the popular beverage. Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer travel to 11 countries between the two of them to visit vineyards and other riveting wine destinations. Celebrity chefs including Niki Nakayama, Michael Caines, Clare Smyth and Elena Arzak reveal their favorite wines and cook trademark dishes to complement them. (13 Episodes)

About Season Two – Premieres Thursday, July 22

The Wine Show, Season 2

Based in their beautiful new Provençal villa in the glorious South of France, Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches) and James Purefoy (Rome, A Discovery of Witches) set off on a new road trip challenge in every episode, uncovering some of the region’s best wines, and learning the stories that surround them. Rhys gets the scoop on historic and modern wine gadgets at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London, while Fattorini travels abroad to meet people and learn stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating wines. (7 Episodes)

About Season Three – Premieres Thursday, July 29 *EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE*

The Wine Show, Season 3

Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys and James Purefoy are joined this lively season by a new member of the team – Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire), who presides with James at the season’s headquarters: the Quinta do Noval in the stunning Douro Valley in Portugal. Goode and Purefoy trek across Portugal to discover the country’s best wines, while star sommelier Charlotte Wilde travels to The Azores and answers the question: who really invented sparkling wine, including champagne? Resident wine experts hit the road as Amelia Singer heads across the US (including a look at how urban winemaking and hip hop have found a voice in wine in California and New York) and Fattorini visits Thailand and Germany. In one segment, Fattorini stops in Hungary, a country rich with stories about the health-giving properties of its wines, covering everything from beauty cream to body building. Finally, Rhys and Fattorini lunch at restaurants throughout NYC, to pair wine with varied international cuisines which together represent the city’s ethnic diversity. (7 episodes)

SEASON 3 EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

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, Killing for Love and The Night Caller.



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





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

New York, NY — June 23, 2021 – This July, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

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

On ACORN TV:

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

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

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

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

Outlier (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Premieres Monday, July 19

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

On ALLBLK:

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

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

TS Madison Experience
Premieres every Thursday beginning July 1

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

On AMC+:

Archenemy
Film Premieres Thursday, July 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Walking Dead: Origins lineup is as follows:

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

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

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

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

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

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

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

I Trapped The Devil
Premieres Wednesday, July 28

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

On SHUDDER:

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

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

Son (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, July 8

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

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

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

On SUNDANCE NOW:

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

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

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

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

The Wine Show Season Binges are as follows:

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

About AMC Networks:

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



ECCENTRIC COMEDY SERIES MOTHERLAND RETURNS EXCLUSIVELY TO SUNDANCE NOW ON THURSDAY, JULY 8





ECCENTRIC COMEDY SERIES MOTHERLAND RETURNS EXCLUSIVELY TO SUNDANCE NOW ON THURSDAY, JULY 8
Five Stars: “…finally the school-gate sitcom is back for a third term – and it certainly didn’t disappoint…”

“Motherland’s return has to be one of its best series yet, stuffed with joke after joke, character development and outstanding performances from its seasoned cast. A hugely entertaining watch that I’ll be definitely be bingeing a second time” – Radio Times

Four Stars: “…hilarious…” “…when it is at its best, it is glorious” – The Guardian

Four Stars: “…with its acutely observed characters, knockout cast and knack for wringing hilarity from the most banal of events, Motherland is an unhinged delight – London Evening Standard

Four Stars: “…Motherland is back, and back to its squirmingly socially embarrassed best” – Independent

NEW YORK – June 22, 2021 – Premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, July 8, Britain’s favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of Motherland, navigating the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates.

In the new season, Julia’s (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty) elderly mother Marion (Ellie Haddington, Enola Holmes) has moved in thanks to failing health, so Julia is faced with the prospect of granny proofing her house. The only silver lining to this horror arrives in the form of Julia’s new builder who turns out to be quite the DILF. Meanwhile, Amanda (Lucy Punch, Bloods) navigates the humiliation of divorce from Johnny (Terry Mynott, The Windsors), single mum Liz (Diane Morgan, Intelligence) launches herself back into the world of work, and Kevin (Paul Ready, Flack) tries everything to rekindle the spark with wife Jill. Highflyer Meg (Tanya Moodie, A Discovery of Witches) faces big health issues and Anne (Philippa Dunne, The Nevers) has to cope with a growing family. All this while the moms grapple with Mother’s Day, the looming choice of secondary schools, a nit pandemic, and the school trip from hell. This season also includes a memorable guest appearance by beloved BAFTA-Award winning actress Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Amanda’s poisonous mother.

Motherland season three, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Boom Cymru TV Ltd and Merman MMXVII production. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Holly Walsh (The Other One), Helen Serafinowicz (Fit) and Barunka O’ Shaughnessy (Breeders) serve as writers and Simon Hynd (There She Goes) serves as director. Lionsgate distributes the series internationally.

SEASON THREE EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JULY 8

Episode One – “Christmas Special”

It’s time for Amanda’s Festive Soiree (dress code: tinsel and tiaras) and nothing says Christmas like Evil Santa, Anne’s Porn Star Martinis and a strict ban on dark drinks indoors.

Episode Two – “Nit Blitz”

As a nit pandemic sweeps the school, Julia stands accused of triggering a second wave, so she throws a nit treatment party that brings all the drama (and headlice) to her door.

Episode Three – “Catchment Area”

Liz has a shock as she helps Kevin navigate his divorce, Amanda battles Meg over trampoline club, and Julia considers religion in a bid to get Ivy into the right secondary school.

Episode Four – “Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg’s family spoil her rotten and Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous).

Episode Five – “School Trip”

Julia, Liz and Meg endure the school coach trip from hell with their nemesis Ashley (Martha Howe Douglas, Ghosts) while Kevin helps Amanda pack up her shop with unimaginable consequences.

Episode Six – “Surprise Birthday”

At the PTA charity FUNraiser, Julia resolves to leave Paul for her builder Garry, Kev’s attempts to clear the air with Amanda backfire, and Anne finally loses her rag.

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About Sundance Now:

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 Teresa 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; award-winning Australian political drama Total Control starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman; timely drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; New Zealand detective drama One Lane Bridge; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; 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

About AMC+

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH, Sling TV and YouTube TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Too Close, and forthcoming dramas The Beast Must Die, The North Water and Kin.



AMC NETWORKS UNVEILS NEW CONTENT INITIATIVE DESIGNED TO GET PEOPLE TALKING





AMC NETWORKS UNVEILS NEW CONTENT INITIATIVE DESIGNED TO GET PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IMPORTANT (AND SOMETIMES DIFFICULT) ISSUES
“Did She Put up a fight?” / “Long Duk Dong”/ Olympic Protest

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS?

Effort That Began with Short Segments Attached to Fan Favorite Movies Expands to Conversations that Accompany Timely Documentaries

For Juneteenth, SundanceTV Will Pair The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World With A Discussion On Athletes, Activism and Freedom of Expression

NEW YORK, NY; June 18, 2021 – AMC Networks today unveiled a new content initiative that invites conversation around difficult issues, from dated content in classic movies to timely documentaries. The ongoing initiative is presented under the “Can We Talk About This?” umbrella. This month, in honor of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating freedom and the end of slavery, SundanceTV will feature an extended “Can We Talk About This?” segment to accompany the powerful documentary The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World with future titles also available on AMC+.

Hosted by comedian and pop culture aficionado Jordan Carlos (The Nightly Show), the first documentary films’ guest panelists will include NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh, NFL player Kareem Jackson, NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson and actor Terrence Terrell.

Starting late last year, AMC Networks produced a number of Can We Talk About This? segments, hosted by Carlos with a variety of guests, to run alongside popular movies that contained difficult elements when viewed through today’s lens. The segments discussed cinematic blind spots with honesty, humor and nuance. Previous and upcoming segments include Carlos and Margaret Cho for Sixteen Candles, Murray Hill for Grease, Michelle Buteau for Pretty Woman, Jon Lovett for Forrest Gump, and Jenny Slate for Fast Times at Ridgemont High, among others. These segments will continue, while Can We Talk About This? expands to feature a different documentary every month, followed be a new conversation around the timely topics it raises. Website: canwetalkaboutthis.tv

”There is no shortage of challenging, painful or just problematic things to talk about today,” said Aisha Thomas-Petit, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer of AMC Networks. “As a media company serving millions of viewers and fans, we want to be part of enabling and facilitating broad, brave discussions about topics that impact society’s past and present and lead to sustainable progress in the future. That was the motivation behind the creation of Can We Talk About This?, an overarching company content initiative designed to spark conversation, perspective and a positive exchange of ideas in a variety of forms that will continue to evolve over time.”

Blake Callaway, GM of SundanceTV, IFC, BBCA said, “There are so many issues and not enough conversations. Can We Talk About This? is a chance to present a great movie, take a fresh look at the issue at the center, and get some conversations started?”

Upcoming films include:

The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World (Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10pm ET)

Revisit the story behind the iconic images that shocked the world in 1968. This 2020 film explores the motives, the fallout, and the reverberating repercussions behind Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s gesture of defiance and freedom during the 1968 Olympics. Guest Panelists: NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh and NFL player Kareem Jackson of the Denver Broncos will discuss how these issues continue in current times.

That’s Wild (Monday, July 19) – That’s Wild tells the story of three at-risk, African American teenagers on a journey from the streets of Atlanta to the rugged outback of Colorado. Follow Clifford (16), Nicholas (13), and Ahmani (13) as they set out on a quest to ascend four 12,000 ft mountain peaks and witness how this experience impacts their daily lives. Guest Panelists: NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson and actor and youth mentor Terrence Terrell of CBS comedy B Positive explore the problematic perceptions of young Black men in culture.

1275 Days (Monday, August 23, Broadcast Premiere) – After a botched home invasion, 15-year-old Blake finds himself facing a virtual life prison sentence. With the support of his mother and his high school sweetheart, they take on the system in hopes of a second chance. An uphill battle ensues for 1,275 days in small town Indiana where this family vows to keep fighting. Guest Panelists: TBD

Coming up in November, Can We Talk About This? will feature Woman on Fire, following the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City.

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.

About AMC Networks Inc.

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



SUNDANCE NOW RELEASES NEW TRAILER FOR SUSPENSFUL ANTHOLOGY SERIES INNOCENT





SUNDANCE NOW RELEASES NEW TRAILER FOR SUSPENSFUL ANTHOLOGY SERIES INNOCENT AHEAD OF THE JUNE 24 PREMIERE

Sundance Now has released the trailer for the second installment of the gripping anthology series Innocent which will premiere Thursday, June 24, on Sundance Now and the AMC+ streaming bundle. New episodes will continue to debut on Thursdays.

Starring Katherine Kelly (Liar, Mr. Selfridge), Jamie Bamber (Marcella, Battlestar Galactica) and Priyanga Burford (Avenue 5), the four-part limited series follows the story of Sally Wright (Kelly), a teacher who five years ago was convicted of murder, and although it was never proven, accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students: gifted and talented Matty Taylor. Overnight her life imploded; she lost her freedom, her job as a teacher and her husband, Sam, (Bamber), who filed for divorce and is now engaged to a new woman, Karen (Burford). But now, Sally is finally free – her guilty verdict overturned in the face of incontrovertible evidence. She is determined to recover everything she lost, and prove, without a doubt, her innocence.

Jeremy Gwilt (Innocent, Maigret, Undeniable, Foyle’s War) produced and executive produced the series with Chris Lang (Unforgotten, Innocent, Dark Heart, A Mother’s Son) and Matt Arlidge (Innocent, Silent Witness, Meadowlands) co-executive producing and writing the episodes. The series is directed by Tracey Larcombe (Silent Witness, The Dumping Ground, Casualty, Hollyoaks).



ANTHOLOGY SERIES INNOCENT RETURNS THURSDAY, JUNE 24 EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW





ANTHOLOGY SERIES INNOCENT RETURNS THURSDAY, JUNE 24 EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW
Liar’s Katherine Kelly and Marcella’s Jamie Bamber Star in Suspenseful Four-Part Drama

Episodes Available To Screen

“High-intensity drama from start to finish” – Metro UK

“We didn’t see that one coming” – Digital Spy

Five years ago, teacher Sally Wright (Katherine Kelly, Liar, Mr. Selfridge) was convicted of murder. And although it was never proven, she was also accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students: gifted and talented Matty Taylor. Overnight her life imploded; she lost her freedom, her job as a teacher and her husband, Sam, (Jamie Bamber, Marcella, Battlestar Galactica), who filed for divorce and is now engaged to a new woman, Karen (Priyanga Burford, Avenue 5). But now, Sally is finally free – her guilty verdict overturned in the face of incontrovertible evidence. She is determined to recover everything she lost, and prove, without a doubt, her innocence. Innocent season two premieres Thursday, June 24, on Sundance Now and the AMC+ streaming bundle, with new episodes debuting Thursdays.

Jeremy Gwilt (Innocent, Maigret, Undeniable, Foyle’s War) produced and executive produced the series with Chris Lang (Unforgotten, Innocent, Dark Heart, A Mother’s Son) and Matt Arlidge (Innocent, Silent Witness, Meadowlands) co-executive producing and writing the episodes. The series is directed by Tracey Larcombe (Silent Witness, The Dumping Ground, Casualty, Hollyoaks).

EPISODE SYNOPSES

Episode 1 (Premieres June 24)

Former teacher Sally Wright is freed from prison on appeal, having served 5 years for the murder of one of her students. A new police investigation begins to uncover some uncomfortable truths.

Episode 2 (Premieres July 1)

Sally begins teaching again, despite Karen’s hostility, while the investigation focuses in on Anna. John Taylor blames Maria for a deep secret that threatens to become public. Sam is emotionally torn by old loyalties.

Episode 3 (Premieres July 8)

Police question Gary Walker alongside John Taylor about the link between them and Karen falls under suspicion when Sally discovers Matty had bullied Beth. A broken Anna apologizes, and Sam draws closer to Sally.

Episode 4 (Premieres July 15) – SEASON FINALE

Incriminating forensic evidence confirms Karen’s motive for murder, while Beth angrily deflects the focus away from her mother and onto herself. Sam and Sally look ahead but does Aaron Holmes threaten their future happiness?

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