‘LIL DUVAL’S LIVING MY BEST LIFE’ ACQUIRED BY ALLBLK AND RLJE FILMS FOR VOD RELEASE ON MAY 4





‘LIL DUVAL’S LIVING MY BEST LIFE’ ACQUIRED BY ALLBLK AND RLJE FILMS FOR VOD RELEASE ON MAY 4
Los Angeles, CA – ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, is partnering with sister brand, RLJE Films, to present the VOD release of Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life. 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. Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life premieres on VOD outlets Tuesday, May 4th, 2021.

Born Roland Powell in the Florida county that inspired his stage name, Lil Duval has starred and appeared in several films and TV shows including Meet the Blacks, Grow House, The Trap, BET’s Tales, MTV’s Guy Code, and VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. The multihyphenate has also seen great success in the music industry. Aside from “Smile” – the cultural phenomenon for which the music video has received over 47 million views to date – Duval’s music catalog also includes hit singles “Pull Up,” “Black Men Don’t Cheat,” “Nasty,” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”

“Lil Duval is the comedian of the people – as demonstrated by his high engagement on social media platforms” says Brett Dismuke, General Manager of ALLBLK & WEtv. “With his first standup special, Duval delivers hysterical moments that will have even the toughest comedy critics cracking a smile. For fans who may have missed out on the live show experience, we’re excited to bring Living My Best Life to TV screens for everyone to enjoy.”

Russell Johnson, Co-Founder of Comedy Collaborate Productions and Purpose Music Group added, “Lil Duval is a versatile talent, gifted with the ability to communicate with his multi-generational audience through comedy and music. Fans who have attended his live shows have experienced his philosophy of living up to your potential and enjoying every moment of life. The Living My Best Life stand-up special captures the essence of the Duval live show experience, blending his hilarious personal anecdotes with his chart-topping music.”

Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life is written by Lil Duval and directed by Chet Brewster. Eric Tomosunas, Russell L. Johnson, Kevin Harewood, Alan Grunblatt and Clay Evans serve as executive producers. The special is produced by Comedy Collaborate Productions in association with Swirl Films, Purpose Music Group and eOne Music.

About ALLBLK

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

About RLJE Films

RLJE Films’ recent features include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark and The Wicked from Director Bryan Bertino; Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy starring Joe Manganiello; and the instant cult-classic horror/comedy Psycho Goreman. Upcoming releases include the SXSW world premiere film, Jakob’s Wife, from director Travis Stevens and starring Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden; and David Oyelowo’s directorial debut, The Water Man, starring Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis and Alfred Molina. us.rljentertainment.com.

About Comedy Collaborate

Comedy Collaborate is a joint venture between Swirl Films and Purpose Music Group, distributed by eOne Music. The company is tasked with producing and presenting the best in urban comedy.



Video: “Notorious Queens” – Official Trailer – An ALLBLK Original Series





Video: “Notorious Queens” – Official Trailer – An ALLBLK Original Series
This series will follow these four strong and proud women as they try to move on from their troubled pasts and embrace their new futures in love, business and friendship.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
Notorious Queens | Official Trailer (HD) | An ALLBLK Original Series

Check out the official trailer for the all-new ALLBLK Original Reality Series “Notorious Queens ” – Premieres April 1st

About NOTORIOUS QUEENS:

This series will follow these four strong and proud women as they try to move on from their troubled pasts and embrace their new futures in love, business and friendship. Their stories will intertwine as they lean on each other for support, but they will not always see eye to eye.

Starring Mehgan James, La’Britney Franklin, Stormey Ramdhan, and Tonesa Welch



AMC Networks’ Newly-Rebranded Streaming Platform ALLBLK Releases Trailer for Powerful Makeover Docuseries





Video: AMC Networks’ Newly-Rebranded Streaming Platform ALLBLK Releases Trailer for Powerful Makeover Docuseries “My Mane Problem” Premiering Thursday, March 4
The series features celebrity hairstylist Dr. Boogie – an industry veteran whose clients include Taraji P. Henson, Eve, and Vivica Fox – rescuing clients struggling with deeply affecting hair trauma.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
AMC NETWORKS’ NEWLY-REBRANDED STREAMING PLATFORM ALLBLK RELEASES TRAILER FOR POWERFUL MAKEOVER DOCUSERIES “MY MANE PROBLEM” PREMIERING THURSDAY, MARCH 4

Hollywood’s Dr. Boogie Gives Renewed Hope and Self-Confidence to Real People Confronting Very Personal Hair Journeys

New York, NY – February 23, 2021 – Premiering Thursday, March 4 on AMC’s streamer ALLBLK, “My Mane Problem,” features celebrity hairstylist Dr. Boogie – an industry veteran whose clients include Taraji P. Henson, Eve, and Vivica Fox – rescuing clients struggling with deeply affecting hair trauma. The six half-hour episodes chronicles real people confronting their very personal journeys including chemical burns, mold, balding due to extensions and wigs, and much more. Dr. Boogie works with each individual to offer real solutions, hair care treatment and ultimately, a new lease on life through his empathetic consultations.

Dr. Boogie first gained national attention with his performance on season one of “Shear Genius.” Since then, Boogie has been the go-to-hair ‘doctah’ in Hollywood for several decades now, but Dr. Boogie is more than a trendsetting stylist to the stars. Dating back to when he was a teenager soothing his mother by combing her hair, in many ways, his true calling is helping women and men regain their confidence, and life, by transforming their relationship with their hair. John Irwin (“Deon Cole: Cole Hearted”) serves as producer of the series for Irwin Entertainment alongside Brett Dismuke and Nikki Love for ALLBLK.

About ALLBLK

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, andDouble Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels; Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

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 (formerly branded “UMC”). 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 Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.



ALLBLK GREENLIGHTS ANTHOLOGY DRAMA SERIES BASED ON CLASSIC BIBLE STORIES FROM KAYE SINGLETON





COVENANT: ALLBLK GREENLIGHTS ANTHOLOGY DRAMA SERIES BASED ON CLASSIC BIBLE STORIES FROM KAYE SINGLETON
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY – February 18, 2021 – A contemporary portrayal of classic biblical tales will soon come to life in a new anthology series greenlit by ALLBLK (www.ALLBLK.tv), the newly rebranded streaming service focused on Black TV and film from AMC Networks. Created by Kaye Singleton (Saints & Sinners, American Soul), Covenant will create a world of thrilling, suspenseful drama where characters and stories of the bible are thrust into a vicious dystopia of present-day, real-life situations. Each episode will reimagine a classic story as it would take place in the modern world – challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.

Written by Singleton, Covenant’s pilot episode – “The Promise” – will tell the story of a desperate middle-aged woman who’s fallen into early menopause and risks her marriage to give her much younger husband the child she can no longer conceive. Those familiar with the story will recognize this as the story of Sarah, Hagar, and Abraham; in which God promises Abraham many descendants, but a decade later his wife, Sarah, remains barren. As a result, Sarah offers up her servant, Hagar, to produce children on her behalf. “The Promise” will showcase a 21st century scenario, depicting what happens when we try to take matters into our own hands and manipulate life’s circumstances.

“Part of the mission we aim to fulfill with our original programming slate is our commitment to producing bold, unique and imaginative storytelling,” said Nikki Love, VP of Development and Production for ALLBLK. “Kaye’s entertaining and thought-provoking approach to how she bridges faith and creativity in Covenant will have viewers interpreting lessons of the Bible from a whole new perspective.”

Singleton added, “Covenant is Black Mirror meets The Watchmen with Bible roots. What I love about this series is how it takes stories that have been read, heard, and studied for centuries, and turns them completely on their heads with present-day issues and gripping drama that we all can relate to. Every episode was approached with great care and attention to detail so that whether you’re familiar with the original stories or not, you can still binge and enjoy. I’m extremely grateful to the team at ALLBLK for the opportunity to share these stories with the world.”

Covenant will begin preproduction in March of this year. Singleton will serve as executive producer in association with Road 106 Films alongside ALLBLK executives, Nikki Love and Brett Dismuke.

About ALLBLK

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON… AMC+, ACORN TV, ALLBLK, SHUDDER, SUNDANCE NOW





WHAT’S STREAMING ON… AMC+, ACORN TV, ALLBLK, SHUDDER, SUNDANCE NOW
NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE FROM AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS SPRING
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY — February 18, 2021 – This spring, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder and Sundance Now.

Highlights from across the suite of services include:

On AMC+:
Early access to the first episode of The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season on Sunday, February 21. Subsequent episodes will be available early, every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning Thursday, March 4.
The exclusive US debut of crime thriller Cold Courage, starring John Simm (Doctor Who) and based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, premiering Thursday, March 11.
Early access to new episodes of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead season six on Thursdays beginning, April 8 ahead of its linear premieres on Sundays.
On SUNDANCE NOW, SHUDDER and AMC+, the Season 2 finale of addictive fan favorite A Discovery of Witches on Saturday, March 13.
On SUNDANCE NOW and AMC+, a special season of the acclaimed international series The Restaurant: 1951 debuts on Thursday, March 25.
On SHUDDER and AMC+, Season 2 of the hit horror anthology from Greg Nicotero, Creepshow, premiering Thursday, April 1.
ALLBLK’s hilarious new comedy Millennials, centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbors across the hall, premiering Thursday, February 25.
ACORN TV’s new crime drama Bloodlands, following Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) on the hunt for a legendary assassin, premiering Monday, March 15.
SHUDDER’s revenge thriller Violation, an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival 2021, premiering Thursday, March 25.

A full spring schedule is below (by service and in chronological order):

ACORN TV:

Bloodlands – Premieres Monday, March 15

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of the sea, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet, The Hobbit trilogy) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance and a series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history. The highly anticipated BBC One drama follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Four episodes premiere weekly. *Acorn TV Original Series

The Attaché – Premieres Monday, March 22

This ten-part contemporary series charts the turbulent impact of a family’s move from Tel Aviv to Paris, starring the series creator, director and writer Eli Ben David (Buba Shel-Medina). Avshalom, an Israeli-Moroccan Jew, and Annabelle, his Parisian wife, navigate the dramatic changes in their lives, and their relationship, as their individual paths diverge in their new home.

The Attaché Photography

The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 – Premieres Monday, March 29

This acclaimed New Zealand detective series returns with six feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. After transferring from a big city to the little murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more macabre goings-on and investigate murderous rivalries and lethal grudges. Six episodes premiere weekly. *Acorn TV Exclusive World Premiere

Bäckström – Premieres Monday, April 12

This thrillingly dark noir from Sweden is based on Leif GW Persson’s novel, Can You Die Twice? Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvistist, The Wedding Photographer, A Summer Tale) is a respected detective famed for having an unparalleled world record for solving murder cases. But when a bullet-ridden skull is found in the Swedish archipelago, DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim of Thailand’s 2004 tsunami, and Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that even he could not have imagined: Can you die twice? All 6 episodes available to binge. *Acorn TV Exclusive

Keeping Faith Season 3 – Premieres Monday, April 26

This record-setting, award-winning thriller comes to a close in a dramatic final season. Season 3 finds small town lawyer Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Broadchurch, Torchwood) attempting to navigate the disillusion of her marriage, while taking on an emotionally wrenching case involving a gravely ill young boy. Into this mix, Faith is confronted by a terrible and long-buried figure from her past: her mother, Rose Fairchild (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), whose reappearance uncovers secrets in Faith’s background and will force audiences to ask the question: Who is Faith Howells? (6 episodes). *Acorn TV Original Series

ALLBLK:

Social Society – Premieres Monday, February 22

This new weekly variety talk show is hosted and co-produced by actor and social media personality Kendall Kyndall (Games People Play). Social Society will provide a fresh look into current trending topics and social buzz, while also featuring the best exclusive sketch comedy. Each episode will invite a variety of influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers to a virtual roundtable for pointed conversations about Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.

Millennials – Premieres Thursday, February 25

The hilarious new comedy is centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbors across the hall; as they navigate the chaos of being young and finding success, and themselves, in the city of angels.

A Closer Look with Eric Benet – Premieres Thursday, February 25

A Closer Look is a music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) reached the top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. Through one-on-one interviews, music videos, performances, archival footage and more, the series will highlight the artist’s career from the beginning to present day. The third installment in the series features Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and actor Eric Benet premiering. Viewers will get a first-hand look into what was behind some of his most popular R&B songs and a music career that has spanned generations.

My Mane Problem – Premieres Thursday, March 4

Celebrity hairstylist Dr. Boogie – an industry veteran whose clients include Taraji P. Henson, Eve, and Vivica Fox – takes on cases of real people struggling with varying hair concerns from common extensions and wigs, to natural hair in need of some serious TLC such as chemical burns and infestations. Dr. Boogie will work with each individual to offer real solutions, hair care treatment plans, and ultimately, a new lease on life, in each of the 6 half-hour episodes.

Notorious Queens – Premieres Thursday, April 1

From “Growing Up Hip Hop” creator Datari Turner, the 6-episode, half-hour series follows four women who have been labeled “notorious” due to their past romantic relationships and intense media coverage, who work to leave behind their troublesome pasts and cultivate new experiences in all areas of their lives. The four central women featured will be Stormey Ramdhan, ex-fiancé and mother of two sons to Death Row CEO Marion “Suge” Knight; Tonesha Wright, recognized as “the first lady of BMF” (Black Mafia Family); R&B artist and former “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” cast member, La’Britney; and former “Basketball Wives” and “Bad Girls Club” cast member, Meghan James.

Stuck With You Season 2- Premieres Thursday, May 6

Labeled “worth a binge” by New York Amsterdam News, the 6-episode sophomore installment of the romantic dramedy stars Tammy Townsend and Timon Kyle Durrett, with a guest appearance by Vivica A. Fox. Last year, Candace and Luvell’s model marriage unraveled as their career was being catapulted to new heights. “Stuck With You” is written, directed and executive produced by Patricia Cuffie-Jones through her Diverge Entertainment production arm. Brenton Early serves as co-producer.

AMC+:

The Walking Dead Extended Season 10 – Premieres February 21

AMC+ will debut the first episode of The Walking Dead’s highly anticipated extended 10th season one week ahead of its linear premiere (Sunday, February 28). Subsequent episodes will debut early on the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning Thursday, March 4.

Cold Courage – Premieres Thursday, March 11

*Exclusive US premiere

Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. The first 3 episodes will debut on Thursday, March 11, with subsequent episodes released every Thursday.

A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Finale (SUNDANCE NOW/ SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Saturday, March 13

The second season finale of this addictive fan favorite finds Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) facing an uncertain future as their time hiding in Elizabethan London comes to an end. *Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series

Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep – Premieres Monday, March 15

The missing 1968 serial is brought to life in stunning animation for the first time when the full season debuts ahead of the linear premiere on BBC AMERICA, joining other Doctor Who animated specials The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones on AMC+.

Back Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, March 18

Following an acclaimed first season on SundanceTV, the delightfully sharp Britcom Back returns with the entire new season available for early access to AMC+ subscribers ahead of its linear premiere. NOTE: Season 1 will be available for free and ungated on AMC+ for the month of March.

Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, March 25

AMC+ Exclusive

Catch up on the first half of Season 6 with never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.

SHUDDER:

The Dark and The Wicked (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, February 25

Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival

On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife (Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Preacher) slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland, Hell or High Water) and Michael (Michael Abbot Jr, The Death of Dick Long) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. *Shudder Exclusive

Lucky (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 4

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival

Putting a fresh spin on the home invasion subgenre, this surreal feminist thriller follows a self-help book author (Brea Grant, who also scripted) who suddenly finds herself stalked by an elusive and dangerous man and becomes caught in a struggle to regain control over her life. *Shudder Original

Slaxx (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 18

A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, Slaxx proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection. Starring Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way), Brett Donahue (Private Eyes), Sehar Bhojani (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Stephen Bogaert (The Umbrella Academy). *Shudder Original

Violation (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2021 and SXSW, World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

With her marriage on the verge of collapse, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law after years apart. But one evening a small slip in judgment leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. She embarks on an extreme course of action to address the situation, but the price of revenge is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel. *Shudder Original

Creepshow Season 2 (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Hit anthology series from showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), based on George A. Romero’s iconic ‘80s classic, features twisted tales of monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained that live up the franchise’s famous tagline, “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared.” Season 2 features Josh McDermott (The Walking Dead), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Keith David (Greenleaf), Ryan Kwanten (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Eric Edelstein (Twin Peaks), Barbara Crampton (Reborn), Ali Larter (The Rookie), C Thomas Howell (The Terror), Iman Benson (#BlackAF), Ted Raimi (Ash vs Evil Dead), Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and others.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 3 (SHUDDER / AMC+)–Premieres Friday, April 16

The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.

SUNDANCE NOW:

Secrets of a Psychopath (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Tuesday, March 23

Secrets of a Psychopath recounts the facts behind the most complex and surprising murder to come before the courts in Irish criminal history. The true crime series takes the viewer through the many coincidences, twists and turns of the investigation, uncovering an obsessive and unconventional relationship which ultimately ended in tragedy. All 3 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

The Restaurant: 1951 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25

It’s summer 1951 and the Löwander family operates a restaurant in the Stockholm archipelago. Daughter Nina (Hedda Stiernstedt, Svartsjön) once had a passionate relationship with Calle (Charlie Gustaffson, Vikingshill) the chef, but both are now married and have children with others. In the light summer nights on the seaside, their love reawakens – but how great a price are they willing to pay to follow their hearts? Is it really true that love conquers all? Or does it actually destroy all? All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Original Series

The Bad Seed (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 29

This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. All 5 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Between Black & Blue (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Tuesday, May 25

This true crime series tells the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of a sensational murder, their decades-long fight to clear their names, and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers. All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

About AMC+:

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

About Acorn TV:

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgleish starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of Australian detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter: @AcornTV – Instagram: @Acorn_tv

About ALLBLK:

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

About Shudder:

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

About Sundance Now:

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



“Social Society”: ALLBLK Launches New Variety Talk Show Hosted by Actor Kendall Kyndall





“Social Society”: ALLBLK Launches New Variety Talk Show Hosted by Actor Kendall Kyndall
New episodes will air weekly on Mondays beginning February 22.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
“SOCIAL SOCIETY”: ALLBLK LAUNCHES NEW VARIETY TALK SHOW HOSTED BY ACTOR KENDALL KYNDALL

New Episodes to Premiere Weekly on Mondays Beginning February 22nd

Los Angeles, CA – ALLBLK (www.ALLBLK.tv), the newly rebranded streaming service focused on Black programming from AMC Networks, is breaking into previously uncharted territory with the upcoming launch of its new weekly variety talk show, Social Society. Hosted and co-produced by actor and social media personality Kendall Kyndall (Games People Play), Social Society will provide a fresh look into each week’s trending topics and social buzz, while also featuring the best exclusive sketch comedy. Created by Sheena D. Carter and executive produced by Latisha Fortune, each episode will invite a variety of influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers to a virtual roundtable for pointed conversations about Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.

Curated around specific themes such as Black entrepreneurship, relationships, financial literacy and more, Social Society will be formatted to open with a comedy sketch that speaks to the chosen theme by blending fact and funny. Throughout the season, host Kendall Kyndall will welcome a rotation of some of social media’s leading ladies as co-hosts to help deliver thoughtful commentary and a boost of weekly motivation served with a side of comedic flare. An actor, host, and social media personality who rose to fame in 2015 for his unapologetic social commentary of VH1’s popular Love & Hip Hop franchise, Kyndall’s recent credits include serving as host of the Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked special, serving as a backstage host for Love & Hip Hop reunion shows, a series regular role on BET’s Games People Play, and guest appearances on various shows including Claws and Hip Hop Squares.

“2021 will be a big year for ALLBLK,” said General Manager Brett Dismuke. “As we continue to elevate our content offerings, we’re excited to present our take on the variety talk show format with Social Society – a fresh concept that merges the best elements of sketch comedy shows like In Living Color, and news commentary programming like Last Week Tonight. As audiences tune-in from week to week, Social Society will stand out as a premiere destination for staying up to date on what’s happening in Black culture.”

Executive producers Sheena Carter and Latisha Fortune added, “joining the ALLBLK family is an opportunity for us to impact Black culture and bring a fresh and positive perspective to social content. It’s extremely important for us to have a platform where we can empower people, share new perspectives, and continue exploring important issues that affect our community every day. With Social Society, we are creating that platform.”

Social Society is a production of Big Little Sis Media, a joint venture between Carter’s IV League Creative and Fortune’s Great Fortune Films. Executive produced by Carter, Fortune and ALLBLK founder Robert L. Johnson, Social Society will kick off with a 21-episode order – the first of which will premiere on Monday, February 22nd. New episodes will air weekly on Mondays.

About ALLBLK

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.



Video: “A Closer Look with Brian McKnight” – Official Trailer – ALLBLK





Video: “A Closer Look with Brian McKnight” – Official Trailer – ALLBLK
The show’s latest installment bows Thursday, January 21 on the streaming service.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
A Closer Look with Brian McKnight | Official Trailer (HD) | ALLBLK

Check out the official trailer for A Closer Look with Brian McKnight – premiering January 21 only on ALLBLK #ACloserLook

About A CLOSER LOOK:

A Closer Look is a music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. The series will highlight the artist’s career from the beginning to present day. Each episode will consist of a one on one sit-down interview between the artist and producer of the show, and will also highlight music videos/live performances, studio sessions, archival interviews, B-roll footage, and guest interviews.

The latest episode of A Closer Look features R&B crooner #BrianMcKnight as he opens up about his rise to stardom, the inspiration for his ballads, and his final studio album – EXODUS.

About ALLBLK:

Formerly known as UMC since its launch in November 2014, ALLBLK continues to be the first and best streaming service ever created for Black TV and film. Now with an all new name, a fresh look, and a long list of new originals and exclusives on the way, consider this your invitation to stream Black better than ever before with a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black.

ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean; Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. #WatchALLBLK



Video: “Double Cross” Season 2 – Official Trailer – ALLBLK Original Series





Video: “Double Cross” Season 2 – Official Trailer – ALLBLK Original Series
Erica and Eric Cross are the “Wonder Twins” that decide to take matters into their own hands after a sudden rise of sex trafficking in their neighborhood.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
DOUBLE CROSS Season 2 | Official Trailer (HD) | ALLBLK Original Series

Here is the official trailer for DOUBLE CROSS Season 2 – premiering January 14, exclusively on ALLBLK #DoubleCross

About DOUBLE CROSS:

Erica & Eric Cross are the “Wonder Twins” that decide to take matters into their own hands after a sudden rise of sex trafficking in their neighborhood. Haunted by their past, the twins set down a path of their unique brand of vigilante justice.

Starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, Ashley Williams, Jeff Logan, Kiyanne, Judi Johnson (Blair), Tremayne Norris, and Faith Malonte.

About ALLBLK:

Formerly known as UMC since its launch in November 2014, ALLBLK continues to be the first and best streaming service ever created for Black TV and film. Now with an all new name, a fresh look, and a long list of new originals and exclusives on the way, consider this your invitation to stream Black better than ever before with a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black.

ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean; Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. #WatchALLBLK



Video: ALLBLK – Stream Where You’re Celebrated





Video: ALLBLK – Stream Where You’re Celebrated
Formerly known as UMC since its launch in November 2014, ALLBLK continues to be the first and best streaming service ever created for Black TV and film.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
ALLBLK – Stream Where You’re Celebrated

Stream where you’re celebrated. All day. All night. ALLBLK.

Formerly known as UMC since its launch in November 2014, ALLBLK continues to be the first and best streaming service ever created for Black TV and film. Now with an all new name, a fresh look, and a long list of new originals and exclusives on the way, consider this your invitation to stream Black better than ever before with a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black.

With a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations of Black talent and creativity, the ALLBLK library features a rapidly evolving slate of popular original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, lively stage plays, popular network TV, and much more.

ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean; Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more.



Video: “A House Divided” – Season 3 Official Trailer – UMC Original Series





Video: “A House Divided” – Season 3 Official Trailer – UMC Original Series
Look for the new season Wednesday, December 23 on the streaming service.
[via press release from UMC]
A HOUSE DIVIDED | Season 3 Official Trailer (HD) | UMC Original Series

Here is the official trailer for Season 3 of A House Divided – Premieres December 23 on UMC.tv #AHouseDivided

About A HOUSE DIVIDED:

The Sanders family is shaken when their matriarch, Pamela Sanders, suddenly dies. Cameron Sanders Sr. grieves while being investigated by the SEC. His sons search for answers but one soon spirals out of control, while his daughter finds solace in the arms of her cousin’s husband. Can the family find a way to face their enemies together, or will the secrets and lies tear them apart?

Starring Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, LisaRaye McCoy, Demetria McKinney, Paula Jai Parker, Brad James, Parker McKenna Posey, and Art Evans.

Produced by Dan Garcia (New Kingdom Pictures)

About UMC:

UMC is the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and Film. We have thousands of hours of your favorite series and movies, all of which have been creative/written/directed by a person of color or stars and features people of color. #WatchUMC for FREE for the first 7 days and after that, it’s just $4.99/month or $49.99 for the whole year, always ad-free.