AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL LINEUP OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND FILMS





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL LINEUP OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND FILMS AND RETURNING FAN FAVORITES ACROSS ITS SUITE OF CHANNELS AND TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

New York, NY – August 10, 2022 – This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC+, AMC, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, HIDIVE, IFC, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

Highlights from across the suite of networks and targeted streaming services this spring include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

ACORN TV:

Recipes for Love and Murder (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, September 5

Based on Sally Andrew’s acclaimed, bestselling “A Tannie Maria Mystery” novels, this dangerously delicious drama follows an advice columnist (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Outlander, Orphan Black, Kin, The Tudors), who dishes out guidance and tasty recipes for a small town newspaper in the vibrant region of the Karoo in South Africa. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent who writes to Tannie Maria (“Auntie Maria” in Afrikaans) about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria’s worlds collide as she begins working through her own mysterious past to try to solve the case. Maria joins forces with a risk-taking, rookie journalist, and sometimes rival, Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer – before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies in the process and risk the perpetrator catching them first? Also starring Tony Kgoroge (Black Sails, Invictus, Long Walk to Freedom). Recipes for Love and Murder is produced by Both Worlds Pictures, in coproduction with M-Net and Acorn Media Enterprises and in collaboration with Pirate Productions and Paradoxal. The co-executive producers are Annie Griffin, director Christiaan Olwagen, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Executive producers are Yolisa Phahle, Nomsa Philiso, Jan du Plessis and Allan Sperling for M-Net; Catherine Mackin and Lesley Pemberton for Acorn Media Enterprises; and Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes for Both Worlds Pictures.

My Life is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original)

New Season Premieres Monday, October 10

Lucy Lawless (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) reprises her popular role as irrepressible investigator Alexa Crowe in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand with ten new cases that pit her against fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects each week – everyone from eccentric billionaires to grieving florists, and from tango dancers to fiery fashionistas. The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting Alexa’s unique brand of crime solving, but they quickly learn that you underestimate Alexa Crowe at your own risk. My Life Is Murder is a Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10. The series’ executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Lucy Lawless, Harriet Crampton, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees, and the producer is Mark Beesley.

Doc Martin Season 10 (final season) (Acorn TV Exclusive)

Premieres Fall 2022

In this long-running, popular UK series, Martin Clunes (Manhunt) stars as surly and self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood. After stepping down as GP in the town of Portwenn the end of last season, Doc Martin is beginning to question whether he made the right decision about resigning. With his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) pursuing her new career as a child counsellor in his old surgery, the Doc is left literally holding the baby, and indulging his hobby of repairing clocks on the kitchen table. But does he really want his old job back? Also returning for the final season are Dame Eileen Atkins as Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom as Al.

ALLBLK:

Hush (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 1

Dr. Logan has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits. Dr. Logan is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her ‘Penthouse Project,’ the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect. Starring: Joyful Drake (P Valley, The Quad, Let’s Stay Together); Caryn Ward Ross (ALLBLK’s Monogamy, CW’s Jane the Virgin, FOX’s Lucifer, Disney’s Liv and Maddy); Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop, Scared Famous, Sacrifice); Candiace Dillard Bassett (The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Christmas Lottery); TS Madison (Zola, The TS Madison Experience).

Wicked City (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 1

Follows five urban witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden. While living their best life in Atlanta, four young, chic, modern-day witches, Jordan Davis, Mona De La Cruz, Angela Harris, and Sherise Baker make the acquaintance of Camille, a naturally powerful witch who is oblivious to her gift. Reluctantly, Camille joins the women for a spell, but things take a menacing turn resulting in an accidental death. The witches quickly perform a forbidden resurrection spell, however it is too late, as a dark sinister being is brought back from the other side. Now, between their complicated personal lives, unearthed secrets of the past, and attempting to defeat a powerful wraith, this coven is in for the most dangerous ride of their lives. Starring: Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless); Taylor Polidore (Snowfall); Shaquita Smith (The Couch); Mercedez McDowell (The Resident); Chantal Maurice (P-Valley); Chanel Mack (The Harder They Fall); Rhonda Morman (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City); Malika Blessing (The Lost Souls Café) Columbus Short (True To The Game) and Rolonda Rochelle (Chicago Fire).

Snap (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Series Premieres Thursday, December 22

In the vein of Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, this psychological thriller intends to deal with difficult social and ethical topics, head on, through a unique method of storytelling that disrupts conventional opinions. Co-created by Grammy-nominated singer, Eric Benet, and writer and director, Devin Hampton, the anthology series will follow a perfectly imperfect God named “A.O.” who serves as the “moral compass” for the protagonist of each episode. When A.O. comes across a protagonist facing an unexpected scenario, he/she/they challenge(s) them to see themselves from the outside looking in…which in a “snap” will change the beliefs they’ve held onto for most of their lives.

AMC & AMC+:

Pantheon (AMC+ Original Series; AMC+ / HIDIVE)

Two-Episode New Series Premieres Thursday, September 1 on AMC+ and HIDIVE

Based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, this animated, sci-fi series focuses on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. The voice cast of this speculative sci-fi series includes: Chang, Kim, Paul Dano, Aaron Eckhart, Rosemarie DeWitt, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jeffrey, Ron Livingston, Taylor Schilling, Scoot McNairy, Maude Apatow, William Hurt (in his last role), Corey Stoll, Anika Noni Rose, Michael Kelly, and more. The series writer/creator, showrunner and executive producer is Craig Silverstein (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova), animation is by Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, The Midnight Gospel, Bless the Harts) and is produced by AMC Studios.

The Walking Dead Season 11C (AMC / AMC +)

New Season Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9 pm ET/PT on AMC; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

The television legacy that is The Walking Dead begins its highly anticipated last eight episodes this October. On the heels of the oppressive presence of locusts, an even greater force is bearing down on every single member of each community. With Commonwealth flags raised at Hilltop, Alexandria, and Oceanside, there’s no time to strategize for those on the road. It’s a race against the clock to stay alive and extract those still living in the Commonwealth before Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) can execute his revenge. Inside the Commonwealth, Connie’s (Lauren Ridloff) article has created more chaos than planned. By exposing the Milton’s (Laila Robbins) corruption, their hope to create a better, more equal, life for all may instead put everyone at risk. With the vast debt our group owes and no other viable place to live, simply leaving has never been an option. But if their next move fails, staying won’t be an option either. What they’re about to embark on will only invite more danger with massive consequences. The clock is ticking for our heroes inside the Commonwealth as well. As each group continues to get caught in uncontrollable situations, threats lurk around every corner, dead and alive. The looming pressure is cresting towards a day of reckoning for all. Will the sum of their individual journeys cumulate into one, or divide them forever? The fight for a future continues to be exasperated by the ominous population of walkers. Not all will survive, but for some, the walking dead lives on.

Anne Rice’s Interview with The Vampire (AMC / AMC +)

New Series Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10 pm ET/PT on AMC; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

A sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat De Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.

Gangs of London Season 2 (AMC+ / AMC)

New Season Premieres November 2022

A new, darker era of chaos and turbulent power struggles comes to London in this critically acclaimed, award-winning original series. One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of season one, the map and soul of the city has been redrawn – the surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Humans) is now being forced to work for the Investors. As the Investors look down on a city sliding into chaos, they decide enough is enough and bring in reinforcements to restore control. Old favorites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Returning cast includes: Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Orli Shuka (Save Me), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots), Brian Vernel (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow), Asif Raza Mir (Daaman) and Valene Kane (The Fall). Joining the ensemble cast for season 2 include Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central), Jasmine Armando, Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central), Salem Kali (Un Prophète) and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice). The award-winning series is created by Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. Gangs of London is a Pulse Films production in association with SISTER for Sky Studios and AMC. *AMC+ Original

BBC AMERICA:

MOOD (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Sunday, November 6: First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

Mood is the highly anticipated first drama series from actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky, based on her critically acclaimed Royal Court play (Superhoe). In the six-part series, Sasha Clayton (Lecky) dreams of becoming a major recording artist, but right now she’s a bedroom artist: spending her days smoking weed and stalking her ex-boyfriend (Jordan Duvigneau, My Mum Tracy Beaker) on Instagram. When she is kicked out of her family home for drunkenly trying to burn her ex’s house down, Sasha becomes homeless and is forced to fend for herself, sofa-surfing with local drug dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar). Everything seems to change when she meets and moves in with Instagram influencer and party girl Carly (Lara Peake, Brave New World), who introduces her to the exciting world of making money and becoming ‘famous’ on social media. But as the gap between her online presence and her dream of being a singer continues to grow, Sasha finds herself struggling to escape this new influencer world that is more complex and darker than she could have imagined.

HIDIVE:

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays

Intrepid adventurer Bell Cranel has leveled up just in time for the fourth season of this epic swords-and-sorcery anime series, but he can’t rest on his dungeoneering laurels just yet. The Hestia Familia still has a long way to go before it can stand toe-to-toe with the other Familias of Orario — but before Bell can set out on his next mission, reports of a brutal murder rock the adventuring community! One of Bell’s trusted allies stands accused of the horrible crime, and it’s up to Bell and his friends to clear their name and uncover a nefarious plot brewing in the dungeon’s dark depths. The fourth installment of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? saga is produced by J.C. Staff (Food Wars!). Season 4 is directed by Hideki Tachibana (Armed Girls Machiavellism) with series script supervision from both Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler) and the series’ original creator, Fujino Omori. The anime is based upon Omori’s bestselling light novel series of the same name.

My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!

New Episodes Premiere Mondays; Season Finale September 12

Enter a new world with My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! When beleaguered corporate drone Yuji Sano (Chiaki Kobayashi, Vinland Saga) is unexpectedly transported to an alternate fantasy realm, he trades the office for adventuring to make a living, but a peaceful return to normalcy isn’t in the cards for this unexpected sage. Thanks to a troupe of cheerful slimes, he keeps getting roped into major events because his brand-new magical powers are unmatched and his mystic potential is unlimited — but he doesn’t even realize it yet! Based on the light novel series of the same name, this genre-bending fantasy anime series is animated by studio REVOROOT (FLCL Alternative) and is directed by Keisuke Kojima (animation director for Kill la Kill and One Punch Man) with series composition from Naohiro Fukushima (Eden of the East). *HIDIVE Exclusive.

Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays; Season Finale September 20

Love triangles are hell in this hilariously cheeky fantasy series! Meet Alto (Yuya Hirose, O Maidens in Your Savage Season), a hapless student at Royal Ortigia Magic Academy whose academic performance leaves much to be desired. Rather than take the more sensible approach of studying to salvaging his grades, Alto summons a bit of otherworldly assistance to boost his GPA. Only after the magical dust settles does he learn he’s bound the legendary she-devil Vermeil into service as his familiar! But while Vermeil (Maaya Uchida, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!) is a powerful ally sure to turn his grades around, her magic can only be replenished with a kiss, and that makes everything go to hell with Alto’s jealous childhood friend, Lilia. Looks like Alto just unleashed a whole new world of devilish mayhem in Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity! Adapted from the manga of the same name published in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, the series is animated by Staple Entertainment (Val x Love) with Takashi Naoya (Real Girl) serving as director. Tatsuya Takahashi (Domestic Girlfriend) provides series composition. *HIDIVE Exclusive

IFC:

Documentary Now! Season 4 (IFC / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Wednesday, October 19; First Three Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

IFC’s original comedy series, Documentary Now!, returns for the highly anticipated fifty-third season, with six all-new documentary-inspired episodes. Co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the six-time Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

Sherman’s Showcase Season 4 (IFC / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Wednesday, October 26; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

The witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman’s Showcase features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the funkmonster, A-list guest stars and original songs (“Drop it Low for Jesus,” “Marina Del Ray”) that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode of the series is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.

SHUDDER:

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Wednesday, September 7

In this eight-episode new series from the producers of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. *Shudder Original

Speak No Evil (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres, Thursday, September 15

On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receive an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn’t take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered. Speak No Evil is directed by Christian Tafdrup, and stars Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja Van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg and Marius Damslev.

Raven’s Hollow (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, September 22

West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York are drawn by a gruesome discovery into a forgotten community. Starring William Moseley, Melanie Zanetti, Callum Woodhouse, Kate Dickie, and David Hayman.

Queer For Fear (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Friday, September 30

Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.*Shudder Original

Dark Glasses (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, October 13

A serial killer in Rome who preys on prostitutes, sets his sights on Diana (Illenia Pastorelli). As he pursues her, he causes a car crash in which she is blinded, and 10-year-old Chin’s entire family dies. Despite her blindness, Diane resolves to take the boy in. But the killer is still on the loose. Directed by Dario Argento.

V/H/S/99 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Anthology Premieres Thursday, October 20

V/H/S/99 marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology franchise. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. From filmmakers Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Vanessa & Joseph Winter, V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.

*Full Shudder programming schedule to be announced soon.

SUNDANCE NOW:

The Secrets She Keeps Season 2 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, September 1

Two years after Agatha Fyfle (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey), kidnapped her baby, explosive secrets will spin Meghan Shaughnessy (Jessica De Gouw, The Crown) onto a catastrophic and ultimately fatal course, while Agatha’s new obsession sees them collide in a way that no one will anticipate. Also starring Todd Lasance (Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse) and Ryan Corr (Bloom).

The Light In The Hall (“Y Golau”) (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Thursday, September 15

This psychological thriller filmed in both English and Welsh stars a powerful cast including Alexandra Roach (Killing Eve, No Offence), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits) and Joanna Scanlan (After Love, The Larkins.) After the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, Ela Roberts, in 2002, Joe Pritchard (Rheon) was arrested after her DNA was found in his caravan and he confessed to her murder, though he has not disclosed where her body is. When the news breaks that Joe is about to be released from prison after 18 years – much to the horror of Ela’s mother (Scanlan), journalist Cat Donato (Roach) decides to return to Llanemlyn to discover the truth about Ela’s final days for once and for all. But will Cat be warmly welcomed back in the town where she grew up? Sharon is also desperate for answers, and she’ll go to any lengths to get them.

The Suspect (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres November 3

This five-part thriller based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed crime writer Michael Robotham, stars Aidan Turner (Poldark, Leonardo, The Hobbit Trilogy) as Joseph ‘Joe’ O’Loughlin, who appears to have the perfect life – a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted – even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life. Caught in an increasingly complex web of deceit, Joe risks everything as he embarks upon a search for a killer that will take him into the darkest recesses of the human mind. Written by Peter Berry (Gangs of London) and directed by James Strong (Vanity Fair, Broadchurch), The Suspect also stars BAFTA nominee Shaun Parkes (Small Axe, Lost in Space), Sian Clifford (Quiz, Fleabag), Camilla Beeput (Save Me Too, Peep Show) and Adam James (Vigil, Doctor Foster).

SUNDANCETV:

True Crime Story: It Could Happen Here (SUNDANCE TV / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Thursday, September 1; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

Hosted and executive produced by small town native, advocate and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead, Friday Night in with The Morgans), the powerful and captivating series True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here puts a spotlight on murder cases from small towns across America where questions remain if justice has been fully served. Each episode sees Burton Morgan meet with family members and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of the case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice.

True Crime Story: Indefensible (SUNDANCE TV / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Thursday, October 27; First Two Episodes Available on AMC+ with Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+

In True Crime Story: Indefensible, Academy Award nominee Jena Friedman (The Daily Show) travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit. Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of our sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system.

WE TV:

Love During Lockup Season 2 (WEtv Original)

New Season Premieres Friday, October 21

The newest and third installment of the ‘Love After Lockup/Life After Lockup’ franchise, follows even more riveting firsts through the early stages of love, with plenty of romance, suspicion, and investigation, all long before a scheduled prison release. Every non-con has a unique strategy for finding love behind bars—whether they only seek drug offenders who are believed to be nonviolent, or a prison bae pushing a wrongful conviction. Other lonely civilians are simply on the hunt for their very own ‘hot felon,’ with the model mugshot to prove it. Voracious viewers of the franchise are in for more drama, more mystery, scams, catfishing, and more crazy reveals than ever before. ‘Love During Lockup’ will document the fascinating drama that unfolds when ordinary people first decide to pursue relationships with prison inmates, and an early dating period filled with a very specific set of unique challenges.

Hip Hop Homicides (WE tv Original; WE TV / ALLBLK)

New Series Premieres Thursday, November 3

From Executive Producers 50 Cent & Mona Scott-Young. Host Van Lathan looks into the staggering number of murders in the Hip Hop community. From Pop Smoke to XXXtentacion, the series attempts to uncover the truth behind these shocking crimes. Examining the facts and exploring leads in the hope of finally providing loved ones and fans with the answers they seek. The streets were talking, and no one was listening… until now.

Kold X Windy (WE tv Original; WE TV / ALLBLK)

New Series Premieres Thursday, November 3

Exposing the reality behind Chicago’s south side and its street culture that has influenced our entire nation, the original scripted series follows rising hip hop and drill star Malika (stage name Kold), who is desperate to create a better life for her and her son in Chicago’s south side. Her trusted confidant and group member Renee (stage name Windy) is a rapper with a strong dedication to the city streets. Faced with increasing pressure to make music, a checkered past, a new love and her troubled son, Malika finds herself at a crossroads and must decide which path to choose. However, best friend Renee is not in support of Malika’s strong desire to change her image and will stop at nothing to prevent it. Will Malika be able to break free of her life of street crime to achieve her music dreams and save her family? Starring: Sh’Kia Augustin (Black Lightening); Nijah Brenea(HBA Max: Rap Sh!t); Brely Evans(For The Love Of Jason, Ambitious); Kaja Brielle( Black Lightening, The Chi ); Solo Lucci; Kiyanne Muhammad.

About AMC Networks:

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SUMMER STREAMING SIZZLES WITH THE DEBUT OF TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD AND MORE





SUMMER STREAMING SIZZLES WITH THE DEBUT OF TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD AND MORE

AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Friday with Action Heist Stowaway, True Crime Thriller Rogue Agent, Female-Led Vacation Comedy Spin Me Round, and Shudder Original Watcher Newly Acquired Anime-Focused Streamer HIDIVE Features New Season of Critically Acclaimed MADE IN ABYSS Series with New Episodes Every Wednesday New Series, Films, Specials and More Now Streaming on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services This August
New York, NY – July 15, 2022 – AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services are sizzling with a number of highly anticipated series debuts and sendoffs including the debut of the latest series in The Walking Dead Universe, Tales of the Walking Dead on August 14, the season finale of AMC+ Original Moonhaven, the series finale of celebrated Better Call Saul on August 15, as well as the return of critically-acclaimed Kevin Can F**K Himself on August 22.

This month also features exclusive new film premieres rolling out every week in June with the AMC+ Friday Night Films lineup, including the action heist Stowaway (August 5), true life thriller Rogue Agent (August 12), female-led vacation comedy Spin Me Round (August 19), and Shudder Original Watcher (August 26).

The company’s targeted streamers also set to 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, and the newly acquired anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.

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

On ACORN TV:

The Brokenwood Mysteries (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season Finale on Monday, August 1

The charred remains of a body are discovered in the burned-out remnants of a rural shed, but no one lived there, and no one was meant to be there at all. As DSS Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and DC Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) are tasked with identifying the unidentifiable, it becomes apparent this is the third in a run of “accidental” deaths, all attended by the Brokenwood Fire Brigade. Could one of its members be Brokenwood’s first serial killer?

Darby & Joan (Acorn TV Exclusive)
New Series Premieres Monday, August 8 with Two Episodes Weekly Through August 28

In this lively road trip mystery drama, retired Australian homicide detective Jack Darby (Bryan Brown, Cocktail) has taken to the open road with his dog Diesel to flee his past, while recently widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope (Greta Scacchi, The Player) is on a pilgrimage to find answers about her husband’s mysterious death. They couldn’t be more different: the low key, ruggedly charming Aussie and the tightly-wound, yet warm and witty Englishwoman, but when they collide in the Australian outback, and become drawn into a series of unexpected mysteries, this unlikely investigative duo soon realize the most intriguing puzzle they face is each other. The series shines a light on fascinating and often unseen areas of the continent from isolated, sweeping coastlines to lush hinterland to small communities in the Outback, and many fascinating characters moving through a world where everyone seems to be searching for something – or trying to escape it. Danger and secrets lurk for those who bother to look. The series asks: can you find yourself in the middle of nowhere?

Anne (Acorn TV Exclusive)
All Episodes Premiere Monday, August 22

This “painful, tender” (Guardian) 2022 UK drama is about Anne Williams (Maxine Peake, The Village) who lost her 15-year-old-son Kevin in the Hillsborough Disaster- he was one of 96 fans who lost their lives at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Anne refused to believe the verdict of accidental death and was determined to discover the truth of what happened in the disaster. Over the next 24 years, Anne tracked down witnesses, sought medical advice, enlisted political support and campaigned tirelessly for new inquests for Kevin and the other victims. This is the story of one mother’s quest for truth and justice.

On ALLBLK:

Terror Lake Drive (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Finale Premieres Thursday, August 4

Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female takes place two years after the chain of events that traumatized the tenants of the Freeman Lake Apartments in season one…bringing a new and unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex. Created and written by Jerry LaMothe (Blackout) and Kajuana S. Marie, season two follows Deja (Pascale Armand, Eclipsed), a traveling nurse, who recently completed an assignment in Austin, Texas. Amid her housing quest, she meets an awkwardly shy and eclectic Doula named Shana (Yolonda Ross, The Chi), a nursing student at the university who is seeking a roommate – single Black female preferred. Oblivious to its checkered past, Deja makes herself at home with Shana at Freeman Lake, while unknowingly becoming a target of the latest eerie coincidences to inhabit the troubled apartment complex. In the season finale…a showdown falls on the grounds formerly known as Freeman Lakes. Additional cast includes Charles Malik Whitfield (Chicago Med), Keith Arthur Bolden (Black Lightning, Cobra Kai), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns) and Kendrick Cross (Ambitions). With Cynthia Bailey (Real Housewives of ATL) and Reginae Carter (Social Society, Pride & Prejudice ATL) in supporting roles.

Send Help (ALLBLK Original)
Season 1 Premieres Thursday August 11

Send Help is a half-hour dramedy following Fritz Jean-Baptiste (Jean Elie), a first-generation Haitian American actor who is on top of the world, since landing a starring role on fictional hit TV show, This Can’t Be Us…all while being the sole support system for his incredibly demanding Haitian family, reeling from a recent tragedy. Fritz is firing on all cylinders, until he receives a fateful call delivering the news of his shows’ cancellation. As Fritz struggles to conquer his feelings of imposter syndrome, the Hollywood community, and high maintenance family, he leans on his closest friends and confidantes…Patrick Cantave (Catfish Jean, Survivor’s Remorse), Nicole Cooper (Courtney Taylor, Insecure) and Sebastian “Simp” Gauyo (Amin Joseph, Snowfall), whose presence serves as a guide for Fritz, helping him navigate the difficult and often comical scenarios in his life. Now unemployed, will Fritz be able to keep his family afloat, while struggling to overcome the challenges of, once again, “making it” in Hollywood?

Additional cast includes Karina Bonnefil (Snowfall, David Makes Mann), Karen Obilom (Games People Play, upcoming House Party reboot) and Kimiko Singer (Emily the Criminal), and a fresh new face, Ana Bowen.

On AMC+:

Moonhaven (AMC+ Original)
Season Finale Premieres Thursday, August 4

This sci-fi thriller set 100 years into the future follows Bella Sway (Emma McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective, Paul Serno (Dominic Monaghan, Lost), to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves. Tomm Schultz (Joe Manganiello, True Blood), an ex-military with a philosophical bent, is the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the moon, who finds his ambitions changed when he’s injected with a mind-altering moon drug.

Tales of the Walking Dead
Two-Episode Premiere on Sunday, August 14; Subsequent Episodes Released One Week Ahead of AMC

New episodic anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead is the latest series withing the expanding TWD Universe. With six original one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse, each episode has its own distinct tone and point of view – but the stakes are high in each story, pushing new, indelible characters with relentless, life-threatening choices and situations. We get to see the apocalypse through different eyes, discovering more worlds, mythos, and mysteries of the Walking Dead. The series stars Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse, Six), Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead, Harlots), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Parker Posey (Lost In Space), Anthony Edwards (Inventing Anna, WeCrashed), Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers), Jillian Bell(Rough Night), Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigolo), Embeth Davidtz (Old, Ray Donovan,) Jessie T. Usher (Shaft, The Boys), Daniella Pineda (Cowboy Bebop), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), amongst others.

Better Call Saul
Series Finale Premieres Monday, August 15

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.

Kevin Can F**K Himself
Two-Episode Season 2 Premiere on Monday, August 22; Subsequent Episodes Released One Week Ahead of AMC

Allison (Emmy winner Annie Murphy) and Patty (Mary Hollis Inboden) must deal with Neil’s (Alex Bonifer) discovery of their dark secret, pushing Allison to find a better way out of her marriage to Kevin (Eric Petersen). Allison alters her original escape plan from Kevin. Patty once again agrees to help, but this time, on her own terms.

On HIDIVE:

TOKYO MEW MEW NEW (HIDIVE EXLUSIVE)
Premiered July 5; New Episodes Weekly on Tuesdays

The classic anime series returns! TOKYO MEW MEW NEW reintroduces fans to the magical girl Ichigo as she develops special powers and learns to fight for love, justice… and endangered species!? The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing super-human abilities. Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion, all the while hiding their thrilling double lives from friends and family. The original Tokyo Mew Mew anime series (stylized for broadcast as “Mew Mew Power”) aired in the US in 2005. The reboot of the classic Tokyo Mew Mew franchise is animated with stunning, modern visuals by Yumeta Company (Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna) and Graphinica (Hellsing Ultimate); Takahiro Natori (episode director for My Hero Academia) directs the series.

MADE IN ABYSS: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (HIDIVE EXLUSIVE)
Premiered July 6; New Episodes Weekly on Wednesdays

MADE IN ABYSS: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun follows intrepid explorer Riko (Miyu Tomita, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as she descends deeper into the mysterious Abyss, a terrifying subterranean chasm filled with vicious monsters and deadly curses. Joined by her robot companion Reg (Mariya Ise, The Promised Neverland) and their guide Nanachi (Shiori Izawa, The Asterisk War) on the search for Riko’s missing mother, the trio encounter the shocking denizens of the legendary Capital of the Unreturned, a fabled city lying in wait just past the Abyss’ dreaded point of no return. Animated by Kinema Citrus (Revue Starlight) and directed by series’ veteran Masayuki Kojima (Monster) with spectacular music from Kevin Penkin (Tower of God), the second season of MADE IN ABYSS brings audiences more of the stunning visuals, stellar writing and fascinating premise expected from this critically lauded production.

Call of the Night (HIDIVE EXLUSIVE)
Premiered July 7; New Episodes Weekly on Thursdays

The classic tale of “boy meets girl” gets a ghoulish twist in Call of the Night when protagonist Ko (Gen Sato, Dr. Stone) encounters a vampire while wandering the city after nightfall. The vampire Nazuna (Sora Amamiya, Akame ga Kill!) can grant him dark gifts and nocturnal immortality, but there are conditions Ko must meet before can sink his teeth into vampirism, and he’ll have to discover just how far he’s willing to go to satisfy his desires before he can heed the call of the night.

Adapted by studio LIDENFILMS (Blade of the Immortal) from Weekly Shonen Sunday’s hit manga series of the same name, Tomoyuki Itamura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) directs Call of the Night while Michiko Yokote (Cowboy Bebop) provides the script.

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

The Wretched
Film Premieres Wednesday, August 3

A rebellious teenage boy embarks on a gutsy crusade to stop the terrifying evil he suspects has possessed his neighbor in this bone-chilling occult thriller.

The Trip to Greece
Film Premieres Wednesday, August 24

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite in Greece for the fourth installment of THE TRIP series in a delightful odyssey of gut-busting comedy. From director Michael Winterbottom.

On SHUDDER:

What Josiah Saw (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Thursday, August 4

Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You’ll hear there’s a bad history to it. Josiah (Robert Patrick, The Terminator) and his youngest son, Thomas (Scott Haze, Child of God), are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli (Nick Stahl, Sin City) and Mary (Kelli Garner, Lars and the Real Girl), Josiah’s eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full. Directed by Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater).

Glorious (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Thursday, August 18

In Glorious, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred) plays a young man who is spiraling out of control after a bad breakup. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious figure played by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As he tries to escape, he realizes he is an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could have imagined. The film is directed by Rebekah McKendry and written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry.

Watcher (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Friday, August 26

As a serial killer stalks the city, a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street in this terrifying thriller. Starring Maika Monroe (It Follows) and directed by Chloe Okuno (V/H/S/94).

On SUNDANCE NOW:

Good Grief (Sundance Now and IFC Original)
Season 2 Binge on Thursday, August 4

Since inheriting the Loving Tributes funeral home in Season 1, Ellie (Eve Palmer) and Gwen Goode (Grace Palmer, Adrift) have set off on very different paths. Ellie embraces her inner ‘girlboss’, with all the ill-fitting pantsuits, amateur TV ads, and plumber liaisons that entails. Meanwhile, Gwen spends five months DJing in Bali and reappears unexpectedly in New Zealand to discover their mother has a new boyfriend and she’s been kicked out of the family home. Gwen moves in with Ellie, takes up the job of social marketing for Loving Tributes, and embarks on a childish prank war against their mother’s new partner. As family tensions escalate at work and at home, Ellie must decide whether to intervene, or let Gwen grow up all by herself.

Blinded (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Binge on Thursday, August 18

Blinded is a series about a journalist who is investigating the man she loves. Business journalist Bea Farkas (Julia Ragnarsson, Midsommar) and businessman Peder Rooth (Martias Varela, Narcos) are two champions: ruthless but with bleeding hearts, each on opposite sides of the trench. They love and despise each other; help each other out and tear each other down. Season 2 of Blinded brings the next chapter of their love story. (Swedish Language)

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



ALLBLK’s Highly Anticipated New Dramedy Series, “Send Help” Premieres Thursday, August 11





ALLBLK’s Highly Anticipated New Dramedy Series, “Send Help” Premieres Thursday, August 11
The coming-of-age dark comedy series comes from actor Jean Elie and writer Mike Gauyo.
[via press release from AMC Networks]
ALLBLK’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW DRAMEDY SERIES, “SEND HELP” PREMIERES THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

New Coming-of-Age Dark Comedy from Insecure Alums Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo

New York, NY (June 30, 2022) – ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black television and film from AMC Networks, announced today, Send Help, the coming-of-age dark comedy series from actor, Jean Elie (Insecure, Colin in Black & White), and writer, Mike Gauyo (Insecure, Ginny & Georgia) is set to premiere Thursday, August 11.

This half-hour dramedy follows Fritz Jean-Baptiste(Jean Elie), a first-generation Haitian American actor who is on top of the world, since landing a starring role on fictional hit TV show, This Can’t Be Us… all while being the sole support system for his incredibly demanding Haitian family, reeling from a recent tragedy. Fritz is firing on all cylinders, until he receives a fateful call delivering the news of his shows’ cancellation. As Fritz struggles to conquer his feelings of imposter syndrome, the Hollywood community, and high maintenance family, he leans on his closest friends and confidantes… Patrick Cantave (Catfish Jean, Survivor’s Remorse), Nicole Cooper(Courtney Taylor, Insecure) and Sebastian “Simp” Gauyo (Amin Joseph, Snowfall), whose presence serves as a guide for Fritz, helping him navigate the difficult and often comical scenarios in his life. Now unemployed, will Fritz be able to keep his family afloat, while struggling to overcome the challenges of, once again, “making it” in Hollywood?

Additional cast includes Karina Bonnefil (Snowfall, David Makes Mann), Karen Obilom (Games People Play, upcoming House Party reboot) and Kimiko Singer (Emily the Criminal), and a fresh new face, Ana Bowen.

“I am extremely excited to finally share this series with the world, as it’s been a labor of love for the last several years. As a first generation Haitian American, I was honored to bring this, first of its kind, Haitian American story to the big screen,” stated lead actor and co-creator Jean Elie. “I’m so grateful to the community of dedicated creators that are bringing Send Help to life. From the writer’s room, to the incredible cast, to everyone behind the scenes – we can’t wait to bring you along Fritz’s journey to figuring out how to get out of his own way.”

“The magic of telling diverse, nuanced, stories like Send Help is that it can be a very culturally specific show, while also touching on universal themes that everyone can relate to,” added writer and co-creator, Mike Gauyo. “Jean and I are extremely proud of the show and the team that came together to create it… can’t wait for folks to watch.”

Jean Elie serves as executive producer through his Bassett House Pictures production arm. Mike Gauyo, serves as executive producer through his Black Boy Writes Media production arm. Matt Hoklotubbe, Michael J. McGarry and Francesca Smith serve as producers in association with Whistle Studios. And General Manager, Brett Dismuke and SVP of Development & Production, Nikki Love, serve as executive producers for ALLBLK.

Elie is represented by Zack Waxenberg at 3 Arts Entertainment and Adam Cooper at Jackoway Austen et al. Gauyo is represented by Brad Rosenfeld and Karen Kirkland at Culture Creative, Lauren Dineley and Michel Classenn at Writ Large, and Marcy Clearly at Frankfurt Jurnit Klein & Selz PC.

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 A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, 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 $5.99/month or $59.99/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.

About Bassett House Pictures

Founded in 2019 by ‘Insecure’ alum Jean Elie, Bassett House Pictures (BHP) is an entertainment studio that aims to build a robust community of emerging content creators and provide a platform that will highlight meaningful storytelling focused on underrepresented groups. Bassett House Pictures provides micro to mid-level budget projects with professional development, production, and distribution services to support stories from and about marginalized cultures. By producing and distributing their own premium content, the studio serves as a steppingstone for filmmakers to create their own seat at the table. For more information, please visit:www.bassetthousepic.com

About Black Boy Writes Media

Established in 2021 by ‘Insecure’ alum writer, Mike Gauyo, Black Boy Writes Media (BBWM) is a production company dedicated to elevating marginalized voices in Hollywood and across the entertainment industry. Black Boy Writes Media creates unique, entertaining content that inspires, reflects, and possesses the ability to empower audiences from underrepresented communities. Black Boy Writes Media also amplifies the voices of new writers through its Black Boy Writes and Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative, which aims to provide Black writers with a sustainable pathway to becoming established writers in entertainment. For more information, please visit: www.blackboywrites.com.

About Whistle Studios

Whistle Studios is an Emmy winning, globally distributed, production company built from a foundation of companies that includes Whistle, New Form, Tiny Horse, and Vertical Networks. Whistle Studios tells unforgettable stories and produces the highest quality original series in a variety of formats including scripted, unscripted and interactive. For scripted projects, they produced “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” in conjunction with Orion pictures written, directed and starring Jim Cummings (Thunder Road, Beta Test) and Robert Forrester (Jackie Brown, Breaking Bad.) Additionally, they produced “Don’t Look Deeper” for Quibi, written by Jeffrey Lieber (Lost) and Charlie McDonnell, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown), and starring Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, Helena Howard. The studio has produced adult animated space opera “Final Space” by Olan Rogers originally for TBS, ‘Single By 30″ from Wong Fu for YouTube Red, and musical comedy “I Ship It” from Yulin Kuang on on the CW.



Video: “Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female” – Official Trailer – Premieres June 23





Video: “Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female” – Official Trailer – Premieres June 23
Two years after the melee which imploded upon Freeman Lake Apartments, we meet a traveling nurse named Deja.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female | Official Trailer (HD) | Premieres June 23

Check out the official trailer for TERROR LAKE DRIVE: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE. Premieres June 23 only on #ALLBLK

About Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female

Two years after the melee which imploded upon Freeman Lake Apartments, we meet a traveling nurse named Deja. Much to her new friends’ and colleagues’ dismay, Deja announces she is taking on a new assignment at Atlanta University Hospital. Seeking housing while on assignment, Deja checks out a community post/safe travel guide for traveling nurses, where she meets Shana. Oblivious of its checkered past, Deja winds up in an apartment facing the mystifying lake at the residence (now) formerly known as Freeman Lake Apartments.

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​



SUMMER STREAMING HEATS UP WITH NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES





SUMMER STREAMING HEATS UP WITH NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES MOONHAVEN AND THE FINAL EPISODES OF BETTER CALL SAUL

SUMMER STREAMING HEATS UP WITH THE DEBUT OF NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES MOONHAVEN STARRING JOE MANGANIELLO AND DOMINIC MONAGHAN AND THE FINAL SIX EPISODES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES BETTER CALL SAUL KICKING OFF IN JULY
AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Friday

with Home-Invasion Thriller Barbarians, Hollywood Whodunnit Last Looks, Romantic Dramedy Paris, 13th District, Timely Award-Winning Abortion Drama Happening and Shudder Original The Reef: Stalked

New Series, Films, Specials and More Now Streaming on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services This July

New York, NY – June 16, 2022 – AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services are sizzling with a number of highly anticipated series including the July 7 debut of AMC+ Original Moonhaven, starring Joe Manganiello and Dominic Monaghan, as well as the final six episodes of the celebrated series Better Call Saul kicking off on July 11.

This month also features exclusive new film premieres rolling out every week in June with the AMC+ Friday Night Films lineup, including the home invasion thriller Barbarians (July 1), Hollywood whodunnit Last Looks (July 8), the romantic dramedy Paris, 13th District (July 15), timely award-winning drama Happening (July 22) and Shudder Original The Reef: Stalked (July 29).

The company’s targeted streamers also set to 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 all month long.

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

On ACORN TV:

The Brokenwood Mysteries (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 8 Premieres Thursday, July 1; Subsequent Episodes Premiere on Mondays

In this long-running New Zealand procedural, DSS Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and DC Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) return to uncover more macabre goings on in the seemingly quiet, little, fictitious country town of Brokenwood– population 4,900 and steadily declining, depending on the murder rate that week. Beneath the town’s peaceful veneer are buried secrets and treacherous lies as the duo, along with the police team, investigate dangerous rivalries and lethal grudges that erupt into gruesome crimes. With six feature-length, standalone mysteries, season 8 will see a murder at a music festival where the victim was seemingly literally killed by sound, the violent death of a cowgirl possibly motivated by a 160-year-old family feud, and an athlete found dead in a fountain.

The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 3 Binge Premieres Monday, July 4

Summer never ends in this blue-sky Scandi mystery crime series, and neither does the main characters’ love triangle. Police investigator Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind) has devoted his life to protecting his beloved town, which has unfortunately cost him his marriage. Can he learn to accept that his ex-wife, criminal technician Marianne (Laura Drasbæk), is in a relationship with Flemming (André Babikian), who besides being his police-partner, is also his best friend?

The Other One (Acorn TV Original)
Season 2 Binge Premieres Monday, July 18

Catherine “Cathy” Walcott (Ellie White, The Windsors) and Catherine “Cat” Walcott (Lauren Socha, Misfits) discovered the other one existed after their Dad died at his surprise birthday party. Finally coming to terms with the fact they are sisters, this second season kicks off with them reeling from the news they also have a secret brother, Callum (Christopher Jeffers, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)—who Cathy had just made out with. As Cathy struggles with the ethics of fancying a sibling, Cat is determined to welcome Callum to the family, while Callum isn’t sure what family means any more. Cat’s mother, Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran, Happy Valley), is furious to learn she wasn’t Colin’s only mistress and sets about tracking down his other secret lover Angela (Michele Austin, This Is Going To Hurt), starting a chain of events that nobody expects. Also starring Rebecca Front (Inspector Lewis) as Cathy’s mother, Tess.

On ALLBLK:

For the Love of Jason (ALLBLK Original Series)
Season 2 Finale Premieres Thursday, July 7th

The sophomore season of For The Love of Jason, from creator and lead cast member Trell Woodberry, finds the cast forced to face the consequences of their actions of last season, or in some cases inactions. In the finale, The whole squad links up for Erick and Lisa’s housewarming that turns into the dinner party from hell. Jason is caught between his past and present loves as Bella and Carmen meet for the first time. Erick and Lisa confront their marital issues in front of their guests. Bryan fights to keep his composure when he meets Lacy’s boyfriend, while she and Alicia nearly come to blows. Jason crumbles as he finally faces his feelings from a shocking loss. CAST: Trell Woodberry, Kareem Grimes (All American), B.J. Britt (Being Mary Jane), Laila Odom (Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa, The Bobby DeBarge Story), Christol Lartey (Into The Woods, Unnatural Selection), Jessica Quintero, (Telltale, Save Me from Love), Jackée Harry (Sister, Sister), Brely Evans (Ambitions, Being Mary Jane).

Terror Lake Drive (ALLBLK Original Series)
Season 2, Episode 3 Premieres Thursday July 7

Terror Lake Drive: Single Black Female takes place two years after the chain of events that traumatized the tenants of the Freeman Lake Apartments in season one…bringing a new and unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex. In episode 3, a string of abductions launches a new investigation and puts the city’s mayor in the hot seat. Deja clashes with Shana and begins to notice some peculiar behavior. Theories arise about a possible suspect with the recent disappearance. CAST: Yolonda Ross (The Chi), Pascale Armand (Eclipsed), Charles Malik Whitfield (Chicago Med), Keith Arthur Bolden (Black Lightning, Cobra Kai), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns) and Kendrick Cross (Ambitions). With Cynthia Bailey (Real Housewives of ATL) and Reginae Carter (Social Society, Pride & Prejudice ATL) in supporting roles.

The Fallen (ALLBLK Feature Film)
Streaming July 2022

As a follow up to Blessed and Cursed (2010), faith-based feature film, Deitrick Haddon’s The Fallen, picks up with Praise and worship leader Dwight Hawkins is finally on the verge of putting his long-deferred dreams back on track. Dwight is signed with TMG Records and feels he’s living a whole new life. He has everything he’s ever wanted but it all starts to slip between his fingers. Hitting rock bottom, he is at the point of giving it all up until an intervention and the visitation of the Holy Spirit shows he still has a purpose. Committed to do the Lord’s work he rises back on top. No matter how far you might have fallen, you’ll never fall beyond God’s reach. CAST: Deitrick Haddon (Sins of the Father, Preachers of LA), Grammy-nominated singer MAJOR, singer Q Parker (112), comedian Jonathan Slocumb (Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns), gospel artist B Slade, actor Jo él Quinn (Sparkle), and actor Brittany Lucio (Everything but a Man, A House Divided).

On AMC+:

Moonhaven (AMC+ Original)
Two-Episode Premiere Thursday, July 7; New Episodes Premiere Weekly

This sci-fi thriller set 100 years into the future follows Bella Sway (Emma McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective, Paul Serno (Dominic Monaghan, Lost), to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves. Tomm Schultz (Joe Manganiello, True Blood), an ex-military with a philosophical bent, is the right hand of the lead Earth diplomat to the moon, who finds his ambitions changed when he’s injected with a mind-altering moon drug.

Dark Winds
New Episodes Released One Week Ahead of AMC; Season Finale July 10

Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon, The Son, Westworld, Fargo) of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon, The Red Road, Roswell, New Mexico). Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other, and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Better Call Saul
Part 2 of Season 6 Premieres Monday, July 11

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.

This is Going to Hurt (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays; Season Finale July 14

A provocative and heartfelt new comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die), based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name. This Is Going To Hurt pulls no punches in its depiction of the laugh-out-loud highs and gut-wrenching lows of life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward. The series follows Adam (Whishaw), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy; junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all-the-while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

A Call to Spy
Film Premieres Wednesday, July 6

At the dawn of WWII, a desperate Churchill orders his new spy agency to train women for covert ops. Together, they help to undermine the Nazi regime and turn the tide of the war.

Shithouse
Film Premieres Wednesday, July 6

A homesick college freshman forces himself out into the frat scene, forging a rare connection with his RA Maggie. Winner of the 2020 SXSW Jury Prize.

The Other Lamb
Film Premieres Wednesday, July 6

The cult was all Selah knew-until one day she begins to question its leader and the insular world she was born into in this haunting vision of a nightmarish awakening.

On SHUDDER:

This is GWAR (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Thursday, July 21

This is GWAR is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art-collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, as well as other artists including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennnon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, including never before seen footage of legendary GWAR front-man Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).

The Reef: Stalked (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Friday, July 29

Written and directed by Andrew Traucki as a follow-up to his 2010 film, The Reef, the sequel follows a woman named Nic (Teressa Liane, The Vampire Diaries) who is looking to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder. Nic, her younger sister Annie and two close friends travel to a remote Pacific Island for a kayaking and diving adventure. Hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and attacked by a Great White shark. To survive, they will need to band together, and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears, and slay a monster. Also starring Ann Truong (Cowboy Bebop), Saskia Archer (Boshack), Kate Lister (Clickbait), and Tim Ross (Wonderland).

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Split (Sundance Now Original)
New Episodes Premieres Thursdays; Series Finale July 21

After a devastating end to season two as Hannah (Nicola Walker, Four Weddings & a Funeral) and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan, Episodes) marriage fell apart, we join the couple ten months on in the rubble of their previously rock-solid 20-year marriage. Both lawyers have been respectfully negotiating their separation and seem to have reached an amicable agreement, but Hannah becomes acutely aware of what she’s about to lose. But when a shocking revelation dramatically changes the stakes, any hope of remaining amicable vanishes. Is their split too deep to repair?

Showtrial (Sundance Now Exclusive)
New Series Binge on Thursday, July 21

When Talitha Campbell, the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, is arrested following the disappearance of a fellow student the case grips the nation, whipping up a media storm. On Talitha’s side is brilliant solicitor Cleo Roberts. Can Cleo control the narrative of a case that is fast becoming tangled up in the nation’s debates over privilege, wealth and politics? From arrest to the jury’s final verdict, Showtrial examines both sides of the legal battle, as defense and prosecution fight for their version of what really happened to Hannah, and the truth about Talitha: Falsely accused? Or callous murderer?

Three Families (Sundance Now Exclusive)
New Series Binge on Thursday, July 28

The Abortion Act of 1967, which permitted abortion in the UK, did not extend to Northern Ireland. The critically acclaimed Three Families, set between 2013-2019, tells the true story of three women and their families before the recent change to legislation in Northern Ireland as many voices would fight to be heard. With a stellar cast including Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue), Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands), Amy James-Kelly (Gentleman Jack) and Genevieve O’Reilly (The Dry), Three Families is a stunning two-part dramatization, exploring the emotive issues around abortion in Northern Ireland, and the experience of families whose lives have been profoundly affected. Names and details have been changed to ensure the anonymity of the real-life contributors.

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



ALLBLK ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF DEITRICK HADDON’S THE FALLEN STREAMING THURSDAY, JUNE 30





ALLBLK ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF DEITRICK HADDON’S THE FALLEN STREAMING THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Starring Deitrick Haddon, MAJOR, Q Parker, Jonathan Slocumb, B Slade, Jo él Quinn and more

NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2022 –– Today, ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black television and film from AMC Networks, announced the world premiere of Deitrick Haddon’s The Fallen, streaming Thursday, June 30. The faith-based dramatic feature film is written and directed by Gospel artist Deitrick Haddon (Sins of the Father, Preachers of LA), who also stars, alongside Grammy-nominated singer MAJOR, singer Q Parker (112), comedian Jonathan Slocumb (Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns), gospel artist B Slade, actor Jo él Quinn (Sparkle), and actor Brittany Lucio (Everything but a Man, A House Divided).

As a follow up to Blessed and Cursed (2010), The Fallen, picks up with praise and worship leader Dwight Hawkins (Haddon), finally on the verge of putting his long-deferred dreams back on track. With the help of his friend-turned-manager Jared (Jor él Quinn), Dwight has landed a showcase for TMG records, one of the biggest labels in the business. A stellar performance gains him the favor of TMG President, Brandon K. Sterling (Johnathan Slocumb) and before he knows it, Dwight is signed and placed at top of the label’s priority list. Dwight feels like he is living a whole new life, and when Sterling arranges a collaboration between Dwight and superstar rapper Bonnie B (Lucio), his world changes forever. Dwight has everything he has ever wanted, but it all starts to slip between his fingers. Hitting rock bottom, he is at the point of giving up until an intervention and the visitation of the Holy Spirit show him, he still has a purpose. Committed to do the lords work, Dwight rises back on top. No matter how far you might have fallen, you’ll never fall beyond God’s reach.

The Fallen was produced by Swirl Films, the leading independent film & TV production company based in Atlanta, with Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal serving as executive producers. Deitrick Haddon,

Bryant Scott of Tyscot Entertainment and Jeff Mosely of Fairtrade Entertainment, also serve as executive producers; alongside General Manager, Brett Dismuke, and SVP of Development & Production, 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 A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, 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 $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

About Swirl Films

Swirl Films is the leading independent film & TV production company with a core focus in diversity inclusion, founded by Eric Tomosunas in 2001. They’ve produced projects including the wildly popular original drama series, Saints & Sinners, and produced high-quality films and series for BET, TV One, Bounce, Lifetime, Hallmark, Reel One, Netflix & Up TV. Swirl Films provides services and content across various areas of production spanning from script to screen, for movies, biopics, scripted series, award shows and documentaries. Swirl Films owns and operates its own 100,000 square foot film studio in Atlanta.



SUPERNATURAL DRAMA WICKED CITY TO DEBUT WINTER 2022 ON AMC NETWORKS STREAMER ALLBLK





SUPERNATURAL DRAMA WICKED CITY TO DEBUT WINTER 2022 ON AMC NETWORKS STREAMER ALLBLK

Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylor Polidore, Shaquita Smith, Mercedez McDowell, Chantal Maurice, Chanel Mack, Rhonda Morman, Malika Blessing, Columbus Short, and Rolonda Rochelle to Star
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New York, NY (June 8, 2022) – ALLBLK, AMC Networks’ popular streaming service for Black TV and film, today announced that new sci-fi drama, Wicked City, from executive producers Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood and Donte Lee, will debut this winter. The new series, comprised of six, 30-minute episodes follows five urban witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden.

While living their best life in Atlanta, four young, chic, modern-day witches, Jordan Davis, Mona De La Cruz, Angela Harris, and Sherise Baker make the acquaintance of Camille, a naturally powerful witch who is oblivious to her gift. Reluctantly, Camille joins the women for a spell, but things take a menacing turn resulting in an accidental death. The witches quickly perform a forbidden resurrection spell, however it is too late, as a dark sinister being is brought back from the other side. Now, between their complicated personal lives, unearthed secrets of the past, and attempting to defeat a powerful wraith, this coven is in for the most dangerous ride of their lives.

Leading the cast is Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless) staring as Tabitha, the owner of Charm City Awakening and longtime mentor to the coven; Taylor Polidore (Snowfall) plays the role of Camille, a dance teacher who returns to her hometown and unaware of her powers; Shaquita Smith (The Couch) stars as Jordan, who works at the fictitious occult shop Charm City Awakening; rarely seen without best friend, Mona, played by Mercedez McDowell (The Resident), is currently working 3 jobs to make ends meet; Chantal Maurice (P-Valley) portrays Angela who has an affinity for selling magically enhanced psychedelics and other drugs; Chanel Mack (The Harder They Fall) plays the role of Sherise who is the most experienced of the coven and with magic; Rhonda Morman (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City) portrays Claudette, a formerly powerful witch who is intent on regaining the powers that were reluctantly taken from her; Malika Blessing (The Lost Souls Café) starring as Caden, a mysterious stranger who the coven believes is a threat. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Columbus Short (True To The Game) staring as a dangerous sorcerer known as The Handler and Rolonda Rochelle (Chicago Fire) staring as Kendria, Camille’s mother who warns her of the dangers lurking ahead.

“Tressa and I have worked together over the years on various projects, and I’m delighted we’ve reunited once again on Wicked City,” said Brett Dismuke, General Manager, ALLBLK & WE tv. “As content offerings continue to evolve at ALLBLK, this supernatural drama delivers something different we are confident will resonate with subscribers.” Added Nikki Love, SVP, Development & Production, ALLBLK, “The storyline of Black witches is something we hardly see, if ever, within the wildly popular supernatural, sci-fi and fantasy genre. The addition of Wicked City to ALLBLK’s continuously growing roster provides diverse Black representation in an otherwise underrepresented space. We look forward to being a part of the narrative.”

Executive producer and showrunner Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood added, “My goal has always been to give emerging, talented Black writers opportunities to showcase new and engaging stories. When writers Kristin Iris Johnson and Serena M. Lee approached me with the concept for Wicked City, I knew we had something new and different that hadn’t been seen on TV before. Wicked City not only showcases a broader diversity of Blackness, it fills the gap of the kind of Black supernatural content that so many in our community have wanted to see but have been perpetually deprived of. I am so excited to work with Brett and ALLBLK on bringing this kind of new content to a platform that unapologetically centers Black stories.”

Currently shooting in Atlanta, GA, Wicked City is executive producer by Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood of Mega Mind Media. Donte Lee will also serve as executive producers with Kevin Key who will produce and Dale Lewis who will direct for Relentless Studio. Melissa LLewellyn-Alston will serve as producer. General Manager, Brett Dismuke, and SVP of Development & Production, Nikki Love will serve as executive producers 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 A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, 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 $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

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.



AMC NETWORKS’ STREAMING SERVICE ALLBLK GREENLIGHTS PROVOCATIVE DRAMA ‘HUSH’





AMC NETWORKS’ STREAMING SERVICE ALLBLK GREENLIGHTS PROVOCATIVE DRAMA ‘HUSH’ TO DEBUT FALL 2022

Joyful Drake, Caryn Ward Ross, Erica Mena, Candiace Dillard Bassett and TS Madison to Star

New York, NY (June 2, 2022) – ALLBLK, AMC Networks’ popular streaming service for Black TV and film, today announced that seductive new drama, Hush, from creator Angela Burt-Murray (Games People Play), will join its rapidly evolving programming lineup this fall. Comprised of eight, 35-minute episodes, the new series tells the story of female protagonist Dr. Draya Logan, a top marriage and sex therapist, TV personality and best-selling author who finds herself entangled in a web of lies, sex and murder that could cost her everything.

Dr. Logan has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits. Dr. Logan is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her ‘Penthouse Project,’ the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect.

Joyful Drake (P Valley, The Quad, Let’s Stay Together) leads the cast as Dr. Draya Logan; Caryn Ward Ross (ALLBLK’s Monogamy, CW’s Jane the Virgin, FOX’s Lucifer, Disney’s Liv and Maddy) will play Jordan Vincent, a desperate housewife who’s about to launch a questionable business to save her family from financial ruin; Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop, Scared Famous, Sacrifice) plays Gina Rodriguez, a calculating aspiring Reality TV star married to a professional baseball player who yearns for the spotlight; Candiace Dillard Bassett (The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Christmas Lottery) stars as trophy wife Syleena Gibson who keeps her marriage to her high-powered attorney husband spicy by fulling his fantasies, alone and with others, despite the dangers; and last, but never least, TS Madison (The TS Madison Experience, Zoya) joins as Mona Dee, a ruthless kingpin of a drug family and strip club owner running her business with an iron fist.

“Hush personifies the mysterious, captivating and edgy programming our subscribers crave as we continue to push the envelope with our content offerings at ALLBLK,” said Nikki Love, SVP, Development & Production of ALLBLK. “Honoring our commitment of providing a home for Black creatives in front of and behind the camera, we are excited to partner with Angela Burt-Murray to bring this fast-paced, smart and risqué drama to life.”

Creator and executive producer Angela Burt-Murray added, “From the therapist looking to write her comeback story and a desperate housewife fighting to save her family to the baller’s wife playing with fire and a street-smart baddie making boss moves, the women of HUSH are sexually empowered and driven to succeed no matter the cost. I’m thrilled AllBLK embraced this new twisty, sexy drama about four dynamic women who will stop at nothing to get who and what they want.”

Shot in and around the Washington DC metropolitan area, Hush is created by Angela Burt-Murray and written by lead writer Angela Burt-Murray, Chazitear and Bree West. Bree and Chuck West of OCTET Productions will serve as showrunners and executive producers 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 A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, 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 $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.

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.



NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES THIS IS GOING TO HURT HEADLINES AMC+ PRIDE MONTH COLLECTION





NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES THIS IS GOING TO HURT HEADLINES AMC+ PRIDE MONTH COLLECTION “STREAM WITH PRIDE” CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY THIS JUNE

AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Friday with Action Thriller White Elephant, Arabic-Language Standout Huda’s Salon, Futuristic Sci-fi Drama I am Mortal and Shudder Original Revealer
New Series, Films, Specials and More Now Streaming on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services This June

New York, NY – May 17, 2022 – This June, AMC+ celebrates Pride Month with “Stream with Pride,” a curated collection of original series, specials, and films from across the company’s portfolio highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Programming highlights include original series Dispatches from Elsewhere, Killing Eve, Orphan Black, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, and Slo Pitch, as well as an extensive lineup of feature films and documentaries from Cannes Palme d’Or Winner Blue is the Warmest Colour to the critically-acclaimed Do I Sound Gay?, all headlined by the debut of AMC+ Original series, This is Going to Hurt. A full programming lineup can be found HERE.

Exclusive new film premieres roll out every week in June with the AMC+ Friday Night Films lineup including action thriller White Elephant (June 3), Arabic-language thriller Huda’s Salon (June 10), futuristic sci-fi thriller I am Mortal (June 17) and the horror exclusive for the “The Final Friday,” Shudder Original Revealer (June 24).

AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will also 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 all month long.

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

On ACORN TV:

London Kills (Acorn TV Original)
Season 3 Binge Premieres Monday, June 6

Returning with its cutting-edge documentary style, London Kills dramatizes the experiences of an elite murder investigation squad in central London, led by Detective Inspector David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Shadow and Bone, Marcella) and the core cast including Sharon Small (Flesh and Blood, The Bay) as Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole, Bailey Patrick (Bridgerton, Bodyguard) as Detective Constable Rob Brady and Tori Allen-Martin (Unforgotten, Pure) as Trainee Detective Constable Billie Fitzgerald. In season 3, the elite murder investigation team deals with a series of killings – which turn out to be linked. It soon becomes clear that the killer has access to information from within the police service itself – are the detectives hunting one of their own?

Hidden (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 3 Binge Premieres Monday, June 20

DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams, Line of Duty) and DS Owen Vaughan (Siôn Alun Davies) return for the third and final installment of this hit Welsh crime drama. Twelve months after Mia Owen’s arrest, Cadi is at a crossroads, with her life in flux. After painful deliberation, Cadi and her sisters have decided to sell the family home, while Cadi is navigating a new relationship. To compound matters, a job opportunity has come up in Liverpool, forcing Cadi to ask herself the question – is it time to leave North Wales or time to face down demons, embrace her new relationship and make Bangor her permanent home? Cadi is still searching for an answer when she and Vaughan are called to investigate the brutal murder of a man in the remote Dysynni Valley.

Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Three-Episode Binge Premiere Monday, June 27

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Manhunt) embarks on an epic ocean wide adventure in search of the real Pacific in the latest installment of his popular travel series. His voyage is inspired by reading a book given to him when he was a child by his father about the Kon-Tiki expedition across the Pacific. Martin has always yearned to follow in those explorers’ footsteps. The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet, covering 63 million square miles, is strewn with tens of thousands of islands with coral atolls, jungle clad mountains, and lava spewing volcanoes. It is rich in animal life and has an astonishing kaleidoscope of humanity.

On ALLBLK:

For The Love of Jason (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 2

Fan-favorite relationship dramedy, For the Love of Jason, returns…This season explores Jason’s journey facing the obstacles of becoming an entrepreneur, building a co-parenting relationship with Carmen, and navigating his already complicated dating situation… all with a child on the way. Lacy, still at odds with Bryan after their brief entanglement, jumps back into the dating game and starts a new relationship with a professional basketball player. As Jason and Bella’s relationship flourishes, his friend circle begins to fall apart – tensions grow between him and Erick after a heated argument and Lacy and Bryan remain at odds after Alicia’s ultimatum. Things get worse when the whole squad links up for Erick and Lisa’s housewarming party, that turns into the dinner party from hell. Cast: Trell Woodberry, Kareem Grimes, BJ Britt, Laila Odom, Brely Evans, Jackee Harry, Tabitha Brown, Jessica Quintero, Christol Lartey, Iker Amaya

Terror Lake Drive (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 23

Terror Lake Drive, ALLBLK’s popular thriller following the terrorized tenants of the fictional Freeman Lake Apartments, returns with a second season, entitled “Single Black Female.” Tony Award-nominated actress Pascale Armand (Eclipsed), Yolanda Ross (The Chi), Charles Malik Whitfield (Chicago Med), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns), and Kendrick Cross (Ambitions) will star in the newest installment of the anthology series created by Jerry LaMothe (Blackout) and Kajuana S. Marie. This season brings a new, unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex that terrorized a mother and her young son in Season 1.

The Fallen (ALLBLK Regular Feature)
Premieres Thursday, June 30

Praise and worship leader Dwight Hawkins is finally on the verge of putting his long-deferred dreams back on track. Dwight is signed with TMG Records and feels he’s living a whole new life. He has everything he’s ever wanted but it all starts to slip between his fingers. Hitting rock bottom, he is at the point of giving it all up until an intervention and the visitation of the Holy Spirit shows he still has a purpose. Committed to do the Lord’s work he rises back on top. No matter how far you might have fallen, you’ll never fall beyond God’s reach.

On AMC+:

This is Going to Hurt (AMC+ Original)
New Series Premieres Thursdays, Beginning June 2

A new provocative and heartfelt comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die), based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name. This Is Going To Hurt pulls no punches in its depiction of the laugh-out-loud highs and gut-wrenching lows of life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward. The series follows Adam (Whishaw), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy; junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all-the-while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

Dark Winds
Two-Episode Premiere on Sunday, June 12; Subsequent Episodes Released One Week Ahead of AMC

Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon, The Son, Westworld, Fargo) of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon, The Red Road, Roswell, New Mexico). Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other, and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

The Ipcress File (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays; Season Finale June 23

At the height of the Cold War, ex-soldier and convicted thief Harry Palmer (Joe Cole, Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) is recruited to an unorthodox British spy unit whose boss, Dalby (Tom Hollander, Pride & Prejudice), wants his help to retrieve a missing scientist. Working alongside cool, ambitious agent Jean (Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody), Harry’s journey will take him to the wrong side of Berlin, the risky hedonism of Beirut and the blinding light of a Pacific H-bomb test – before one step too many lands him an unwitting role in a violent political conspiracy.

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Disappearance at Clifton Hill
Film Premieres Wednesday, June 1

Obsessed with memories of an unsolved crime from her childhood, a young woman’s investigation reveals the seedy underbelly beneath her idyllic Niagara Falls tourist town.

Gal Young ‘Un
Film Premieres Wednesday, June 8

Two women must come to terms with an opportunistic bootlegger who claims to love them. Director Victor Nunez’s first film.

The 27 Club
Film Premieres Wednesday, June 15

The last surviving member of a rock band travels in a drugged-out stupor from LA to his Missouri hometown to carry out his late friend’s final request.

On SHUDDER:

Offseason (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Friday, June 10

Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalized, in Offseason, Marie (Jocelin Donahue, Doctor Sleep) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters, Jeremy Gardner, directed by Mickey Keating (Carnage Park).

Mad God (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Thursday, June 16

Mad God marks the feature directorial debut for visionary and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the creative powerhouse involved in such classics as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. Winner — Most Groundbreaking Film, Fantasia International Film Festival. Winner — José Luis Guarner Critic’s Award – Best Film & Best Visual Effects, Sitges Film Festival. Winner – Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award – Best Film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival.

Revealer (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Thursday, June 23

Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980’s Chicago. Starring Caito Aase (Black Mold) and Shaina Schrooten (Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge), written by popular comic authors Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and Michael Moreci (Barbaric, The Plot) and directed by Luke Boyce.

The Long Night (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Thursday, June 30

While searching for the parents she’s never known, New York transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood southern stomping grounds with her boyfriend (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead on her family’s whereabouts. Upon arrival, the couple’s weekend takes a bizarre, terrifying turn as a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader terrorize the pair to fulfill a twisted ancient apocalyptic prophecy. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Nolan Gerard Funk, Deborah Kara Unger and Jeff Fahey, directed by Rich Ragsdale.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

This is Going to Hurt
New Series Premieres Thursdays Beginning June 2

The series follows Adam (Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy; junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

Ten Percent (Sundance Now Original)
New Episodes Premiere Fridays; Season Finale June 10

The Sundance Now Original Series, based on the original hit French series Call My Agent!, follows the small London talent agency of Nightingale Hart as it struggles to adapt in an ever-changing industry. After tragedy strikes the company, the personal and professional lives of the agents and assistants are thrown into turmoil. But duty calls – their celebrity clients are in constant need of help from their agents, with issues ranging from marital problems to over-commitment to lingering method acting to stage fright. As the Nightingale Hart agents deal with the incessant demands of their jobs, they’ll also find themselves dealing with more off-screen drama than they ever expected.

The Split (Sundance Now Original)
Season 3 Premieres on Thursday, June 23

After a devastating end to season two as Hannah (Nicola Walker, Four Weddings & a Funeral) and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan, Episodes) marriage fell apart, we join the couple ten months on in the rubble of their previously rock-solid 20-year marriage. Both lawyers have been respectfully negotiating their separation and seem to have reached an amicable agreement, but Hannah becomes acutely aware of what she’s about to lose. But when a shocking revelation dramatically changes the stakes, any hope of remaining amicable vanishes. Is their split too deep to repair?

The Wisting (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Part 2 Binge Premieres Thursday, June 30

A convicted killer escapes from Detective Wisting’s custody by triggering a grenade during the inspection of a potential crime scene in the woods. The killer, who promised to reveal the location of yet another murder victim, instead blasts his way to freedom with the help of a former accomplice, injuring police officers in the process. The case is now personal for the entire Larvik police force. Wisting embarks on some of the most intense days of his life as he must manage his revenge-thirsty team, as well as stop the two criminals before they continue their killing spree. The case also becomes personal for the detective’s daughter, Line, who is shooting a true crime-documentary about serial killers and was the one who instigated the whole inspection. Features Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as FBI Special Agent Maggie Griffin.

About AMC Networks:

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Video: “For the Love of Jason” Season 2 – Official Trailer





Video: “For the Love of Jason” Season 2 – Official Trailer – Premieres June 2 Only on ALLBLK
The series takes a fresh approach to showcasing the life of a 30-something bachelor, Jason, and his circle of drama-prone friends.
[via press release from ALLBLK]
For The Love of Jason Season 2 | Official Trailer (HD) | Premieres June 2 only on ALLBLK

It’s about to get real… Check out the official trailer for Season 2 of For The Love of Jason – Premiering June 2 only on ALLBLK.

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About For The Love of Jason:

FOR THE LOVE OF JASON takes a fresh approach to showcasing the life of a 30-something bachelor, Jason, and his circle of drama-prone friends. In Season two, everyone will be forced to face the consequences of their actions, or in some cases – inactions.

Created by Trell Woodberry

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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​