BBC AMERICA UNVEILS BRAND REFRESH FEATURING A BOLD NEW LOOK AND POV: WE’RE NOT BRITISH, WE’RE “BRIT-ISH”





BBC AMERICA UNVEILS BRAND REFRESH FEATURING A BOLD NEW LOOK AND POV: WE’RE NOT BRITISH, WE’RE “BRIT-ISH”
NEW YORK – April 23, 2021– BBC AMERICA has refreshed its brand design and identify with a new on-air look and presence informed by a new POV and tagline “Brit-ish,” which celebrates its dual British and American heritage. The home of Doctor Who, Killing Eve, and Top Gear, as well as iconic American fare has a new design package seen across its on-air presence, graphics, promotional spots, and more, including various on-air promos featured here.

“We’re excited for BBC America to stand out in a bold new way through our new refreshed brand design” said Kevin Vitale, SVP Creative and Campaign Marketing, AMC Networks. “Our acclaimed programming and entire slate will get the wonderfully brilliant, bold, and sharp-witted benefits of being Brit-ish that our audiences have come to know and love.”

“This new refreshed work around our BBC America brand recognizes a British sensibility given a distinctly American twist that allows our unique ‘Brit-ish-ness’ to shine through,” said Blake Callaway, General Manager of BBC America.

The refreshed branding comes in time for the return of BBC AMERICA’s Top Gear, the world’s biggest motoring show, which returns for its 30th season on Sunday, April 25 at 8pm ET/7c. Other upcoming highlights for the network include a new Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, once again narrated by BAFTA-winning actor, Bill Nighy, which premieres on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8/7c.

Saturdays continue to be the mainstay for the network’s “Wonderstruck” natural history premieres, including Attenborough’s Journey (Saturday May 8 at 8/7c), a retrospective on the legendary naturalist himself, as well as China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom (Saturday, May 15 at 8/7c), a deep dive into the world’s largest conservation project in China. This summer, BBC AMERICA will see the premiere of Eden, a natural history event series exploring untouched and undisturbed places. The fourth and final season of pop culture phenom and award-winning series Killing Eve will air in 2022.

Partner agencies involved in the campaign’s development include strategy work by BigSmall and design by BigStar.

About BBC AMERICA

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



HIT NATURE FRANCHISE MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY RETURNS TO BBC AMERICA SATURDAY, JUNE 5





HIT NATURE FRANCHISE MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY RETURNS TO BBC AMERICA SATURDAY, JUNE 5 AT 8PM
THE WOW-INDUCING SERIES ANCHORS BBC AMERICA’S SPRING WONDERSTRUCK PROGRAMMING LINEUP FEATURING AN EARTH DAY TAKEOVER AND ATTENBOROUGH’S JOURNEY, A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE MAN BEHIND THE VOICE

NEW YORK – April 15, 2021 – BBC AMERICA has set the premiere date for Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, the new installation of the Meerkat Manor series. A BBC AMERICA co-production with Oxford Scientific Films, all-new half-hour episodes will premiere weekly starting Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8/7c as part of BBC AMERICA’s Wonderstruck programming line-up. BBC AMERICA previously announced that BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy is set to return to narrate the series (his first time narrating the series’ U.S. broadcasts).

In addition, AMC+ will debut the first episode on Saturday, May 29 – one week ahead of its linear premiere. All subsequent episodes will launch on the premium streaming bundle, every Saturday, alongside their airing on BBC AMERICA.

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower. Neighbors and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

The series anchors BBC AMERICA’s spring nature programming, which also features April’s Earth Day Takeover, a three-day marathon of the network’s celebrated award-winning content. Throughout the season, Saturdays continue to be the mainstay for Wonderstruck premieres, highlighted by One Wild Day (Saturday, April 17 at 8/7c); Attenborough’s Journey (Saturday May 8 at 8/7c), a retrospective on the legend himself, China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom (Saturday, May 15 at 8/7c), a deep dive into the world’s largest conservation project in China.

Full series descriptions are below:

One Wild Day – Saturday, April 17 at 8/7c – This fresh, modern landmark natural history series is a roller-coaster through a day in the wild. The series follows some of the world’s most extraordinary animals at different moments in the day as they work to survive in some of the toughest landscapes on the planet. The day changes dramatically as the clock ticks up to the silent oppressive heat of midday; a time where reptiles thrive, and gentle giants must retreat before ramping up the action to the hi-octane drama just before dusk. As dark creeps in there’s an uneasy turn, plunging into the horror movie of night in the wild; a world where eerie monsters and nimble little leapers rule supreme. It all ends back in the safety of sunrise with the start of a new day. For some animals, 24 hours is the blink of an eye – for others, it’s an entire lifetime – but for every creature there’s a moment in its day it must take advantage of to survive. One Wild Day is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
Earth Day Takeover – Thursday, April 22 starting at 6am/5c – A three-day takeover of the network’s celebrated natural history programming, including the Emmy®-winning Planet Earth and Blue Planet II, in addition to Nature’s Great Events, as well as Planet Earth’s Dynasties on Thursday, continuing on Friday with A Wild Year On Earth, Seven Worlds, One Planet, and Planet Earth.
Attenborough’s Journey – Saturday, May 8 at 8pm/7c – As Sir David Attenborough enters his 95th year, this unique film presents a remarkable portrait of the man behind the legend. Documenting his extraordinary life, it follows Attenborough’s journey from his boyhood days as a fossil hunter and his early years as a presenter, to the many innovative shows that changed the face of natural history programming by pioneering the use of technology such as 3D and 4K. This intimate special follows Attenborough’s years on the road – from the islands of the Galapagos, to the mountains of Canada, to the jungles of Borneo. Combining exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, candid on location interviews and stunning moments from his groundbreaking documentaries, this film captures an Attenborough you have never seen before. Attenborough’s Journey is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom – Saturday, May 15 at 8/7c – The world’s largest conservation project has been created in China. Discover the breathtaking wildlife hidden inside its stunning national parks. Narrated by Oscar-nominee Vanessa Kirby, this stunning series opens with China’s mountainous terrains, where foxes, antelopes, and snow leopards thrive in harsh conditions. It then moves to dense forests that host the extraordinary snub-nosed monkeys and iconic giant pandas. Finally, on the fringes of the city, people must make space for nature and find a way to live alongside some spectacular animals. With 20% of China designated as protected land, how are the Chinese people adapting to their country’s conservation efforts? And could this landmark project inspire similar projects across the globe?

About BBC AMERICA

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

BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr

About AMC+

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

About Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck is BBC AMERICA’S weekly 24-hour Saturday destination for wildlife and wonder, showcasing BBCA’s most iconic landmark natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III.

To experience Wonderstruck at any time or day of the week, please visit WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop. You can search by mood, animal or geographic location to access an immediate burst of wonder.



BBC America to Air the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards in Primetime on Sunday, April 11 at 9p/8c





BBC America to Air the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards in Primetime on Sunday, April 11 at 9p/8c
The ceremony will be hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary and will be broadcast in primetime exclusively in the U.S. on the cable channel.
[via press release from BBC America]
BBC AMERICA TO AIR THE 2021 EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS IN PRIMETIME ON SUNDAY, APRIL 11 AT 9p/8c

NEW YORK – April 7, 2021 – The EE British Academy Film Awards take place Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The ceremony will be hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary and will be broadcast in primetime exclusively in the U.S. on BBC AMERICA at 9/8.c.

Bowman and O’Leary, who for several years have hosted BAFTA’s live red-carpet show, will be joined by a small group of Awards presenters at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as additional presenters joining from Los Angeles. All nominees will join the show virtually alongside a virtual audience. 17 awards will be announced, including the public-voted EE Rising Star Award and the Fellowship, BAFTA’s highest honor.

Nomadland and Rocks lead the nominations for the 2021 ceremony, with seven nominations apiece.

The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman all scored six nods each. Four women are nominated in the best director category, including Nomadland director Chloe Zhao. More than half of the 24 nominees in the acting categories are from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah and Bukky Bakray for Rocks.

Noel Clarke will be honored with the 2021 EE British Academy Film Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

This year marks the 16th anniversary for the EE Rising Star Award, and this year’s nominees include Bukky Backray, Conrad Khan, Kingley Ben-Adir, Morfdd Clark, and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Gangs of London). This award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actress or actor who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.

Please visit www.bafta.org for the full nominations list. The BAFTAs are awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy(R) Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Golden Globes(R), Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Baby Chimps Rescue, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…

NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SPY CITY, A SIX-PART COLD WAR SERIES STARRING DOMINIC COOPER DEBUTS ON APRIL 15

Season Finale of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage Debuts April 15

New Season Binges of SundanceTV’s Critically Acclaimed Series Rectify

Available This Month Joining New Series, Films, Specials and More From AMC Networks’ Premium Streaming Bundle in April

New York, NY, March 23, 2021 – For the month of April, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.

Highlights for the month include:

Debut of AMC+ Original Spy City, a six-part espionage Cold War series starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) on Thursday, April 15, available exclusively on AMC+.
New episodes of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage continue every Thursday with the season finale debuting Thursday, April 15.
Early access to the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s season 6 premiering Sunday, April 4 ahead of the premiere on AMC on Sunday, April 11, with subsequent new episodes available to subscribers every Thursday beginning April 15.
All episodes of The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season available to binge beginning Thursday, April 1.
Indulge in all things horror during Shudder’s Halfway to Halloween Month featuring:
Season 2 of the hit horror anthology Creepshow on Thursday, April 1;
Season 3 of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs available every Sunday on-demand beginning Sunday, April 18 following Shudder’s live stream of the episodes on Fridays; and
The largest curated horror fare including a library of cult classic favorites from the Halloween franchise to the Underworld films.
SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series Rectify Seasons 3 and 4 available to binge on Thursday, April 1 and Thursday, April 8, respectively, joining the first two seasons on the service.
Celebrate awards season with live streams of BBC AMERICA’s 2021 BAFTA Awards on Sunday, April 11 and IFC’s Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday, April 22, as well as a curated slate of films featuring Academy Award winners and nominees from Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.
A full April schedule is below (in chronological order):

The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, April 1

An exclusive re-watch of Season 10C featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Thursday.

Creepshow Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, April 1

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

Rectify – Season 3 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), recently released from prison after serving nearly 20 years on death row for the rape and murder his teenaged girlfriend. When DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction, he returns home but is far from welcomed.

Pan Am – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

The acclaimed Sundance Now period drama about the pilots and flight attendants in the early1960s who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Mary Magdalene – Premieres Thursday, April 1

In the 2018 film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, this incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes, as the sole women among Jesus’s band of disciples. Defying the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound and spiritual awakening, Mary finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. **IFC Films Unlimited

Pina – Premieres Wednesday, April 7

From award-winning director Wim Wenders, a 3-D feature-length and Academy Award®-nominated documentary dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Pina features the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. ** IFC Films Unlimited

Fear the Walking Dead – Early Access to Season 6B Premieres Sunday, April 4, One Week Ahead of AMC’s Premiere on April 11

As Morgan’s (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season 6 reveals the impact of what living under Virginia’s control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. Subsequent episodes will be available on Thursdays, beginning April 15.

Rectify Season 4 Binge – Premieres Thursday, April 8

In the fourth and final season of SundanceTV’s Rectify, Daniel is now in Nashville to start his new life and tries to find a way to cope with his past and forge a “normal” life and how that affects his family and the citizens of Paulie.

Playing for Keeps – Season 2 Finale Premieres Thursday, April 8

A Sundance Now Exclusive Series centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes. The second season continues with new episodes every Thursday and the season finale airing April 8.

The Power – Premieres Thursday, April 8

As striking miners switch off the power across Britain, rolling electrical blackouts plunge the country into darkness. Val, a young nurse on her first day of duty, is forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital. When most of the patients and staff are evacuated to another hospital across town, Val finds herself in a near empty building, enveloped by a sinister darkness. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Spy City –New Series Premieres Thursday, April 15

AMC+ Original starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) as an English spy who is sent to Berlin in 1961 to sift out a traitor in the UK Embassy or among the Allies, shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall. The city, declared by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev as “the most dangerous place on earth,” is teeming with spies and double agents, and one wrong move could trigger the threat of nuclear war as American, British and French troops in West Berlin remain separated from their Soviet and East German counterparts by nothing more than an imaginary line.

Cold Courage – Season Finale Premieres Thursday, April 15

Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, AMC+ Exclusive series, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. New episodes continue to debut every Thursday with the season finale premiering Thursday, April 15.

The Banishing – Premieres Thursday, April 15

From acclaimed genre director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance), comes The Banishing which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. **A Shudder Original Film

One Wild Day – Premieres Saturday, April 17

BBC AMERICA’s stunning, modern natural history series embarks on a 24-hour journey with the most extraordinary animals on our planet as they thrive at different moments in the day to survive in some of the toughest landscapes. For some animals 24 hours is the blink of an eye – for others, it’s an entire lifetime.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – Season 3 Premieres Sunday, April 18

Shudder’s hit original series returns with Joe Bob Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1. Episodes will be available on-demand on AMC+ every Sunday following the live stream on Shudder on Fridays.

Ride with Norman Reedus – New Episodes Continue Sunday, April 18

New episodes of the AMC series feature The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus as he hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure exploring local culture and meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.

Bang Season 2 – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 22

In season 2 of the Sundance Now series, a serial killer targets a group of men connected to a historic sexual assault. Detective Sergeant Gina Jenkins leads a manhunt and reveals the killer’s motives to punish a gang of friends ten years after their terrible crime, but Gina’s efforts are complicated by the return of her younger brother from prison.

Boys From County Hell – Premieres Thursday, April 22

Six Mile Hill is a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the town pub and is where tourists visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe inspired ‘Dracula.’ It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man working on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. Strange events unfold when Eugene and crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they come under attack from a sinister force. **Shudder Exclusive Film

The Graham Norton Show – Season Finale Premieres Friday, April 23

New episodes of BBC AMERICA’s The Graham Norton Show continue every Friday, with the season finale on Friday, April 23.

Friday, April 2 – Liam Neeson, Cush Jumbo, Micheál Richardson, Tahar Rahim, Rob Brydon, Deborah Meaden, Laura Mvula
Friday, April 9 – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer, Michelle Visage, Nick Mohammed, Frank Skinner, Steps
Friday, April 16 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, April 23 – Guests to be announced.
Top Gear Season 30 – Premieres on Sunday, April 25

In the fourth season at the wheel of BBC AMERCA’s Top Gear, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and more. Plus, reviews of the new Toyota Yaris GR, the Ferrari Roma and more.

In Search of Darkness II – Premieres Monday, April 26

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc, In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast. **A Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Don’t Go – Premieres Wednesday, April 28

Devastated by his daughter’s death in a terrible accident, a man becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a secret that is hidden within a recurring dream. **IFC Films Unlimited

The Bad Seed – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 29

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

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres Thursday, April 29

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. **Shudder Original Anthology

About AMC+:

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



BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF TOP GEAR





BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF TOP GEAR
Fast-Paced Motor Show Returns to BBC AMERICA and AMC+ on April 25

Stunt-Filled Trailer, All-New Photos and Key Art Now Available

New York, NY – March 9, 2021 – The world’s biggest motoring show, Top Gear, returns to BBC AMERICA and AMC+ on Sunday, April 25 at 8pm ET/7c. In their fourth season at the wheel, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they drive their dads old cars. Additionally, these four, all-new episodes feature reviews of the new Lamborghini Sian, the Toyota GR Yaris and the Ferrari Roma.

BBC AMERICA’s new trailer, released today, shows a glimpse of the wild ride that is in store for the trio, including a sparks-flying Titanium-shoed Freddie being dragged along a Scottish runway by The Stig in an Ariel Nomad, to moments later driving around in, well, half of a car… Moreover, it teases Top Gear teaming up with the 007 franchise to pay tribute to some of the iconic movie series’ best loved – and less well known – cars. Paddy, Freddie and Chris get to live out their boyhood fantasies in a smorgasbord of 007 automobiles, including the classic Aston Martin DB5 first seen in Goldfinger and the decapitated Renault 11 Parisienne taxi Roger Moore famously piloted in A View To A Kill.

The series is produced by BBC Studios with Clare Pizey and Alex Renton serving as executive producers.

###

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About AMC+

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



BILL NIGHY SET TO NARRATE BBC AMERICA’S MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY





BILL NIGHY SET TO NARRATE BBC AMERICA’S MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY
NEW INSTALLMENT OF THE HIT NATURE FRANCHISE IS SET TO PREMIERE SUMMER 2021
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY – February 18, 2021 – BBC AMERICA announced today that BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy is set to narrate Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, the new installation of the Meerkat Manor series. A BBC AMERICA co-production with Oxford Scientific Films, the 13, half-hour episodes will premiere this summer as part of BBC AMERICA’s Wonderstruck programming line-up. This will be Nighy’s first time narrating the series’ U.S. broadcasts.

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower. Neighbors and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

Nighy’s recent film credits include Minamata (2020), Emma (2020), the Netflix drama Hope Gap (2019), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), Sometimes Always Never (2018) and The Button Maker (2018). He was awarded the BAFTA for Best Actor for State of Play (2004) and in 2014 starred alongside Carey Mulligan in the highly-acclaimed theatrical revival of David Hare’s Skylight. In addition, his previous work includes I Capture the Castle (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), The Constant Gardener (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Valkyrie (2008) and The Boat That Rocked (2009). He has also provided voice work for many animated movies in the past few years including Flushed Away (2006), Astro Boy (2009), Rango (2011) and Arthur Christmas (2011). Much loved for his role as Billy Mack in Love Actually (2003) for which he was awarded the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, Nighy also has credits in the Underworld franchise, played Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), and made a brief appearance as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

International distribution is being handled by Banijay Rights.

About BBC AMERICA:

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

BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr

About Wonderstruck:

Wonderstruck is BBC AMERICA’S weekly 24-hour Saturday destination for wildlife and wonder, showcasing BBCA’s most iconic landmark natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III.

To experience Wonderstruck at any time or day of the week, please visit WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop. You can search by mood, animal or geographic location to access an immediate burst of wonder.



AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC AND WE TV ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING





AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC AND WE TV ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS
Select Series Available Early on Premium Streaming Bundle AMC+
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY – February 18, 2021 – AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC and WE tv today announced upcoming premiere dates for several new and returning original series and specials, including AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Ride with Norman Reedus, the critically acclaimed first season of Gangs of London, following its highly successful run on AMC+; BBC AMERICA’s natural history special Snow Animals, animated special Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep and a new season of Top Gear; the final season of IFC’s sketch comedy series Baroness Von Sketch Show, the second season of Back and the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards; WE tv’s all-new original series The TS Madison Experience, the second season of Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka, and the highly anticipated fifth season of Mama June: Road to Redemption.

Several series will be available early on AMC+, the company’s new premium streaming bundle. Premiere dates and series information are below (by network):

AMC

Ride with Norman Reedus Season 5

Premieres Sunday, March 7 at Midnight ET/11c on AMC and AMC+

Early access begins Sunday, February 28 on AMC+

The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure as he explores local culture both domestic and abroad, meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.

Gangs of London

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

Full series available on AMC+

Gangs of London’s critically acclaimed first season takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. The action-packed thriller debuted on AMC+ last fall for US audiences and quickly became one of the top 3 most-watched series on the service. Gangs of London has been renewed for a second season.

Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 6B

Premieres Sunday, April 11 at 9pm ET/8c on AMC

Early weekly access begins Thursday, April 8 on AMC+

As Morgan’s (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season Six reveals the impact of what living under Virginia’s control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. When everyone is forced to take sides, they discover the meaning of, “The End is the Beginning.”

The Secrets She Keeps

Premieres Monday, April 19 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC

Full series available on Sundance Now

Following its successful premiere on Sundance Now last year and based on the bestselling novel by Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps tells the story of two women who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan (Jessica De Gouw, The Crown, Arrow) is a glamorous online influencer on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband, Jack (Michael Dorman, Patriot, For All Mankind); Agatha (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey) works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Although they live near each other, the two women’s lives could not be more different. Both women have secrets and both will risk everything to conceal the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.

BBC AMERICA

Snow Animals

Premieres Saturday, March 6 at 8pm ET/7c on BBC AMERICA and AMC+

Liz Bonnin introduces a cast of charismatic animals to reveal the remarkable strategies they use to survive, and even thrive, in the winter. In this spectacular season, our world is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling frost, snow and ice. But for animals, this is the toughest time of year, and preparations start early. Along the way, Liz meets our most iconic winter animals to uncover the secrets behind their seasonal success stories.

Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep

Premieres Sunday, March 21 at 6pm ET/5c on BBC AMERICA (all six half-hour episodes back-to-back)

Early access of the full season begins Monday, March 15 on AMC+

Missing from the BBC Archives, this animated version of the 1968 classic sees the TARDIS land on the surface of the sea, just off the coast of England. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton, The Omen), along with his companions, Jamie (Frazer Hines, Two Days in the Smoke) and Victoria (Deborah Watling, The Invisible Man) use a rubber dinghy to get ashore, where they are shot with tranquilizer darts and taken prisoner by security guards as they have arrived in the restricted area of a gas refinery.

At the refinery base, run by a man named Robson (Victor Maddern, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), the Doctor learns that there have been a number of unexplained problems with the pressure in the feed pipes from the offshore drilling rigs. It is later revealed that one of the rigs has sucked up a parasitic form of seaweed, which is capable of releasing poisonous gas or a strange kind of foam that allows it to take control of the minds of those it touches.

Top Gear Season 30

Premieres in April on BBC AMERICA and AMC+

In their fourth season at the wheel of Top Gear, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they drive their dads old cars. Plus, reviews of the new Toyota Yaris GR, the Ferrari Roma and more.

IFC

Baroness von Sketch Show – The Final Season: Bonus Episodes

Premieres Wednesday, February 24 at Midnight ET/11c on IFC and AMC+

First season available for free on AMC+ during the month of March

The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life with never-before-aired sketches from the critically acclaimed final season. The bonus episodes explore surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.

Back Season 2

Premieres Wednesday, March 31 at Midnight ET/11c on IFC

Early access to all Season 2 episodes begins Thursday, March 18 on AMC+

First season available for free on AMC+ during the month of March

In Season 2, we find Stephen (Mitchell) back at his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energized, after a lengthy spell in the Lyneham Abbey Wellness Centre. Thankfully Andrew (Webb), the formerly prodigal foster brother, has been treading water keeping it going. But despite Stephen being back it’s not all plain sailing. Stephen’s sister Cass, resenting her mom’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian, packs up and leaves home. Seemingly altruistic Andrew is focusing his troubling charm on the elderly parents of Stephen’s ex-wife Alison. Blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff gets married and ‘re-greens’ his farm. And the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of The John Barleycorn.

2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Premieres Thursday, April 22 at 10pm ET/9c on IFC and AMC+

IFC will once again exclusively broadcast the Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted this year by Saturday Night Live’s Melissa Villaseñor. New this year, the ceremony will air on IFC in primetime on Thursday, April 22 at 10pm ET/9c, and will be available to stream simultaneously on AMC+. Following the broadcast, the full awards ceremony will be made available on demand across AMC+ and IFC platforms. Also new this year: for the first time in history, the Spirit Awards will be recognizing outstanding achievement in uniqueness of vision, innovation and boldness of vision in TV and streaming as well as feature film.

WE TV

The TS Madison Experience

Premieres Thursday, March 4 at 10pm ET/9c on WE tv

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

The TS Madison Experience follows her bold, unfiltered, and authentic journey from internet stardom to beyond!

Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka Season 2

Premieres Thursday, March 18 at 9pm ET/8c on WE tv

With the pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, its impact begins affecting both Waka and Tammy’s relationship and their financial stability. Charlie is growing up fast and Waka and Tammy are unsure how to handle it. As she starts dating for the first time, they are unsure how to adjust. When Charlie reveals a major secret she is keeping from both of her parents, she makes a request that stuns the entire family. While Waka struggles to see his little girl grow up, Tammy worries that Charlie may be making the same teenage mistakes she went through. Tammy retreats to Baltimore in hopes to reconnect with herself and regroup with her music, but focusing on herself proves to be harder than she thought. Now without Tammy, Waka vows to prove how much she means to him; and when a stalker from her past returns, Waka takes it as his responsibility to protect her. Needing to co-parent in these troubling times while simultaneously healing deep wounds from their past, only time will tell if their relationship can survive…

Mama June: Road to Redemption Season 5

Premieres in March on WE tv

This season, Pumpkin and her husband are having trouble keeping their heads above water. Due to Josh’s job, they’re living separately, and the distance is not making the heart grow fonder. Pumpkin is struggling as she has the weight of keeping a happy home, caring for her teenage sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and Georgia’s cutest peach, daughter Ella Grace on her shoulders at the tender age of 20. Alana knows she can’t rely on Sugar Bear or Geno– and with her sister’s marriage on the rocks, she’s worried about losing Josh too. Meanwhile, a near death experience sends Sugar Bear looking for Alana. He continues to hold out hope that he and Alana can have a healthy father daughter relationship. However, there’s trouble ahead when Sugar Bear’s wife Jennifer starts to suspect he is cheating. June and Geno’s road to redemption hits a bump when a pending court case threatens to send them away for years leaving June terrified. After navigating some of the toughest obstacles and biggest losses over the past year, will she come out on the other side?

About AMC+

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

About AMC

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

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About IFC

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

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+ NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+ NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE

FROM AMC NETWORKS’ EXTENSIVE LIBRARY ALL AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIUM STREAMING BUNDLE IN FEBRUARY

AMC+ Honors Black History Month with a Collection of Powerful Series and Films Created By and Featuring Black Talent and Stories

New York, NY, January 22, 2021 – For the month of February, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include early access to several highly anticipated debuts, including the extended tenth season of The Walking Dead available every Thursday ahead of the linear premieres on Sundays. Subscribers can also indulge in a robust lineup of dramas every Thursday, including two Sundance Now Exclusive Series – Season 1 of police procedural The Murders and Season 2 of the glamorous drama Playing for Keeps – as well as two critically-acclaimed series joining the service for the first time – French thriller The Returned and The Bridge. In addition to exclusive films from IFC Films Unlimited and Shudder, AMC+ will honor Black History Month with a collection of influential series and films created by and featuring Black talent and stories all month long.

Subscribers will have early access to The Walking Dead’s extended tenth season of six new episodes and the popular Talking Dead aftershow, hosted by Chris Hardwick, with episodes debuting every Thursday beginning February 25, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday.
Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed, and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde. In these six new episodes, we find survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?
Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series A Discovery of Witches continues to debut new episodes on AMC+ every Saturday.

Based on the best-selling All Souls novels by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and demons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Starring Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, Season 2 sees Matthew (Goode) and Diana (Palmer) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London where they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. In the present day however, their enemies have not forgotten them.
AMC+ celebrates Black History Month with a collection dedicated to “Black Stories & Storytellers” available all month long, featuring acclaimed documentaries The Stand, Lynch: A History and A Ballerina’s Tale; powerful dramas Memphis, Our Song and Medicine for Melancholy; and featured series including SundanceTV’s Brick City, AMC’s Hip Hop: Songs that Shook America, IFC Original Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular and Shudder Original Documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.
New dramas from Sundance Now join the service weekly, including:
Season 1 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series The Murders, starring Jessica Lucas as a rookie homicide detective seeking redemption, is available to binge starting Thursday, February 4.
Season 1 of crime drama The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir as two detectives working together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border, debuts on Thursday, February 11.
Season 2 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series Playing for Keeps, centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes, rolls out weekly beginning Thursday, February 18.
Season 1 of SundanceTV’s acclaimed horror-fantasy thriller The Returned premieres on Thursday, February 25. Set in a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to inexplicably return as if their death never happened, thus forcing the townsfolk to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.

IFC Films Unlimited and Sundance Now continue to celebrate the Sundance Film Festival with a lineup of festival favorites and award-winners through the years, including Boyhood, Camp, Sleepwalk With Me, James White, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Virgin Suicides, Heathers, The Babadook, Buck, Room 237, Weiner, Sleeping with Other People, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Bad Kids, Band Aid, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and more.
On Wednesday, February 3, several notable films from IFC Films Unlimited will be added to the lineup including the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive The Tribes of Palos Verdes starring Jennifer Garner, The Wedding Guest starring Dev Patel and Radhika Apte, and The Wind, starring Caitlin Gerard and Julia Goldani Telles. The following week, the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive I Hate Valentine’s Day, written and directed by Nia Vardalos, debuts Wednesday, February 10.
Celebrate the thrills and chills of love with Shudder Original Joe Bob Puts A Spell On You, A Last Drive-in special double-feature of romantic horrors hosted by the world’s foremost authority on drive-in cinema available Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 on AMC+.
Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include:

AMC:

Full seasons of AMC’s popular Western series Hell on Wheels continue to roll-out every Thursday, with the first half of Season 5 debuting on Thursday, February 11 and the second half of the season available on Thursday, February 18. AMC’s gritty western follows a tale of revenge and lawlessness set against the first transcontinental railroad.

Early access to AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus Season 5 begins Sunday, February 28, ahead of the linear premiere in March. The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure as he explores local culture both domestic and abroad, meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities. Each episode features Reedus and a riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, or friend – as they journey to custom bike shops, motorcycle clubs, historical landmarks, under the radar attractions, and the occasional tourist trap, while pulling over to experience regional cuisine…with plenty of time for unplanned detours and getting off the beaten path along the way.
Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with content only available on AMC+ including:
The latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond – all available ad-free and on demand.
The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, an exclusive re-watch of Season 10 featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Sunday.
A special behind-the-scenes look with The Walking Dead: Making the Extended 10th Season, featuring interviews with cast and creators, on Sunday, February 14.
Early access to Talking Dead episodes every Thursday, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday. The guest lineup for the first Talking Dead episode is as follows:
Thursday, February 25 – Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Angel Theory (The Walking Dead), additional guests TBA.
BBC AMERICA:

The season finale of the epic series The Watch debuts on Sunday, February 14. Inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s iconic Discworld novels, The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it.
New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and more.

Friday, February 5 – Sam Neill, Billie Piper, James Nesbitt, Andi Osho and Tom Jones
Friday, February 12 – Ethan Hawke, Alan Carr and Jessie Ware
Friday, February 19 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, February 26 – Guests to be announced.

New episodes of the epic and visually stunning six-part nature documentary series A Wild Year on Earth continue to debut every Saturday with the finale on February 27. Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), the series explores the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation.
IFC:

Never-before-aired sketches from the final season of the critically acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show will be available every Wednesday, beginning February 24.

The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life. Season 5 explores surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.
IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

IFC Films Unlimited honors Black History Month with a number of empowering and illuminating documentaries and films including Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, A Ballerina’s Tale, Medicine for Melancholy, Passing Strange, Kiki and The Land. Other films include Valentine’s Day programming such as Jenny’s Wedding, Weekend, Certified Copy and Let the Sunshine In.
SHUDDER:

Subscribers can get their horror fix with new films from Shudder premiering every Thursday in February including Shudder Original A Nightmare Wakes (Thursday, February 4), Shudder Exclusive After Midnight (Thursday, February 11), Shudder Original Shook (Thursday, February 18) and Shudder Exclusive The Dark and The Wicked (Thursday, February 25).
SUNDANCE NOW:

The finale of Sundance Now Original Series The Night Caller, a four-part true crime documentary, debuts Tuesday, February 9. The weekly episodes explore the legacy of Australia’s most notorious serial killer and those through whose lives he altered irrevocably, including his victims and the two men wrongfully convicted of the crime in a shocking double miscarriage of justice.

The season finale of Sundance Now Exclusive Cleaning Up, the British drama about a struggling mother who resorts to insider trading in order to pay her debts, debuts Thursday, February 4.
About AMC+

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

About AMC

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

About BBC AMERICA

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

About IFC

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

About IFC Films Unlimited

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

About Shudder

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

About Sundance Now

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

About SundanceTV

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



COMEDIAN AND ACTOR JOHN BISHOP BOARDS THE TARDIS FOR SEASON 13 OF DOCTOR WHO





COMEDIAN AND ACTOR JOHN BISHOP BOARDS THE TARDIS FOR SEASON 13 OF DOCTOR WHO

January 1, 2021 – NEW YORK – The Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz are set to welcome a new face to the TARDIS later this year as actor and comedian John Bishop joins the cast of Doctor Who as Dan.

As he becomes embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. Traveling through space and time alongside the Doctor and Yaz, he’ll face evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.

Speaking about joining the show, John said, “If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step on board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn’t wish for better company than Jodie and Mandip.”

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, added, “It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who, and it starts with a man called Dan. Oh, we’ve had to keep this one secret for a long, long time. Our conversations started with John even before the pandemic hit. The character of Dan was built for him, and it’s a joy to have him aboard the TARDIS.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer BBC Studios, said, “It’s been a total joy having John join the cast and we’ve been having a lot fun on set already. We can’t wait for you to meet Dan when the show returns later this year.”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, said, “We are beyond thrilled to have John Bishop joining Doctor Who. Alongside Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, John is a wonderful addition to the show and we have no doubt that season 13 is going to be another thrilling set of adventures for the Doctor.”

Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director of BBC AMERICA, said, “We welcome John Bishop to this iconic and timeless franchise. Dan, Yaz and the Thirteenth Doctor are sure to surprise and delight American viewers in 2021.”

Notes to Editors:

This year’s holiday special for Doctor Who airs Friday, January 1st at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

The 13th season of Doctor Who began filming in November 2020.

John has already begun filming and will make his first appearance when the 13th season starts on BBC AMERICA later in 2021.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.



Laura Carmichael Narrates BBC America’s “A Wild Year on Earth”





Laura Carmichael Narrates BBC America’s “A Wild Year on Earth”
The six-episode series, due on January 23, charts the planet’s most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.
[via press release from BBC America]
JANUARY ON WONDERSTRUCK

LAURA CARMICHAEL NARRATES BBC AMERICA’S A WILD YEAR ON EARTH

A Wild Year on Earth airs Saturdays starting on January 23rd at 8pm/7c on BBCA

Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downtown Abbey) and produced by Northern Pictures, A Wild Year on Earth charts the planet’s most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.

Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE ONE – THE YEAR BEGINS

The start of the year is a time of extremes across Earth. From the realm of the Polar Bear, the Arctic winds plunge the Northern Hemisphere into winter. Creatures, miniscule and magnificent are challenged by the conditions. While in the tropics, animals and human have a different response to the season.

Saturday, January 30th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE TWO – A TIME OF RENEWAL

In March, a wave of blooming Cherry Blossoms unfolds across Japan signaling the arrival of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The longer days trigger dramatic events across the natural world. Whooper Swans overwintering in Japan are called northward. In India it’s time for one of the largest congregations of wild Asian elephants known on Earth.

Saturday, February 6th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE THREE – A TIME OF VOLATILITY

May is a time of seasonal gear shifting and powerful forces of nature. In the heart of North America violent tornadoes tear across the plains as wild mustang herds gather on the grassland. In South East Asia, the largest migration of rain on the planet is underway as monsoon season arrives and inundates the Subcontinent

Saturday, February 13th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE FOUR – A TIME OF MIGRATION

In July, the Arctic ice sheets thaw and crash as ice moves towards the shore during iceberg calving season. Summer on the Arctic island of Svalbard sees migrating seabirds revel in rich ice-melt waters while a cunning Arctic fox adopts season-specific hunting strategies.

Saturday, February 20th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE FIVE – A TIME OF ACTIVATION

In September, seasonal swings activate change across the natural world. The heat rises in Southern Africa as the dry season deepens. A hungry pride of lions attacks animals desperate for water and stressed hippos are forced into ever decreasing pools.

Saturday, February 27th at 8pm/7c

A WILD YEAR ON EARTH – EPISODE SIX – FULL CIRCLE

In November, millions of migrating Monarch butterflies converge in the forests of Mexico for the winter coinciding with the annual ritual of the ‘Day of the Dead’. In dry Southern Africa the rains finally returned and are welcomes by nesting birds. Meanwhile, in Australia the warming waters trigger the annual coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

About Wonderstruck:

Wonderstruck is BBC AMERICA’S weekly 24-hour Saturday destination for wildlife and wonder, showcasing BBCA’s most iconic landmark natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy(R)-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III.

To experience Wonderstruck at any time or day of the week, please visit WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop. You can search by mood, animal or geographic location to access an immediate burst of wonder.

For more on Wonderstruck, please visit: Wonderstruck: WonderstruckTV.com INSTAGRAM: @WonderstruckTV TWITTER: @WONDERSTRUCK #Wonderstruck FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BBCAmerica/