“FEARFEST” RETURNS TO AMC AND AMC+ WITH OVER 680 HOURS





MARKING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, LONG-RUNNING HORROR AND GENRE CELEBRATION, “FEARFEST” RETURNS TO AMC AND AMC+ WITH OVER 680 HOURS OF ICONIC FILMS, SERIES FAVORITES AND MORE BEGINNING OCTOBER 1
Lineup to Include Films from the Halloween Franchise and the Stephen King Library, Pivotal Episodes from The Walking Dead Universe, and the Season 3 Premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror


NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2021 – Today, AMC and AMC+ announced the return of “FearFest” the long-running horror and genre programming event, beginning Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 31. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, “FearFest” will feature over 680 hours of programming and more than 100 unique titles from iconic horror films from the Halloween franchise and Stephen King’s library to pivotal episodes from The Walking Dead Universe, the Season 3 premiere of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, and so much more.

ICONIC HORROR FILMS

AMC will once again be home to films from the Halloween franchise, including Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this October, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection and Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009).

“FearFest” will also feature iconic horror films from franchises including Scream, which commemorates its 25th anniversary this October and the Final Destination series. The Omen franchise also joins the lineup, with the original 1976 film marking its 45th anniversary and the 2006 remake celebrating its 15th anniversary.

The Stephen King library will take over AMC for a weekend beginning Saturday, October 9 including Carrie (1976), which also celebrates its 45th anniversary this fall, Carrie (2013), Creepshow, The Dead Zone, Thinner, Silver Bullet, Christine, The Shining, Pet Sematary (1989) and Cujo.

Beginning Saturday, October 16, AMC will host a “Slasher Weekend” featuring Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Candyman (1992), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Scream, Scream 2, Friday the 13th (2009), Halloween (1978), Halloween III: Season of the Witch, House of Wax (2005) and encore airings of Eli Roth’s History of Horror “Slashers, Part 1” and “Slashers, Part 2.”

AMC will also celebrate 80s horror movies with a marathon on Saturday, October 23 including The Fly (1986), which observes its 35th anniversary this year, Poltergeist (1982), Pumpkinhead, Christine, Pet Sematary (1989), Creepshow, Fright Night (1985) and The Shining.

Click here for this year’s full “FearFest” film lineup on AMC and AMC+.

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

The Walking Dead Universe

The epic journey to the series finale of The Walking Dead continues Sundays at 9pm ET/8c with its Final Season Part 1 Finale airing on Sunday, October 10. The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns for its final season, premiering on Sunday, October 3 at 10:06pm ET/9c with early premiere episode access on AMC+. Fear the Walking Dead returns with an encore airing of its sixth season finale with bonus featurettes on Sunday, October 17 at 7:45pm ET/7c followed by the seventh season premiere at 9pm ET/7c. AMC+ will also offer early access to the Fear the Walking Dead seventh season premiere episode beginning Sunday, October 10. Talking Dead will continue to air on Sundays at 11pm ET/10c through Sunday, October 17. Additionally, AMC+ will release The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2 and Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 “Episode Diaries” bonus episodes every Thursday.

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3

The third season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror premieres on AMC on Friday, October 1 at 10pm ET/9c with early access on AMC+. The star-studded series continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films, and this season will tackle the topics of “Sequels (That Don’t Suck),” “Infections,” “Psychics,” “Apocalyptic Horror,” “Holiday Horror” and “Mad Scientists.” Master of Horror Eli Roth, who also executive produces the series, returns as host with an all-star lineup of interviewees including (in alphabetical order) Cate Blanchett, Margaret Cho, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Robert Englund, Vanessa Hudgens, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Zombie, and many others.

Creepshow

In Creepshow’s second season finale on Monday, October 4 at 10pm ET/9c, Simon has invented an incredible virtual reality experience that allows him to join in on his favorite film, but what happens when virtual reality becomes Simon’s actual reality? Find out in this episode starring Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden and Hannah Fierman. The Creepshow: Animated Special: Survivor Type/Twittering from the Circus of the Dead and Creepshow: Holiday Special: Shapeshifters Anonymous will also join this year’s “FearFest” slate. Creepshow’s third season will continue to air on AMC+ and Shudder every Thursday with its season finale premiering on Thursday, October 28.

Shudder’s “61 Days of Halloween”

Shudder continues to offer its programming on AMC+ including its “61 Days of Halloween” lineup featuring original series such as Slasher and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula along with The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs and original and exclusive films including V/H/S/94, Horror Noire and The Medium.

ABOUT AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the forthcoming series 61st Street, Kevin Can F Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The North Water, Kin, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Ultra City Smiths, and forthcoming drama Ragdoll. AMC+ recently launched in Canada on Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime Video Channels and is currently available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.



Video: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Season 3 Official Teaser – Returns October 1 on AMC





Video: “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Season 3 Official Teaser – Returns October 1 on AMC
The premiere episode will be available early on Saturday, September 25 on AMC+.
[via press release from AMC]
Season 3 Premieres on Friday, October 1 at 10pm ET on AMC

Early Access Available on AMC+ Saturday, September 25

Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Cate Blanchett and Vanessa Hudgens Topline the Season’s All-Star Lineup

New York, NY – September 15, 2021 – The third season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror will return to AMC on Friday, October 1 at 10pm ET/9c. The premiere episode will be available early on Saturday, September 25 on AMC+. The remaining episodes will be available to AMC+ subscribers on the same day they premiere on air.

The upcoming season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films – both timeless classics and wildly frightening films that flew under the radar. This season will tackle the topics of Sequels (That Don’t Suck), Infections, Psychics, Apocalyptic Horror, Holiday Horror and Mad Scientists.

Master of Horror Eli Roth, who also executive produces the series, returns as host with an all-star lineup of interviewees including (in alphabetical order) Cate Blanchett, Margaret Cho, Jeffrey Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Lex Scott Davis, Robert Englund, Vanessa Hudgens, Elliott Knight, David Koechner, Christopher Landon, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Rothe, Madeleine Stowe, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, and many others.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Episode 301 – “Sequels (That Don’t Suck)”- Premieres Friday, October 1 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and Saturday, September 25 on AMC+

Everybody knows that when you see a number or a Roman numeral next to a title, beware! But if that’s true, why are sequels so popular? They wouldn’t make them if people didn’t go to see them. Maybe it’s because we want dive back into dark worlds that frightened and fascinated us the first time around…or we want to see the characters we bonded with back in action. And there’s another reason that’s rarely acknowledged: sometimes sequels are as good as or even better than the originals. They can take a proven commodity and turn it into something fresh and wild, like Joe Dante’s anarchic anti-sequel Gremlins 2; or they can take a strong concept and root it in up-to-the-second social issues, like Gerard McMurray’s incendiary The First Purge.

This episode has a mission: to redeem the reputation of this most maligned of cinematic categories. After all, just because you weren’t first doesn’t mean you can’t be the best.

Featured films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Psycho II, The First Purge, Bride of Chucky, Scream 2 and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Justina Bonilla, Diablo Cody, Dean Cundey, Joe Dante, Lex Scott Davis, Tananarive Due, Robert Englund, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst, Tom Holland, Heidi Honeycutt, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Langenkamp, Leonard Maltin, Don Mancini, Anthony Masi, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Tori Spelling, Quentin Tarantino, Nathaniel Thompson, Jennifer Tilly, Joivan Wade, Kevin Williamson, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

Episode 302 – “Infections” – Premieres Friday, October 8 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and AMC+

There were two kinds of people in 2020 and 2021: those who watched movies about infectious diseases, and those who did not. Horror fans tend to fall into the first category, because that’s a major appeal of the genre: it is both a cathartic release for our worst fears (things are bad, but it could be worse – look what happened to Gwyneth Paltrow in Contagion) and a way of rehearsing for real-life nightmares.

This episode covers the spectrum of frightening infection scenarios, ranging from reality-based films (Outbreak, Contagion and 12 Monkeys) to surreal plagues (Shivers, Rabid and The Masque of the Red Death), horrific zombie outbreaks ([REC] and Pontypool) to space-born pathogens (The Andromeda Strain and Color Out of Space).

Our fear of infection runs deep. But as these films and real life show us, so does the human capacity for survival.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Madeleine Arthur, Max Brooks, Scott Z. Burns, Axelle Carolyn, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Mike Flanagan, Bryan Fuller, Mick Garris, Dana Gould, Bill Hader, Lydia Hearst, Joe Hill, Tom Holland, Elliot Knight, Leonard Maltin, Rebekah McKendry, David Morse, Greg Nicotero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Stacey Sher, Madeleine Stowe, Quentin Tarantino, Nathaniel Thompson and Edgar Wright.

Episode 303 – “Physics” – Premieres Friday, October 15 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and AMC+

What’s the downside of having psychic powers? The idea of being able to read minds or manipulate objects without moving a muscle is an attractive fantasy. But what if those powers showed you things you wished you hadn’t seen? What if people wanted to exploit your gift for their own sinister ends? Worse than that: what if someone with psychic abilities turned their powers against you?

Movies about psychics play on the ego of our species – humans rose to the top thanks to their large, multilayered brains – but they also exploit our insecurities. We understand little about cognition and the nature of free will, and we know we’re just a brain tumor away from radical personality shifts and psychotic behavior. The fear of psychic powers gone wrong is the fear of our own turbulent minds.

This episode features a wide range of psychic films made by superstar creators, including David Cronenberg’s Scanners and The Dead Zone, Mike Flanagan’s thrilling adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Brian DePalma’s The Fury, Sam Raimi’s The Gift, Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners and Tim Burton’s horror/comedy masterpiece Beetlejuice.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Cate Blanchett, Jeffrey Combs, Joe Dante, Geena Davis, Chris Dumas, Alex Essoe, Michael Fimognari, Mike Flanagan, Mick Garris, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Bill Hader, Chris Hardwick, Joe Hill, Vanessa Hudgens, Mark Irwin, Stephen King, Don Mancini, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Giovanni Ribisi, Quentin Tarantino, Nathaniel Thompson and Edgar Wright.

Episode 304 – “Apocalyptic Horror”- Premieres Friday, October 22 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and AMC+

The bigger they come, the harder they fall. And when it comes to human civilizations, the modern world is as big and populous as it has ever been, so when the fall comes, it will be spectacular. The collapse of the Roman Empire was followed by roughly a thousand years of hard times for the human race. The collapse of the modern world will likely be even more traumatic.

But as history tells us and horror movies confirm, humans can survive just about anything, including world wars, global plagues, mass famines, and, maybe, a zombie apocalypse. The ones who make it through may be the horror fans who have absorbed the lessons taught by end-of-the-world spectaculars like World War Z, Train to Busan, Zombieland, War of the Worlds, I Am Legend, The Omega Man, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The World’s End and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Max Brooks, Margaret Cho, Joe Dante, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Dougherty, Chris Dumas, Ruben Fleischer, Bryan Fuller, Dana Gould, Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst, Joe Hill, Vanessa Hudgens, Leonard Maltin, Rebekah McKendry, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Quentin Tarantino, Nathaniel Thompson, Dan Trachtenberg, Joivan Wade, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

Episode 305 – “Holiday Horror”- Premieres Friday, October 29 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and AMC+

It started with Black Christmas. Bob Clark’s groundbreaking slasher film took the then-shocking notion of setting a sorority bloodbath at Christmastime, offering a dark contrast to the joy of the holiday season. Halloween came a few years later, and its success spawned a slew of holiday-themed horror movies. The idea still catches fire every decade or so, retooled for new generations of viewers.

Why are these films so popular? It’s partly because horror is the bad boy of cinema, always looking for ways to upset the status quo and topple sacred cows. To horror creators, the purity of a holiday is just waiting to be splashed with stage blood. But the deeper reason is that holidays are times when we gather with our families, and that can be joyful and painful. For some, the explicit violence of holiday-themed slasher films brings the angry undercurrents churning around the dinner table out into the open. For others, the shocking juxtaposition of a day of celebration with death and dismemberment is just another part of the play-acting thrill ride of moderated fear.

This episode features a deluxe sampler of holiday mayhem, including Black Christmas, Krampus, Silent Night Deadly Night, Terror Train, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Happy Death Day and the blockbuster 2018 sequel to Halloween, featuring returning guest Jamie Lee Curtis.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Justina Bonilla, Margaret Cho, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Dougherty, Bryan Fuller, Mick Garris, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst, Joe Hill, Heidi Honeycutt, Vanessa Hudgens, John Jennings, David Koechner, Christopher Landon, Anthony Masi, Rebekah McKendry, Jessica Rothe, Sofia Takal, Quentin Tarantino, Nathaniel Thompson, Ryan Turek, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

Episode 306 – “Mad Scientists”- Premieres Friday, November 5 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC and AMC+

The pursuit of knowledge can lead us down dark paths. Our quest to understand the workings of the universe has taken us from caves to cities, from the desert to the Moon. But it has also sickened our bodies and the planet, given us weapons of mass destruction and the surveillance state, and, most recently, created the poison candy of the Internet, which has completely disrupted how we live and how we think.

The justifiable fear that men and women of science will unleash even more powerful forces they can’t or don’t want to control is a favorite topic of horror films. That fear is embodied in the figure of the Mad Scientist, who tends to be either an amoral and egomaniacal villain or a noble explorer driven over the edge by the thirst for knowledge. But, like many cinematic monsters, mad scientists also appeal to our rebellious natures. For every unhinged Dr. Frankenstein there’s a lusty Dr. Frank-N-Furter, happily challenging the boundaries of polite society.

Featuring: the many incarnations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as Ex Machina, Eyes Without a Face, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Altered States and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Interviewees include (in alphabetical order) Axelle Carolyn, Margaret Cho, Joe Dante, Geena Davis, Lex Scott Davis, Chris Dumas, Bryan Fuller, Mick Garris, Dana Gould, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Joe Hill, Heidi Honeycutt, Vanessa Hudgens, Mark Irwin, Meat Loaf, Leonard Maltin, Rebekah McKendry, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Jessica Rothe, David J. Skal, Quentin Tarantino, Andrew Kevin Walker, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie.

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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(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the forthcoming series 61st Street, Kevin Can F Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The North Water, The Beast Must Die, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Too Close, and forthcoming drama Kin. AMC+ recently launched in Canada on Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime Video Channels and is currently available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 7/20:
* America Unearthed – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–America is the surprising burial ground for a web of archaeological secrets. Forensic geologist Scott Wolter reveals that the history books may not tell the whole story. Across the country, ancient symbols, religious relics, and unexplained artifacts suggest that civilizations from around the world have left their mark. A real-life Indiana Jones, Wolter not only uncovers compelling evidence that pre-dates the official “discovery” of the New World, he also turns what we think we know about American history on its head. From the Knights Templar to the Vikings, America Unearthed proves there is a hidden side to the American map, and there are some things people have gone to great lengths to cover up. 3-disc set.

* America’s Book of Secrets – Season 2 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Again opens the vault of information usually hidden from the public view, including previously undisclosed historical narratives and insider information. This season, via in-depth research and exclusive channels, we delve into a range of familiar yet enigmatic subjects like the American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Hells Angels; such esoteric subjects as Bigfoot, and even presidential cover-ups. Come with us as we bust through the locked doors and security checkpoints of government agencies, famous landmarks and stealthy societies to glimpse the hidden worlds never intended for public viewing. 3-disc set.

* American Hoggers – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–AMERICAN HOGGERS follows legendary Brown County hog hunter Jerry Campbell and his family level-headed son Robert, firecracker daughter Krystal and family friend Lea as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars. Located in the heart of Texas, the family dedicates itself to the front lines riding horseback, driving a custom-rigged Jeep, using highly trained dogs with GPS tracking systems and employing good old-fashioned know-how to help those endangered by these destructive beasts. Season 1 finds the Campbells battling boars and each other in an ongoing clash between old dogs using old tricks and new dogs with new technology, as they build their father’s hog-hunting lifestyle of over a half century into a thriving family business. Single-disc title.
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COMING ON 7/27:
* Crash – Season 2 (Lionsgate)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In the city of Los Angeles, it’s dangerous to have a dream; but impossible not to follow one. And that constant pursuit of the unattainable will make the most unlikely characters connect and collide in a diverse social mosaic. From chance encounters to dramatic interactions, L.A. is the fuel that can change lives forever. Dennis Hopper, Dana Ashbrook, Moran Atias, Clare Carey, Jocko Sims, and Ross McCall. 4-disc set.

* Bring It! – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Coach Diana Williams and her Dancing Dolls troupe are taking on the hip-hop world – one dance-off at a time! Based in Jackson, Mississippi, it’s Coach D’s Dancing Dolls versus the rest of the world in the fiercely competitive face-offs against other talented and ruthless dance teams. Each hour-long episode follows the Dolls as they prepare for and travel to a competition or showcase that will culminate in a nail-biting standoff between the Dancing Dolls and one of their sworn rivals! 3-disc set.

* The Doodlebops – Season 3 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Doodlebops are kids’ favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle…three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. 3-disc set.

* Ax Men – Season 5 (Lionsgate)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–From the remote islands of Alaska to Louisiana’s gator-filled swamps, nine Ax Men teams once again face death-defying challenges in the series’ fifth season. Via 20 one-hour episodes, HISTORY showcases America’s loggers ranging from charismatic Montana cowboys to the reigning Papac champs, each packing their own agenda for a sweet taste of that million-dollar green gold. Embarking on the toughest season of their careers, this year’s crews attempt to conquer Mother Nature, themselves and the impossible in a race promising only explosive results. 5-disc set.

* Cajun Justice – Season 1 (Lionsgate)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In a world where people live by Cajun justice, the Sheriff is like a king, and voodoo is practiced, they are the police. The detectives and deputies of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department are the guardians charged with serving and protecting this one-of-akind terrain. Forty five miles south of New Orleans and covering 2,000 square miles of treacherous swampland, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department investigates thousands of criminal incidents every year. But this is no ordinary cop show. With the fiery personalities of the local Cajuns and the uniqueness of the Louisiana justice system, there’s no such thing as a routine police call. Whether it’s a creepy sighting of the Rougarou (‘shape-shifting swamp monster’), a distressed neighbor reporting a stolen air conditioner during a heat wave, or a lead on the gruesome local serial killer case, the deeper into the sticky swampland they delve, the stranger and more mysterious the calls become. Deep in the remote bayou, certain residents think the rules don’t apply to them and are more than willing to fight back. As the heat and humidity rises, so does the crime rate and bizarre behavior. 3-disc set.

* Billy The Exterminator – Season 5 (Lionsgate)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Billy goes where most men fear to tread in capturing critters where they don’t belong and relocating them to a safer home for everybody concerned. Watch as Billy tackles alligators, snapping turtles, raccoons, bats, rats, flying squirrels, snakes, and a tenacious red fox in a family’s playroom! 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/3:
* Wife Swap – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Behind the Swap – Benner vs. McMichael; Behind the Swap – Lobdell vs. Moon; Behind the Swap – DeGarmo vs. Mosby; Behind the Swap – McCormick vs. Muffley; Behind the Swap – Drudge vs. Fusco; Behind the Swap – Levine vs. Williams; Behind the Swap – Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson; Behind the Swap – Dias vs. Lunsford; Behind the Swap – Icgoren vs. Legend
—–Hot-button issues like politics, classism, gender and race come to the forefront when families from different geographical and social backgrounds swap spouses for one week, then meet up at the end to discuss what they’ve learned. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/24:
* Berlin Station – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Season Two of Berlin Station opens in the thick of a New World Order that has taken root, and is steadily deepening. In the wake of the Far Right tide sweeping across continental Europe, Germany finds itself on the precipice of a pivotal election. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/31:
* Fear The Walking Dead – The Complete 6th Season (Lionsgate)
$38.98 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP DVD
NOTE: as of this writing, there are no pre-order listings available for this title
EXTRAS: Audio Commentaries; Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–After being torn apart by the Pioneers, Morgan’s (Lennie James) group is now dispersed across their far-reaching settlements, with life behind the Pioneers’ walls testing each of the group’s members in different ways…and forcing them to define who they really are in this new world. As Morgan’s bid to free the remaining members of the group grows bolder, Virginia’s (Colby Minifie) desperation to find her sister accelerates, as does her need to protect the settlements from the enemy forces outside – and within. With new alliances forming, relationships dissolving, loyalties switching, and everyone forced to take sides, “The End Is the Beginning” reveals its deepest meaning. 4-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 9/14:
* Eli Roth’s History of Horror – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

Eli Roth explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The themes include Houses of Hell, Monsters, Body Horror, Witches, Chilling Children, and Classic Horror. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele and more. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 9/21:
* Peppa Pig – Season 1 (Universal)
DVD

—–Join Peppa for all of her first adventures in Peppa Pig: Season 1! Jump and down in muddy puddles, make friends, and—uh-oh!—learn to ride a bike?! Help Daddy Pig find his glasses and Mummy Pig at work, then go fly a kite! Giggle through 50+ Peppasodes with Peppa Pig, her family, and friends. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 9/28:
* Emergency! – The Complete Series (Universal)
DVD

—–Hit the streets with Squad 51 in Emergency!, the pioneering series that was the first to portray the real-life drama of those who devote their lives to saving others. With sirens blaring, dedicated paramedics Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) respond to the most desperate calls in the City of Angels. A heroic medical team, including Nurse Dixie McCall (Julie London) and doctors Kelly Brackett (Robert Fuller) and Joe Early (Bobby Troup) await them at Rampart Hospital, where life-and-death decisions are all part of a day’s work. From legendary producer Jack Webb (Dragnet) come all six seasons of this gripping and suspenseful series that captivated viewers and launched a genre of television. 32-disc set that includes “The Final Rescues” (the post-series telefilms).
NOTE: this title has previously been released on DVD, in 2013 and 2016, but had been discontinued. It is being re-issued on DVD, with the same on-disc content, for those fans who might have missed it in the past. This title has not been announced for Blu-ray Disc format, and there are no plans in that format to the best of our ability to discern.

* Muhammad Ali – A Film by Ken Burns (PBS)
$69.99 SRP DVD; $79.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Born Cassius Clay, Jr., Ali rose from boxing amateur to Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion, just as he had promised he would at the age of twelve. He wrote his own rules – in the ring and in his life – infuriating his critics, baffling his opponents, and riveting millions of fans. He spoke his mind and stood on principle, staying true to his Islamic faith and refusing induction into the U.S. Army…even when it cost him his livelihood. Banished for his beliefs, he returned to boxing an underdog, reclaimed his title twice, and became the most famous man on earth. An intimate portrait of a larger-than-life global icon, this four-part, eight-hour documentary tells the story of an exceptional athlete whose influence transcends boxing. “He was,” the novelist Norman Mailer wrote, “the very spirit of the 20th Century.” 4-disc set in either format.

* A House Divided – Season 3 (RLJ/Image)
$17.96 SRP DVD

—–The Sanders family continues to navigate chaos and turmoil, as their world rapidly unravels in the worst possible way. Between fending off attacks from rivals to battling their inner demons, things are heating up as danger is increasing for the whole clan, and their past seems to be catching up to them. A new season, a new set of twists and turns reveal the fate of this once all-powerful empire. 2-disc set.
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* Castle Rock – The Complete Series (Warner)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–The complete TV series Castle Rock. Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy, Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Elsie Fisher. 6-disc set on DVD; 4-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.



AMC Renews “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” for Third Season





AMC Renews “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” for Third Season
Look for six new hour-long episodes to return later this year.
[via press release from AMC]
AMC RENEWS “ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR” FOR THIRD SEASON

Six-Episode Third Season To Return Later This Year

NEW YORK, NY – January 22, 2021 – AMC announced today the renewal of Eli Roth’s History of Horror for a third season of six hour-long episodes, set to return later this year. The series has brought together masters of horror – the storytellers and the stars who define the genre, including Stephen King, Jordan Peele and Quentin Tarantino, among many others, to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

Said Executive Producer Eli Roth, “I’m beyond thrilled to continue this incredible deep dive into horror history with all of these legends, rising stars and fans. I’m so thankful to all those who have to come together to celebrate and catalog the genre we love in a show that will play for generations to come. We’ve had the most amazing discussions, and so many older films are being rediscovered through the show and its accompanying podcast. Thank you to AMC, Shudder, my incredible producers, and all the contributors and fans who supported us. We want to make Season 3 our deepest and darkest yet.”

Across six episodes, Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 2 reached nearly 6 million viewers and more than 2 million adults 25-54 in Live+3 ratings. On Halloween night, Eli Roth’s History of Horror (Episode 204 – Witches) was the #3 series telecast on cable in standard prime among Adults 18-49 in Live+3 ratings. In addition to King, Peele and Tarantino, the second season featured guest stars Bill Hader, Megan Fox, Greg Nicotero, Edgar Wright, Rachel True, Elijah Wood, Alexandra Billings and Rob Zombie.

The upcoming third season will feature episodes entitled “Sinister Psychics,” “Infections,” “Mad Scientists,” “Apocalyptic Horror,” “Sequels That Don’t Suck” and “Holiday Horror,” each of which will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society and its biggest fears through key horror subgenres.

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

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



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





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

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

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

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

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



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL AND WINTER 2020-21 PREMIERE DATES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FALL AND WINTER 2020-21 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS
Los Angeles / New York – August 7, 2020 – AMC Networks announced today Fall and Winter 2020-21 premiere dates for several new and returning original series and specials, including debuts of Soulmates, AMC’s episodic anthology; the four-part limited series The Salisbury Poisonings, and the critically acclaimed first season of Gangs of London, both of which will initially premiere on AMC+, the company’s new premium subscription bundle available on Comcast and Dish Network/Sling; BBC AMERICA’s new special from the Emmy® Award-winning Planet Earth franchise, Planet Earth: A Celebration, the all-new original series The Watch, the animated special Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones, and a returning season of Top Gear; the final season of IFC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show; and returning seasons of SundanceTV’s The A Word and Deutschland 89.

As previously announced at ComicCon@Home, AMC’s The Walking Dead will air its season 10 finale on Sunday, October 4 at 9pm ET/8c immediately followed by the series premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond at 10pm ET/9c. Fear The Walking Dead returns for its sixth season on Sunday, October 11 at 9pm ET/8c.

New premiere dates, along with previously announced dates, and series information are below (by network):

AMC

The Walking Dead Season 10 Finale

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

In the season 10 finale, “A Certain Doom,” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Dave Alpert, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth and is produced by AMC Studios.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

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

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

Soulmates

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

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

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

Fear The Walking Dead Season 6

Premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9pm ET/8c

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan’s (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to “Just Live” and this season we’ll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia’s communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia’s walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.

Fear The Walking Dead is executive produced by Gimple, Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Kirkman, Hurd, Nicotero and Alpert and is produced by AMC Studios.

The Salisbury Poisonings

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

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

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

Gangs of London Season 1

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

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

Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. The series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Pure, Black Mirror), Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Humans), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials, Black Earth Rising, Kiri), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits) Paapa Essiedu (Press, Kiri) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (MatherFatherSon, Harlots, Sick Note).

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

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

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season Two

Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 10pm ET/9c

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

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

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror is produced by The Content Group and Marwar Junction Productions. Kurt Sayenga serves as writer/showrunner and Eli Roth, Kurt Sayenga, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley executive produce.

BBC AMERICA

Planet Earth: A Celebration

Premieres Monday, August 31 at 8:00pm ET/7c on BBC America, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV

Planet Earth: A Celebration highlights eight of the most extraordinary sequences from BBC AMERICA’s impactful and Emmy® Award-winning Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II and features new narration from Sir David Attenborough. To accompany these sequences, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and the team at Bleeding Fingers have created new compositions, and have rearranged the original scores, for this exciting, joyful and adrenaline-packed journey around the world to some of the most extreme environments, where despite the odds, animals manage to survive. The string section of the score is performed by BBC Concert Orchestra, accompanied by Brit and Mercury Award-winning UK rapper, Dave, who performs on the grand piano. Both the orchestra and Dave were filmed for the program in the Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios, London.

Top Gear

Premieres Sunday, August 30 at 8pm ET/7c

The world’s biggest motoring entertainment show returns this summer with the Top Gear Nepal Special and all-new episodes on BBC AMERICA. The special sees the team embarking on an epic high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang. The new line up of Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris has been a hit with viewers and critics alike. Expect to see bungee jumping in a car, an epic race between a fighter jet and the latest McLaren hypercar, a spectacular road trip through Peru and more mischief as they travel the globe in pursuit of hijinks and motoring mayhem.

Wonderstruck – Animal Babies

Premieres Saturday, September 12 at 8pm ET/7c

Three heart-warming films about baby animals growing up in some incredibly challenging environments – in the mountains, on the open plains of Africa and around water. Animal Babies follows the first breaths, first steps and first feeds of some adorable baby animals, revealing the challenges they face to survive in some of the toughest but most beautiful places on the planet. The series is executive produced by Vyv Simson, with Gavin Boyland serving as series producer.

Wonderstruck – Animal Babies Photography

Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones

Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 8pm ET/7c and Thursday, October 8 at 8pm ET/7c

The Faceless Ones is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967, starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Fortunately, off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again. The Faceless Ones sees the TARDIS arrive on Earth at a runway at Gatwick Airport in England, where the Doctor and his companions encounter sinister identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons.

The Graham Norton Show

Premieres Fall 2020

BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA Award-winning talk show features the biggest celebrities and the brightest conversation on television. The show returns with a new special featuring the best moments of last season and then all-new episodes arrive every Friday this fall.

Doctor Who Festive Special: Revolution of the Daleks

Premieres this Holiday Season

This one-off holiday season special, entitled Revolution of the Daleks, will see the return of one of the Doctor’s biggest and most feared enemies – the Daleks. Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Tosin Cole as Ryan, Bradley Walsh as Graham and Mandip Gill as Yaz.

The Watch

Premieres January 2021

In BBC AMERICA’s newest original series, The Watch, an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, 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. From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen, the modern and inclusive series is inspired by many of Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous “Discworld” creations including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Adam Hughill), the mysterious Angua (Marama Corlett) and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery (Jo Eaton-Kent) together with Pratchett’s iconic characterization of Death.

IFC

Baroness von Sketch Show Season 5

Premieres Wednesday, October 14th

Returning for a fifth and final season, the critically-acclaimed Canadian sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show, continues its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life, delivering their observations in bite sized nuggets of fun. The series will also premiere on CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, on Tuesday, October 6.Developed and produced by Frantic Films, the series is created by, written and starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen. Season 5 is directed by Vivieno Caldinelli and Joyce Wong, with additional sketches directed by the Baronesses. Jennifer Whalen returns as Showrunner. For Frantic Films, Jamie Brown is CEO & Executive Producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy, Scripted Content; Greig Dymond and Karen Tsang are the Executives in Charge of Production.

SUNDANCETV

The A Word Season 3

Premieres Wednesday, November 4 at 11:00pm ET/ 10c

The A Word returns to the idyllic landscape of the Lake District and to the city of Manchester. In the two years since we left our family, everything has changed once more. Joe is ten, and living in two places at once, processing the seismic change in his life through the filter of his autism. His parents, Alison and Paul, are divorced and living 100 miles apart. His sister Rebecca has returned home from University with a secret that will change everything further. Only Joe’s granddad Maurice is holding it together, and if Maurice is the one holding it together you know you are in trouble.

Peter Bowker’s 6-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the extended Hughes and Scott family as they struggle to meet the challenges of parenthood, disability and separation and to hold the family together around the child who needs them all.

The A Word is a Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK Production for SundanceTV and BBC One. It was commissioned and is executive produced for the BBC by Lucy Richer. Executive producers for Fifty Fathoms are Patrick Spence, Peter Bowker and Marcus Wilson and for Keshet are Howard Burch, Avi Nir and Keren Margalit. Clare Shepherd is producer and Fergus O’Brien is lead director.

Deutschland 89

Premieres Thursday, October 29 at 11:00pm ET/ 10c

When the “anti-fascist” Berlin Wall falls on November 9th, 1989, superspy Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) gets involved and must deal with the consequences. The peaceful revolution has thrown his world into turmoil. He and his fellow agents at the HVA (East German Foreign Intelligence) are reeling. Their government has collapsed, their organization is in chaos and their futures are uncertain, at best. How to play the next hand? Join Big Brother at the KGB? Go West and work for an enemy agency? Use international contacts to begin a new career? Or run off to paradise with hoarded gold? Our heroes need to reinvent themselves in the face of a new world order.

The third season of Anna Winger and Joerg Winger’s series was written by Jörg Winger, Steve Bailie, Roger Drew, Ed Dyson, Michael and Lily Idov. Executive Producers are Jörg Winger, Anna Winger and Sebastian Werninger. Co-Executive Producer is Philipp Driessen, Producer is Daniel van den Berg, Creative Producer is Naomi Marne. Directors are Randa Chahoud (“Tatort”, “Ijon Tichy”) and Soleen Yusef (“Skylines”, “Der NSU-Prozess”), Cinematographers are Kristian Leschner (4 Könige, Deutschland86) and Stephan Burchardt (Song für Mia). Fremantle is the global distributor for the series.

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About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Dispatches from Elsewhere, Fear the Walking Dead, NOS4A2, Quiz, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the recently greenlit 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself, Pantheon and National Anthem. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About 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® and BAFTA Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, the upcoming Sir David Attenborough-narrated series Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III- all a part of the new Saturday nature television destination, Wonderstruck, launching Q4 2019. 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, Luther and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, an IDA Documentary Award, a Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Its unscripted slate includes the iconic car show Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show and the world’s biggest darts championships. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now! Brockmire, Baroness von Sketch Show, Sherman’s Showcase and the upcoming 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 SUNDANCE TV

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

About AMC Studios

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