AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS FEBRUARY
New York, NY – January 19, 2021 – This February, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now.

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

On ACORN TV:

Agatha Raisin Season 4 (Acorn TV Original)
Three 2-Part Mysteries Premiere Mondays Beginning February 7 Through February 21

The Agatha Raisin Detective Agency continues to thrive as there is no shortage of mysteries for our heroine to solve. Determined not to spend her time dwelling on her AWOL on-and-off partner James, Agatha (Ashley Jensen, Catastrophe, Ugly Betty) and her happy band of misfits crack more cases including a jam competition that spirals out of control and a seaside murder that has links to a long-forgotten jewelry heist. However, when James finally returns, he has interesting news of his own. (Photos)

Aftertaste (Acorn TV Exclusive)
New Series Binge Premieres Mondays Beginning February 14

When his latest outburst goes viral, volatile celebrity chef Easton West (Erik Thomson, 800 Words) flees back to his hometown and tries to reinvent himself through an unlikely partnership with his 19-year-old pastry wunderkind niece, Diana (Natalie Abbott). Easton realizes that Diana represents everything he’s not and takes her under his wing in an effort to crawl his way back to relevance. But what price is Diana willing to pay to work with her infamously difficult uncle? Also starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Total Control) and Peter Carroll (Sleeping Beauty).

Conviction: The Case of Stephen Lawrence (Acorn TV Original)
Full Season Binge Premiere on Monday, February 21

On April 22nd, 1993, an 18-year-old Black student, Stephen Lawrence, was murdered in a racially motivated attack in London. This powerful three-part scripted miniseries tells the story of the struggle by Stephen’s parents, Doreen and Neville Lawrence (Sharlene Whyte, We Hunt Together and Hugh Quarshie, Holby City), to achieve justice and how a detective, Clive Driscoll (Steve Coogan, Philomena) – working closely with the Lawrences – put together an investigation that finally, more than 18 years after his death, secures the convictions of Stephen’s murderers.

Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive)
New Season Premieres Mondays Beginning February 28 Through August 8

This internationally acclaimed period drama returns with all new compelling mysteries featuring unique turn-of-the-century historic references that resonate with current and contemporary social issues. This one-hour drama is set in Toronto in the late 1890s and early 1900s during the age of invention, where Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), the methodical detective and his impassioned wife Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) enlist radical forensic techniques like fingerprinting and ultraviolet light to solve a range of gruesome murders.

On ALLBLK:

Double Cross Season 3 Episode 1 (ALLBLK Original Drama)
New Season Premieres Thursdays Beginning February 3

This season, the vigilante twins Eric (Jeff Logan) and Erica Cross (Ashley A. Williams) are teaming up with the very person who has been trying to put them in jail for murder. Detective Ryan (Darrin Dewitt Henson) finds himself seeking the help of the twins to find his missing daughter, Layla, who was taken by the twins’ own sister, Robin Cross (Judi Johnson). The task becomes an undertaking after it is discovered that Layla was in fact taken from Robin and given to higher ups in the trafficking ring. Time is of the essence, as they only have days before Layla is auctioned off.

Social Society Season 2 (ALLBLK Original Talk Show)
New Season Premieres Mondays Beginning February 7

A one-hour sketch comedy variety show bringing some of your favorite “instafamous” sketch comedians together for laughs, live performances, and the latest in today’s entertainment news. Each week, viewers will tune in to watch Kendall Kyndall and his new co-hosts, give their take on the week’s entertainment highlights, life hacks, and social media buzz.

Staycation (ALLBLK Feature Film) *WORLD PREMIERE
New Film Premieres Thursday, February 10

Divorce is on the horizon for Kyle (Shelton Jolivette) and Dawn (Jennifer Freeman), but before they call it quits, their marriage counselor gives them a final homework assignment. They must spend three days together in a house, ALONE. During their stay, the causes for their marital woes emerge. With these new revelations, they must decide if they are going to stay together or abandon their love forever.

Cast: Jennifer Freeman, Shelton Jolivette, Amelia Jeffries, Kendrick Brown

On AMC+:

The Walking Dead Season 11B
Debuts Sunday, February 13; Episodes Released One Week Ahead of AMC

The Walking Dead returns with many of our heroes fighting imminent hellfire under Reaper attack; while others battle Mother Nature’s torrential wrath in Alexandria. For all, their world is literally crashing down around them. Meanwhile, life in the Commonwealth is not as idyllic as it seems. Will they be able to pick up the pieces and who will be alive to help? Will their relationships heal or fracture? Will olive branches be extended, accepted, or rejected? For some, hope will be renewed. Others will be pushed past the point of no return. One truth holds tight: Lives hang in the balance with each decision drastically changing their future, their chances of survival, and the state of each community.

Killing Eve Season 4
Final Season Debuts with a Two-Episode Premiere Sunday, February 27

After the emotional climax of Season 3, Eve (Golden Globe® winner Sandra Oh), Villanelle (Emmy® Award winner Jodie Comer) and Carolyn (BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw) are in very different places. Following Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission, while Villanelle has found a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a “monster.” Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down The Twelve and the person that ordered Kenny’s hit. This season follows our extraordinary women, each driven by passion, revenge and obsession, building towards a messy, nuanced and totally glorious series finale.

A Discovery of Witches Season 3
New Episodes Continue Saturdays; Series Finale February 19

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment.

La Fortuna (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Continue Thursdays; Season Finale February 17

In La Fortuna, Álex Ventura (Álvaro Mel), a young and inexperienced diplomat, unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test: to recover the sunken treasure stolen by Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci), an adventurer who travels the world plundering items of common heritage from the depths of the sea. Forming a unique team with Lucía (Ana Polvorosa), a combative public official, and Jonas Pierce (Clarke Peters), a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate tales, Álex sets out on the adventure of a lifetime, on which he learns about the importance of love, friendship and commitment to your own beliefs.

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

What Keeps You Alive
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 2

One woman must survive her wife’s twisted secret in this terrifying cat and mouse thriller. Starring Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac, Joey Klein.

Swallow
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 2

A newly pregnant housewife develops a strange and dangerous compulsion to consume inedible objects in this provocative psychological thriller. Starring Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, Denis O’Hare.

Radioflash
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 16

In the aftermath of an apocalyptic power outage, a young woman encounters the horrors awaiting her in the darkness as she tries to reunite her family and fight for survival. Starring Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead), Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Moonhaven) and Will Patton (Yellowstone).

On SHUDDER:

A Discovery of Witches Season 3
New Episodes Continue Saturdays; Series Finale February 19

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment. (Trailer – Key Art)

Joe Bob’s Heartbreak Trailer Park (Shudder Original)
New Valentine’s Day Special Premieres Friday, February 11

Love (and a tinge of horror) is in the air for The Last Drive-In’s new special! Joe Bob Briggs will be joined by special guests for a double feature of two unique films that explore the heartbreaking side of Valentine’s Day.

Hellbender (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Thursday, February 24

In this occult coming-of-age horror film, 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser) her whole life. As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after she eats a live worm as part of a juvenile game and finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her. To understand the hunger, Izzy must learn the dark secrets of her family’s past and the ancient power in her bloodline.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

State of The Union (SundanceTV/Sundance Now Original)
Season 2 Premieres Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14

Emmy® award-winning short form drama series, State of the Union returns with Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance) leading the second installment of the innovative format, 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length. Written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal), State of the Union cleverly explores relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have ten minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Amongst the bickering they also discuss betrayals from their past, how they’re changing as people, and what the future of their relationship might look like in a changing world.

A Discovery of Witches Season 3
New Episodes Continue Saturdays; Series Finale February 19

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge. A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment.

Total Control Season 2 (Sundance Now Exclusive)
New Episodes Continue Thursdays; Season Finale February 24

In Season 1, fearless Indigenous senator Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman, The Sapphires, Offspring) engineered a remarkable coup, unseating the Prime Minister and the woman who betrayed her, Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding). But now she faces the ultimate test in a democratic system: the nation is going to the polls and Alex will have to face the judgement of the people by running as an Independent. She’ll be ready for the inevitable dirty campaign tactics and to compete again the well-financed machinery of the major parties, but that won’t make things easier. Alex will be confronted by vile online trolls, threats to her family and political opponents riled by the audacity of a Black woman using her voice. Can she survive a system determined to shake everything she values?

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