AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS OCTOBER
New York, NY – September 21, 2021 – This October, 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:

Midsomer Murders
Season 22, Part 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Mondays Beginning October 4

Midsomer Murders, the long-running, much-loved and highly anticipated mystery series returns with brand new episodes. Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. This season marks Dudgeon’s 50th episode.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original)
Season 2 Premieres Mondays Beginning October 18

The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television returns with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton. Based on the real-life Colin Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious burglar and serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in Southeast London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

My Life is Murder (Acorn TV Original)
New Episodes Continue Every Monday; Season 2 Finale on October 25

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), this acclaimed contemporary mystery-of-the-week series features fearless and unapologetic detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) whose unique skills and insights allow her to unravel baffling crimes. Guest star in the season finale is Renee O’Connor, Lucy Lawless’ former castmate on Xena.

On ALLBLK:

Covenant (ALLBLK Original)
Part 1 Episode 1 Premieres Thursdays Beginning October 14

Covenant will create a world of thrilling, suspenseful drama where characters and stories of the bible are thrust into a vicious dystopia of present-day, real-life situations. Four classic bible stories are reimagined as it would take place in the modern world – challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.

A Closer Look (ALLBLK Original)
Episode 5: TRINA Premieres Thursday, October 21

A Closer Look is a music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. Each episode consists of a one-on-one sit-down interview between the artist and producer of the show, and highlights music videos/live performances, studio sessions, archival interviews, B-roll footage, and guest interviews, placing, “A Closer Look” on the artist’s career and life. This will be the fifth installment of the docuseries which will feature TRINA.

Dead Places (ALLBLK/Sundance Now)
New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale Premieres October 28

World-renowned paranormal expert and UK-based author, Will Stone (Anthony Oseyemi), travels to his native South Africa to write his latest book. While his publisher believes he’s there to investigate the country’s supernatural realm and to delve into Africa’s rich folklore and mythology, Will has another reason for coming home. He’s finally ready to interrogate his sister’s death and to face up to the truth of what happened to her when they were children. Did she really drown in a tunnel? The victim of a flashflood? Or did something else happen to her? Something…far more sinister?

On AMC+:

Kin (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale Premieres October 28

New AMC+ Original series starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough Irish actress Clare Dunne (Herself), Kin charts the lives of a small, but tight-knit fictional Dublin crime family, The Kinsellas, who are embroiled in a war against a powerful drug kingpin, Eamon Cunningham (Hinds). A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family.

The Walking Dead Season 11A
Early Access to New Episodes Continue One Week Ahead of Linear Premieres; Season 11A Finale Premieres Sunday, October 3

In “For Blood,” The Reapers defend Meridian from an incoming herd. Meanwhile, Alexandrians scramble to protect themselves when a violent storm leaves them vulnerable to walkers.

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Wildling
Premieres Wednesday, October 6

A teenage girl’s coming of age comes with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Chucky star Brad Dourif) who has done everything possible to conceal the truth about the girl’s origins from her. But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler), it soon becomes clear that the young woman is far from ordinary.

Trespassers
Premieres Wednesday, October 20

Two couples, each working through relationship issues, rent a gorgeous house in the desert for a sex- and drug-fueled escape from reality. Sarah (Angela Trimbur) and Estelle (Janel Parrish) are longtime best friends looking forward to reconnecting after a period apart; their boyfriends, Joseph (Zach Avery) and Victor (Jonathan Howard), however are immediately wary of one another. As tensions escalate over the course of a debaucherous night, things take an unexpected turn when a woman (Fairuza Balk) claiming to be a neighbor with car trouble shows up at the door. As the twists and turns pile up, so does the body count.

On SHUDDER:

V/H/S/94
Premieres Wednesday, October 6

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

Creepshow Season 3 (Shudder Original)
New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale Premieres October 28

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page.

Horror Noire (Shudder Original)
New Anthology Premieres Thursday, October 28

A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels. Cast featured include Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus), Luke James (The Chi, Thoughts of a Colored Man), Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse, A Black Lady Sketch Show), Brandon Mychal Smith (Four Weddings and a Funeral, You’re the Worst), Sean Patrick Thomas (Macbeth, The Curse of La Llorona), Peter Stormare (American Gods, Fargo,) Malcolm Barrett (Genius: Aretha Franklin, Timeless) and Rachel True (The Craft, Half & Half), among others.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

One Lane Bridge (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursdays Beginning October 7

This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events – unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own.

Trial in the Outback (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 1 Binge Premieres Tuesday, October 12

Lindy Chamberlain made headlines in 1980 when she claimed a dingo had killed her 9-week-old baby in the Australian outback. With little evidence, Lindy was convicted of murder, and spent the next 30 years trying to prove her innocence. With exclusive personal accounts in this revelatory three-part true crime documentary series from award-winning director Mark Joffe, Lindy and her family finally share their own story.

Dead Places (ALLBLK/Sundance Now)
New Episodes Continue Every Thursday; Season Finale Premieres October 28

World-renowned paranormal expert and UK-based author, Will Stone (Anthony Oseyemi), travels to his native South Africa to write his latest book. While his publisher believes he’s there to investigate the country’s supernatural realm and to delve into Africa’s rich folklore and mythology, Will has another reason for coming home. He’s finally ready to interrogate his sister’s death and to face up to the truth of what happened to her when they were children. Did she really drown in a tunnel? The victim of a flashflood? Or did something else happen to her? Something…far more sinister?

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS THIS FALL
New York, NY — August 17, 2021 – This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC, AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

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

ACORN TV:

My Life is Murder (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Monday, August 30

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), this fun, charming series returns for an eagerly-anticipated second season with all-new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand (season one was based in Melbourne). My Life Is Murder brings retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) back to her Kiwi roots, where she’s once again unable to resist when asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Guest stars include William Shatner, Martin Henderson, and former castmates from Lawless’ most iconic series, including Renee O’Connor (Xena). Season two includes captivating investigations into the deaths of a resort chef found in his walk-in freezer, an actor murdered in the middle of a live performance, an ambitious young winemaker, a high-end jeweler and a self-help guru.

Midsomer Murders

Season 22, Part 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Monday, September 27

With more than two decades of intriguing mysteries and shown in over 200 territories worldwide, Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top-performing franchises and a fan favorite. In Midsomer Murders, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. The first two movies premiered in April with four more feature-length mysteries to arrive this fall. In the upcoming mid-season debut, the owners of a handmade board game gather for a murder mystery weekend, but the immersive experience takes a puzzling twist when a killer strikes for real.

Dalgliesh (Acorn TV Original)

Season 1 Premieres November 2021

Adapted from P.D. James’ bestselling and acclaimed Adam Dalgliesh Mystery novels, this intriguing new crime drama stars Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, Doctor Foster) as the titular detective in three two-part films that each feature its own unique setting and extraordinary cast. This season set in 1970s England follows the enigmatic, yet emotionally intelligent and empathetic, Adam Dalgliesh as he solves unusual murders ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Fall 2021

The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television, Manhunt, is back, with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton in this riveting crime series. Based on the real-life Colin Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

ALLBLK:

Social Society

Premieres Thursday, September 6

Join host Kendall Kyndall and the Social Society for a fresh look into the week’s trending topics, social buzz, and exclusive sketch comedy. Set to the backdrop of your favorite hang-out spot, Social Society is a weekly variety talk show serving all of your favorite social media essentials on a virtual platter. Each episode welcomes your favorite influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers for epic discussions on Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.

Lace

Premieres Fall 2021

Lace follows a prolific Los Angeles attorney, Lacey McCullough (Maryam Basir), who often blurs the lines between right and wrong to protect her rich and powerful clientele. McCullough, is a successful and highly connected attorney whose influence sometimes leads her down a very dark path. With the help of her trusted associates, Othello Charles (Skyh Black) and Britney Deveaux (Tanyell Waivers) – and the ever-efficient twins, Aaron (Antoine Harris) and Nora Tuft (Taylor Bynoe) – she’s currently involved in one of her most mysterious and perilous cases to date.

Covenant

Premieres Fall 2021

Covenant will create a world of thrilling, suspenseful drama where characters and stories of the bible are thrust into a vicious dystopia of present-day, real-life situations. Each episode will reimagine a classic story as it would take place in the modern world – challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.

Partners In Rhyme

Premieres Fall 2021

Trailblazing rap legend, MC Lyte, teams up with “Martin” Executive Producer, Bentley Kyle Evans, for a hilarious new sitcom, Partners in Rhyme. The show following the life of a female high school rapper, social media star and foster kid who thinks she is the next Cardi B. MC Lyte will star in the series as a label executive charged with helping the difficult but talented new artist navigate the industry. Cast includes Lana (MC Lyte), Luscious T (Prescious Way), Mekhi (Ronald Gaither), Vicky (Cloie Taylor), Hazel (Rolanda Watts), Boston (Wesley Waples), Jerry (Bruce Nozick)

AMC+:

Kin

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, September 9

New AMC+ Original series starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough Irish actress Clare Dunne (Herself), Kin charts the lives of a small, but tight-knit fictional Dublin crime family, The Kinsellas, who are embroiled in a war against a powerful drug kingpin, Eamon Cunningham (Hinds). A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Kin

Ragdoll

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, November 11

From the award-winning producers of Killing Eve comes a new AMC+ Original series. Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to this shocking case are newly-reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Henry Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Thalissa Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale). The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma. Executive produced and commissioned by AMC and UKTV’s Alibi, and executive produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (Killing Eve), with Freddy Syborn (Ms. Marvel, Bad Education) as lead writer and executive producer.

Anna

Premieres Thursday, November 18

Anna is a dystopian story of a ravaged world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children. Set amongst parched fields and mysterious forests, the crumbling hulks of shopping malls and abandoned cities pierce deserted wide-open spaces on an island reclaimed by nature and run by savage communities of survivors, most of whom are children. Anna only has one guide: a book left by her mother with instructions on how to survive. But, with each passing day she discovers that the old rules no longer apply, and instead has to make up new ones as she goes along.

AMC:

The Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+
Previously on The Walking Dead, our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised; left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers. Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Ultra City Smiths (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Monday, September 13 at 11pm ET/10pm C

Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show). Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth).

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC / AMC+)

Season 2 Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 10pm ET/9pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Season Two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale) , Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

Season 7 Premieres Sunday, October 17 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape, but it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.

BBC AMERICA:

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 1B Premieres Saturday, September 4 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty follows the compelling, heart-string tugging saga of three matriarchs, all of whom are descendants of the legendary meerkat Flower. Neighbors and rivals, they are forced to compete in order to ensure the survival of their families in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

Doctor Who (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 13 Premieres Fall 2021

She’s back. The Thirteenth Doctor is returning for the thirteenth series in what is set to be a six-part Event Serial. Since their last epic battle in Revolution of the Daleks, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been exploring the universe together but with the Doctor now questioning everything about her past there she will undoubtedly be searching for answers. This adrenalin fueled; universe-spanning series will also see an addition to the TARDIS with actor and comedian John Bishop joining the cast as Dan Lewis who will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe than he could ever believe. Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) is also set to make his debut on Doctor Who as reoccurring character, Vinder. Jacob’s new role will see him join forces with the Doctor, Yaz and Dan as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure. Series 13 is set to introduce some terrifying new adversaries and the return of truly iconic old enemies. Expect action, fun, scares, extraordinary new worlds as the Doctor and her friends confront a deadly evil…

The Graham Norton Show (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 29 Premieres Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C

BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show returns with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Tune in to an all-new season of The Graham Norton Show premiering Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C on BBC AMERICA.

SHUDDER:

Slasher: Flesh & Blood (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday through September 16

Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family lead by patriarch Spencer Galloway (David Cronenberg) that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.

Creepshow (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Season 3 Premieres Thursday, September 23

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page.

V/H/S/94 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Wednesday, October 6

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

Horror Noire (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 28 **Please Note New Date**
A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels.

SUNDANCE NOW:

Trial in the Outback (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 3 Parts Premiere Tuesday, October 12

Lindy Chamberlain made headlines in 1980 when she claimed a dingo had killed her 9-week-old baby in the Australian outback. With little evidence, Lindy was convicted of murder, and spent the next 30 years trying to prove her innocence. With exclusive personal accounts in this revelatory three-part true crime documentary series from award-winning director Mark Joffe, Lindy and her family finally share their own story. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Cheyenne & Lola (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 8 Episodes Premiere Thursday, September 16

Cheyenne, 35, recently released from prison, is a tattoo artist who cleans the ferries between France and the UK to save money for a future life. Lola, 25, is a beautiful Parisian woman, selfish and ruthless, who has just arrived in the North of France to move in with her lover. The past catches up with Cheyenne when she witnesses Lola killing her lover’s wife. Cheyenne assumes she’s going to be accused of the crime and Cheyenne & Lola ripen into a ruthless duo… (French Language Drama) *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

One Lane Bridge (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

Season 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Thursday, October 7

This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events – unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own.

SUNDANCETV:

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 10pm ET/9pm C

Life-long small-town community member and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan visits different small towns in an effort to shine a much-needed light on the unique ways in which crime impacts rural communities and their judicial systems. Too often the heartbreaking events in these towns are largely overlooked because they lack the national media platforms and advocacy resources found in larger cities. In each episode, Hilarie hears the facts of the case from family members and local insiders in an attempt to understand the challenges the community faced investigating the crime, learn the lasting imact the crime has had on the fabric of the town, and ultimately call attention to where justice currently stands.

True Crime Story: Indefensible (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 14 at 11pm ET/10pm C

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

WE TV:

Life After Lockup

Season 3D Premieres Friday, August 27

Couples navigate the twists and turns of Life After Lockup. With freedom comes new challenges—parole restrictions, addiction issues, family feuds, and managing new marriages and old flames. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



Upcoming DVD Releases




COMING ON 10/5:
* Midsomer Murders – Limited Edition Halloween Pop-Up Collectible (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult after one of its more prominent members is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book alleging that the sect’s rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination. But soon it seems that all of the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide. Single-disc title.

* Murdoch Mysteries – Limited Edition Halloween Pop-Up Collectible (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–Murdoch and the team face off against Halloween horrors in these two episodes from the beloved series: Sir. Sir? Sir!!!: When several people behave oddly after a meteor shower, Crabtree believes it’s up to him to defend Earth from an alien invasion; Murdoch and the Cursed Caves: A couples’ camping trip on Halloween takes a turn for the worse when two are seemingly killed by a giant beast. Single-disc title.

* Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Full of lively wit, surprising twists, and gorgeous period detail, the 1960s-set spinoff to the beloved Australian mystery series returns with new adventures for Phryne Fisher’s plucky niece, Peregrine (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted). Now established as a private detective, Peregrine works out of the Melbourne Adventuress Club with assistance from tough former spy Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) and brilliant biologist Violetta Fellini (Louisa Mignone, Secret City). With her partner in crime-solving, Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen), Peregrine contends with a double homicide after a swingers party, the murder of a flight attendant trainee, a human death at a dog show, a brawl between rockers and mods, and more. But her budding romance with the handsome copper is threatened by society’s expectations for women, and the resulting strain makes working with the police even more difficult. 2-disc set in either format.

* Designated Survivor – The Complete Series (eOne)
$54.97 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: President Kirkman’s Complete First Speech; Designated Survivor Debrief; Secret Service Set Tour; First Look; New Characters; White House; The Fans
—–Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack. 15-disc set.
NOTE: we’ve chosen to list this under the release date of 10/5…but there is different studio-provided info: one says 10/5 is the street date, and another says 10/12 – if this item comes out on 10/12 instead, do not be surprised!
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COMING ON 10/12:
* Superman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series (Warner)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: Superman: Timeless Icon (New Featurette) – An all-new bonus feature, produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series, reveals the complicated journey of the show and those who created the new mythology for The Man of Steel, as told by producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the heralded voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively; A Little Piece of Trivia (Featurette) – So you think you know your Superman trivia? Wait until you hear about the series’ connection to Telly Savalas! A brain teaser to entertain every Superman: The Animated Series fan! Superman: Learning to Fly (Featurette) – Get into the minds of the creative team behind Superman: The Animated Series as they detail the birth of this animated version of Superman and his incredible worlds. Featured speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker; Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast (Featurette) – The characters around Superman get the spotlight in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang, and Ma & Pa Kent. Producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker give viewers the inside scoop; Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman (Featurette) – Your hero is only as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogues’ gallery of top-grade baddies, including traditional opponents Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Toyman and Parasite, as well as new villains created for the series – like Live Wire and Luminus. Producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, directors James Tucker and Dan Riba and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano give us a tour of the villains; The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman (Featurette) – Darkseid takes center stage in this examination of one of The Man of Steel’s most vicious adversaries, plus other Fourth World characters that appear in Superman: The Animated Series. The featurette includes producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami, writers Rich Fogel and Stan Berkowitz, director James Tucker and Charles Hatfield (Department of English, Cal State Northridge); Audio Commentaries: Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Last Son of Krypton: Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Main Man: Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami; Video Commentary: Mxyzpixilated – producer Bruce Timm, producer/writer Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and moderator Jason Hillhouse
—–Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the Emmy Award-winning Superman: The Animated Series was the perfect follow-up to the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett elevated The Man of Steel’s animated presence with an imaginative, heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane, and opposite the villainous likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid, and more. This remarkable box set features nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread over 6 Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, which have been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, giving special attention to extensive color correction, dirt and scratch clean up, and adding a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture, all while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation. The audio was retransferred from the original audio masters, and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4×3). Tim Daly (Madame Secretary, Private Practice, Wings) led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman, alongside Dana Delany (Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives, China Beach) as Lois Lane, David Kaufman (Danny Phantom, Stuart Little) as Jimmy Olsen, and Clancy Brown (Dexter, The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) as Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey Burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), George Dzundza (Perry White), Brad Garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley Fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna Cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent), and Michael Ironside (Darkseid). Notable series guest stars featured Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al Roker, Brian Cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher McDonald, Bruce Weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Bud Cort, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Xander Berkeley, Jonathan Harris, John Glover, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henry Silva, and Robert Patrick.
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COMING ON 10/19:
* Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends (MPI)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Rare footage celebrating Dolly Parton Day
—–The day after Dolly Parton graduated from high school in rural Tennessee, she was off to Nashville and quickly became a giant in country music. As a singer, songwriter and actress, she became one of the world’s most iconic and beloved entertainers. In 1967, Porter Wagoner hired Dolly to sing on his weekly TV show. They worked together for over a decade, and enjoyed many hit duets before and after Dolly’s solo career took off with her classics Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, I Will Always Love You, and others. This special collection features historic performances from The Porter Wagoner Show and the Dolly series, spanning 1967-1977, and includes favorite songs not only by Dolly and Porter but other great country artists such as Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bare, Hank Locklin, Freddy Fender, Nat Stuckey, Jack Greene and others, including a special appearance by Dolly’s musical family. 2-disc set.

* Maude – The Complete Series (Shout!)
$74.98 SRP DVD

—–Television history has given us many memorable, amazing women…and then there’s Maude. Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls) stars as the feisty and funny title character in Maude: The Complete Series, on DVD from Shout! Factory. Created by Norman Lear (All in the Family), Maude pushed the boundaries for network television during its six-year network run from 1972 to 1978. Often controversial and always refreshingly honest, the series never shied away from tackling the topical issues of the day, yet its depth of character and humor left audiences laughing all the way. Decades after its initial broadcast, Maude remains a benchmark in television for its sharp, intelligent writing, impressive supporting cast (including Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain and Rue McClanahan)…and of course, the amazing Ms. Arthur. In a role that earned her a well-deserved Emmy award, Bea Arthur created an indelible portrait of a fiercely liberated woman, paving the way for other noteworthy, female-driven sitcoms. 18-disc set.
NOTE: this title was first released on DVD in 2015, but that was a 19-disc set which is on its way out of print…once it sells out, it will be gone; this new 18-disc version will have all the episodes found in the previous release, but lacks the 19th DVD in the set, which was a Bonus Disc full of all the extras (we presume Shout!’s license for many of those extras has expired, necessitating the new bare-bones version of this item)
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COMING ON 10/26:
* The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius – The Complete Series (Shout!)
$64.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: in progress, and will be announced at a later date, and will be contained on a separate bonus disc from the episodes (the 10th disc of a 10-disc set)
—–Includes All Three Seasons! Blast off with The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Compete Series! Join Jimmy as he invents gadgets, with his robot dog Goddard by his side, to improve his daily life situations. The inventions almost always go awry, leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen. All systems are go for gadgetry-fueled mischief! 10-disc set.

* The Heart Guy – Series 5 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD

—–In the final season, surgeon Hugh (Rodger Corser) and his dysfunctional family face big challenges as the hospital closes and a new arrival throws the town into turmoil. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/2:
* Kung Fu – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her. 3-disc set in either format.



ACORN TV SECURES EXCLUSIVE US PREMIERE RIGHTS FOR UPCOMING 22ND SEASON OF MIDSOMER MURDERS





ACORN TV SECURES EXCLUSIVE US PREMIERE RIGHTS FOR UPCOMING 22ND SEASON OF MIDSOMER MURDERS FROM ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
One of the most popular British mysteries worldwide returns with two feature-length mysteries on April 19; followed by four more mysteries this fall ONLY on Acorn TV

London, UK; April 7, 2021 – In a major coup for the service, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV has secured the exclusive SVOD and U.S. Premiere rights to the highly-sought after new season of MIDSOMER MURDERS from leading international distributor all3media international. With more than two decades of intriguing mysteries, Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top performing franchises and a fan favorite.

Acorn TV will exclusively premiere the first two feature-length episodes of Series 22 beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021. Series 22’s remaining four feature-length mysteries will debut this fall shortly after production concludes. In Midsomer Murders, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. Subscribers can also watch the first 21 seasons of the series anytime on Acorn TV.

Matthew Graham, General Manager of Acorn TV, said “Midsomer Murders remains one of the most popular mystery series of all-time and is beloved by our subscribers, so Acorn TV is thrilled to exclusively offer new episodes on April 19th, as soon as they are available, as well as four more mysteries later this year. Given the importance of this series to the mystery genre and British television lovers worldwide, we know fans have been anxiously awaiting the new season, so we’re excited to be the only place in the U.S. to watch all 22 seasons.”

Called “A must for British mystery fans” (Los Angeles Times), “Powerfully entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) and “Phenomenally enjoyable… this show has only gotten better and better through the years” (Paper Magazine), Midsomer Murders has thrilled since its first broadcast on ITV on March 23, 1997 and soon thereafter on Acorn home video and later streaming on Acorn TV. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the ongoing series starred John Nettles (Bergerac) as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in the first 13 seasons and now stars his cousin Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, Neil Dudgeon (Series 14-22). In its first 21 seasons, victims have met their bizarre ends via a candlestick, a slide projector, a poisonous frog, a Celtic spear, toxic fungi, vintage claret, decapitation, King Neptune’s trident, among many other ways. Midsomer Murders is shown in over 200 territories worldwide, and Foyle’s War and Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz was an early scriptwriter for the series and suggested its title.

Over the years, the Barnabys have solved more than 300 murders and the series has featured an incredible mix of up-and-coming guest stars in early roles, including Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Henry Cavill (Justice League), Colin Farrell (True Detective), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom), and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the leading streaming service specializing in British and international television with subscribers worldwide in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, among other areas. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week to a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials.

In 2021, Acorn TV will feature commissioned original series including British crime drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman (After Life), British detective drama Dalgleish starring Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of Australian detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest starring Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Website: Acorn.TV

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK (formerly branded “UMC”). AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.