Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* The Flip Wilson Show – The Best Of (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)

EXTRAS: A rare 1976 interview with the star himself! A Bonus DVD with the pilot episode of The Flip Wilson Show (featuring the debut of Geraldine!) and The Flip Wilson Special from 1975 with Cher and Richard Pryor. PLUS, a Collector’s Booklet with quotes, production photos, script pages and more!
—–Flip is back, and funnier than ever! In 1970, Flip Wilson changed the face of TV comedy: he was charming, hilarious, and he looked great in a dress! The Flip Wilson Show debuted as the #1 variety show on TV, and ran for four incredible seasons, winning multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe. From his hilarious Geraldine character, to stand-up, sketch comedy, and magical musical performances, Flip made a show that made everyone feel good. Now, for the first time ever you’ll be able to have the biggest and boldest collection of Flip yet: The Best of The Flip Wilson Show! You’ll get 11 DVDs including: 20 full-length episodes from across all 4 seasons, with 17 episodes not seen since they first aired! Guest stars Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Burt Reynolds, and so many more!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item
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COMING ON 11/16:
* This Is Us – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Full of heartfelt wit, drama and tears the journey of the Pearson family continues in Season Five of this highly acclaimed, award-winning series. With its trademark storytelling style, moving from the past to the future and back again, this season-like-no-other brilliantly incorporates current real-life challenges from the Covid crisis to the complexities of race. Randall pursues the mystery of his birth mother with Beth at his side, Kevin and Madison navigate their relationship while they navigate becoming parents, and Kate and Toby face their own relationship and parenting triumphs and challenges. And Rebecca continues to bravely face what could be her biggest challenge ever. Compelling and surprising, This Is Us reveals how seemingly tiny events can impact who we become, and can transcend time, distance and even death. 4-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is not necessarily final, and may be subject to change

* Pose – The 3rd and Final Season (FX/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Set in the earlier days of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking series follows the triumphs, tragedies and heartbreaks of the legends and icons of New York’s underground ball culture. With the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, Pose features glamorous, gripping and relevant stories. In its final season time flashes forward to 1994, and the ballroom feels like a distant memory to Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) who’s struggling to balance being a mother, a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell (Billy Porter) contends with unexpected health burdens. And the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacies. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign (the “5.2 FX” reflects the May 2nd debut of the final season on the FX channel) and is not final, and therefore is subject to change

* Spidey And His Amazing Friends (Marvel/Disney)
$14.99 SRP DVD

—–Spidey, our favorite web-slinger is teaming up with Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacey) and Miles Morales to make up The Spidey Team, with some assistance from Spidey’s comical but loyal Spider-bot, TRACE-E. If Spidey finds himself in a sticky situation that needs even more super-hero power, rest assured that an Avenger pal will race in to help out. Whether it’s just The Spidey Team or adding an Avenger for the assist, these superheroes will work together to save the day! Voice Talent: Benjamin Valic: Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo: Gwen Stacy, Jakari Fraser: Miles Morales. 11 animated shorts. Single-disc title.

* Queen of the South – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–In Season 5, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) finally embraces her Queenpin status, and all that comes with it. While she has tried to maintain a strong moral code by leading with her heart, those values have begun to compromise her ability to stay on top. She must now make tough decisions when it comes to those closest to her, all while continuing her quest for even greater power. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign and is not final, and therefore is subject to change
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COMING ON 12/7:
* Creepshow – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Creepshow animated special and holiday special
—–It’s still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) comes the second season of CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. A comic book comes to life in nine chilling tales told across five episodes. Explore terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page! Actor List: Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermott, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden. 2-disc set in either format

* My Life Is Murder – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–10 murder mystery episodes starring Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Rawiri Jobe, Bernard Curry, Todd River. 3-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 12/14:
* The Abbott And Costello Show – Season 1 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Commentaries on 10 episodes featuring Gilbert Gottfried, Lou Antonicello, Paul Castiglia, Ray Faiola, Stu Fink, Shane Fleming, Bob Greenberg, Jim Mulholland, Gerry Orlando, Ron Palumbo, Toby Roan, Lou Sabini, Frank Santopadre, Jack Theakston and Michael Townsend Wright; “Saving the Negatives” Featurette with Bob Furmanek; Two complete episodes with original non-audience tracks and six partial episodes
—–One of the most influential comedies in television history, The Abbott and Costello Show – Season 1 makes its Blu-ray debut from ClassicFlix with all 26 stunningly sharp episodes in this 3 disc set on Blu-ray (or 4 discs on DVD). When Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became part of the permanent rotating group of weekly hosts on TV’s The Colgate Comedy Hour, it revitalized their careers and led to the birth of The Abbott and Costello Show, a syndicated half-hour program that premiered in 1952. The premise of the show was disarmingly simple: Bud and Lou played themselves, a pair of unemployed actors living in a rooming house run by the apoplectic Sid Fields, also playing himself. Easing their way through life in a neighborhood where crooks and sharpies lay in wait around every corner, and women walk right up to Costello for no other reason than to slap his face (“How dare you look like someone I hate!”), Bud and Lou keep the show fresh with new routines, but also perform many of their classics, including “Who’s on First?”, “Dice”, “7 x 13 = 28” and so many, many more. Newly restored from original 35mm master elements by the 3-D Film Archive, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, The Abbott and Costello Show features Hillary Brooke (as Lou’s cultured girlfriend), Gordon Jones (as stupefyingly dumb “Mike the Cop”), Joe Besser (as “Stinky”), Joe Kirk (as “Mr. Bacciagalupe”), Bingo the Chimp, as well as many other well-known TV and film entertainers.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure that we were aware of this item



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.



SEASON TWO OF MY LIFE IS MURDER PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH





SEASON TWO OF MY LIFE IS MURDER PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH

ON ACORN TV

Exciting season two guest stars include Renee O’Connor, William Shatner,

Martin Henderson, Michelle Ang, Sara Wiseman, Bill Bailey and more!

The first two episodes of the highly-anticipated second season of My Life is Murder premieres Monday, August 30, 2021 on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in British and international television. Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), My Life is Murder returns for second season with new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful New Zealand.

This season 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. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, the charismatic detective Harry, Rawiri Jobe (The Brokenwood Mysteries), and café owner Reuben, Joe Naufahu (Game of Thrones), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets. New episodes of the series will roll out weekly on Mondays.

This season of My Life is Murder will reunite Lawless with several former castmates from iconic series, including Renee O’Connor (Xena) Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of acclaimed actors in guest star roles including William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson(Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds), popular drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Amanduh La Whore and many more.

Series executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Tim Pye, Lucy Lawless, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees. Producer is Mark Beesley. A Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 201 – ​​Call of the Wild

When a woman shoots a stranger at point blank range by Auckland Harbour, it looks like an open-and-shut case. But things become anything but simple when investigator Alexa Crowe takes on the case.

Guests starring: Anna Hutchison (Spartacus) and Josh McKenzie (The Sounds)

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Tim Pye

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 202 – Oceans Away

Alexa’s investigation into the death of a surfing champion takes her back to an old childhood haunt. But what is the victim’s influencer girlfriend trying to hide? And why is Alexa so reluctant to spend time at one of the world’s best beaches?

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Jodie Molloy

Produced by: Mark Beesley

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, 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, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



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.



EPIC “XENA” REUNION: RENEE O’CONNOR JOINS LUCY LAWLESS ON ACORN TV’S MY LIFE IS MURDER





EPIC “XENA” REUNION: RENEE O’CONNOR JOINS LUCY LAWLESS ON ACORN TV’S MY LIFE IS MURDER
EPIC “XENA” REUNION: RENEE O’CONNOR JOINS LUCY LAWLESS AS GUEST STAR IN SEASON TWO OF ACORN TV HIT SERIES MY LIFE IS MURDER
O’Connor joins a list of exciting season two guest stars including

William Shatner, Martin Henderson, Michelle Ang, Sara Wiseman, Bill Bailey and more!

First-look Images Released


Season Two Premieres August 30 on Acorn TV

Cast Biographies

Acorn TV’s My Life is Murder is reuniting Lucy Lawless with her former castmate from the iconic Xena: Warrior Princess series, Renee O’Connor, in season two, which premieres on AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service Acorn TV on Monday, August 30. In an upcoming episode of the hit New Zealand mystery series, Alexa (Lawless) investigates the death of a self-help guru and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with the victim’s mysterious wife (O’Connor).

Season two will reunite Lucy with several former castmates from her most iconic series, including Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of previously announced guest stars including William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds) and popular drag performers Kita Mean and Amanduh La Whore.

Alexa finds herself back in her home country of New Zealand for the first time in years and can’t help herself when she is asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans), as well as series newcomers including the charismatic detective Harry (Rawiri Jobe) and café owner Reuben (Joe Naufahu), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets.

Series executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Tim Pye, Lucy Lawless, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees. Producer is Mark Beesley. A Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange cast or creator interviews, please contact those listed below. We appreciate your support and coverage of My Life Is Murder.

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, 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, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



ACORN TV’s MY LIFE IS MURDER Debuts Season Two Trailer





ACORN TV’s MY LIFE IS MURDER Debuts Season Two Trailer: Lucy Lawless Returns in Hit Drama 8/30
ACORN TV’S MY LIFE IS MURDER DEBUTS SEASON TWO TRAILER

Lucy Lawless Returns in Hit Drama August 30

Episodes Now Available

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), the Acorn TV Original series My Life is Murder returns on August 30 for its highly-anticipated second season with new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful New Zealand. The season two trailer, released today, 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. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, the charismatic detective Harry, Rawiri Jobe (The Brokenwood Mysteries), and café owner Reuben, Joe Naufahu (Game of Thrones), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets. The new season will premiere on AMC Networks’ acclaimed streamer Acorn TV on Monday, August 30 with two new episodes, continuing weekly on Mondays.

This season of My Life is Murder will reunite Lawless with several former castmates from iconic series, including Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of acclaimed actors in guest star roles including William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds), popular drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Amanduh La Whore and many more.

Series executive producers are Rachel Antony, Claire Tonkin, Tim Pye, Lucy Lawless, Nicky Davies Williams, Pilar Perez and Don Klees. Producer is Mark Beesley. A Greenstone TV Production for TVNZ and Acorn TV and DCD Rights Ltd., in association with Network 10.

Episode Synopses

Episode 201 (August 30)

When a woman shoots a stranger at point blank range by Auckland Harbour, it looks like an open-and-shut case. But things become anything but simple when investigator Alexa Crowe takes on the case.

Guests starring: Anna Hutchison (Spartacus) and Josh McKenzie (The Sounds)

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Tim Pye

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 202 (August 30)

Alexa’s investigation into the death of a surfing champion takes her back to an old childhood haunt. But what is the victim’s influencer girlfriend trying to hide? And why is Alexa so reluctant to spend time at one of the world’s best beaches?

Directed by: Britta Hawkins

Written by: Jodie Molloy

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 203 (September 6)

Alexa’s personal and professional lives collide when she investigates the death of a drag queen whose star was on the rise.

Guests starring: Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Virgin River), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead), drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Elektra Shock (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Drew Blood and Amanduh La Whore

Directed by: Mike Smith

Written by: Kathryn Burnett

Produced by: Mark Beesley

Episode 204 (September 13)

Alexa is confronted by her own history when she investigates the death of a museum curator.

Guests starring: Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast, It Chapter Two) and Graham Vincent (Spartacus)

Directed by: Mike Smith

Written by: Chris Hawkshaw

Produced by: Mark Beesley

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, 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, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services





AMC Networks Announces August Highlights for Targeted Streaming Services
NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS AUGUST
New York, NY – July 21, 2021 – This August, 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:

Hinterland, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 (exclusively available in U.S, also available in Canada)
Season Binges Premiere Every Monday Beginning, August 2

What Wallander is to Sweden, Hinterland is to Wales: a dark and harrowing award-winning detective drama with compelling characters and suspenseful stories. Richard Harrington (The Crown, Lark Rise to Candleford) is DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant, brooding loner on the run from his past; Mali Harries (Foyle’s War, Keeping Faith) is smart, hard-working DI Mared Rhys, a local girl who knows the land and its people. Together they confront a series of mystifying murders. Filmed on location in the bleakly beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth.

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland
Season Binge Premieres Monday, August 9

One of UK’s top TV stars, Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty, Blood) reconnects with his roots as he travels the wild and rugged west and north coasts of Ireland. Covering over 600 miles, Adrian visits breathtaking locations, drives beautiful coastal roads, sees fantastic feats of engineering, and tastes amazing cuisine. He meets up with old friends and makes new ones along the way. Adrian shares some of his favorite places and fulfils ambitions as he makes it to locations he’s always wanted to see. The series is filled with fascinating history, unrivalled beauty and astonishing landscapes and traditions, showing the Irish Coast really is like nowhere else.

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original)
First Two Episodes Premiere Monday, August 30

Starring award-winning New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: The 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 the truth behind the most baffling of crimes. Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed first season based in Melbourne, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for this new, thrilling 10-episode season.

On ALLBLK:

Lil Duval: Living My Best Life
Stand Up Comedy Special Premieres Thursday, August 5

Building off of his wildly successful 2018 single, “Smile (Living My Best Life),” the Jacksonville, Florida native employs his special brand of humor as he takes an intimate and hilarious look at life, sex, relationships, and the world in his first stand- up special. Filmed before a star-studded, live audience in Atlanta, Georgia – the hourlong special also features appearances from actress Bresha Webb (NBC’s Marlon), comedians Gary “G Thang” Johnson and Navaris “Navv” Greene, and social media star Pretty Vee.

Brat Loves Judy
Premieres Mondays Beginning, August 9

Legendary rapper Da Brat and her multi- millionaire CEO girlfriend, Jesseca “Judy” Dupart, pull the curtain back to offer an unprecedented, never-before-seen look at their extravagant world. Pending nuptials are on the horizon, but debt, familial burdens, and stresses within their home shine a light on serious issues just below the surface. As the powerhouse couple navigates a new life together, parents and friends invade their love nest, calling into question the expectations they have for one another in a relationship.

The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E
Premieres Mondays Beginning August 16

In this 4-part investigative series, journalists, friends and family members of rap legend “Eazy- E” celebrate his life and examine the perplexing circumstances surrounding his death 25 years ago. Eazy’s daughter Ebie, his ex Tracy, and seasoned hip-hop investigative reporters Jasmine Simpkins and Ben Westhoff lead the charge by talking to eyewitnesses, examining conspiracy theories and uncovering never- before-seen footage. Will the truth finally be uncovered?

On AMC+:

The Beast Must Die (AMC+ Original)
Season Finale on Monday, August 2

The gripping six-part revenge thriller stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands.

The North Water (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Debut Every Thursday, with Season Finale on August 12

Five-part drama The North Water stars BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe®-winning actor Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), in this haunting, immersive drama based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, and adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking). Set in the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crew mates, particularly Henry Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. The North Water was made by See-Saw Films for the BBC.

The Walking Dead
Early Access to New Episodes of Season 11 Every Sunday

Previously on The Walking Dead, 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 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 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, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Ultra City Smiths (AMC+ Original)
New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday, with Season Finale on August 19

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).

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

Elizabeth Harvest
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), a beautiful young newlywed, arrives at the palatial estate of her brilliant scientist husband, Henry (Ciaran Hinds). Ensconced in modernist luxury with an obedient – if slightly unsettling – house staff, she has seemingly everything she could want. But one mystery tantalizes her: what is behind the locked door to Henry’s laboratory that he’s forbidden her to enter?

Non-Fiction
Premieres Wednesday, August 4

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Oliver Assavas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction.

On SHUDDER:

Teddy (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, August 5

Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. A scorching hot summer begins and Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man.

Slasher: Flesh & Blood
First Two Episodes Premiere Thursday, August 12; Subsequent Episodes Debuting Every Thursday

Starring horror legend David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome), the series follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family 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.

Mosquito State
Premieres Thursday, August 26

Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends this psychological meltdown.

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Hunt For a Killer (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Premieres Thursday, August 12

A Swedish crime drama based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman, Midsommar) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos, The Bridge) and their hunt for the killer of a 10-year-old Helén Nilsson, a case that shook Sweden to its core.

The Wine Show Season 3 (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Joining Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and James Purefoy this season is fellow wine enthusiast Dominic West (The Affair). Resident wine experts hit the road with Amelia Singer heading across the U.S. and Joe Fattorini on his way to Thailand, while the boys travel through Portugal. New star sommelier Charlotte Wilde takes you to The Azores and finally answers the question, who really invented sparkling wine? Seasons 1 and 2 are also streaming.

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.



LUCY LAWLESS WELCOMES WILLIAM SHATNER, MARTIN HENDERSON AND MORE TO ACORN TV HIT SERIES





LUCY LAWLESS WELCOMES WILLIAM SHATNER, MARTIN HENDERSON AND MORE TO ACORN TV HIT SERIES MY LIFE IS MURDER
Season 2 RETURNS AUGUST 30 on ACORN TV

New York, NY—June 30, 2021 – AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is thrilled to announce a host of exciting new guest stars in the upcoming season of its original New Zealand mystery series My Life Is Murder, starring award-winning Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus). Returning to streaming service Acorn TV on August 30, Season 2 will reunite Lucy with several former castmates from her most iconic series, including Anna Hutchison (Spartacus), Graham Vincent (Spartacus), Jay Ryan (Beauty and The Beast, It Chapter Two, Mary Kills People) and Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), as well as an array of acclaimed actors in guest star roles including the beloved William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, The Gloaming), Michelle Ang (Fear The Walking Dead, Triple 9), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home, Rake), Bill Bailey (Black Books, Ralph Spaced), Matt Whelan (Narcos: Mexico, The Sounds), popular drag performers Kita Mean and Amanduh La Hor, among several other guest stars to be announced.

Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed Australian series, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for its new 10-episode season.

Alexa finds herself back in her home country for the first time in years, and can’t help herself when she is asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, the charismatic detective Harry, Rawiri Jobe, and café owner Reuben, Joe Naufahu (Game of Thrones), she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who are hiding dangerous and deadly secrets.

“I am in love with the city of my birth and I’m thrilled to be showing her off to the world as the stunning backdrop to our stories. We are joined by some of NZ’s finest acting talent, headed by Rawiri Jobe and Joe Naufahu,” says Lucy Lawless.

This new season of the ratings-hit crime drama was greenlit by a consortium consisting of AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV, which will take a package of English-speaking rights (North America, the UK and Australia premiere rights with secondary rights for NZ), DCD Rights for rest of world and producer Greenstone TV, with New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ and Network 10 in Australia also on board. TVNZ 1 has the global premiere of the series earlier in August.

About Acorn TV

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), Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines, British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand 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.



Acorn TV’s “My Life Is Murder” Starring Lucy Lawless to Return in 2021





Acorn TV’s “My Life Is Murder” Starring Lucy Lawless to Return in 2021
The 10-episode series moves from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and is currently in pre-production, starring Lucy Lawless alongside her season one cohort Ebony Vagulans.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
LUCY LAWLESS DRAMA

MY LIFE IS MURDER

GETS NEW SEASON UNDERWAY THROUGH DCD RIGHTS, ACORN TV AND GREENSTONE PARTNERSHIP

London, October 29 – Leading UK-based distributor DCD Rights has raised significant production finance and secured distribution rights to a new season of the murder mystery drama series My Life Is Murderstarring Lucy Lawless (Top of the Lake, Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess). This new season of the ratings-hit crime dramahas been greenlit by a consortium consisting of AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV, which will take a package of English-speaking rights (North America, the UK and Australia premiere rights with secondary rights for NZ), DCD Rights for rest of world and producer Greenstone TV, with New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ and Network 10 in Australia also on board.

The 10 x 60′ series moves from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and is currently in pre-production, starring Lucy Lawless alongside her season one cohort Ebony Vagulans (Doctor Doctor, The Letdown, The Furies).

Don Klees, SVP Programming for Acorn TV and Executive Producer, noted, “Acorn TV’s subscribers adored the first season of My Life Is Murder, so we’re thrilled to work with DCD Rights, Greenstone TV and Lucy Lawless on a fun new season. We’re excited to come on board as a production partner for the new episodes and bring the show to even more of our subscribers in new territories.”

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, adds, “We have seen strong international success with the first series of My Life Is Murder and we want to build on this with a second. Partnering with Acorn TV, TVNZ, Network 10 and local funding in New Zealand means we have raised the necessary investment to get this highly watchable series straight into production. We know this type of feel-good series is being sought out by many platforms and broadcasters for their viewers at this time and look forward to sharing it with our clients around the world in the coming months.”

My Life Is Murder stars award-winning Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless as private investigator Alexa Crowe, who brings her unique brand of investigation to an unsuspecting New Zealand.

Alexa finds herself entangled in compelling new murder mysteries centred on fascinating and dangerous characters who will challenge, flirt with and frustrate Alexa… and sometimes threaten everything she cares about.

There may be new friends and locations to explore, but Alexa’s life is still very much murder. Ably assisted by exuberant Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans), Alexa is ready to use her powers for good and bring her always surprising sleuthing style back at full force in this charming, humorous series. A spectacular new city, ten compelling new crimes and one unstoppable ex-cop… Let the games begin.

My Life Is Murder is a Greenstone TV production for TVNZ, Acorn TV and DCD Rights in association with Network 10.

ACORN TV is North America’s leading streaming service for a specialized audience and the largest streaming service focused on high quality television from Britain and beyond. Featuring “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” (The New York Times), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is commercial free and commissions, co-produces, and licenses original and exclusive mysteries, dramas, and comedies from across the globe including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries. Acorn TV continues to rapidly grow with expanding worldwide to dozens of countries, including the UK, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

About DCD Rights

DCD Rights is one of the UK’s leading independent television programming distributors representing 3,500 hours of content across a wide range of genres, including drama, factual entertainment, lifestyle, music, documentary programming and formats. DCD Rights’ catalogue contains shows from top international producers/directors and independent producers and also features classic and cutting-edge concerts. An independent for more than 30 years, the company formerly named NBDtv became part of production and distribution group DCD Media plc in 2006. Find out more on WWW.DCDRIGHTS.COM.

About AMC Networks

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); RLJE Films; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit HTTP://WWW.AMCNETWORKS.COM.