**TUNE-IN REMINDER** SEASON TWO OF SUNDANCETV’S STATE OF THE UNION





**TUNE-IN REMINDER** SEASON TWO OF SUNDANCETV’S STATE OF THE UNION STARRING BRENDAN GLEESON, PATRICIA CLARKSON AND ESCO JOULÉY

Multi-Emmy Winning Short Form Anthology Series to Unfold Across 10 Episodes, Each 10 Minutes in Length, Over 10 Nights Beginning Tonight at 10:00 pm E.T./9c on SundanceTV

Season two of SundanceTV’s multiple Emmy® Award-winning anthology drama State of the Union premieres today, Monday, February 14, on SundanceTV, Sundance Now and AMC+. The short form series will unfold across 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length, over 10 nights at 10:00 pm E.T./9c on SundanceTV. All episodes are now available as a full season binge on AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and AMC+.

Starring ​​Brendan Gleeson (The Tragedy of Macbeth, In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance), the all-new adaptation of Nick Hornby’s award-winning short-form drama cleverly explores relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Each week, between the bickering, they begin to piece together what has gone wrong between them. As the weeks go by, they start to deconstruct their 30-year marriage. Past betrayals are aired, their sex life is re-examined, and their vulnerabilities are finally shared. By the end of 10 weeks of marital counseling, they’re not the same couple they used to be, but is making a change enough to save their marriage, or should they walk away?

Writer Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and director Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal) reunite, bringing the same wit and charm to a new setting and with a fresh cast.

Clip Embed Links:

1: Something Stretchy: Season 2 Premiere Sneak Peek | State of the Union

2: ‘Not an Equivalent Question!’: Season 2 Premiere Sneak Peek | State of the Union

3: ‘A Divorce?’: Season 2 Premiere Sneak Peek | State of the Union



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SPRING LINEUP OF NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SPRING LINEUP OF NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS

New York, NY – February 10, 2022 – This spring, 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, IFC, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

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

ACORN TV:

The Chelsea Detective (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, March 7

The Chelsea Detective follows Detective Inspector Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough) as he investigates a series of murders in Chelsea, the affluent London borough where murder and mayhem boil beneath a seemingly calm surface. Aiding him in his quest for justice are no nonsense DS Priya Shamsie (Sonita Henry), research and tech queen DC Jess Lombard (Lucy Phelps), rookie officer DC Connor Pollock (Peter Bankolé) and brilliant, if occasionally daunting, Chief Forensics Officer Ashley Wilton (Sophie Stone).

Harry Wild (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, April 4

Eight-part Irish mystery thriller starring Emmy-winning actress Jane Seymour as Harriet “Harry” Wild, a recently retired English professor who finds herself at one of life’s crossroads. Jolted from a mugging, she reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie, a senior police detective. Harry starts to interfere in a particularly baffling murder case Charlie is investigating when she notices the murder shares striking similarities to an obscure Elizabethan play. When her path crosses that of her mugger, Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd, Whitstable Pearl), Harry sees great potential in the troubled teen and, instead of turning him in, enlists him as her sidekick. Following her successful, albeit ill-advised, involvement in the case, Harry discovers a new lust for life as she and Fergus find new mysteries to solve.

Hidden Assets (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, April 18

A routine raid led by a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk, Keeping Faith) is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christina De Jong (Wouter Hendrickx, Blackout, Undercover). Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fueling domestic unrest for financial gain. Caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp. Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian and CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack before it’s too late.

ALLBLK:

Double Cross Season 3 (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays

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

Social Society Season 2 (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Premiere Mondays

Social Society is a weekly talk-variety show welcoming your favorite influencers and Black culture experts, for epic discussions on lifestyle, love, politics, and everything in between. Join hosts Kendall Kyndall, Angela Simmons, Reginae Carter and Kendra G. for an unrestricted mix of guest stars, comedy, and interviews that challenge society’s discomfort with issues facing the culture. 

Millennials (ALLBLK Original Series)

Season 2 Premieres Thursday, March 17

The lives of four 20-something roommates – a business student, a YouTuber, a college dropout, and a personal trainer – as they navigate the chaos of being young, finding success, and finding themselves in the city of angels.

61st Street (AMC / AMC+ / ALLBLK)
New Limited Series Premieres Sunday, April 10 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+ and ALLBLK; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ and ALLBLK

From AMC Studios, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller coursing through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. The two-season television event stars Emmy® Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), Emmy® Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Halt and Catch Fire), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

AMC+:

The Walking Dead Season 11B (AMC+ / AMC)

Premieres Sunday, February 13 on AMC+; and Sunday, February 20 on AMC; All New Episodes Released One Week Early On AMC+

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

Killing Eve Season 4 (AMC+ / BBC AMERICA)

Final Season Premieres Sunday, February 27 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ Until the Series Finale Simulcast on April 10

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

That Dirty Black Bag

New Exclusive Series Premieres Thursday, March 10

A raw, epic and romantic eight-part series about the dark side of the Far West, That Dirty Black Bag features an all-star ensemble cast led by Dominic Cooper (Preacher, Spy City) and Douglas Booth (The Dirt, Loving Vincent), with Niv Sultan (Tehran), Guido Caprino (The Miracle), Christian Cooke (The Promise, Ordeal by Innocence), Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Raised by Wolves) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Kin) co-starring. Filmed in Italy, Spain and Morocco, the story describes the eight-day clash between Arthur McCoy (Cooper) an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill (Booth), an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag, because, as he puts it, “Heads weigh less than bodies.” Paying homage to the classic spaghetti western, the series tells of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas. *AMC+ Original

61st Street (AMC+ / AMC / ALLBLK)
New Limited Series Premieres Sunday, April 10 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+ and ALLBLK; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ and ALLBLK

From AMC Studios, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller coursing through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. The two-season television event stars Emmy® Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), Emmy® Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Halt and Catch Fire), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B (AMC+ / AMC)

New Season Premieres Sunday, April 17 with the First Two Episodes Available to Stream That Same Night Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+

In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader to Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.

Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC+ / AMC)

Back-to-Back Episodes Premiere Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC and AMC+

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul, and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.

The Ipcress File

New Exclusive Series Premieres May 2022

Based on the globally renowned Len Deighton novel and adapted by Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting), the enthralling and atmospheric drama stars Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) as iconic British spy Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody, Murder on the Orient Express) and BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Birdbox). The twist-laden spy thriller offers a stylish and tense tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, inter-departmental rivalry, treason, and a possibly unwise romance. Directed by Emmy winner James Watkins (McMafia, Black Mirror, The Woman In Black) and set in Berlin and London during the 1960’s, The Ipcress File follows Harry Palmer (Cole) – a British army sergeant on the make in Berlin during the height of the Cold War. In the newly partitioned city, a sharp working-class young man with sophisticated tastes can make a lot of money. Wholesaler, retailer, fixer, smuggler — Harry’s varied interests bring him into contact with everything and everyone – until the law catches up and it all comes crashing to a halt. *AMC+ Original

AMC:

The Walking Dead Season 11B (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Sunday, February 20 on AMC; Episodes Released One Week Early on AMC+ Beginning February 13

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

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Sunday, April 17 on AMC and AMC+, with First Two Episodes Available to Stream That Same Night Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+

In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader to Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.

Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC / AMC+)

Back-to-Back Episodes Premiere Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC and AMC+

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul, and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.

BBC AMERICA:

Killing Eve Season 4 (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Final Season Premieres Sunday, February 27

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

Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Premieres Spring 2022

Legend of the Sea Devils finds the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) in 19th century China, where a small coastal village is under threat – from both the fearsome pirate queen Madame Ching (Crystal Yu) and a monstrous alien force which she unwittingly unleashes. Will the Doctor, Yaz and Dan emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet? The special introduces cast members Arthur Lee as Ji-Hun and Marlow Chan-Reeves as Ying Ki. Legend of the Sea Devils is the second of a trio of specials airing in 2022. Jodie Whittaker’s final feature-length Special will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

IFC:

The Film Independent Spirit Awards (IFC / AMC+)

Awards Special Premieres Sunday, March 6

IFC will once again exclusively broadcast the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The ceremony will air on IFC on Sunday, March 6 at 5pm ET, and will be available to stream simultaneously on AMC+. Following the broadcast, the full awards ceremony will be made available on demand across AMC+ and IFC platforms.

SHUDDER:

Hellbender (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, February 24

In this occult coming-of-age horror from the Adams filmmaking family (The Deeper You Dig), 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser, who co-wrote and co-directed with daughter Zelda Adams and her husband John Adams) her whole life. As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her. *Shudder Original

The Seed (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, March 10

The horror comedy centers on Deidre (Lucy Martin), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur) and Charlotte (Chelsea Edge), lifelong friends that are finally getting some time away together, using an upcoming meteor shower to gather more followers for their social media channels. But what starts out as a girls’ getaway in the Mojave Desert descends into a battle for survival with the arrival of an alien force whose air of mystery soon proves to be alluring and irresistible to them. *Shudder Original

Night’s End (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, March 31

In Night’s End, an anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism which takes a horrific turn. Starring Geno Walker, Felonious Munk, Kate Arrington, and Michael Shannon. Directed by Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin, V/H/S/94). *Shudder Original

Cursed Films Season 2 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, April 7

Exploring the facts and myths surrounding famous films some consider cursed. The new season will feature Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, The Serpent & The Rainbow, Cannibal Holocaust and The Wizard of Oz. *Shudder Original

SUNDANCE NOW:

Wisting Season 2 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, March 31

Based on Jørn Lier Horst’s crime novel ‘The Inner Darkness,’ this latest installment in the series literally opens with a bang. A convicted killer escapes from Detective Wisting’s custody by triggering a grenade during the inspection of a potential crime scene in the woods. The killer, who promised to reveal the location of yet another murder victim, instead blasts his way to freedom with the help of a former accomplice, injuring police officers in the process. The case is now personal for the entire Larvik police force. Wisting (Sven Nordin) embarks on some of the most intense days of his life as he must manage his revenge-thirsty team, as well as stop the two criminals before they continue their killing spree. The case also becomes personal for the detective’s daughter, Line (Thea Green Lundberg), who is shooting a true crime documentary about serial killers and was the one who instigated the whole inspection.

Ten Percent (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Spring 2022

From BAFTA winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A), the star-studded and buzzy comedy series Ten Percent (Based on the original hit French series, Call My Agent!) keeps the sensibilities and premise of the French series, in which the staff of a Parisian talent agency must hustle to keep clients happy after the abrupt death of their founder — all while juggling their own personal and love lives. The British remake takes a close look at London culture and class inequality, Britain’s entertainment relations to American Hollywood, and provides a whimsical tonality, unique to John Morton’s writing. Series regulars include Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series), Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Absentia), Maggie Steed (Elizabeth Is Missing), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose), Chelsey Crisp (Fresh Off the Boat), Hiftu Quasem (Killing Eve), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Black Mirror), Rebecca Humphries (The Crown), Harry Trevaldwyn (The King), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, Notting Hill), Natasha Little (Night Manager), Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, Sex Education), Eleonore Arnaud (Nu) and Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Game of Thrones). The series features cameos from Dominic West (The Crown, The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Jessica Oyelowo (The Water Man), and David Oyelowo (Nightingale, Selma) as well as well as appearances from Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Trainspotting), Helena Bonham Carter (The Harry Potter series, The Crown), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, An Education) and, the newly announced Emma Corrin (The Crown, Misbehaviour) and Himesh Patel (Don’t Look Up!, The Luminaries).

SUNDANCETV:

State of The Union (SUNDANCETV / SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

Season 2 Premieres Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14

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

Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Sundays March 6 and March 20 at 9am ET/8c on SundanceTV; and Thursdays March 10 and March 24 on AMC+

Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) brings guests together for conversation and a delicious cocktail over brunch. Lineup as follows:

Sunday, March 6 at 9am/8c on Sundance TV / Thursday March 10 on AMC+
Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s returns to celebrate Women’s History Month. Join host Colman Domingo and special guests as they make a signature cocktail with Zacapa.

Sunday, March 20 at 9am/8c / Thursday March 24 on AMC+
Join host Colman Domingo and special guests as they make a signature Don Julio cocktail to celebrate Awards season.

WE TV:

Love After Lockup Season 4A (WEtv original series)

New Episodes Premiere Fridays at 9pm EST Beginning Friday, March 4

Five new couples and one returning couple take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, and even more mystery, as viewers once again debate if it’s true love or just another convincing con. Although every journey begins with a long-awaited prison release, each of our lovebirds and jailbirds have their own winding path to the altar. Watch Supertease |

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (WEtv original series)

Season 17 Premieres March 2022

This season, Hip Hop superstar K. MICHELLE (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) and KASTAN, RICH DOLLAZ and MARIAHLYNN, (Love & Hip Hop: New York) LYRICA and A1, (Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood) and GANGSTA BOO (Three 6 Mafia) and EMMET head to Marriage Boot Camp to face the music. Resident counselor Dr. Ish Major along with the established Judge Lynn Toler return this season to help the couples confront lies, betrayal, and bitter rivalries. But when secrets are exposed, will their relationships survive?

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 FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES

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

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

On ACORN TV:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On ALLBLK:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On AMC+:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:

What Keeps You Alive
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 2

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

Swallow
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 2

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

Radioflash
Film Premieres Wednesday, February 16

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

On SHUDDER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

On SUNDANCE NOW:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FOR BETTER OR WORSE – BRENDAN GLEESON & PATRICIA CLARKSON CONFRONT A TROUBLED MARRIAGE IN TRAILER





FOR BETTER OR WORSE – BRENDAN GLEESON & PATRICIA CLARKSON CONFRONT A TROUBLED MARRIAGE IN TRAILER FOR SUNDANCETV’S STATE OF THE UNION

THE MULTI-EMMY WINNING ANTHOLOGY SERIES RETURNS FEBRUARY 14

The official trailer and key art for season two of SundanceTV’s multiple Emmy® Award-winning anthology drama, State of the Union, are now available. The short-form, groundbreaking series returns on Monday, February 14 on SundanceTV, Sundance Now and AMC+.

Brendan Gleeson (The Tragedy of Macbeth, In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance) star in the all-new adaptation of Nick Hornby’s award-winning short-form drama which cleverly explores relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counselling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Each week, between the bickering, they begin to piece together what has gone wrong between them. As the weeks go by, they start to deconstruct their 30-year marriage. Past betrayals are aired, their sex life is re-examined, and their vulnerabilities are finally shared. By the end of 10 weeks of marital counselling, they’re not the same couple they used to be, but is making a change enough to save their marriage, or should they walk away?

Writer Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and director Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal) reunite, bringing the same wit and charm to a new setting and with a fresh cast.

State of the Union will premiere Monday, February 14 on SundanceTV, Sundance Now and AMC+. The short form series will unfold across 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length, over 10 nights at 10:00 pm E.T./9c on SundanceTV. All episodes will also premiere as a full season binge on AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and AMC+.



BRENDAN GLEESON, PATRICIA CLARKSON LEAD SUNDANCETV’S STATE OF THE UNION ON FEBRUARY 14





BRENDAN GLEESON, PATRICIA CLARKSON LEAD SUNDANCETV’S STATE OF THE UNION ON FEBRUARY 14 – EPISODES NOW AVAILABLE

STATE OF THE UNION, SUNDANCETV’S MULTI-EMMY® AWARD-WINNING SHORT FORM ANTHOLOGY SERIES, RETURNS FEBRUARY 14; BRENDAN GLEESON, PATRICIA CLARKSON AND ESCO JOULÉY LEAD NEW SEASON FROM SEE-SAW FILMS
New episodes of the 10-minute per episode drama to debut across 10 nights on SundanceTV and as binge premiere on Sundance Now and AMC+

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – December 15, 2021 – SundanceTV today announced that the second installment of the multiple Emmy® Award-winning anthology drama, State of the Union, starring Brendan Gleeson (The Tragedy of Macbeth, In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance), will premiere on Monday, February 14 on SundanceTV, Sundance Now and AMC+. The groundbreaking short form series will unfold across 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length, over 10 nights starting February 14 at 10:00 pm E.T./9c on SundanceTV. All episodes will also premiere as a full season binge on AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and AMC+.

State of the Union will see the return of award-winning writer/director duo Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal) as they continue to cleverly explore relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counselling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Each week, between the bickering, they begin to piece together what has gone wrong between them. As the weeks go by, they start to deconstruct their 30-year marriage. Past betrayals are aired, their sex life is re-examined, and their vulnerabilities are finally shared. By the end of 10 weeks of marital counselling, they’re not the same couple they used to be, but is making a change enough to save their marriage, or should they walk away?

The first season of State of the Union starred Oscar® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A Private War) and Emmy® winner Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Get Shorty) in an innovative look at a couple who meet for drinks ahead of their weekly marriage counseling appointments. State of the Union received three Emmy® Awards: Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama (Pike) and Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama (O’Dowd).

A See-Saw Films production. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman are executive producers along with Hornby and Frears, with Sophie Reynolds producing the series for See-Saw Films. Kristin Jones, EVP of international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, is the executive in charge for SundanceTV. Endeavor Content is handling international sales.

About SundanceTV

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

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ Sundance Now offers cross-genre escapism for insightful viewers seeking fresh perspectives, thought-provoking experiences and transportive journeys to far-off places. With a rich selection of engrossing dramas and romance, imaginative fantasy, gripping mysteries, to riveting true crime and intelligent thrillers, Sundance Now programming features empowered characters telling one-of-a-kind of stories from around the world – all streaming commercial-free. Sundance Now houses critically-acclaimed and award-winning original and streaming exclusive series including popular supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches (Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer), highly anticipated UK adaptation of the French hit Call My Agent (Jack Davenport, Jim Broadbent), multi-Emmy winner State of the Union (Rosamund Pike, Chris O’Dowd; Patricia Clarkson, Brendan Gleeson), glamourous coastal drama Riviera (Julia Stiles), incomparably clever comedy Back (David Mitchell, Robert Webb), British true crime thriller Des (David Tennant), hit mystery The Drowning (Jill Halfpenny), French spy drama The Bureau, Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps (Laura Carmichael), acclaimed Swedish drama The Restaurant, British thriller The Cry (Jenna Coleman), Liar (Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd), Motherland (Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Joanna Lumley), Next of Kin (Archie Panjabi, Jack Davenport), and Total Control (Rachel Griffiths, Deborah Mailman), to name a few; alongside riveting true crime series including The Night Caller, Secrets of a Psychopath, The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love featuring the Amanda Knox podcast.

Sundance Now can be enjoyed for $6.99/month or $4.99/month with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

About AMC+:

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Ragdoll, Kin, Gangs of London, The North Water, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Spy City, Ultra City Smiths, Anna, and Firebite. AMC+ recently launched in Canada and Australia, and is available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.

About See-Saw Films

Academy Award®, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman founded See-Saw Films in 2008. With offices in London and Sydney, See-Saw specializes in international film and television production.

See-Saw’s film projects include this year’s awards contender Ammonite, written and directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan which was selected for the Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and London Film festivals. In 2016 they released the six-time Academy Award® nominated Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, as well as The King’s Speech, which was nominated for twelve and won four Academy Awards® in 2011 including Best Motion Picture. Recent projects include Widows directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. Upcoming projects include Operation Mincemeat, directed by John Madden and starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald; The Power Of The Dog, written and directed by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons; and The Unknown Man directed by Thomas M Wright, starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris.

See-Saw’s television division kicked off with the multi-award winning first season of Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’. Campion returned with ‘Top of The Lake: China Girl’ starring Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe. ‘State of the Union,’ written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 and won three Emmy Awards. Recent projects include Samantha Strauss’ ‘The End’ for Foxtel and Sky Atlantic, starring Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor. Upcoming projects include ‘The North Water’ for BBC Two written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham; ‘Slow Horses’ for Apple TV+, starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas; and ‘The Essex Serpent’ for Apple TV+, directed by Clio Barnard.



Emmy-winning State of the Union Renewed for a Second Season with New Cast on SundanceTV





Emmy-winning State of the Union Renewed for a Second Season with New Cast on SundanceTV
BACK FOR A LITTLE MORE, THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING SHORT FORM SERIES STATE OF THE UNION RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON ON SUNDANCETV

CREATOR NICK HORNBY AND DIRECTOR STEPHEN FREARS REUNITE TO DELIVER A PROFOUND EXPLORATION OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF GROUNDBREAKING SERIES FROM SEE-SAW FILMS

NEW SEASON PREMIERING LATER THIS YEAR ON SUNDANCETV AND SUNDANCE NOW STARS BRENDAN GLEESON, PATRICIA CLARKSON AND ESCO JOULÉY

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – January 27, 2021 – SundanceTV announced that it has renewed the Emmy®award-winning short form drama series, State of the Union, for a second season. Produced by See-Saw Films, Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenence) will lead the second installment of the innovative format, 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length, which commenced production in January. The second season will premiere on SundanceTV and AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now later this year.

Written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal), State of the Union, cleverly explores relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have ten minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Amongst the bickering they also discuss betrayals from their past, how they’re changing as people, and what the future of their relationship might look like in a changing world.

“The first season of State of the Union was a triumph of storytelling form, captivating audiences – 10 minutes at a time – by smartly and authentically exploring our fundamental humanity and curiosity around what makes people think, feel, love and interact,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks. “We are thrilled to once again partner with the great Nick Hornby and Stephen Frears, and welcome Brendan, Patricia and Esco, to break new ground in short-form storytelling with a series built on the most universal and unifying element of all – the human relationship.

“We are over the moon to be given another opportunity to work with Nick and Stephen on a new season of State of the Union with our friends at SundanceTV.” Said Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta, Executive Producers, See-Saw Films. “We are incredibly happy to welcome Brendan, Patricia and Esco to the team for a new story this season.”

Emmy Award-winning and multiple Golden Globe nominee, Brendan Gleeson recently played the role of Donald Trump in the CBS miniseries The Comey Rule and will soon be seen in the role of King Duncan in Joel Coen’s film adaptation of Macbeth. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe- Critics’ Choice- and Emmy Award-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson was recently seen in the HBO limited series Sharp Objects and the sixth and final season of Netflix’ House of Cards. Burgeoning multi-talent Esco Jouley recently wrapped a role on the upcoming Starz series Blindspotting, from creators Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, and was recently seen in HBO’s High Maintenance. Full Bios and Headshots

Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman are executive producers along with Hornby and Frears, with Sophie Reynolds producing the series for See-Saw Films. Kristin Jones, EVP of international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, is the executive in charge for SundanceTV. Endeavor Content is handling international sales.

The first season of State of the Union starred Oscar®-nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A Private War) and Emmy®-winner Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Get Shorty) in an innovative look at a couple who meet for drinks ahead of their weekly marriage counseling appointments. The short form series premiered as an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. State of the Union received three Emmy awards: Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama (Pike) and Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama (O’Dowd).

About SundanceTV

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

About Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Adding exclusive new programs every week, Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches; glamourous thriller Riviera; and critically acclaimed French spy drama The Bureau; plus Sundance Now Exclusives, such as Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British drama Des starring David Tennant; as well as riveting true crime series like No One Saw a Thing.

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About See-Saw Films

Academy Award®, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman founded See-Saw Films in 2008. With offices in London and Sydney, See-Saw specializes in international film and television production.

See-Saw’s film projects include this year’s awards contender Ammonite, written and directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan which was selected for the Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and London Film festivals. In 2016 they released the six-time Academy Award® nominated Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, as well as The King’s Speech, which was nominated for twelve and won four Academy Awards® in 2011 including Best Motion Picture. Recent projects include Widows directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. Upcoming projects include Operation Mincemeat, directed by John Madden and starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald; The Power Of The Dog, written and directed by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons; and The Unknown Man directed by Thomas M Wright, starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris.

See-Saw’s television division kicked off with the multi-award winning first season of Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’. Campion returned with ‘Top of The Lake: China Girl’ starring Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe. ‘State of the Union,’ written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 and won three Emmy Awards. Recent projects include Samantha Strauss’ ‘The End’ for Foxtel and Sky Atlantic, starring Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor. Upcoming projects include ‘The North Water’ for BBC Two written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham; ‘Slow Horses’ for Apple TV+, starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas; and ‘The Essex Serpent’ for Apple TV+, directed by Clio Barnard.

Nick Hornby Bio

Nick Hornby is an Oscar®-nominated screenwriter and award-winning author. He won an Emmy for his short form series State Of The Union directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rosamund Pyke and Chris O’Dowd. He adapted Nina Stibbe’s memoir Love, Nina into a BBC1 television series and received Academy Award® and BAFTA nominations for his screenplay adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn, which was directed by John Crowley. The film starred Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, received three Oscar nominations in total and was awarded BAFTA’s Outstanding British Film. Nick’s previous film and television projects include his Oscar and BAFTA-nominated adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir An Education, which was directed by Lone Scherfig and starred Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike and Emma Thompson, his adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times bestselling memoir into the film Wild, which starred Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, and his adaptation of his own memoir for the screenplay of Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth.

Nick’s best-selling books have served as a rich stream of inspiration for filmmakers: the British film of Fever Pitch was re-made by the Farrelly brothers, starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon; High Fidelity was directed by Stephen Frears, starring John Cusack and Jack Black, and in 2020 was re-imagined as a TV series starring Zoe Kravitz; About A Boy was directed by the Weitz brothers, starring Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette; A Long Way Down was directed by Pascal Chaumeil, starring Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Toni Collette, and his young adult novel Slam was adapted into an Italian language feature directed by Andrea Molaioli. Jesse Peretz directed an adaptation of his novel Juliet, Naked, starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd.

Nick’s other novels include How to be Good (2001), Funny Girl (2014) and Just Like You (2020). His non-fiction work includes Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, a collection of Nick’s book columns for US magazine The Believer, to which he continues to contribute a bi-monthly column. Among other recognition for his literature, Nick received the EM Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2010, he co-founded the children’s writing charity The Ministry of Stories, located in East London and now expanding to other UK cities.

Stephen Frears Bio

Unanimously regarded as one of Britain’s finest directors, Stephen Frears has always embraced a wide variety of styles, themes and genres. He worked almost exclusively for the small screen in the first 15 years of his career, with programs such as One Fine Day by Alan Bennett and Three Men In A Boat by Tom Stoppard. Stephen’s more recent TV work includes Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight for HBO and Channel 4’s The Deal starring Michael Sheen and David Morrissey. In the mid-1980s he turned to the cinema, shooting The Hit (1984), starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt and Tim Roth. The following year he made My Beautiful Laundrette for Channel 4, which crossed over to big-screen audiences and altered the course of his career. After directing its companion piece Sammy And Rosie Get Laid and the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears, he began working in Hollywood, with Dangerous Liaisons and the Grifters (for which he was Oscar®-nominated) among his most notable titles.

Returning closer to home, he directed The Snapper and The Van, two Irish films based on Roddy Doyle stories and, after a second spell of making American films (The Hi-Lo Country and High Fidelity), based himself largely in Britain. Frears showed his versatility with two vastly different movies – Dirty Pretty Things, a realistic account of immigrant life in London, and Mrs Henderson Presents, a nostalgic backstage comedy-drama. For his 2006 film The Queen he was again nominated for an Oscar. His subsequent films included Cheri and Tamara Drewe. He followed these with Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, which won a BAFTA and was nominated for three others, along with three Golden Globe and four Oscar nominations; The Program, which starred Ben Foster as seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; and Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, which received various accolades including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture and an Oscar nomination for Streep. Frears followed this with Victoria & Abdul, which starred Judi Dench, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Frears’ return to TV was with the acclaimed three-part BBC television series A Very English Scandal, which won Stephen a BAFTA for Best Director. He followed this up with an Emmy win for Nick Hornby’s short form series State Of The Union – starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd; and most recently directed James Graham’s QUIZ for ITV starring Michael Sheen and Matthew Macfadyen.