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.



SWEDISH CRIME DRAMA THE HUNT FOR A KILLER DEBUTS IN THE US EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW





SWEDISH CRIME DRAMA THE HUNT FOR A KILLER DEBUTS IN THE US EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW
Binge All Six Episodes Thursday, August 12

NEW YORK – July 8, 2021 – The Hunt for a Killer, premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, August 12, is a 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 10-year-old Helén Nilsson, a case that shook Sweden to its core.

In March 1989, the sadistic murder of Helén in Hörby, a small town in southern Sweden, traumatized the nation. A seemingly impossible case, it remained unsolved for 15 years, leaving the small community and the police force entrusted to protect it with a painful open wound. On the night Helén disappeared, there were about twenty suspected pedophiles living in Hörby. This is the prelude to The Hunt for a Killer, which follows the unwavering journey of the two detectives Åkesson and Olhed who led an investigation team that solved numerous homicides in southern Sweden and who would eventually, against all odds, find Helén’s killer.

The Hunt for a Killer is a story about a region left behind, class inequalities and social exclusion, but it’s also a story about a man of integrity who pushed back against the authorities, revolted against corruption and never gave up.

The Hunt for a Killer, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Yellow Bird Sweden AB, Sveriges Television AB and Film i Skåne AB production. The series is written by Lotta Erikson (Ikon) and Helene Lindholm (Majken) and directed by Mikael Marcimain (Gentlemen & Gangsters). Banijay Rights distributes the series internationally.

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Episode One

On a chilly evening over Easter break, 10-year-old Helén Nilsson goes missing from the small Swedish town of Hörby. Six days after her disappearance, Helén’s mangled body is found, raped and strangled. Detective Pelle Åkesson can see that the investigation is starting to drift dangerously off track under Chief Krister Berg’s leadership.

Episode Two

Helén Nilsson’s case is on the backburner, and Detective Pelle Åkesson follows the investigation’s stagnating progress with concern.

Episode Three

Detectives Pelle Åkesson and Monica Olhed have solved several murders, but Helén Nilsson’s unsolved case still plagues them. Helén’s mother has decided not to put a headstone on Helén’s grave until her killer has been apprehended.

Episode Four

Detective Pelle Åkesson returns from sick leave and starts to systematically go through the Helén Nilsson case in secret. When he asks Detective Monica Olhed to listen to his findings, they reunite and a new search begins.

Episode Five

Detective Pelle Åkesson has gone against Chief Krister Berg’s orders and secretly sent DNA taken from Helén Nilsson’s body to a lab in Birmingham, England. After waiting in tense anticipation, the results arrive: the killer’s genetic profile.

Episode Six

Detective Pelle Åkesson can prove with DNA that the suspect raped Helén Nilsson, but not that he murdered her. Desperate for closure, he decides to tear apart the place where the suspect lived when Helén went missing.

About Sundance Now:

From AMC Networks, 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. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches starring Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer; glamourous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; award-winning Australian political drama Total Control starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman; timely drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; New Zealand detective drama One Lane Bridge; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British thriller The Cry starring Jenna Coleman; as well as streaming exclusives, including Emmy-winner State of the Union starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd; British thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love with Amanda Knox’s 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. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH, Sling TV and YouTube TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Too Close, and forthcoming dramas The Beast Must Die, The North Water and Kin.