NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JUNE
New York, NY — May 21, 2021 – This June, 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, Shudder and Sundance Now.

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

On ACORN TV:

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV Original)
First Two Episodes of Season 2 Premiere Monday, June 7

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960s crime series follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

The Real Manhunter (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Premieres Monday, June 14

Recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit Acorn TV Original drama Manhunt, former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton and his cases are featured in this new series exploring the crimes themselves and the breakthrough moments when a suspect was identified and arrested.

The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 21

Based on Anna Grue’s bestselling crime mysteries, with an engaging blue-sky take on the successful Nordic genre. Detective Chief Inspector Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind, Darkness-Those Who Kill) investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp (André Babikian, The Protectors), and his wife, Marianne (Laura Drasbæk, Park Road), a criminal technician.

Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from Britain and beyond, including Midsomer Murders, Manhunt, and My Life is Murder. Acorn.tv

On ALLBLK:

Stuck with You (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Continues Every Thursday

Storybook celebrity couple Candace (Tammy Townsend, K.C. Undercover) and Luvell (Timon Kyle Durrett, Queen Sugar) finally decide to move forward with their separation – that is until a new celebrity couple on the scene threatens to take their throne, diminish their brand, and rob them out of a career defining opportunity. Featuring special guest appearances by Vivica Fox (Empire), Shanice, AJ Johnson (House Party), Kenny Lattimore, and more.

Beyond the Pole (ALLBLK and WE tv Original)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 7

Atlanta’s hottest dancers transition from working in the club to life Beyond the Pole. Friendships are tested, finances are strapped, but together these ladies hustle to move Beyond the Pole.

A Closer Look (ALLBLK Original)
Episode 4 Premieres Thursday, June 10

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 features a one-on-one sit-down interview with the artist and producer and highlight music videos/live performances, studio sessions, archival interviews, B-roll footage, and guest interviews. This episode features singer-songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius.

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. www.ALLBLK.tv

On AMC+:

Portlandia
Full Series Binge Available Beginning Thursday, June 10

Fan favorite Peabody and Emmy-Award-winning IFC Original series, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be available for a full series binge.

Fear the Walking Dead
Early Access to New Episodes Every Thursday with the Season Finale on June 10

Critically acclaimed 6th season continues every Thursday ahead of the Sunday television broadcast on AMC. In the season finale, everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.

Kevin Can F**k Himself
First Two Episodes Premiere Sunday, June 13

New dark comedy follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke (though she’s usually the butt of them). But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain? When she finally wakes up to—and revolts against—the injustices in her life?

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
New Episodes Continue Every Saturday

Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy, BBC America’s compelling saga continues the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming and offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City and forthcoming dramas Too Close, The Beast Must Die and Kin. AMC+

On SHUDDER:

Caveat (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, June 3

When a lone drifter with partial memory loss, Isaac, accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days, it all seems like easy money, but there is a caveat; he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Trapped and at the mercy of Olga, Isaac begins to discover secrets in the house that coincide with the terrifying resurgence of his own memory. Starring Jonathan French, Leila Sykes and Ben Caplan.

The Amusement Park (Shudder Exclusive Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 8

Recently discovered and restored in 4k 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation, the film stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.

Vicious Fun (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 29

Joel, a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim. Directed by Cody Calahan. Starring Evan Marsh, Amber Goldfarb, Ari Millen, Julian Richings, Robert Maillet, Sean Baek, David Koechner, Alexa Rose Steele, Mark Gibson, Kristopher Bowman and John Fray.

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. www.shudder.com

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Gulf (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 3

Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) tries to leave the past behind and make the most of her tentative new relationship with daughter Ruby (Timmie Cameron, Shortland Street) – but a blackmailer is making that impossible.

Moloch (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Premieres Thursday, June 10

Set in an industrial, labyrinthine seaside town, strangers are suddenly bursting into flames for no reason. Suicides? Murders? Supernatural phenomena? To find out, Louise (Marine Vacth), an ambitious and unstable journalist, and Gabriel (Oliver Gourmet), a brilliant psychiatrist mourning his son, lead the investigation.

Innocent (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 24

Sally’s (Katherine Kelly, Cheat, Criminal: UK) conviction is overturned, and she’s found not guilty. She’s spent the last 5 years in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy – once her pupil. Now a free woman, life in her hometown has moved on. Can she find the real killer and prove her innocence?

Sundance Now 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, including The Bureau, Des, and Discovery of Witches. SundanceNow.com



TRUE CRIME DOCU-SERIES THE REAL MANHUNTER DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON ACORN TV ON MONDAY, JUNE 14





TRUE CRIME DOCU-SERIES THE REAL MANHUNTER DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON ACORN TV ON MONDAY, JUNE 14
The Eight-Part, Binge Release Explores the Real-Life Cases of Police Detective Colin Sutton, the Inspiration for the Hit Acorn TV Drama Manhunt

New York, NY – May 11, 2021 – True crime docu-series The Real Manhunter premieres as a full series binge on Acorn TV on Monday, June 14. Recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit Acorn TV Original drama Manhunt, former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton spent 30 years in the police force, a career that saw him lead many of the most high-profile and successful murder investigations of his generation. Though he will forever be associated with the arrest and conviction of serial killer Levi Bellfield and ‘night stalker’ Delroy Grant, his career was so much more, as his conviction record shows. Of the 37 murder cases he investigated, he solved 35 with convictions.

In this eight-part Acorn TV Exclusive Series, Sutton revisits cases he led and explores everything from the crime itself to the breakthrough moment when the suspect was identified and arrested. He will take the viewer on a journey from the moment the police were called to the scene, visit key locations, and explain how he and his team managed to gather enough evidence to secure a conviction. The Real Manhunter features contributions from fellow police officers and journalists who covered the cases and will offer a gripping insight into exactly what happens after the most violent of crimes have been committed.

All episodes are available to view now on Screeners.com.

The Real Manhunter is a Revelation Films Production in association with Sky and Goldfinch Entertainment. The series is written by Colin Sutton (Manhunt), Chris Matthews (The Krays: Kill Order) and Trevor Drane (The Feared: Irish Gangsters), with the latter two also serving as directors. Abacus Media Rights (AMR) handles international distribution.

Additionally, the Acorn TV Original and ITV drama series Manhunt starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as Colin Sutton returns this fall with four new episodes following The Night Stalker case.

THE REAL MANHUNTER EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON MONDAY, JUNE 14

Episode One – ‘The Night Stalker’ Delroy Grant

Delroy Grant is considered to be one of the UK’s worst rapists with a reign of terror that spanned almost 20 years. Nicknamed ‘The Night Stalker,’ he would sneak into the homes of the elderly, disconnect the electricity and assault them before disappearing into the night. He went undetected for many years due in part to mistakes made by the police but was finally arrested in 2009 due to a restructuring of the investigative process used to pursue Grant. In 2011, he went on trial charged with 29 offences and was convicted of all of them. Police believe he is responsible for hundreds more.

Episode Two – ‘The Bus-Stop Killer’ Levi Bellfield

Levi Bellfield is one of the most notorious serial killers in modern British history, most famously committing the brutal murders of Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange. In 2002, Milly Dowler was abducted and murdered but it would be months before her body was found. In the years that followed, two more women were also killed in brutal attacks. Seeing a link between the murders, Colin Sutton launched a murder hunt and eventually brought ‘the bus stop killer’ to justice.

Episode Three – The Murder of Bridie Skehan

Nimpha Ong and Ahmed Al-Haddad were tenants of 92-year-old Bridget ‘Bridie’ Skehan, a wealthy former socialite, at her Bayswater apartment when they brutally beat her to death in a gratuitously savage attack in December 2002, in a bid to get their hands on her fortune. Her body was found in a shed to the rear of the building a few days later, having been bundled into a cardboard box and concealed. When the pair were arrested, they blamed each other for the crime but were both eventually convicted of murdering Bridie and given life sentences.

Episode Four – The Murder of Krystal Hart

Thomas Hughes murdered pregnant, 22-year-old Krystal Hart with two gunshots to the head on the doorstep of her home in a ruthless execution style murder. Following a long-running dispute between Hart and ‘neighbor from hell’ Angie Brewer, Hughes took it upon himself to carry out the revenge attack after becoming besotted with Brewer. In a surprising twist, there were CCTV cameras placed above the door to discourage and monitor the feud which Thomas Hughes either ignored or knew nothing of which would help to secure a conviction during the trial. But first, the police had to track Hughes down.

Episode Five – The Murder of Christopher Donovan

Christopher Donovan, his brother Philip and friend Richard were in high spirits walking home in the early hours one Saturday morning when they were attacked by a gang of thugs, an attack that would end in Christopher’s death. The gang kicked and punched Christopher, knocking him to the ground. His lifeless body was then hit by a passing car in a final blow. After a painstaking investigation which included reconstructions using tailor’s dummies, a series of witnesses came forward to identify the three killers who were later sentenced to life in prison.

Episode Six – The Murder of Clare Bernal

Harvey Nicholls beauty consultant Clare Bernal and security guard Michael Pech had only been on three dates when he began a sustained campaign of stalking against her. Eventually, she reported his behavior to the police – he had been following her, texting her up to 50 times a day, threatening her – and he was arrested. On September 15th, 2005, Pech was out on bail awaiting sentencing for harassment when he walked into Harvey Nicholls and shot the 22-year-old once in the back of the head then three times in the face. She died instantly and he then turned the gun on himself.

Episode Seven – The Dream City Cinema Fire

The Dream City Cinema Club was an adult cinema in Clerkenwell that was operating illegally due to the pornographic nature of the films it screened. On February 26, 1994, David Lauwers fought with a doorman at the cinema in a dispute over admission, after which he was ejected. He returned to exact his revenge 30 minutes later with a can of gasoline which he poured into the entrance and set alight. The fire took hold quickly and due to the lack of fire inspections on the illegal operation, most of the staff and patrons were trapped. 11 men were killed in the fire and a further 15 were seriously injured. A few days later, Lauwers walked into Walthamstow police station and admitted to the crime.

Episode Eight – The Disappearance of Maureen Hale

In June 1999, Maureen Hale vanished without a trace, leaving her husband and children behind. Police had long suspected her millionaire husband Martin of killing her after she had demanded a divorce and with damning evidence against him, he was arrested and charged with her murder. That damning evidence? He had offered a friend who ran a pet cemetery £20k to hire an incinerator and detectives also found a note in his briefcase listing ways to dispose of a body. Martin Hale was found not guilty following the trial and Maureen’s whereabouts has never been discovered.

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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 Dalgleish 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.