AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC AND WE TV ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS
Select Series Available Early on Premium Streaming Bundle AMC+
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY – February 18, 2021 – AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC and WE tv today announced upcoming premiere dates for several new and returning original series and specials, including AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Ride with Norman Reedus, the critically acclaimed first season of Gangs of London, following its highly successful run on AMC+; BBC AMERICA’s natural history special Snow Animals, animated special Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep and a new season of Top Gear; the final season of IFC’s sketch comedy series Baroness Von Sketch Show, the second season of Back and the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards; WE tv’s all-new original series The TS Madison Experience, the second season of Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka, and the highly anticipated fifth season of Mama June: Road to Redemption.
Several series will be available early on AMC+, the company’s new premium streaming bundle. Premiere dates and series information are below (by network):
Ride with Norman Reedus Season 5
Premieres Sunday, March 7 at Midnight ET/11c on AMC and AMC+
Early access begins Sunday, February 28 on AMC+
The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure as he explores local culture both domestic and abroad, meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.
Gangs of London
Premieres Sunday, April 4 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC
Full series available on AMC+
Gangs of London’s critically acclaimed first season takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. The action-packed thriller debuted on AMC+ last fall for US audiences and quickly became one of the top 3 most-watched series on the service. Gangs of London has been renewed for a second season.
Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 6B
Premieres Sunday, April 11 at 9pm ET/8c on AMC
Early weekly access begins Thursday, April 8 on AMC+
As Morgan’s (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season Six reveals the impact of what living under Virginia’s control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. When everyone is forced to take sides, they discover the meaning of, “The End is the Beginning.”
The Secrets She Keeps
Premieres Monday, April 19 at 10pm ET/9c on AMC
Full series available on Sundance Now
Following its successful premiere on Sundance Now last year and based on the bestselling novel by Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps tells the story of two women who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan (Jessica De Gouw, The Crown, Arrow) is a glamorous online influencer on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband, Jack (Michael Dorman, Patriot, For All Mankind); Agatha (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey) works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Although they live near each other, the two women’s lives could not be more different. Both women have secrets and both will risk everything to conceal the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.
Premieres Saturday, March 6 at 8pm ET/7c on BBC AMERICA and AMC+
Liz Bonnin introduces a cast of charismatic animals to reveal the remarkable strategies they use to survive, and even thrive, in the winter. In this spectacular season, our world is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling frost, snow and ice. But for animals, this is the toughest time of year, and preparations start early. Along the way, Liz meets our most iconic winter animals to uncover the secrets behind their seasonal success stories.
Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep
Premieres Sunday, March 21 at 6pm ET/5c on BBC AMERICA (all six half-hour episodes back-to-back)
Early access of the full season begins Monday, March 15 on AMC+
Missing from the BBC Archives, this animated version of the 1968 classic sees the TARDIS land on the surface of the sea, just off the coast of England. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton, The Omen), along with his companions, Jamie (Frazer Hines, Two Days in the Smoke) and Victoria (Deborah Watling, The Invisible Man) use a rubber dinghy to get ashore, where they are shot with tranquilizer darts and taken prisoner by security guards as they have arrived in the restricted area of a gas refinery.
At the refinery base, run by a man named Robson (Victor Maddern, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), the Doctor learns that there have been a number of unexplained problems with the pressure in the feed pipes from the offshore drilling rigs. It is later revealed that one of the rigs has sucked up a parasitic form of seaweed, which is capable of releasing poisonous gas or a strange kind of foam that allows it to take control of the minds of those it touches.
Top Gear Season 30
Premieres in April on BBC AMERICA and AMC+
In their fourth season at the wheel of Top Gear, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they drive their dads old cars. Plus, reviews of the new Toyota Yaris GR, the Ferrari Roma and more.
Baroness von Sketch Show – The Final Season: Bonus Episodes
Premieres Wednesday, February 24 at Midnight ET/11c on IFC and AMC+
First season available for free on AMC+ during the month of March
The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life with never-before-aired sketches from the critically acclaimed final season. The bonus episodes explore surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.
Back Season 2
Premieres Wednesday, March 31 at Midnight ET/11c on IFC
Early access to all Season 2 episodes begins Thursday, March 18 on AMC+
First season available for free on AMC+ during the month of March
In Season 2, we find Stephen (Mitchell) back at his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energized, after a lengthy spell in the Lyneham Abbey Wellness Centre. Thankfully Andrew (Webb), the formerly prodigal foster brother, has been treading water keeping it going. But despite Stephen being back it’s not all plain sailing. Stephen’s sister Cass, resenting her mom’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian, packs up and leaves home. Seemingly altruistic Andrew is focusing his troubling charm on the elderly parents of Stephen’s ex-wife Alison. Blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff gets married and ‘re-greens’ his farm. And the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of The John Barleycorn.
2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Premieres Thursday, April 22 at 10pm ET/9c on IFC and AMC+
IFC will once again exclusively broadcast the Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted this year by Saturday Night Live’s Melissa Villaseñor. New this year, the ceremony will air on IFC in primetime on Thursday, April 22 at 10pm ET/9c, 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. Also new this year: for the first time in history, the Spirit Awards will be recognizing outstanding achievement in uniqueness of vision, innovation and boldness of vision in TV and streaming as well as feature film.
The TS Madison Experience
Premieres Thursday, March 4 at 10pm ET/9c on WE tv
TS Madison is a loud, brash & outrageous social media star with a huge following of adoring fans from her hilarious online shows, most notably, The Queens Supreme Court. Now she turns her sights to her next goal – to be the first black, trans woman to host a mainstream talk show. With a circle of friends that consist of a ragtag team, her mother, Ms. Mary, and her BFF reality star Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Madison is ready to go next level.
The TS Madison Experience follows her bold, unfiltered, and authentic journey from internet stardom to beyond!
Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka Season 2
Premieres Thursday, March 18 at 9pm ET/8c on WE tv
With the pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, its impact begins affecting both Waka and Tammy’s relationship and their financial stability. Charlie is growing up fast and Waka and Tammy are unsure how to handle it. As she starts dating for the first time, they are unsure how to adjust. When Charlie reveals a major secret she is keeping from both of her parents, she makes a request that stuns the entire family. While Waka struggles to see his little girl grow up, Tammy worries that Charlie may be making the same teenage mistakes she went through. Tammy retreats to Baltimore in hopes to reconnect with herself and regroup with her music, but focusing on herself proves to be harder than she thought. Now without Tammy, Waka vows to prove how much she means to him; and when a stalker from her past returns, Waka takes it as his responsibility to protect her. Needing to co-parent in these troubling times while simultaneously healing deep wounds from their past, only time will tell if their relationship can survive…
Mama June: Road to Redemption Season 5
Premieres in March on WE tv
This season, Pumpkin and her husband are having trouble keeping their heads above water. Due to Josh’s job, they’re living separately, and the distance is not making the heart grow fonder. Pumpkin is struggling as she has the weight of keeping a happy home, caring for her teenage sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and Georgia’s cutest peach, daughter Ella Grace on her shoulders at the tender age of 20. Alana knows she can’t rely on Sugar Bear or Geno– and with her sister’s marriage on the rocks, she’s worried about losing Josh too. Meanwhile, a near death experience sends Sugar Bear looking for Alana. He continues to hold out hope that he and Alana can have a healthy father daughter relationship. However, there’s trouble ahead when Sugar Bear’s wife Jennifer starts to suspect he is cheating. June and Geno’s road to redemption hits a bump when a pending court case threatens to send them away for years leaving June terrified. After navigating some of the toughest obstacles and biggest losses over the past year, will she come out on the other side?
AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this winter includes The Graham Norton Show, Baby Chimp Rescue, the Doctor Who holiday special, The Watch and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Sherman’s Showcase, Baroness von Sketch Show, and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.