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Company Unveils New Slate of Content Room Originals Leveraging Popular AMC Networks’ Talent and IP, In a Variety of Formats Across Company’s Full Distribution Ecosystem Including Linear, Streaming and Digital/CTV

NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2023 – AMC Networks today announced that it is building on its successful Content Room originals strategy, expanding its existing slate of shows to a variety of formats appearing across the company’s full distribution ecosystem spanning linear networks, streaming services and digital/CTV platforms. Leveraging the company’s talent relationships and IP, these original series have served as strong fan and partner-friendly extensions of AMC Networks’ underlying programming franchises and original series.

The Emmy-nominated series Cooper’s Bar, starring Rhea Seehorn, returns for a second season, expanding from its first season short-form format to 30-minute episodes that will premiere on the linear network IFC, before moving to other platforms. The show’s entire ensemble, including Lou Mustillo – Cooper himself – and the Emmy-nominated Seehorn, will be returning, along with new guest stars Whitney Cummings and Patrick Fabian. Season two is currently in production and premieres in October. Seehorn will also once again be a producer on the series.

You Are Here, a travel/memoir show hosted by Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) and produced by his company Edith Productions along side ZeroPointZero (Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown), is currently completing production of season one with episodes devoted to Savannah, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. The first season is scheduled to premiere across AMC, Sundance TV, IFC and WE tv, starting on Juneteenth. Johnnie Walker is the integrated sponsor of the show.

“This year’s Content Room Originals boast alignment with some of AMCN’s biggest franchises and fan-favorite talent.” said Kim Granito, head of marketing for AMC Networks. “By listening to what our fans want, and developing with an eye towards partner collaboration, the opportunities for success are unlimited.”

Additional Content Room Originals in production or development include:

  • Night Island– this six-part short-form series based on Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and The Queen of the Damned follows a pair of art thieves intending to steal a legendary painting who go undercover on Night Island. However, they don’t realize what kind of creatures call the island home and how much danger they are truly in, as this is secretly a vacation hideaway for the undead. This show is written by Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire season two writer Jonathan Ceniceroz, is overseen by the team at Mark Johnson’s Gran Via, and will premiere across all AMC Networks digital, streaming and linear platforms in the fourth quarter of 2023.
  • Show Me More– the ultimate backstage pass for fans of AMC Networks’ most beloved, high-quality scripted series, such as shows from The Walking Dead Universe and Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, returns for another season, with a mix of on-set exclusives and documentries, revealing cast interviews and even closer “you-are-there” access to showrunners, talent and production locations. After proving to be hugely popular with fans across digital, social and AVOD/FAST platforms and AMC+, new installments will appear as aftershows following season finales on linear and streaming. The package will also expand to include a suite of all-access behind-the-scenes exclusives just for AMC+ subscribers.
  • Jim Chee: Private Eye – A spin-off from the world of Dark Winds, this six-part shortform scripted noir series followes Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon) as he takes on his first case as a reservation private detective, in an homage to films like REAR WINDOW with a nod to noir comedies like THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Written by Lauren Augarten and Shandton Williams II from the Dark Winds writer’s room, overseen by director Steven Paul Judd, Navajo story consultant Rhiana Yazzie, and showrunner John Wirth.
  • More Tales from the TWDU (working title)– A six-part shortform scripted series taking place in the expanding world of The Walking Dead Universe. This will be overseen by TWDU creative head Scott Gimple.
  • In The Kitchen with Harry (working title) – A half-hour series for linear, digital and streaming, in which Harry Hamlin – fan-favorite actor, writer and entrepreneur who is currently starring in AMC’s Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches– shares his secrets for a successful dinner party with the help of world-class chef (and his beloved niece!), Renee Guilbault. Harry will welcome viewers into his culinary happy space – his kitchen. Each episode features guests from across the pop culture spectrum who will dine with Harry and Renee.
  • Night MarketAlso connected to Anne Rice’s Immortal Universe, last year’s virtual shopping sensation The Night Market (an e-commerce experience only open during vampire hours) is developing real world debut via sunset-to-sunrise pop-ups.

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films and RLJE Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library.  The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.


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