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AMC NETWORKS’ FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE NEW SERIES TWD: THE ONES WHO LIVE, FAR NORTH, AND MORE

AMC NETWORKS’ FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS FEATURE THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES THE WALKING DEAD: THE ONES WHO LIVE; SUNDANCE NOW’S INTERNATIONAL CRIME CAPER FAR NORTH; AND THE RETURN OF ACORN TV’S POPULAR THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES

AMC+ CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WITH THE BEST OF ALLBLK POP-UP COLLECTION ALL MONTH LONG

Film Premieres Continue Every Friday on AMC+ Including Survival Thriller The Dive, Documentary Feature Dario Argento Panico, Shudder Original History of Evil,
and Skeletons in the Closet, which will co-premiere on Shudder and ALLBLK

New Series, Films, Specials and More to Stream on AMC Networks’

Suite of Targeted Streaming Services

New York, NY – January 18, 2024 – This February, AMC Networks launches new series including the debut of the highly anticipated The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, Sundance Now’s new international crime caper Far North and the third season of popular Acorn TV Original The Madame Blanc Mysteries. AMC+ continues film premieres every week including Shudder Original documentary retrospective Dario Argento Panico, horror-thriller Skeletons in the Closet, starring Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire), deep sea thriller The Dive, and Shudder Original film History of Evil, starring Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black). AMC+ will celebrate Black History Month with a special The Best of ALLBLK pop-up collection, featuring 11 signature series from ALLBLK available all month long.

These films, series and more join an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, beloved franchises, highly anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.

On ACORN TV:

  • Monsieur Spade (AMC Original Series)

New Episodes of the Limited Series Continue Sundays on AMC, AMC+ and Acorn TV Until the Finale on February 18

Starring and executive produced by Golden Globe®, SAG® and BAFTA® Award-winner Clive Owen (CloserChildren of Men, The Knick) as the hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade, Monsieur Spade centers around the infamous protagonist of American writer Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 classic novel The Maltese Falcon. The year is 1963, and the legendary Detective Sam Spade is enjoying his retirement in the South of France. By contrast to his days as a private eye in San Francisco, Spade’s life in Bozouls is peaceful and quiet. But the rumored return of his old adversary will change everything. Six beloved nuns have been brutally murdered at the local convent. As the town grieves, secrets emerge, and new leads are established. Spade learns that the murders are somehow connected to a mysterious child who is believed to possess great powers.

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  • The Madame Blanc Mysteries Season 3 (Acorn TV Original Series)

Two-Episode Season Premiere Monday, February 19

Caron enlists Jean’s (Sally Lindsay, Mount Pleasant, Cold Call) help when a Marine biologist dies after finding a rare gold coin. Who would kill him and is there more treasure to find under the sea?

  • Murdoch Mysteries Season 17 (Acorn TV Exclusive Series)

Two-Episode Season Premiere Monday, February 26

The new season begins with William Murdoch and Julia Ogden racing to discover the true intentions of their mysterious captors in order to escape and resume their lives in Toronto. Constable Crabtree and Effie will find their domestic bliss interrupted by an urgent mission that emerges from Crabtree’s past and Station House #4 will be in a state of tension as Brackenreid’s place in the constabulary remains in question. Llewellyn Watts resumes work as a detective, determined to live his truth and pursue happiness on his own terms, while Violet Hart will thrive in her new romance with Isaiah Buchanan — but the future of the Star Bright Club hangs by a thread, as does Violet’s fortune when she is brought to court by the family of her dead husband.

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*Full Acorn TV programming schedule for February available HERE

On ALLBLK:

  • Double Cross (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Continue Every Thursday Until the Series Finale on Thursday, February 22

After the shocking reveal of their true biological father in last season’s finale, the vigilante “Wonder Twins” are back, and with a vengeance. Ashley A. Williams and Jeff Logan reprise their roles as crime-fighters Erica and Eric Cross, respectively, and continue their crusade against child trafficking no matter the cost. This season the Cross crew is faced with a case hitting extremely close to home, as Eric’s newborn son is kidnapped. Meanwhile, the twins discover a bus full of elementary school children has mysteriously vanished. With the stakes higher than ever it will take a village to get everyone home safe. In the third episode, The Twins are moving closer to finding Eric’s baby and the children, but the clock is ticking before they are all lost forever. Cade recruits a young man to traffic children, while the Twins recruit to help find the children. Cast: Ashley A. Williams, Jeff Logan. Eric Roberts, Zimzon Zion, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jasmine Brown, Judi Johnson, Redaric Williams, Faith Malonte, Candice Van Beauty and Cameo Sherrell

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  • Lunar Lockdown (ALLBLK Original Film)

Premieres Thursday, February 1

In the year 2075 the Earth is no longer the home of the United States’ most violent criminals.  These convicts are sent to the moon to serve their time under the rule of Warden Felicity Myers. When inmate Christina Jenkins arrives at the prison, she quickly finds out that serving her time quietly is not an option.  The women of Orion Colony Prison are used in every way a human can be used for the personal gain.  When an opportunity arises, a group of inmates come together in an attempt to regain their freedom and dignity. Cast: LisaRaye McCoy, Lalia Odom, Cameo Sherrell, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Jhone Y. Lucas, Leila Weisberg and Erica Peeples.

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  • Erica Nicole Clark Stand Up Special (ALLBLK Original Special)

Premieres Thursday, February 1

Erica Nicole Clark gets hilariously candid about teaching, dating, and family in her debut comedy special.

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  • Mama June: Family Crisis (WE tv Original Series)

Premieres February 9 on WE tv; New Episodes Streaming Mondays on ALLBLK Beginning February 12

This season, Anna is hit with a devastating cancer diagnosis – stage 4 adrenal carcinoma – forcing her to undergo aggressive treatment. The family must rally to care for Anna and her daughters during this challenging time while navigating their own next steps. Alana hit a milestone becoming the second person in her family to ever be accepted to college. Will she have the courage to move across the country and pursue her dreams? Will she do it solo or wait for her boyfriend’s legal troubles to settle? With life changing decisions on the horizon, Alana takes a closer look at her finances. Sadly, she discovers most of the money she’s earned over the years is gone, leading her to question June, who managed her account. It’s quite the heavy load for an eighteen-year-old who is also watching her sister battle cancer. Meanwhile, June is adjusting to married life with Justin, however, she’s been at her daughter’s side and attempting to make up for lost time with her girls.

  • Bold & Bougie (WE tv Original Series on ALLBLK)

Premieres on February 15 on WE tv; New Episodes Streaming Mondays on ALLBLK Beginning February 19

Five boss women – Malaysia PargoTameka RaymondGocha Hawkins, Princess Banton-Lofters and Crystal Smith, – form a sisterhood in the new Black Hollywood: Atlanta!  Over eight episodes, we see how these dynamic women who have it all, deal with their own trials and tribulations. While these women are struggling with the aftermath of divorce, family issues, and bad mouthing in the press, they’ll also be turning up at the strip club. These women are proving that age is nothing but a number.

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On AMC+:

  • The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (AMC Original Series)

New Series Premieres Sunday, February 25 on AMC and AMC+

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead? The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira.

    • The Walking Dead: Best of Michonne – Premieres February 1 (AMC+ Exclusive)

A look back at Michonne’s legendary moments with a collection of her iconic episodes from The Walking Dead.

    • The Walking Dead: Best of RickPremieres February 1 (AMC+ Exclusive)

Relive Rick’s legendary moments with a collection of fan-favorite episodes from The Walking Dead.

    • The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Cast Diaries – Premieres February 29 with New Episodes Released Every Thursday In-Season (AMC+ Exclusive)

Special bonus episodes of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live featuring exclusive interviews with cast and creators.

  • Monsieur Spade (AMC Original Series)

New Episodes of the Limited Series Continue Sundays on AMC, AMC+ and Acorn TV Until the Finale on February 18

Starring and executive produced by Golden Globe®, SAG® and BAFTA® Award-winner Clive Owen (CloserChildren of Men, The Knick) as the hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade, Monsieur Spade centers around the infamous protagonist of American writer Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 classic novel The Maltese Falcon. The year is 1963, and the legendary Detective Sam Spade is enjoying his retirement in the South of France. By contrast to his days as a private eye in San Francisco, Spade’s life in Bozouls is peaceful and quiet. But the rumored return of his old adversary will change everything. Six beloved nuns have been brutally murdered at the local convent. As the town grieves, secrets emerge, and new leads are established. Spade learns that the murders are somehow connected to a mysterious child who is believed to possess great powers.

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  • Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale (Sundance Now Original Series)

New Episodes of the Supernatural Mystery Continue Every Thursday Until the Season Finale on February 8

Written and created by Debbie Horsfield (Poldark) and adapted from the bestselling novel by V.V. James, Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale takes place in a contemporary world where witchcraft is real. Set in the idyllic English town of Sanctuary, where for hundreds of years witches have lived peacefully as valued members of society…until now. Sarah Fenn (Elaine Cassidy) is Sanctuary’s resident witch, on whom the town relies to solve their problems when conventional remedies have failed. When a local teen rugby star dies tragically in an apparent accident, his death exposes a terrifying undercurrent of suspicion and fear towards Sarah and her teenage daughter, Harper (Hazel Doupe). The boy’s mother Abigail (Amy de Bhrun), once Sarah’s closest friend, is wracked with grief, and launches a modern-day witch-hunt to avenge her son’s death no matter what the cost.

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  • Far North (Sundance Now Original Series)

Two-Episode Premiere of International Crime Caper on Thursday, February 15 on Sundance Now and AMC+; New Episodes Every Thursday Until the Season Finale on March 14

Inspired by the true story of New Zealand’s largest meth bust, this drug smuggling dramedy follows a Tongan-Australian gang whose lucrative drug deal with a global cartel goes awry and they’re left stranded with 500kg of meth and a boatload of lies. They unwittingly involve an ordinary Kiwi couple, Ed and Heather, in their increasingly desperate pursuit of their ultimate payday. Amidst the absurdity, Ed and Heather navigate treacherous waters, hoping to both thwart the gang and survive the ludicrous ordeal. Starring Temuera Morrison (The Book of Boba Fett, Aquaman) and Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Black Bird).

  • New Film Premieres:
    • Dario Argento PanicoDocumentary Retrospective Premieres Friday, February 2 (Shudder Original)
      In the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms, Dario Argento crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares. Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.
    • Skeletons in the ClosetPremieres Friday, February 9 (Shudder & ALLBLK Premiere)

Haunted by a malevolent spirit since childhood, a desperate mother allows herself to become possessed in order to save the life of her terminally ill daughter. Starring Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire)

    • The DivePremieres Friday, February 16 (AMC+ Exclusive)

A deep-sea dive at one of the world’s most remote spots becomes a fight for survival for sisters Drew and May when a catastrophic landslide sends rocks tumbling into the sea. After being struck by the rockfall, May now lies deep below the surface, trapped by debris and unable to move. With dangerously low levels of oxygen, it is up to Drew to fight for her sister’s life. She must put her own life in jeopardy and risk paying the ultimate sacrifice. With no help in sight, time is quickly running out.

    • History of EvilPremieres Friday, February 23 (Shudder Original)

In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance. One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house. But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister. Starring Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black).

  • Also featured on AMC+ in February:
    • The Best of ALLBLK – Pop-Up Collection Available February 1 Through February 29

Celebrate Black History Month with ALLBLK’s popular series including Double Cross seasons 1-3, A House Divided seasons 1-3, Brat Loves Judy season 1-2, Terror Lake Drive seasons 1-2, A La Carte season 1, Hush season 1, Wicked City season 1, Lace season 1, Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy season 1, Black Love season 1 and Love After Lockup: Innocent After Lockup.

    • Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: The Cast Diaries – Series Binge February 8

Dive deeper into the hit series based on Anne Rice’s iconic novels with these special bonus episodes featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.

  • The Graham Norton Show S31 – New Episodes Tuesdays on BBC America, AMC+ and Acorn TV

BAFTA-award-winning talk show features a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Guest lineup is as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 6– Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniel Kaluuya, and Kevin Bridges.
  • Tuesday, February 13– Guests TBA
  • Tuesday, February 20 – Guests TBA
  • Tuesday, February 27 – Guests TBA

On HIDIVE:

  • Urusei Yatsura Cour 3 (HIDIVE Exclusive)

New Simulcast Episodes Throughout February

Last year’s iconic invader girl Lum returns for the two-part Season 2 of the sci-fi romcom Urusei Yatsura. The first part (Cour 3) of this exciting second season streams exclusively this winter on HIDIVE with new simulcast episodes every Thursday. When an alien race known as the Oni invade Earth, the chronically unlucky and unapologetically lecherous Ataru Moroboshi is selected as humanity’s representative in a duel for the fate of the planet! His opponent is Lum, the Oni’s very pretty princess, and it’s only thanks to Ataru’s unscrupulous behavior that he’s able to scrape out a win in a treacherous game of tag against her. Ataru thinks he’s had his lucky break at last, but when Lum takes a shine to him off the battlefield, the conflict follows him home as Lum invades not only planet Earth, but also the womanizing Ataru’s love life! Produced by David Production, Urusei Yatsura is co-directed by Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura with writing by Yuko Kakihara. Streaming in Japanese with English Subtitles.

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  • My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered (HIDIVE Exclusive)

New Simulcast Episodes Throughout February

The isekai anime adaptation My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered quickly became one of the top new shows of the winter season. Fans can catch the latest simulcast episode of this HIDIVE exclusive series every Thursday. Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn’t stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is… Produced by Okuruto Noboru, My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered is directed by Masakazu Hishida and written by Yuzuru Aoba. Streaming in Japanese with English Subtitles.

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*Full HIDIVE programming schedule for February available HERE.

On SHUDDER (also available on AMC+):

  • Dario Argento Panico (Shudder Original Film)

New Documentary Retrospective Premieres Friday, February 2
In the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms, Dario Argento crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares. Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.

    • Argento Films Debuting in Shudder’s Library on February 2 Include: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Inferno, Two Evil Eyes, and Argento’s Dracula, joining the collection of Argento films already available on the service (Deep Red, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Opera, Trauma, The Stendhal Syndrome and Dark Glasses).
  • Joe Bob’s Very Violent Valentine’s Day (Shudder Original Special)

New LIVE Special Premieres Friday, February 9 on Shudder and AMC+; Available On Demand Beginning Sunday, February 11

Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mailgirl honor the lusty sting of Cupid’s arrow with a kinky double-feature featuring blood, sex, and the dark side of love.

  • Skeletons in the Closet (Shudder Film Premiere; also available on ALLBLK)

New Film Premieres Friday, February 9

Haunted by a malevolent spirit since childhood, a desperate mother allows herself to become possessed in order to save the life of her terminally ill daughter. Starring Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire)

  • History of Evil (Shudder Original Film)

New Film Premieres Friday, February 23

In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance. One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house. But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister. Starring Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black).

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*Full Shudder programming schedule for February available HERE

On SUNDANCE NOW (also available on AMC+):

  • Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale (Sundance Now Original Series)

New Episodes of the Supernatural Mystery Every Thursday Until the Season Finale on February 8

Written and created by Debbie Horsfield (Poldark) and adapted from the bestselling novel by V.V. James, Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale takes place in a contemporary world where witchcraft is real. Set in the idyllic English town of Sanctuary, where for hundreds of years witches have lived peacefully as valued members of society…until now. Sarah Fenn (Elaine Cassidy) is Sanctuary’s resident witch, on whom the town relies to solve their problems when conventional remedies have failed. When a local teen rugby star dies tragically in an apparent accident, his death exposes a terrifying undercurrent of suspicion and fear towards Sarah and her teenage daughter, Harper (Hazel Doupe). The boy’s mother Abigail (Amy de Bhrun), once Sarah’s closest friend, is wracked with grief, and launches a modern-day witch-hunt to avenge her son’s death no matter what the cost.

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  • Far North (Sundance Now Original Series)

Two-Episode Premiere of International Crime Caper on Thursday, February 15 on Sundance Now and AMC+; New Episodes Every Thursday Until the Season Finale on March 14

Inspired by the true story of New Zealand’s largest meth bust, this drug smuggling dramedy follows a Tongan-Australian gang whose lucrative drug deal with a global cartel goes awry and they’re left stranded with 500kg of meth and a boatload of lies. They unwittingly involve an ordinary Kiwi couple, Ed and Heather, in their increasingly desperate pursuit of their ultimate payday. Amidst the absurdity, Ed and Heather navigate treacherous waters, hoping to both thwart the gang and survive the ludicrous ordeal. Starring Temuera Morrison (The Book of Boba Fett, Aquaman), Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Black Bird).

 

  • Bingeable Series Joining Sundance Now This Month Include:
    • Acceptable Risk – Series Binge February 8 on AMC+ and Sundance Now

When her husband, Lee, is murdered, Sarah Manning comes to realize that she knows nothing about his past. Sarah begins to question who Lee actually was and what he did in his work for a powerful global organization. Starring Elaine Cassidy (A Discovery of Witches, No Offence) and Angeline Ball (Hidden Assets, Shameless)

    • The Fall – Season 1 Binge February 22 on AMC+ and Sundance Now; Additional Seasons Debut Every Thursday

Stella Gibson is a successful, highly driven homicide detective and Paul Spector is the ruthless serial predator she seeks. This a hunt that will challenge the investigative skills of Gibson and her team before Spector succeeds in killing his next victim. Starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (Belfast).

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