AMC+ TO SIMULCAST EPIC LIVE EVENT FOR THE SERIES FINALE OF THE WALKING DEAD ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 9PM ET
NOVEMBER ALSO FEATURES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON 2 DEBUT OF AMC+ ORIGINAL GANGS OF LONDON; NEW BBC AMERICA SERIES MOOD; SEASON FINALES OF INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE AND IFC ORIGINALS DOCUMENTARY NOW! AND SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE
AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Week, Including Love Triangle Thriller Both Sides of the Blade, Sudsy Comedy Bar Fight!, Western Murder Mystery Murder at Yellowstone City and Shudder Original Film Blood Relatives
Anime Streamer HIDIVE Debuts New Exclusive English Dubs for Fan Favorite Series Himouto! Umaru-chan R and KAIJI: Ultimate Survivor
New York, NY – October 19, 2022 – This November, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will feature a number of highly anticipated series debuts and sendoffs, including the series finale of the pop cultural phenomenon The Walking Dead, along with a simulcast of the series’ epic finale event in Los Angeles and supersized, live Talking Dead, on November 20 at 9pm ET; the eagerly-awaited new season of AMC+ Original Gangs of London debuting November 17; the season finale of critically acclaimed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire on November 6; the two-episode debut of BBC America’s Mood on November 6; and season finales of popular IFC Original series, Documentary Now! and Sherman’s Showcase, on November 9 and November 23, respectively.
This month also features new AMC+ exclusive film premieres rolling out every week, including French love triangle thriller starring Juliette Binoche, Both Sides of the Blade (November 4), sudsy comedy starring Rachel Bloom and Melissa Fumero, Bar Fight! (In theaters and on AMC+ November 11), Western murder mystery starring Gabriel Byrne and Thomas Jane Murder at Yellowstone City (November 18), and Shudder Original film, Blood Relatives (November 22), from writer/director/star Noah Segan (Looper, Knives Out).
The company’s targeted streamers also set to 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, and the newly acquired anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.
On ACORN TV:
- Whitstable Pearl (Acorn TV Original)
Two Episode Premiere Monday, November 28; Weekly Through December 12
In Season One, Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman, After Life, Trigger Point) juggled her commitments to the seaside town restaurant — the eponymous Whitstable Pearl — with her “side hustle” as a PI. In Season Two, Pearl will prioritize her detective work and transition from being a chef who solves crimes, to a full-time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant. Pearl’s cases overlap with DCI Mike McGuire’s (Howard Charles, Shadow and Bone, Top Boy) police investigations. Their relationship is charged by a determination to outdo each other, and a fiery mutual attraction. When they compete, sparks fly and tempers flare. When they work together, they make a hell of a team.
- Doc Martin (Acorn TV Exclusive)
New Episodes Premiere Every Monday Through November 28; Series Finale on December 29
In this long-running, wildly popular UK dramedy, Martin Clunes (Manhunt) stars as surly and self- centered yet beloved Dr. Martin Ellingham with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood. A year has passed since Martin resigned his medical license, and his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz), is now the one seeing patients as a child counselor, while he looks after their own two young children. But does the Doc truly never want to practice medicine again? Also returning for the final season: Dame Eileen Atkins as Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom as Al Large. Coming up: A documentary on the series premieres December 26, and the series finale premieres December 29.
- My Life is Murder (Acorn TV Original)
Final Two Episodes of Season 3 Premiere Monday, November 7
Retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless, Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) moved back to her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, to bake amazing sourdough and reconnect with her ex-con brother (Martin Henderson, Virgin River). But this irrepressible investigator can’t help poking her nose into bizarre murder cases, with assistance from data analyst Madison (Ebony Vagulans), DI Harry Henare (Rawiri Jobe), and café owner Reuben (Joseph Naufahu).
*Full Acorn TV programming schedule for the month available HERE
- Hip Hop Homicides (WE tv on ALLBLK)
Season 1 Premieres Monday November 7
From Executive Producers 50 Cent & Mona Scott-Young, Van Lathan looks into the staggering number of murders in the Hip Hop community to uncover the truth behind these crimes. The streets were talking and no one was listening… until now.
- Partners In Rhyme Season 2 Episode 5 (ALLBLK Original Series)
Season 2 Episode 5 – Thursday November 10
Hazel passes out due to high blood pressure and gets hospitalized. Hazel gets scared that she doesn’t have anyone to pass anything down to and wants Lana to be her executor. Epiphany jumps on Luscious’ track and outshines Luscious, garnering a lot of attention causing Luscious to get jealous. Luscious tells Boston to take her off the track causing their friendship to be in crisis.
Cast: MC Lyte, Precious Way, Ron G., Wesley Jonathan and Rolonda Watts
*Full ALLBLK programming schedule for the month available HERE
- The Walking Dead
Series Finale on AMC+ and AMC Sunday, November 20 at 9pm ET
After 11 seasons of survival, it all comes down to this as the television legacy concludes its epic run. Witness The Walking Dead series finale along with an exclusive look at red carpet arrivals, props, costumes, and a live taping of the Talking Dead where special guests will reveal what’s ahead in The Walking Dead Universe.
- Anne Rice’s Interview with The Vampire
Series Finale on AMC+ Sunday, November 6; One Week Ahead of AMC Linear
A sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat De Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.
Two-Episode Series Premiere on Sunday, November 6: One Week Ahead of BBC America Linear
Mood is the highly anticipated first drama series from actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky, based on her critically acclaimed Royal Court play (Superhoe). In the six-part series, Sasha Clayton (Lecky) dreams of becoming a major recording artist, but right now she’s a bedroom artist: spending her days smoking weed and stalking her ex-boyfriend (Jordan Duvigneau, My Mum Tracy Beaker) on Instagram. When she is kicked out of her family home for drunkenly trying to burn her ex’s house down, Sasha becomes homeless and is forced to fend for herself, sofa-surfing with local drug dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar). Everything seems to change when she meets and moves in with Instagram influencer and party girl Carly (Lara Peake, Brave New World), who introduces her to the exciting world of making money and becoming ‘famous’ on social media. But as the gap between her online presence and her dream of being a singer continues to grow, Sasha finds herself struggling to escape this new influencer world that is more complex and darker than she could have imagined.
- Gangs of London (AMC+ Original)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, November 17
One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of season one, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Humans, Mr. Malcolm’s List) is now being forced to work for the Investors. As the Investors look down on a city sliding into chaos they decide enough is enough and bring in reinforcements to restore control. Old favorites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Who will win the battle for London’s soul? Returning cast includes: Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Orli Shuka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Narges Rashidi, Asif Raza Mir and Valene Kane. Joining the ensemble cast for season 2 include Waleed Zuaiter, Jahz Armando, Fady El-Sayed, Salem Kali and Aymen Hamdouchi.
- Documentary Now!
Season Finale on Wednesday, November 9, Available One Week Ahead of IFC Linear
IFC’s original comedy series, Documentary Now!, returns for the highly anticipated fifty-third season, with six all-new documentary-inspired episodes. Co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the six-time Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
- Sherman’s Showcase
Season Finale on Wednesday, November 23, Available One Week Ahead of IFC Linear
The witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman’s Showcase features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the funkmonster, A-list guest stars and original songs (“Drop it Low for Jesus,” “Marina Del Ray”) that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode of the series is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.
*Full AMC+ programming schedule for the month available HERE
- Himouto! Umaru-chan R
English Dub Premiere: November 2022
This comedic slice-of-life series was a hit with fans when it originally aired in 2017 and now they can enjoy Himouto! Umaru-chan R all over again in English dub exclusively available on HIDIVE. Umaru has two faces: her “outside face” is a reserved beauty, renown throughout the school and community for her flawless manners, talent, and intelligence. Her dreaded “inside face,” the face her responsible older brother Taihei deals with daily, is a lazy, game -playing, snack-binging brat. As Umaru hides her ability to methodically pair junk food with cola, Taihei attempts to devise ways to reign in her epic laziness by any means necessary. Starring Emily Neves as Umaru Doma and Adam Noble as Taihei Doma, the English dub production features Kyle Colby Jones as both director and scriptwriter with translation by Javier Lopezs and Ian Fagen.
- KAIJI: Ultimate Survivor
English Dub Premiere: November 2022 (First Arc – 9 Episodes)
Fans can now relive the thrills of KAIJI: Ulimate Survivor, the amusingly sinister survival series, in English dub exclusively on HIDIVE. Kaiji Ito has serious issues. Not only is he a social misfit, but he’s also a deadbeat petty gambler. After he gets duped into co-signing a loan for his friend, he’s stuck owing the Yakuza millions! Things start looking up when he’s given the opportunity to win his life back by gambling with other lucky participants on a mysterious casino ship, but he quickly realizes that more than just money is at stake. Soon Kaiji and the other contestants discover the depths of human depravity when there is nothing left to lose — except their lives. With a cast that includes Jeremy Gee as Kaiji, David Matranga as Endo, David Harbold as Mr. Tonegawa and David Wald as the Narrator, the English dub production features direction by Kyle Colby Jones, scriptwriting by Marta Bechtol and Kyle Colby Jones and translation by Ian Fagen.
*Full HIDIVE programming schedule for the month available HERE
On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:
Film Premieres Wednesday, November 2
The eldest son of a ruthlessly tough, larger-than-life MMA champion (Stephen Dorff) must literally fight his way out of the abusive cycle his father has continued in this emotional thriller.
Film Premieres Wednesday, November 16
When a spacecraft crashes to earth, a psychologist evaluating the lone survivor in a secluded facility learns he may carry an alien parasite that threatens to consume them all.
Film Premieres Wednesday, November 23
Ethan Hawke stars as the iconic rebel inventor, fighting an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition in this playful and unconventional biopic from director Michael Almereyda. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Hannah Gross and Josh Hamilton.
- The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans (Shudder Original)
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans brings together some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour, and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. Guest Judges include Elvira, Harvey Guillen, Justin Simien, David Dastmalchian, Poppy, Alaska, Katya, Joe Bob Briggs, Bonnie Aarons, Barbara Crampton, and more.
- Satan’s Salves: Communion (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Friday, November 4
The terrifying sequel to the Shudder Original Satan’s Slaves from acclaimed writer-director Joko Anwar (Impetigore). Satan’s Slaves: Communion follows a family living in a rundown apartment after escaping terror from an evil cult and their undead mother, unaware that their new home is a bigger threat to their lives. Returning cast members to the franchise include Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Egi Fedly and Ayu Laksmi.The film, which was the first Indonesian film shot with IMAX technology, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Mandrake (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Thursday, November 10
Mandrake follows probation officer Cathy Madden, who is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer ‘Bloody’ Mary Laidlaw back into society after twenty years of jail. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near Mary’s farm. Starring Deirdre Mullins, and Paul Kennedy, directed by Lynne Davison.
- Slash/Back (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Friday, November 13
The sleepy village of Pangnirtung wakes up to a typical summer day. No school, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang. Starring Tasiana Shirley, Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth, Chelsea Prusky, directed by Nyla Innuksuk.
- Blood Relatives (Shudder Original)
New Film Premieres Tuesday, November 22
Francis, a 115-year-old Yiddish vampire, still looks 35. He’s been roaming American backroads in his beat-up muscle car for decades, keeping to himself, and liking it that way. One day, Jane, a teenager, shows up. She says she’s his daughter, and she’s got the fangs to prove it. They go on the road, deciding whether to sink their teeth into family life. Written and directed by Noah Segan (Knives Out), who stars with Victoria Moroles (Teen Wolf).
*Full Shudder programming schedule for the month available HERE
On SUNDANCE NOW:
- The Suspect (Sundance Now Original)
Season 1 Binge Debuts on Thursday, November 3
When a young woman is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery, veteran police officer DI Vincent Ruiz (Shaun Parkes, The Mummy Returns) and his young partner DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra, Bodyguard) are assigned to the investigation. As a successful author, Doctor Joe’s (Aidan Turner, Poldark) opinion is much sought after and when he meets DS Devi he’s only too willing to offer help with profiling and his expertise. As the investigation into Catherine’s death gathers pace, we start to ask, do we know the real Joe, or does he have a secret life? And has his work as a clinical psychologist allowed him to develop a criminal mindset? Or worse?
- The Dry (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 1 Binge Debuts Thursday, November 17
When 35-year-old Shiv (Roisin Gallagher, The Fall) arrives back in Dublin for her grandmother’s funeral, the whole Sheridan family are begrudgingly forced to confront their collective and individual demons. No one expected Shiv to come home permanently. Shiv is 6 months sober; her parents’ marriage is shaky, overachieving sister Caroline is wound tighter than a spring and younger brother Ant never wants the party to end. While recovery may have equipped Shiv with great ideas and tools, her family and ex-boyfriend Jack will put these and her newfound sobriety to the test in this moving comedy-drama.
*Full Sundance Now programming schedule for the month available HERE
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 newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC 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.