New York, NY – December 12, 2022 – Today, ALLBLK, the popular AMC Networks’ streaming service for Black television and film, announced new limited series, Snap, created by Grammy-nominated artist Eric Benét, is slated to premiere Thursday, December 22, 2022. In the vein of Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, the thrilling psychological anthology aims to address difficult social and ethical topics, head on, through a unique method of storytelling that disrupts conventional opinions.
Snap follows a perfectly imperfect god named “A.O.” who serves as the “moral compass” for the protagonist of each installment. When “A.O.” comes across a protagonist facing an unexpected scenario, he/she/they challenge(s) them to see themselves from the outside looking in…which in a “snap” will change the beliefs they’ve held onto for most of their lives.
Tackling deep-seeded societal issues like systemic racism, generational oppression, climate change, gender identity and abortion, the anthology sheds a light on broken systems, antiquated beliefs, and harmful misconceptions standing in the way of forward motion. In thought provoking, and sometimes fantastical ways, Snap serves to shake the collective conscience into acknowledging uncomfortable truths and recognizing we can no longer afford to stand idly by while agents of destruction, be they government forces, the media, or our very own selves, risk driving society at large aground. The show reminds us that the stakes are too high, and the ramifications too ominous, not to stand up and make noise.
Snap will star a host of lead characters including Eric Benét (Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story), Amiyah Scott (Star), Michael Buscemi (Blended, Nurse Jackie), Clifton Powell (Rush Hour), Tisha Campbell (My Wife and Kids, Inside Job) and more.
Snap is created by Eric Benét, directed, and written by Devin Hampton with Courtney Miller as an additional director for two episodes. Executive Produced by Eric Tomosunas, Angela Plasschaert, James Seppelfrick for Swirl Films, Sean Mik’ael Butler and Patrick Strøm in association with Cultivate Entertainment, and Ramon Villa and Lawrence Mestel for Primary Wave. General Manager, Brett Dismuke and SVP of Development & Production, Nikki Love will serve as executive producers for ALLBLK.
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 A House Divided and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular WE tv originals, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.
About AMC Networks
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK (formerly branded “UMC”). AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.