AMC+ Honors Black History Month with a Collection of Powerful Series and Films Created By and Featuring Black Talent and Stories



New York, NY, January 22, 2021 – For the month of February, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services. Highlights this month include early access to several highly anticipated debuts, including the extended tenth season of The Walking Dead available every Thursday ahead of the linear premieres on Sundays. Subscribers can also indulge in a robust lineup of dramas every Thursday, including two Sundance Now Exclusive Series – Season 1 of police procedural The Murders and Season 2 of the glamorous drama Playing for Keeps – as well as two critically-acclaimed series joining the service for the first time – French thriller The Returned and The Bridge. In addition to exclusive films from IFC Films Unlimited and Shudder,

AMC+ will honor Black History Month with a collection of influential series and films created by and featuring Black talent and stories all month long.

Subscribers will have early access to The Walking Dead’s extended tenth season of six new episodes and the popular Talking Dead aftershow, hosted by Chris Hardwick, with episodes debuting every Thursday beginning February 25, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday.

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed, and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde. In these six new episodes, we find survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides.

As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series A Discovery of Witches continues to debut new episodes on AMC+ every Saturday.

Based on the best-selling All Souls novels by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and demons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Starring Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, Season 2 sees Matthew (Goode) and Diana (Palmer) hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London where they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. In the present day however, their enemies have not forgotten them.

AMC+ celebrates Black History Month with a collection dedicated to “Black Stories & Storytellers” available all month long, featuring acclaimed documentaries The Stand, Lynch: A History and A Ballerina’s Tale; powerful dramas Memphis, Our Song and Medicine for Melancholy; and featured series including SundanceTV’s Brick City, AMC’s Hip Hop: Songs that Shook America, IFC Original Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular and Shudder Original

Documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

New dramas from Sundance Now join the service weekly, including:

Season 1 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series The Murders, starring Jessica Lucas as a rookie homicide detective seeking redemption, is available to binge starting Thursday, February 4.

Season 1 of crime drama The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir as two detectives working together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border, debuts on Thursday, February 11.

Season 2 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series Playing for Keeps, centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes, rolls out weekly beginning Thursday, February 18.
Season 1 of SundanceTV’s acclaimed horror-fantasy thriller The Returned premieres on Thursday, February 25. Set in a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to inexplicably return as if their death never happened, thus forcing the townsfolk to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.

IFC Films Unlimited and Sundance Now continue to celebrate the Sundance Film Festival with a lineup of festival favorites and award-winners through the years, including Boyhood, Camp, Sleepwalk With Me, James White, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Virgin Suicides, Heathers, The Babadook, Buck, Room 237, Weiner, Sleeping with Other People, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Bad Kids, Band Aid, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and more.

On Wednesday, February 3, several notable films from IFC Films Unlimited will be added to the lineup including the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive The Tribes of Palos Verdes starring Jennifer Garner, The Wedding Guest starring Dev Patel and Radhika Apte, and The Wind, starring Caitlin Gerard and Julia Goldani Telles. The following week, the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive I Hate
Valentine’s Day, written and directed by Nia Vardalos, debuts Wednesday, February 10.

Celebrate the thrills and chills of love with Shudder Original Joe Bob Puts A Spell On You, A Last

Drive-in special double-feature of romantic horrors hosted by the world’s foremost authority on drive-in cinema available Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 on AMC+.

Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include:


Full seasons of AMC’s popular Western series Hell on Wheels continue to roll-out every Thursday, with the first half of Season 5 debuting on Thursday, February 11 and the second half of the season available on Thursday, February 18. AMC’s gritty western follows a tale of revenge and lawlessness set against the first transcontinental railroad.

Early access to AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus Season 5 begins Sunday, February 28, ahead of the linear premiere in March. 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. Each episode features Reedus and a riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, or friend – as they journey to custom bike shops, motorcycle clubs, historical landmarks, under the radar attractions, and the occasional tourist trap, while pulling over to experience regional cuisine…with plenty of time for unplanned detours and getting off the beaten path along the way.

Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with content only available on AMC+ including:

The latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond – all available ad-free and on demand.

The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, an exclusive re-watch of Season 10 featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Sunday.

A special behind-the-scenes look with The Walking Dead: Making the Extended 10th Season, featuring interviews with cast and creators, on Sunday, February 14.

Early access to Talking Dead episodes every Thursday, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday.

The guest lineup for the first Talking Dead episode is as follows:

Thursday, February 25 – Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Angel Theory (The Walking Dead), additional guests TBA.


The season finale of the epic series The Watch debuts on Sunday, February 14. Inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s iconic Discworld novels, The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it.

New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and more.

Friday, February 5 – Sam Neill, Billie Piper, James Nesbitt, Andi Osho and Tom Jones
Friday, February 12 – Ethan Hawke, Alan Carr and Jessie Ware
Friday, February 19 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, February 26 – Guests to be announced.

New episodes of the epic and visually stunning six-part nature documentary series A Wild Year on
Earth continue to debut every Saturday with the finale on February 27. Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), the series explores the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation.

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January 25, 2021 8:10am ET by AMC  

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