NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SERIES THIS IS GOING TO HURT HEADLINES AMC+ PRIDE MONTH COLLECTION
“STREAM WITH PRIDE” CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY THIS JUNE
AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Friday with Action Thriller White Elephant, Arabic-Language Standout Huda’s Salon, Futuristic Sci-fi Drama I am Mortal and Shudder Original Revealer
New Series, Films, Specials and More Now Streaming on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services This June
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This June, AMC+ celebrates Pride Month with “Stream with Pride,” a curated collection of original series, specials, and films from across the company’s portfolio highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Programming highlights include original series Dispatches from Elsewhere, Killing Eve, Orphan Black, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, and Slo Pitch, as well as an extensive lineup of feature films and documentaries from Cannes Palme d’Or Winner Blue is the Warmest Colour to the critically-acclaimed Do I Sound Gay?, all headlined by the debut of AMC+ Original series, This is Going to Hurt. A full programming lineup can be found BELOW.
Exclusive new film premieres roll out every week in June with the AMC+ Friday Night Films lineup including action thriller White Elephant (June 3), Arabic-language thriller Huda’s Salon (June 10), futuristic sci-fi thriller I am Mortal (June 17) and the horror exclusive for the “The Final Friday,” Shudder Original Revealer (June 24).
AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will also 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 all month long.
Highlights from across the suite of services include (in alphabetical and chronological order):
On ACORN TV:M
London Kills (Acorn TV Original)
Returning with its cutting-edge documentary style, London Kills dramatizes the experiences of an elite murder investigation squad in central London, led by Detective Inspector David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Shadow and Bone, Marcella) and the core cast including Sharon Small (Flesh and Blood, The Bay) as Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole, Bailey Patrick (Bridgerton, Bodyguard) as Detective Constable Rob Brady and Tori Allen-Martin (Unforgotten, Pure) as Trainee Detective Constable Billie Fitzgerald. In season 3, the elite murder investigation team deals with a series of killings – which turn out to be linked. It soon becomes clear that the killer has access to information from within the police service itself – are the detectives hunting one of their own?
Hidden (Acorn TV Exclusive)
DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams, Line of Duty) and DS Owen Vaughan (Siôn Alun Davies) return for the third and final installment of this hit Welsh crime drama. Twelve months after Mia Owen’s arrest, Cadi is at a crossroads, with her life in flux. After painful deliberation, Cadi and her sisters have decided to sell the family home, while Cadi is navigating a new relationship. To compound matters, a job opportunity has come up in Liverpool, forcing Cadi to ask herself the question – is it time to leave North Wales or time to face down demons, embrace her new relationship and make Bangor her permanent home? Cadi is still searching for an answer when she and Vaughan are called to investigate the brutal murder of a man in the remote Dysynni Valley.
Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Manhunt) embarks on an epic ocean wide adventure in search of the real Pacific in the latest installment of his popular travel series. His voyage is inspired by reading a book given to him when he was a child by his father about the Kon-Tiki expedition across the Pacific. Martin has always yearned to follow in those explorers’ footsteps. The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet, covering 63 million square miles, is strewn with tens of thousands of islands with coral atolls, jungle clad mountains, and lava spewing volcanoes. It is rich in animal life and has an astonishing kaleidoscope of humanity.
*Full Acorn TV programming schedule for the month available BELOW
For The Love of Jason (ALLBLK Original)
Fan-favorite relationship dramedy, For the Love of Jason, returns…This season explores Jason’s journey facing the obstacles of becoming an entrepreneur, building a co-parenting relationship with Carmen, and navigating his already complicated dating situation… all with a child on the way. Lacy, still at odds with Bryan after their brief entanglement, jumps back into the dating game and starts a new relationship with a professional basketball player. As Jason and Bella’s relationship flourishes, his friend circle begins to fall apart – tensions grow between him and Erick after a heated argument and Lacy and Bryan remain at odds after Alicia’s ultimatum. Things get worse when the whole squad links up for Erick and Lisa’s housewarming party, that turns into the dinner party from hell. Cast: Trell Woodberry, Kareem Grimes, BJ Britt, Laila Odom, Brely Evans, Jackee Harry, Tabitha Brown, Jessica Quintero, Christol Lartey, Iker Amaya
Terror Lake Drive (ALLBLK Original)
Terror Lake Drive, ALLBLK’s popular thriller following the terrorized tenants of the fictional Freeman Lake Apartments, returns with a second season, entitled “Single Black Female.” Tony Award-nominated actress Pascale Armand (Eclipsed), Yolanda Ross (The Chi), Charles Malik Whitfield (Chicago Med), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns), and Kendrick Cross (Ambitions) will star in the newest installment of the anthology series created by Jerry LaMothe (Blackout) and Kajuana S. Marie. This season brings a new, unsuspecting tenant to the mystifying lakeside apartment complex that terrorized a mother and her young son in Season 1.
The Fallen (ALLBLK Regular Feature)
Praise and worship leader Dwight Hawkins is finally on the verge of putting his long-deferred dreams back on track. Dwight is signed with TMG Records and feels he’s living a whole new life. He has everything he’s ever wanted but it all starts to slip between his fingers. Hitting rock bottom, he is at the point of giving it all up until an intervention and the visitation of the Holy Spirit shows he still has a purpose. Committed to do the Lord’s work he rises back on top. No matter how far you might have fallen, you’ll never fall beyond God’s reach.
*Full ALLBLK programming schedule for the month available BELOW
This is Going to Hurt (AMC+ Original)
A new provocative and heartfelt comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die), based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name. This Is Going To Hurt pulls no punches in its depiction of the laugh-out-loud highs and gut-wrenching lows of life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward. The series follows Adam (Whishaw), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy; junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all-the-while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.
Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon, The Son, Westworld, Fargo) of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon, The Red Road, Roswell, New Mexico). Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other, and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.
The Ipcress File (AMC+ Original)
At the height of the Cold War, ex-soldier and convicted thief Harry Palmer (Joe Cole, Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) is recruited to an unorthodox British spy unit whose boss, Dalby (Tom Hollander, Pride & Prejudice), wants his help to retrieve a missing scientist. Working alongside cool, ambitious agent Jean (Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody), Harry’s journey will take him to the wrong side of Berlin, the risky hedonism of Beirut and the blinding light of a Pacific H-bomb test – before one step too many lands him an unwitting role in a violent political conspiracy.
*Full AMC+ programming schedule for the month available BELOW
On IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:
Disappearance at Clifton Hill
Obsessed with memories of an unsolved crime from her childhood, a young woman’s investigation reveals the seedy underbelly beneath her idyllic Niagara Falls tourist town.
Gal Young ‘Un
Two women must come to terms with an opportunistic bootlegger who claims to love them. Director Victor Nunez’s first film.
The 27 Club
The last surviving member of a rock band travels in a drugged-out stupor from LA to his Missouri hometown to carry out his late friend’s final request.
Offseason (Shudder Exclusive)
Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalized, in Offseason, Marie (Jocelin Donahue, Doctor Sleep) quickly returns to the isolated offshore island where her late mother is buried. When she arrives, she discovers that the island is closing for the offseason with the bridges raised until Spring, leaving her stranded. One strange interaction with the local townspeople after another, Marie soon realizes that something is not quite right in this small town. She must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past in order to make it out alive. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters, Jeremy Gardner, directed by Mickey Keating (Carnage Park).
Mad God (Shudder Exclusive)
Mad God marks the feature directorial debut for visionary and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett, the creative powerhouse involved in such classics as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. Winner — Most Groundbreaking Film, Fantasia International Film Festival. Winner — José Luis Guarner Critic’s Award – Best Film & Best Visual Effects, Sitges Film Festival. Winner – Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award – Best Film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival.
Revealer (Shudder Original)
Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980’s Chicago. Starring Caito Aase (Black Mold) and Shaina Schrooten (Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge), written by popular comic authors Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and Michael Moreci (Barbaric, The Plot) and directed by Luke Boyce.
The Long Night (Shudder Exclusive)
While searching for the parents she’s never known, New York transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood southern stomping grounds with her boyfriend (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead on her family’s whereabouts. Upon arrival, the couple’s weekend takes a bizarre, terrifying turn as a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader terrorize the pair to fulfill a twisted ancient apocalyptic prophecy. Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Nolan Gerard Funk, Deborah Kara Unger and Jeff Fahey, directed by Rich Ragsdale.
*Full Shudder programming schedule for the month available BELOW
On SUNDANCE NOW:
This is Going to Hurt
The series follows Adam (Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal), a doctor who is finding his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy; junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.
Ten Percent (Sundance Now Original)
The Sundance Now Original Series, based on the original hit French series Call My Agent!, follows the small London talent agency of Nightingale Hart as it struggles to adapt in an ever-changing industry. After tragedy strikes the company, the personal and professional lives of the agents and assistants are thrown into turmoil. But duty calls – their celebrity clients are in constant need of help from their agents, with issues ranging from marital problems to over-commitment to lingering method acting to stage fright. As the Nightingale Hart agents deal with the incessant demands of their jobs, they’ll also find themselves dealing with more off-screen drama than they ever expected. Photos – Screeners – Trailer
The Split (Sundance Now Original)
After a devastating end to season two as Hannah (Nicola Walker, Four Weddings & a Funeral) and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan, Episodes) marriage fell apart, we join the couple ten months on in the rubble of their previously rock-solid 20-year marriage. Both lawyers have been respectfully negotiating their separation and seem to have reached an amicable agreement, but Hannah becomes acutely aware of what she’s about to lose. But when a shocking revelation dramatically changes the stakes, any hope of remaining amicable vanishes. Is their split too deep to repair?
The Wisting (Sundance Now Exclusive)
A convicted killer escapes from Detective Wisting’s custody by triggering a grenade during the inspection of a potential crime scene in the woods. The killer, who promised to reveal the location of yet another murder victim, instead blasts his way to freedom with the help of a former accomplice, injuring police officers in the process. The case is now personal for the entire Larvik police force. Wisting embarks on some of the most intense days of his life as he must manage his revenge-thirsty team, as well as stop the two criminals before they continue their killing spree. The case also becomes personal for the detective’s daughter, Line, who is shooting a true crime-documentary about serial killers and was the one who instigated the whole inspection. Features Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as FBI Special Agent Maggie Griffin.
*Full Sundance Now programming schedule for the month available BELOW
May 25, 2022 9:00am ET by AMC