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AMC+ Acquires Trio Of Foregin Crime Dramas

AMC+ announced on Thursday that it has has acquired the rights to three crime drama series: Cold Courage, Kin and Too Close.

COLD COURAGE
The first to premiere on the streaming service is Lionsgate’s Cold Courage, which will hit AMC+ on Thursday, March 11. Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. Mari (Pihla Viitala), a fierce psychologist, and Lia (Sofia Pekkari), a shy graphic artist, are drawn together through the “Studio” – a clandestine group of like-minded people operating off the grid, dedicated to righting the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt.

KIN
From BRON Studios and Headline Pictures, Kin will launch this fall as an AMC+ Original and stars Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne and Aidean Gillen.

Currently filming in Dublin, Ireland, Kin chronicles the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war and speaks to the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Ciarán Hinds, Sam Keeley, Emmett J. Scanlan, Maria Doyle Kennedy and newcomer Yasmin Seky also act in the film.

TOO CLOSE
Lastly All3Media International’s psychological thriller Too Close, featuring Chernobyl‘s Emily Watson, will debut later this year. A three-part drama, Too Close centers on forensic psychiatrist Emma Robinson (Watson), who must assess criminal suspect Connie (Denise Gough) – only to fall victim to Connie’s insightful, yet manipulative nature.
 
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AMC+ February 2021 Highlights

AMC:
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.

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.

BBC AMERICA:
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.

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.

IFC:
Never-before-aired sketches from the final season of the critically-acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show will be available every Wednesday, beginning February 24.

The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life. Season 5 explores surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.

IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:
IFC Films Unlimited honors Black History Month with a number of empowering and illuminating documentaries and films including Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, A Ballerina’s Tale, Medicine for Melancholy, Passing Strange, Kiki and The Land. Other films include Valentine’s Day programming such as Jenny’s Wedding, Weekend, Certified Copy and Let the Sunshine In.

SHUDDER:
Subscribers can get their horror fix with new films from Shudder premiering every Thursday in February including Shudder Original A Nightmare Wakes (Thursday, February 4), Shudder Exclusive After Midnight (Thursday, February 11), Shudder Original Shook (Thursday, February 18) and Shudder Exclusive The Dark and The Wicked (Thursday, February 25). See the full Shudder February 2021 schedule.

SUNDANCE NOW:
The finale of Sundance Now Original Series The Night Caller, a four-part true crime documentary, debuts Tuesday, February 9. The weekly episodes explore the legacy of Australia’s most notorious serial killer and those through whose lives he altered irrevocably, including his victims and the two men wrongfully convicted of the crime in a shocking double miscarriage of justice.

The season finale of Sundance Now Exclusive Cleaning Up, the British drama about a struggling mother who resorts to insider trading in order to pay her debts, debuts Thursday, February 4.
 

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Cold Courage Official Trailer | Coming to AMC+ on March 11
Based on the award winning and best selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen , Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present day London.

 
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AMC+ MARCH 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

AMC+
The Walking Dead Extended Season 10 – Premieres February 21
AMC+ will debut the first episode of The Walking Dead’s highly anticipated extended 10th season one week ahead of its linear premiere (Sunday, February 28). Subsequent episodes will debut early on the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premiere on Sundays, beginning Thursday, March 4.

Cold Courage – Premieres Thursday, March 11
Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. The first 3 episodes will debut on Thursday, March 11, with subsequent episodes released every Thursday.

A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Finale (SUNDANCE NOW/ SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Saturday, March 13
The second season finale of this addictive fan favorite finds Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) facing an uncertain future as their time hiding in Elizabethan London comes to an end. *Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series

Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep – Premieres Monday, March 15
The missing 1968 serial is brought to life in stunning animation for the first time when the full season debuts ahead of the linear premiere on BBC AMERICA, joining other Doctor Who animated specials The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones on AMC+.

Back Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, March 18
Following an acclaimed first season on SundanceTV, the delightfully sharp Britcom Back returns with the entire new season available for early access to AMC+ subscribers ahead of its linear premiere. NOTE: Season 1 will be available for free and ungated on AMC+ for the month of March.

Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, March 25
Catch up on the first half of Season 6 with never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators.

SHUDDER (Full March Schedule)
The Dark and The Wicked (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, February 25
On a secluded farm, a man is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife (Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Preacher) slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland, Hell or High Water) and Michael (Michael Abbot Jr, The Death of Dick Long) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom—something more than her heavy sorrow. *Shudder Exclusive

Lucky (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 4
Putting a fresh spin on the home invasion subgenre, this surreal feminist thriller follows a self-help book author (Brea Grant, who also scripted) who suddenly finds herself stalked by an elusive and dangerous man and becomes caught in a struggle to regain control over her life. *Shudder Original

Slaxx (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 18
A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, Slaxx proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection. Starring Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way), Brett Donahue (Private Eyes), Sehar Bhojani (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Stephen Bogaert (The Umbrella Academy). *Shudder Original

Violation (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25
With her marriage on the verge of collapse, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law after years apart. But one evening a small slip in judgment leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. She embarks on an extreme course of action to address the situation, but the price of revenge is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel. *Shudder Original

Creepshow Season 2 (SHUDDER / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 1
Hit anthology series from showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), based on George A. Romero’s iconic ‘80s classic, features twisted tales of monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained that live up the franchise’s famous tagline, “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared.” Season 2 features Josh McDermott (The Walking Dead), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Keith David (Greenleaf), Ryan Kwanten (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Eric Edelstein (Twin Peaks), Barbara Crampton (Reborn), Ali Larter (The Rookie), C Thomas Howell (The Terror), Iman Benson (#BlackAF), Ted Raimi (Ash vs Evil Dead), Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and others.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 3 (SHUDDER / AMC+)–Premieres Friday, April 16
The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.

SUNDANCE NOW
Secrets of a Psychopath (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Tuesday, March 23
Secrets of a Psychopath recounts the facts behind the most complex and surprising murder to come before the courts in Irish criminal history. The true crime series takes the viewer through the many coincidences, twists and turns of the investigation, uncovering an obsessive and unconventional relationship which ultimately ended in tragedy. All 3 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

The Restaurant: 1951 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, March 25
It’s summer 1951 and the Löwander family operates a restaurant in the Stockholm archipelago. Daughter Nina (Hedda Stiernstedt, Svartsjön) once had a passionate relationship with Calle (Charlie Gustaffson, Vikingshill) the chef, but both are now married and have children with others. In the light summer nights on the seaside, their love reawakens – but how great a price are they willing to pay to follow their hearts? Is it really true that love conquers all? Or does it actually destroy all? All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Original Series

The Bad Seed (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Thursday, April 29
This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. All 5 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Between Black & Blue (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+) – Premieres Tuesday, May 25
This true crime series tells the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of a sensational murder, their decades-long fight to clear their names, and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers. All 4 episodes available to binge. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

 
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AMC Entertainment Q4 Sales Plunged 90%, Losses Ballooned Amid Pandemic; CEO Adam Aron Cites “Most Challenging Market Conditions” In 100 Years
By Jill Goldsmith

AMC Entertainment revenue fell last quarter plunged to $162 million from close to $1.5 billion the year as the global pandemic squeezed exhibition. That beat expectations, coming about $20 million above Wall Street’s consensus estimates. The stock is up 3% in late trading.

Net losses widened to $946 million, including a hefty one-time impairment charge, from $13.5 million the year before.

As of March 5, AMC was operating 527 of its 589 domestic locations and 78 of its 356 internationally. In regions where theatres are not yet able to open AMC said it continues to have “productive discussions with local and state authorities about the appropriate timing for a resumption of operations.”

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AMC Entertainment Q4 Sales Plunged 90%

@WilliamR, you may have mistakenly dropped this article in the wrong discussion thread. AMC Entertainment is different company than AMC Networks.

Discussion thread below in Latest Industry News forum might be the best place.
 
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AMC+: 6 Reasons Besides The Walking Dead To Get The Streaming Service
PHILIP SLEDGE | PUBLISHED: MAR. 7. 2021

It seems like whenever you see an ad for AMC+ they always focus on The Walking Dead. It makes sense, considering the zombie drama series is the biggest thing going for AMC right now and there’s an argument that could be made for it being in the top three shows in the network’s history. One thing this marketing strategy often leaves out (or hides in the fine print) is the fact that the streaming platform offers its subscribers a rather robust collection of content from AMC and the other channels and streaming services under the corporate umbrella.

I recently gave AMC+ a spin after learning that it was home to Gangs of London, the 2020 crime drama from The Raid director Gareth Evans, and I was caught off guard by all the great shows, movies, and channels that were seemingly hidden on the app. I mean, there’s true crime (both serial killer and cult shows), livestreams, classic AMC originals, and access to a few of those specialized platforms like Shudder and IFC Films Unlimited.

Numerous AMC Original Series, Including Mad Men, Are Streaming On AMC+
There are few former AMC shows that are as popular now as they were when they first aired, with the '60s drama Mad Men being high up on that list. For the longest time, we all could turn to Netflix to binge watch Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and everyone else at Sterling Cooper as they chainsmoke, drink on the job, and be as complicated as can be, but that all changed in June 2020 when the acclaimed series departed the streaming giant and found its new home elsewhere: AMC+.

And, Mad Men isn’t the only great original series that can be watched on AMC+ as shows like NOS4A2, Hell on Wheels, and several others are all streaming on the platform. It should be noted, however, that there are some major shows missing from the library, Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul being the most notable. Maybe both of those shows will be on the service at some point, but not at this moment.

AMC+ Is Full Of Movies And Content From Shudder, IFC Films Unlimited And Sundance Now
Tucked away near the bottom of the AMC+ app are three widgets that serve as portals to thousands of hours of content from Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited. Although AMC+ gives its users access to those respective streaming services, you will have access to all the movies, original shows, and other content found in each brand’s respective library.

This isn’t just a small portion of the content found on each service, as their full libraries are accessible by AMC+ subscribers. Whether you want to watch the Sundance Now original series A Discovery of Witches, Shudder’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, or hundreds of movies like Boyhood, The Babadook, and Blue is the Warmest Color on IFC Films Unlimited, you don’t have to go through too much trouble to do so pretty much in the same place.

AMC+ Has A Staggering Amount Of Movies
In addition to all the show offerings from the likes of Shudder, Sundance Now, AMC, and other channels, AMC+ also features a staggering amount of movies that are available to stream through the service. If you want to watch a movie with your kids, The Lego Movie is there. How about one of the greatest action movies of all time? Look no further, because Terminator 2: Judgment Day is there in all its glory. Comedies? Groundhog Day. Seriously, the list just goes on and on, and that’s not even getting into all the horror offerings.

Some movies have ad breaks (I first noticed this with The Lego Movie), but the commercials are short and there because of streaming rights. If a movie you choose does have ads built in, you will be given a warning before the feature begins. Again, this isn’t for every movie, and the ads aren't all that obstructive.

True Crime Buffs Have A Friend In AMC+
If you were to subscribe to AMC+ solely for its true crime offerings, you would not be let down. We are living in the golden age of true crime documentaries and docuseries, and there are few places that are stuffed with more shows about serial killers and cult leaders than AMC+, thanks in part to the inclusion of Sundance Now.

Seriously, there is an entire true crime section on the AMC+ home screen, which guides you to dozens of titles like The Night Caller, The Preppy Murder, and No One Saw a Thing, which documents the murder of “town bully” Ken Rex McElroy, whose death remains unsolved despite dozens of witnesses to the crime. Then there is Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle, the 2018 four-part series documenting the final years of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple cult.

AMC+ Has Livestreams Of AMC, IFC And More
It seems like more and more streaming services are starting to offer livestreams in addition to their on-demand libraries, and AMC+ is one of them. In addition to all the movies and shows that can be watched at any time, subscribers can also watch live feeds of AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and a specialized AMC+ stream. This is perfect for the cordcutters out there who miss watching standard channels or those who just want to have something on in the background while they go about their daily household business.

The AMC livestream is also perfect or those who wish to watch shows like The Walking Dead when they air live, though those same people could always watch new episodes early through AMC+. Speaking of which…

Oh, And AMC+ Gives Subscribers Early Access To The Walking Dead
I know I said we were going to focus on things not pertaining to The Walking Dead, but the fact that AMC+ gives fans of the show early access to the extended Season 10 is just too good to not mention. With AMC+ you are able to watch the latest episode on Thursdays, three days before it premieres on standard AMC. It should be noted that you can only watch the latest season of The Walking Dead on AMC+, but being granted early access to Season 10’s extra episodes more than makes up for the lack of previous seasons.

Overall, AMC+ is a nice streaming option with loads of movies, shows, and exclusive content. While there are some issues with navigating the service (this could be caused by having to use platforms like Prime Video and the Roku Channel to use the app), its' pluses more than make up for any complaints.
 

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Lucy Hale To Star In AMC, Alibi Crime Drama Series ‘Ragdoll’
 

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AMC Streamer Acorn TV Renews ‘Queens Of Mystery’ For Season 2
FYI. Acorn TV is a separate subscription service and is not part of the AMC+ streaming package.

Perhaps we should include Acorn TV content here as well. Don't know if it warrants a separate discussion thread or if it is better to have all of it here in one thread.
 

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FYI. Acorn TV is a separate subscription service and is not part of the AMC+ streaming package.

Perhaps we should include Acorn TV content here as well. Don't know if it warrants a separate discussion thread or if it is better to have all of it here in one thread.
Oh, I suggest combined, information from it is not that frequent.
 

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Oh, I suggest combined, information from it is not that frequent.
Agreed.

Updated the discussion thread title to include Acorn TV. This should now cover AMC+ which includes AMC Networks, Sundance NOW, Shudder, IFC Films and now Acorn TV. Popular titles will have their own discussion thread and the remainder can land here. (y)
 

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Acorn TV March 2021 Schedule

Acorn TV has announced the programs that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in March.

Acorn TV is available at Acorn.TV and on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more.

AVAILABLE MARCH 1
Law & Order UK, Series 3 (U.S. Only)
A host of top British acting talent comes together to form the ensemble of this British adaptation of the seminal Emmy®-winning legal and crime drama, Law & Order. Employing the original series’ iconic two-part structure that focuses first on the investigation of a crime at the police level and then shifts in its second half to the prosecution of the suspects, Law & Order: UK approaches the format and characters from a uniquely English perspective.

Cat Hospital
This observational series reveals the cute, cuddly and dramatic daily life at Ireland’s first veterinary hospital catering exclusively to cats. We go behind the scenes at the Cork Cat Hospital and meet the felines and watch their cases unfold, from grooming and neutering to house calls and life and death medical emergencies. We watch cat expert Clare Meade and her team of dedicated professionals at work caring for their adorable animal clientele. (6 EPS, 2019)

Monday, Monday
Sally (Morven Christie, The Bay) wants to move on from the boyfriend who dumped her, so when the company she works for relocates, it’s a chance for a fresh start – even if it is with her incompetent boss, Christine (Fay Ripley, Cold Feet). On her first work night out, she meets the charming Steven (Tom Ellis, Lucifer) but, after being sick on him, she hopes never to see him again. The next day brings an unpleasant surprise -he’s the assistant of the new COO Alyson (Holly Aird, Waking the Dead). Even worse, he’s her boyfriend as well. (7 EPS, 2009)

MONDAY, MARCH 8
The Strange Calls
Part oddball comedy, part mystery, this unique Australian series paints a lighthearted portrait of a recently disgraced city cop, Toby Banks (Toby Truslove, Bad Mothers, House Husbands), who has been transferred to the seemingly-quiet, idyllic coastal town of Coolum Beach to man the night duty desk. His job is to answer the late evening phone calls from locals – moments of midnight madness that reveal the bizarre truth of the town: a place where people turn into chickens, mermen go to the school dance and a mysterious radio jingle can transform you into a lawn-mowing zombie.

Assisted by night security man Gregor (Barry Crocker, The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie), Banks wearily sets out to investigate these “strange calls.” He’s always known he was born to help people, he just didn’t realize it would be these people, in this crazy town. (6 EPS, 2012)

Love My Way Series 3
This Australian primetime drama centers on a thirtysomething woman (Claudia Karvan, Spirited) who negotiates the web of contemporary relationships, while juggling the priorities of family obligations. From the producer of the Golden Globe®-nominated On The Beach and internationally renowned TV series Police Rescue, this Logie Award-winning series is an exploration of the love that binds us, the relationships that define us and the dreams of grownups. Also starring Asher Keddie (The Cry) and Brendan Cowell (The Slap). (8 EPS, 2007)

MONDAY, MARCH 15
Bloodlands (Acorn TV Original) (1 of 4 episodes, with weekly premieres on Mondays)
When an expensive car containing a possible suicide note is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, The Missing, Cold Feet, The Hobbit) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him. It seems someone is trying to force the police to re-open their investigation into a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history.

This intense Irish crime thriller follows Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the legendary assassin behind these events, a semi-mythical figure nicknamed Goliath: it’s an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Bloodlands will premiere on BBC One prior to its North American launch on Acorn TV. Co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, creator/EP of Bodyguard and Line of Duty. (1 EP, 2021)

In Deep Series 1
Life as an undercover detective is demanding. One slip-up can result in disaster, something that Liam Ketman (Nick Berry, EastEnders, Heartbeat) and Garth O’ Hanlon (Stephen Tompkinson, DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey) know only too well. The pressure of leading complicated double lives means that sacrifices must be made for the job and the impact on their personal lives is immense. (6 EPS, 2001)

Law & Order UK Series 4-5 (U.S. Only)
A host of top British acting talent comes together to form the ensemble of this British adaptation of the seminal Emmy®-winning legal and crime drama, Law & Order. Employing the original series’ iconic two-part structure that focuses first on the investigation of a crime at the police level and then shifts in its second half to the prosecution of the suspects, Law & Order: UK approaches the format and characters from a uniquely English perspective.

MONDAY, MARCH 22
The Attaché (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign language, Hebrew/French)
The series creator, director and writer Eli Ben David (Buba Shel-Medina) based this story on his personal experiences of living in Paris during the past few years. Ben David portrays an Israeli Jewish man of Moroccan descent, a successful musician who relocated to Paris for his wife’s new job as the Attaché to the Israeli embassy in Paris. His wife becomes a busy Parisian career woman, wittier and busier than ever before. There in the eternal capital of romance, he has a marital crisis, a personal immigration crisis in the heart of Europe, and a crisis of masculinity and fatherhood. (10 EPS, 2019)

Bloodlands (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 2 of 4
See series description above

Saving Britain’s Worst Zoo
When the animal-loving Tweedy family bought a zoo in West Wales, all their dreams had come true. Borth Wild Animal Kingdom came with over 300 animals including lions, monkeys, snakes and a leopard. With plenty of enthusiasm but no experience, Dean and Tracey Tweedy were about to become real-life Durrells. But when a lynx escaped, the dream life quickly descended into a never-ending nightmare of court actions, death threats and spiralling debts. Shot with incredible access as everything unfolded, this spellbinding and emotional series tells the real behind-the-scenes story of an event that made international headlines. (4 EPS, 2019)

MONDAY, MARCH 29
The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Exclusive) (Episode 1 of 6, new episodes Mondays through May 4)
Regarded by many as the New Zealand version of Midsomer Murders, this acclaimed detective series filmed amid the beautiful landscape of the country’s North returns with six feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more macabre goings on and investigate murderous rivalries and lethal grudges. (1 EP, 2021)

Bloodlands (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 3 of 4
See series description above

The Gods of Wheat Street
An intimate journey into the lives, hearts and humour of the Freeburns – a modern Aboriginal Australian family of local legends – this series is about letting go of the past, with the aid of a little magic and enough deadpan humor to tackle the future. During the six-part series, we follow the trials and tribulations of Odin Freeburn and his family as they rise above obstacles that would bring mere mortals to their knees – and get on with the important matters of love, family and football.

It boasts a cast of some of Australia’s finest Indigenous actors including Kelton Pell (Stoned Bros), Ursula Yovich (Australia), Lisa Flanagan (Look Both Ways), and Logie Award-winning Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now). (6 EPS, 2013)

In Deep Series 2
See above. (8 EPS, 2002)
 
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Acorn TV April 2021 Schedule

Acorn TV has announced the programs that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in April.

Acorn TV is available at Acorn.TV and on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more.

AVAILABLE APRIL 5
Bloodlands (Acorn TV Original) (SERIES FINALE- Episode 4 of 4)
When an expensive car containing a possible suicide note is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, The Missing, Cold Feet, The Hobbit) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him. It seems someone is trying to force the police to re-open their investigation into a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history.

This intense Irish crime thriller follows Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the legendary assassin behind these events, a semi-mythical figure nicknamed Goliath: it’s an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Bloodlands premiered on BBC One prior to its North American launch on Acorn TV. Co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, creator/EP of Bodyguard and Line of Duty. (1 EP, 2021)

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Exclusive) (Episode 2 of 6, new episodes Mondays through May 4)
Regarded by many as the New Zealand version of Midsomer Murders, this acclaimed detective series filmed amid the beautiful landscape of the country’s North Island returns with six feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more macabre goings on and investigate murderous rivalries and lethal grudges. (1 EP, 2021)

Only Foals and Horses
Friends and horse vets Lisa Durham and Philippa Hughes are passionate about caring for their four-legged clients. From their clinic in Wales, they head up an all-female team tackling all kinds of medical dilemmas around the clock and in all weather. We follow a year in the lives of the vets as they cover 3,500 square miles of mid and south west Wales treating horses valued between £1 and £1 million. Different seasons bring different challenges from foaling in spring to an equine flu outbreak in the summer. (4 EPS, 2019)

The Norman Conquests
The Emmy®-nominated drama presents a trilogy adapted from the hit plays by Alan Ayckbourn about a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives. The family and in-laws gather at the decaying country house of their bedridden mother, while intimate secrets and rising tempers will soon emerge. Starring Penelope Keith (To the Manor Born), Richard Briers (Good Neighbors), Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine), and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey). (3 EPS, 1977)

AVAILABLE APRIL 12
Keeping Faith, Series 3 (Episodes 1-2 of 6; Weekly episodes through May 10)
This highly-watched, award-winning BBC thriller comes to a close in this dramatic, final season. Series 3 finds small town lawyer Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Broadchurch, Torchwood, Victoria) attempting to navigate the disillusion of her marriage, while taking on an emotionally wrenching legal medical case involving a gravely ill young boy. Into this mix, Faith is confronted by a terrible and long-buried figure from her past: her mother, Rose Fairchild (Celia Imrie, Better Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), whose reappearance uncovers secrets in Faith’s background and will force audiences to ask the question: “Who is Faith Howells?”.

Faith’s ordeal across the series transforms her from a stay-at-home, fun-loving and carefree mother to detective, action hero and lover. She takes risks and gambles to keep her family out of danger and finds a new inner strength. (2 EPS, 2021)

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 3 of 6
See series description above (1 EP, 2021)

In Deep, Series 3
A crime drama exploring the lives of undercover detectives Liam Ketman (Nick Berry, EastEnders, Heartbeat) and Garth O’ Hanlon (Stephen Tompkinson, DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey). While experiencing the pressure of living double lives, they are in for a shocking awakening when they realize just how unpredictable life can be. (8 EPS, 2003)

AVAILABLE APRIL 19
The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 4 of 6
See series description above (1 EP, 2021)

Keeping Faith, Series 3 – Episode 3 of 6 Trailer (S1)
See series description above (1 EP, 2021)

Off The Beaten Track, Series 2
Following the success of the first series, BBC host Kate Humble and her Welsh Sheepdog Teg are back on the road, exploring the Welsh countryside; seeking to understand how the rugged, rural, landscapes of Wales are being shaped and how they are shaping the people who live, work and play on it. Kate and Teg take the audience on a journey to discover and celebrate the areas often forgotten or overlooked, through surprising and revelatory stories.

Packed with stories full of emotion, intrigue, humour and surprise at their heart, Off The Beaten Track delivers epic sweep and ambition through beauty, celebration, exploration and revelation. (4 EPS, 2020)

AVAILABLE APRIL 26
Bäckström (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign Language, Swedish w/English subtitles)
Based on Leif GW Persson’s popular Swedish crime novels, this series centers around detective Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist) – a rock star among cops who is famous for having solved 99% of all cases he has taken on. Starring as a TV expert doesn’t help his ego or reputation -he thinks he’s a genius—and he is, at solving crimes.

When a woman’s skull is found, it seems she was murdered recently, but DNA points to her death in the 2004 tsunami. Prosecutor Hanna Hwass (Livia Millhagen) believes it’s a mistake, but Bäckström sees a case only he can solve: a woman who has died twice. (6 EPS, 2020)

Keeping Faith, Series 3 – Episode 4 of 6 Trailer (S1)
See series description above (1 EP, 2021)

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 5 of 6
See series description above (1 EP, 2021)

One Lane Bridge
A dark crime drama with a supernatural edge, One Lane Bridge takes us to a small town upended by a mysterious killing. The story revolves around unexplained events that occur on an infamous One Lane Bridge that connects two ends of town. While investigating the murder, an ambitious Maori detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons), inadvertently reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers his life, but may help solve the mystery of One Lane Bridge. Also starring Joel Tobeck (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home). (6 EPS, 2020)

Belonging
In this bittersweet drama set in the picturesque market town of Shrewsbury, Jess (Brenda Blethyn, Vera) and Jacob Copplestone (Kevin Whately, Inspector Morse) have been happily married for twenty years and now live with Jacob’s cantankerous and demanding mother, May (Rosemary Harris, The Undoing), his sweet and good natured aunt, Brenda (Anna Massey, Oliver Twist) and his devout and elderly cousin, Nathan (Peter Sallis, Last Of The Summer Wine).

With selfless dedication, Jess has given up her job as a librarian to care for “the oldies.” But when her husband disappears, Jess’s world starts to fall apart. She now has to question the entire basis upon which her life has been built and come to terms with her newly found freedom while contending with her exasperating relations. (TV Movie, 2003)
 

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Lena Headey To Star In ‘Beacon 23’ Drama Series For Spectrum Originals & AMC Networks

Co-commissioned by Spectrum Originals and AMC Networks, Beacon 23 will have a nine-month exclusive run for Spectrum before becoming an AMC original with a second window across AMC Networks platforms.
 

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AMC Networks Sets Slate Of Digital Originals

New projects in development include:

Better Call Saul Employee Training – A new season of the Emmy-winning series featuring all-new characters from Better Call Saul

Slippin’ Jimmy – An animated series also derived from the world of Saul. It follows the adventures of young Jimmy and Chuck McGill and friends back home in Cicero, IL. Created in the retro style of Fat Albert, each episode nods to everything from spaghetti Westerns to Buster Keaton to After Hours

Dead in the Water – A scripted series tying into Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead and telling the story of a submarine crew fighting for survival

Cooper’s Bar – Executive produced and co-directed by Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn, the show is about the dream of one man (character actor Louis Mustillo) to create the perfect tiki bar experience in the backyard of his LA bungalow

 
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