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AMC Networks’ May Highlights

AMC Networks’ May Highlights Features Season Two Premiere of AMC’s Hit Series Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire; Sundance Now’s New Australian Crime Thriller Scrublands; And Return of Acorn TV’s Popular Harry Wild

New AMC+ Film Premieres Include American Star, The Taste of Things and the Shudder Original Films Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever and Stopmotion

New Series, Films, Specials and More to Stream on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services

New York, NY – April 15, 2024 – This May, AMC Networks features Season 2 of the critically acclaimed hit series Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, starring Jacob AndersonSam Reid and Delainey Hayles, new Sundance Now crime drama Scrublands and the return of Acorn TV’s popular Harry Wild, starring Jane Seymour, among other new series, films and specials across its suite of targeted streaming services.

AMC+ continues film premieres every week including IFC Films’ American Star, starring Ian McShane (Deadwood), the critically acclaimed The Taste of Things, starring Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), and Shudder Original films Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), and Stopmotion, starring Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, The Fall). AMC+ also celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a collection of programming featuring signature series, new library additions, and a curated selection of feature films and documentaries, including Future of Film: AAPI Rising Stars, a new collection of shorts from the DC APA Film Festival, as well as AMC’s martial arts drama Into the Badlands.

These films, series and more join an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, beloved franchises, highly anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.


  • Harry Wild Season 3 (Acorn TV Original Series)

New Season Premieres on Acorn TV and BBC America Monday, May 13

Harry (Jane Seymour, The Kominsky Method; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) and Fergus (Rohan NeddWhitstable Pearl) are hired to prove the lead singer of Ireland’s hottest boy band didn’t kill himself, find out who decapitated a woman in a busy restaurant, discover who murdered a despotic director on the set of Ireland’s leading daytime soap opera, work out how a mystery writer managed to shoot himself in a locked panic room without a gun, and more. Meanwhile, with the agency still as busy as ever, Harry and Fergus have to find a way to balance work and life as Fergus plans to contest Paula’s (Samantha MumbaThe Time Machine, Evolution) custody claim to his sister. The series also stars Kevin Ryan (Guilt, Copper) as Harry’s son and senior police detective; Amy Huberman (Finding Joy, Striking Out) as Harry’s daughter-in-law; as well as Paul Tylak (Kin), and Rose O’Neill.

  • The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive Series)

New Episodes Continue Every Monday Until Season Finale on June 3

The 10th anniversary season of The Brokenwood Mysteries sees Detectives Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea), Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) and Daniel Chalmers (Jarod Rawiri) continue to wrestle with the alarming murder rate in Brokenwood. With the help of their curious pathologist, Dr Gina Kadinsky (Cristina Ionda), they use all manner of unconventional methods to solve the town’s more macabre and unusual crimes. From a brutal murder with a Jurassic twist to a spooky crime scene amidst the Day of the Dead, a lovestruck dental patient and a vicious visit to a House of Horrors, this seasons’ homicides capture the quirky spirit of New Zealand’s deadliest town.

Brokenwood Mysteries_Season 10, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Matt Klitscher/AcornTV
  • The Truth (Acorn TV Exclusive Series)

New Series Premieres Monday, May 27 

Israeli courtroom drama opens on the day a controversial murder case is to be given a final verdict, and an identical murder takes place. Young detective Racheli Zabatani must revisit the past to figure out the mysteries of the present. Starring Vanessa DimitrovaTyler Williamsand Angelita Bushey.

The Truth_Season 1, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: AcornTV

*Full Acorn TV programming schedule for May available HERE


  • Gary “G-Thang” Johnson: Sitcho Ass Down (ALLBLK Original Special)

New Film Premieres Thursday, May 30

One-hour standup comedy special from comedian Gary “G-Thang” Johnson, taped earlier this year at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles, is directed by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx ShowMartin). 

  • My Mane Problem Season 2 (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Continue Every Thursday Until Season Finale on June 13

Celebrity stylist Dr. Boogie is back as he gives renewed hope and self-confidence to real people confronting very personal hair journeys as My Mane Problem returns for its second season. A bad hairstyle can look, feel and be life-ruining, however, Dr. Boogie is here to transform individuals in an amazing way but also dig deeper to fix what’s going on inside and OUTside their head.

  • The Barnes Bunch Season 1 (WE tv Original Series on ALLBLK)

New Episodes Continue Every Tuesday until Season Finale on June 11

NBA champion Matt Barnes and model Anansa Sims navigate love, forgiveness, and personal growth while reconciling their past.  Amid their chaotic lives with a blended family of 6 kids, now, they confront the challenge of conquering their complex history to forge a future together and build a lasting union.  The stakes are even higher as they navigate co-parenting, family dynamics, fame, and Matt’s growing empire. 

  • Love During Lockup (WE tv Original Series on ALLBLK)

New Episodes Continue Every Tuesday until Season Finale on June 11

The captivating docuseries reveals the fascinating moments that happen when people look for love and begin relationships with inmates. Viewers are introduced to six couples navigating the challenges of romance in the prison system — each with a distinct strategy for finding love behind bars. Some are completely obsessed with finding the prisoner of their dreams and their daily lives revolve around this pursuit. For others, this may be their first time reaching out and embarking on such an unconventional relationship. These couples face unique challenges from sending money, first video dates and visits, to the heartbreak and frustration of the prison system, but is it true love or just a con?


  • Ragna Crimson – Cour 2 (HIDIVE Exclusive)

New English Dub Episodes on Fridays Throughout May

The English dub of the fan-favorite dark fantasy series Ragna Crimson continues with Cour 2 with new dub episodes every Friday in May. Dragons reign terror over the earth, sea and sky. If sworn dragon hunters like Ragna are to have any hope of dealing death to these seemingly invincible, fire-breathing beasts, they must find a way to level the odds. Ragna teams up with a mysterious man named Crimson who has likewise sworn to stand against the dragons menacing the world. But although Crimson’s motivations may be mysterious, his goal and Ragna’s perfectly align, and together they’ll fight to vanquish the dragons once and for all. Ragna Crimson is produced by SILVER LINK. with direction by Ken Takahashi and writing by Deko Akao.

  • The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (HIDIVE Exclusive)

New English Dub Episodes on Mondays Throughout May

Last fall’s popular fantasy comedy series The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess returns for more blood in English dub with new dub episodes every Monday in May. Three years into her life as a shut-in, vampire Terakomari Gandesblood (Komari for short), awakens to find she’s been appointed as a Commander in the Mulnite Imperial Army! The thing is, her new unit consists solely of belligerent ruffians who revolt against their superiors at the slightest hint of weakness. Although Komari hails from a line of vampires as powerful as they are prestigious, her refusal to drink blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, un-coordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty (and slightly infatuated) maid Vill be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success? Or will Komari rue the day she ever left the safety of her room? The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess is produced by project No. 9 with direction by Tatsuma Minamikawa and writing by Keiichirō Ōchi.  

On AMC+:

  • Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Season 2 (AMC Original Series)

New Season Premieres on AMC and AMC+ Sunday, May 12

The interview continues in season two. In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) recounts his life story to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Picking up from the bloody events in New Orleans in 1940 when Louis and teen fledgling Claudia (Delainey Hayles) conspired to kill the Vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), Louis tells of his adventures in Europe, a quest to discover Old World Vampires and the Theatre Des Vampires in Paris, with Claudia. It is in Paris that Louis first meets the Vampire Armand (Assad Zaman). Their courtship and love affair will prove to have devastating consequences both in the past and in the future, and Molloy will probe to get to the truths buried within the memories.

  • Love at First Bite Collection – Available All Month Long on AMC+

Fans are invited to sink their teeth into other vampire titles including A Discovery of WitchesPreacherNOS4A2Being Human (US and UK version), and more.

  • Parish (AMC Original Series)

New Episodes Continue Sundays on AMC and AMC+ Until the Season Finale on May 5

An action-packed drama, Parish stars and is executive produced by Emmy® and SAG® Award-nominee and Critics Choice® Award-winner Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call SaulThe Mandalorian) as Gracian “Gray” Parish, a family man and proud owner of a luxury car service in New Orleans. After his son is violently murdered and his business collapses, an encounter with an old friend from his days as a wheelman resurfaces old habits, sending Gray on a high-stakes collision course with a violent criminal syndicate. The six-episode series features a prominent ensemble cast of Zackary Momoh (The NeversHarrietDoctor Sleep) as New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster The Horse; SAG® Award-nominee Paula Malcomson (WatchmenThe Hunger GamesRay Donovan) as Parish’s wife and mother to his two children, Rose; and Skeet Ulrich (ScreamRiverdale) as an old acquaintance to Gray, Colin. Bradley Whitford (The West WingGet OutThe Handmaid’s Tale) recurs as Anton, the charming and intelligent face of industrial business in Louisiana who covertly heads a criminal organization. His dispute with The Horse’s human trafficking ring puts him at direct odds with Parish. 

New Film Premieres Every Friday, including:

  • American Star – Friday, May 3 (AMC+ Exclusive Film)

Seasoned assassin Wilson (Ian McShane, Deadwood) is on final assignment in the island of Fuerteventura to kill a man he has never met. But the target is delayed, and Wilson’s plans must change. Instead of following protocol and returning to London, Wilson decides to stay on the island. It’s been a long time since he’s had a vacation. When his target finally returns, Wilson is there waiting for him in his house, as he had been a few days earlier. But in this brief time, everything has changed. He came to kill a man who he had never laid eyes on. That was easy. Now, nothing will be.

  • The Taste of Things – Friday, May 10 on AMC+ and Acorn TV

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. From acclaimed director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya, Norwegian Wood) and starring Juliette Binoche andBenoît Magimel**Winner: Best Director, Cannes Film Festival.

Also featured on AMC+ in May:

  • In the Kitchen with Harry Hamlin – New Series Premieres Wednesday, May 15 on IFC and AMC+

The “King of Bolognese,” Harry Hamlin (Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches), along with his niece and classically trained chef Renee Guilbault, host this new 30-minute cooking show with a unique combination of cooking, dinner party, and documentary … all with a dash of comedy and ‘feels’ along the way.  

Celebrating AAPI Month:

  • Future of Film: AAPI Rising Stars – New Collection of Short Films Streaming All Month

Tequila, dumplings, licorice, baklava, noodles and stand-up comedy. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, DC APA Film Festival presents a curated collection of shorts from the 2023 festival. From a first crush, a mother and daughter in conflict, rival street vendors, a caregiver in need of a break, a student in crisis and a birthday rescue mission, these unexpectedly charming narratives present an array of AAPI experiences with humor, heart and poignancy.

  • Into the Badlands – All Seasons Streaming on AMC+ Starting May 1

AMC’s acclaimed martial arts Drama starring Daniel Wu as ruthless, prodigiously skilled warrior Sunny, who mentors teenage boy M.K. during a spiritual journey across a feudal civilization known as the Badlands.

On SHUDDER (also available on AMC+):

  • The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 6 (Shudder Original Series)

LIVE Watch Parties Continue Every Other Friday (May 10 and May 24) on Shudder TV and AMC+ TV 

The supersized sixth season continues with all-new episodes available on Shudder and AMC+ biweekly.

  • Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (Shudder Original Film) 

New Film Premieres Friday, May 17 

22-year-old medical student Emma (Fanny Leander Bornedal) has just taken a job as the night watch in the same forensic department where her parents were once almost killed by the famed psychopathic police inspector Wörmer. The events led to her mother’s suicide, and her father Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has turned to tranquilizers to suppress the memories. Determined to investigate what exactly happened to them, Emma tracks down and confronts Wörmer, only to unintentionally reawaken his bloodthirst and ignite a violent revenge on everyone who sealed his destiny years ago.

*Streaming film premiere of Nightwatch (1994) also debuts on Friday, May 17

  • Stopmotion (Shudder Original Film)

New Film Premieres Friday, May 31

Ella Blake is a stop-motion animator who is struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother. Suddenly alone in the world, she embarks upon the creation of a macabre new puppet film, which soon becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her animated film take on a terrifying life of their own, and the unleashed power of her imagination threatens to destroy her. Starring Aisling FranciosiTom York and Jaz Hutchins**Winner for Best Director at Fantastic Fest. 

*Full Shudder programming schedule for May available HERE

On SUNDANCE NOW (also available on AMC+):

  • Scrublands (Sundance Now Original Series) 

New Series Premieres Thursday, May 2

In an isolated small town, a charismatic priest (Jay RyanTop of the Lake) commits a shocking act of violence. One year later, an investigative journalist (Luke ArnoldBlack Sails) arrives to write what should be a simple feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy. But when Martin’s instincts kick in and he digs beneath the surface, the previously accepted narrative begins to fall apart and he finds himself in a life and death race to uncover the truth in this addictive crime thriller.

  • Mystery Road – Australian Crime Drama Season 1-2 Binge Premieres Thursday, May 23 (Acorn TV Original)

When two boys go missing from a cattle station, Detective Jay Swan teams up with local cop Emma James to investigate. But solving the mystery could expose other crimes that haunt the remote town. Starring two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis (FeudLife with Judy Garland).

  • True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here Season 2 (SundanceTV Original Series) 

New Episodes Continue Every Thursday Until the Season Finale on May 23

Hosted and executive produced by small town native, advocate and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead), the powerful and captivating series puts a spotlight on murder cases from small towns across America where questions remain if justice has been fully served. Each episode sees Burton Morgan meet with family members and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of the case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice.

  • Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter Season 1B (IFC Original Series)

New Episodes Every Friday Beginning May 24

Hosted by Emmy®-nominated actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (Insecure), each episode showcases a dynamic ensemble of actresses, actors, directors, songwriters and producers and delves deep into the urgent issues, creative methodologies and behind-the-scenes narratives that define the industry.

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is home to many of the greatest stories and characters in TV and film and the premier destination for passionate and engaged fan communities around the world. The company creates and curates celebrated series and films across distinct brands and makes them available to audiences everywhere. Its portfolio includes targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and HIDIVE; cable networks AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios, which includes U.S. distribution and sales responsibilities for BBC News), IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; and film distribution labels IFC Films and RLJE Films. The company also operates AMC Studios, its in-house studio, production and distribution operation behind acclaimed and fan-favorite originals including The Walking Dead Universe and the Anne Rice Immortal Universe; and AMC Networks International, its international programming business. 

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