AMC Networks Full Schedules/Highlights in August 2023: AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and HIDIVE
Lace (ALLBLK Original Series) – New Episodes Premiere Through Thursday, August 17
With the help of Big D and Judge Floyd, Judge Sears and Tony are able to reach an agreement. Randall suggests he and Daniel take on the roles of teacher and pupil. Chelsea Barclay, the senator’s daughter, confronts her father about Samantha. Lacey confronts Tony after becoming enraged by Tony’s apparent new protege Britney. Maryam Basir, Tanyell Waivers, Antoine Harris, Mollie Dolcimascolo, and Taylor Bynoe star in this production.
The Hustle of @617MikeBiv (ALLBLK Feature Film) – New Film Premiere Thursday, August 24
The Efforts of @617Michael L. Bivins’ story is told in MikeBiv. A young man from Roxbury’s Orchard Park Projects who wanted to become a professional basketball player but was instead chosen because of his court prowess by the renowned rap group New Edition. The movie shows how his will to succeed ultimately determined what would happen to him. His ambition and drive have significantly influenced Bell, Biv, DeVoe and New Edition’s musical and aesthetic choices.
Toya & Reginae (WE tv on ALLBLK) – New Series Premiere Monday, August 28
Over the course of six hour-long episodes, the series follows the lives of Toya Johnson-Rushing and Reginae Carter, arguably the most significant mother-daughter team in Atlanta. The prominent couple is accustomed to the spotlight, as shown by the popular websites’ ongoing analysis of their every social media action. The cast will be revealed to viewers on a personal level as they discuss their love lives, romantic relationships, and how they balance their demanding work schedules without sacrificing either. Despite the optimistic personas they present on social media, they are actually coping with a complicated family dynamic that makes their lives anything but predictable and calm.
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The Communion Girl (Shudder Original Film) – New Film Premieres Friday, August 11 (Available in US, CA, UKI, ANZ)
The late 1980s in Spain. In this small town in the province of Tarrgona, a newcomer named Sara (Carla Campra) is attempting to integrate with the local teenagers. She wishes she had the outgoing personality of her best friend Rebe (Aina Quiones).
After a night out at a club, they see a young girl carrying a doll dressed for her first communion and decide to help her. The nightmare starts at that point. Victor Garcia directed.
Bad Things (Shudder Original Film) – New Film Premieres Friday, August 18 (Available in US, CA, UKI, ANZ)
Soon after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, this film tells the story of how a weekend getaway for a group of girlfriends at a snowy resort spirals out of control, psychologically and physically. In this chilling thriller, the building and its long-dead inhabitants come to life.
Gayle Rankin (GLOW), Hari Nef (Barbie), Rad Pereira (Betty), and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) star in Bad Things, directed by Stewart Thorndike.
Mula and her family have a home in the country. Mula’s long-lost sister surprises her and her daughter right before the latter makes her First Communion. Even though Mula’s family is committed to making amends, Kaja remains a source of anxiety for her.
MONUMENT – Directed by Jagoda Szelc
Waking up on a cold bus, a group of students start their internships in a remote hotel. Are they prepared for what lies ahead?
ELIZABETH HARVEST – Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
An extremely wealthy, and brilliant scientist has the nasty habit of brutally killing his wife, cloning her, marrying her again, and then repeating the process.
A DARK SONG – Directed by Liam Gavin
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
AMERICA LATINA – Directed by Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo
Massimo is a dentist from Latina, happily married with two daughters. One day he goes down to the cellar for housework and finds a girl tied up and gagged, asking for help.
SEA FEVER – Directed by Neasa Hardiman
The crew of a West Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply.
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Mondays Throughout August
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist, based on Okemaru’s light novel series, premieres on HIDIVE every Monday in August. Wataru Sajo daydreams about Aika Natsukawa and doesn’t hesitate to approach her.
He wakes up from that dream and decides he and Aika are incompatible. Aika wonders why he stops loving her. He hates her now? Did they misinterpret? Romantic comedies about adolescent love are confusing!
Based on Okemaru’s popular light novel series illustrated by Saba Mizore. Kazuomi Koga directed, Michiko Yokote wrote, and Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ produced The Dreaming Boy is a Realist.
The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Thursdays Throughout August
The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior, a new fantasy romance series streaming exclusively on HIDIVE with new episodes every Thursday in August, is a hit with Isekai fans. Reincarnation as a saint is one thing. Reincarnation as a scoundrel is something else!
Our protagonist was reincarnated as Princess Pride Royal Ivy, the nastiest noble, final boss, and ultimate villain of her favorite otome game. She doesn’t like evil, so she’ll use Princess Pride’s OP abilities and ultimate powers to spread love instead!
Can she save this vile villain, or is her role already rotten? Norio Nitta directs, Deko Akao writes, and OLM Team Yoshioka produces The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior.
The Dangers in My Heart (HIDIVE Exclusive) – English Dub Premiere on August 26
Starting August 26, HIDIVE will exclusively stream the English dub of this spring’s hit rom-com slice of life anime The Dangers in My Heart. Kyotaro fantasizes about murdering his classmates, but Anna Yamada, the class idol, lights a spark in his dark heart.
An antisocial boy falls for a popular girl, but neither is what they seem. Will Kyotaro and Anna surprise each other and themselves? Hiroaki Akagi directs, Jukki Hanada writes, and Kensuke Ushio composes Shin-Ei Animation’s The Dangers in My Heart.
Bloodlands – Season 2 Binge Premieres Tuesday, August 1
The murder of a dishonest accountant this season uncovers a greedy trail that threatens to reveal the identity of the fabled assassin known only by the code name Goliath, prompting the return of DCI Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt). The widow of the accountant, Olivia (Victoria Smurfit), stands between Tom and redemption. Olivia’s motivations might not be entirely pure.
They will work together to devise a plan while keeping one another at knife-point distance as they attempt to unravel the mystery the accountant left behind. Tom and Olivia will enlist the aid of his fellow officers DC “Birdy” Bird (Chris Walley), DCS Jackie Twomey (Lorcan Cranitch, Cracker), and DS Niamh McGovern (Charlene McKenna, Ripper Street), as well as his daughter Izzy (Lola Pettigrew), up until deceit and betrayal build to a shattering climax.
Wrongly Accused Season 1 (Sundance Now Original Series) – New True Crime Series Premieres with Two-Part Episodes Every Thursday Starting August 3 Until Season Finale on August 31
The greatest injustices in British criminal history are revisited by investigative journalist Louise Shorter. cases where people’s lives were ruined after being falsely accused of killing someone. Shorter interacts with the wrongfully accused, their families, and people involved in the case throughout the series.
Each case is covered over the course of two episodes, with the first episode looking at the initial investigation that resulted in the innocent person being accused, and the second episode looking at the evidence that ultimately led to the capture of the real murderer. By doing this, she exposes the crucial turning points when justice crumbled and how the legal wrongs were ultimately made up for in order to convict the real murderer.
Broken Ties Season 1 (Sundance Now Premiere) – New Israeli Mystery Series Binge Premieres Thursday, August 10
Ami, an obsessive Israeli investigator, uncovers an international newborn baby trafficking ring in this chilling mystery. Israeli and other marginalized women are secretly flown to Europe to give birth in a forest farm. Ami teams up with Audrey, a brave and professional European investigator, to find the missing babies.
Ami recruits pregnant homeless Haya for the syndicate’s next child-harvesting flight to Europe. These three strangers’ complex stories intertwine and illuminate humanity’s darkest corners and their own souls.
The Pact Season 2 (Sundance Now Premiere) – Anthology Thriller Returns with a Two-Episode Premiere on Thursday, August 31; New Episodes Every Thursday Until Season Finale on September 28
Pete McTighe (A Discovery of Witches) wrote and created the second season of the hit thriller. After the tragic death of their son and brother Liam, Christine, her oldest son Will (Lloyd Everitt), youngest son Jamie (Aaron Anthony), and daughter Megan (Mali Ann Rees) try to move on.
As they prepare for Megan’s wedding, Connor (Jordan Wilks) arrives in town and claims a connection nobody could have imagined. As buried secrets emerge, they must question their identity and morality, and a terrible pact may be their only hope.
The Wild Sides – New Nature Series Premieres Saturday, August 5 as a Binge on AMC+; New Episodes Every Saturday on BBC America
The Wild Sides demonstrates how all animal families’ paths cross in an extreme landscape; each one’s plot is affected by the next, and everyone has a different perspective. They call Mashatu, in Botswana, home despite drought, flooding, and plenty.
As their sagas intersect, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, jackals, and baboons coexist side by side. Colin Salmon (EastEnders, Doctor Who) serves as the narration.
You Are Here – New Travel/Memoir Series Binge Premieres Tuesday, August 8
Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, Euphoria), an award-winning actor, writer, and director, guides viewers on intimate tours of the cities, locations, and secret spots that have special significance in his life story in the travel/memoir series You Are Here.
Colman revisits the locations crucial to his development as an artist and as a person through the lenses of four cities—Savannah, Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago—as well as the web of people, groups, and new family members who thrive there and uplifted him.
Stand Up to Cancer Telethon – Live Special Premieres Saturday, August 19 at 8pm ET on AMC+ TV and IFC TV; Available On Demand Starting Friday, August 25
Live telethon to raise funds to support research and new treatments of cancer.
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