AMC Networks announced today the premiere dates for several new and returning original series, including second seasons of AMC’s mystic modern-day fable Lodge 49 and horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy, IFC’s new musical variety sketch comedy Sherman’s Showcase and SundanceTV’s Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter, quirky comedy Rosehaven Season 3, and the new true crime thriller No One Saw a Thing.
The Terror: Infamy will premiere on AMC Monday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT.
Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful, second season of the horror-infused anthology, The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.
The series stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) as Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.
The Terror: Infamy is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, with Woo also serving as showrunner. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady and Jordan Sheehan also serve as executive producers.
Lodge 49 Season 2 will premiere on AMC Monday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT.
This modern fable set in Long Beach, CA centers on likable “Squire” and ex-surfer Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell), whose beloved fraternal order — the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx — is suffering under new rule by an ill-suited leader. Despite his “Knight” and mentor Ernie’s (Brent Jennings) lost faith, and his twin sister Liz’s (Sonya Cassidy) struggle with their past, Dud believes he is the key to restoring the Lodge to its former grandeur and putting the rightful king on the throne.
In addition to Russell, Jennings and Cassidy, this season’s cast includes Linda Emond (Connie), Eric Allan Kramer (Scott) and David Pasquesi (Blaise).
Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti (Billions, Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich (Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie). Lodge 49 is an AMC Studios production.
Sherman’s Showcase will premiere on IFC Wednesday, July 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT
Sherman’s Showcase is a new musical variety sketch comedy show created and written by Diallo Riddle (Marlon, Rise) and Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW, Snatched). Drawing inspiration from dance/variety shows Solid Gold, Soul Train and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, each episode of Sherman’s Showcase is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show. Whether it’s a questionably attired funk super group in the 1970s, an up-and-coming MC in the 1980s or an R&B diva from the 1990s, Sherman’s Showcase has it all: music, comedy, famous guest stars and dancing with an exuberant host who’s been with the show throughout its run.
Riddle and Salahuddin serve as executive producers on the show along with John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius through their Get Lifted Film Co. (Underground, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Frank Scherma and Jim Bouvet of RadicalMedia (Stan Against Evil, Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes).
The Name of the Rose will premiere on SundanceTV Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT
The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s highly-acclaimed novel which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1980. The limited series is led by an all-star cast including Emmy Award-winner John Turturro (The Night Of), Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest), Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Damian Hardung (Red Band Society), Sebastian Koch (Homeland), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Richard Sammel (Inglourious Basterds), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Human Capital) and Greta Scarano (In Treatment).
Set in Italy in 1327, The Name of the Rose follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Everett), who prosecutes those who criticize the pope.
Filmed in Italy, The Name of the Rose is a co-production of 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and Tele München Group in collaboration with Rai Fiction and directed by Giacomo Battiato. Producers are Matteo Levi from 11 Marzo as well as Carlo Degli Esposti and Nicola Serra from Palomar. Executive Producers are Guendalina Ponti, John Turturro and Patrizia Massa; Herbert G. Kloiber and Herbert L. Kloiber from Tele München Group as well as Michele Zatta and Marta Aceto from Rai.
Rosehaven Season 3 will premiere on SundanceTV Thursday, June 20 at midnight ET/11:00 p.m. CT.
Written by and starring two of Australia’s favorite comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, Rosehaven follows the story of two friends and unlikely real estate agents, Daniel (Tasmanian McGregor) and Emma (Pacquola). Season 3 finds the best friends and workmates facing big changes in their personal lives and a real estate opportunity that threatens to divide the whole town.
Rosehaven is an A What Horse and Guesswork Television production presented by Screen Tasmania, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and SundanceTV. The series is directed by Shaun Wilson and Jonathan Brough, produced by Andrew Walker, co-produced by Fiona McConaghy and executive produced by Kevin Whyte and ABC executive producers Rick Kalowski and Brett Sleigh.
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter will premiere on SundanceTV Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. CT
SundanceTV’s original non-fiction series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter consists of a series of filmed roundtable panels featuring Emmy nominees and other top stars of the year’s most buzzed-about television series, including comedy and drama actors, actresses and showrunners, hosts and producers. Guests discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels will present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.
The new season will include passionate and honest conversations with A-list talent from the year’s most critically-acclaimed films. Guests include Marti Noxon, Sam Esmail, Nic Pizzolatto, Bill Hader, Alan Yang, Tanya Saracho, Alan Arkin, Jim Carrey, Don Cheadle, Ted Danson, Patricia Arquette, Danai Gurira, Emilia Clarke, Diego Luna, Stephan James, Richard Madden, Regina Hall, Maya Rudolph and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, among others.
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter is produced in partnership with respected entertainment industry trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter. The series is executive produced by Matthew Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Jennifer Laski and Lacey Rose from The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Haddad from SundanceTV and produced by Stephanie Fischette from The Hollywood Reporter.
And No One Saw a Thing will premiere on SundanceTV Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET.
A new true crime documentary series from Blumhouse Television, No One Saw a Thing examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American Heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small town America. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin (Winding, Tunnel, Elephant Graveyard, Paddle Ball) will direct and serve as executive producer of the six-episode series, which will also be executive produced by Alexandra Shiva (This Is Home, Stage Door, How to Dance in Ohio), Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, and Marci Wiseman and co-executive produced by Mary Lisio as part of Blumhouse Television.