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AMC Networks August 2023 Schedules Announced

The AMC Networks August 2023 schedule has been announced and includes the season finale of AMC’s Dark Winds, the return of Acorn TV hit The Chelsea Detective, and a double dose of Sundance Now mysteries, including the return of anthology thriller The Pact and new Israeli series Broken Ties.

The AMC Networks August 2023 lineup also features fan-favorite series coming to AMC+, such as Killing Eve, The Son, and critical darling Lodge 49, which celebrates five years since its launch with the full series binge available beginning August 6.

AMC Networks August 2023 Schedule Announced

AMC+ continues film premieres every week with movies such as IFC Films’ Paint, starring Owen Wilson, and Monica, starring Patricia Clarkson, as well as Shudder Originals The Communion Girl and Bad Things.

The AMC Networks properties include AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE. Read on the see the AMC Networks August 2023 highlights.

AMC Networks August 2023



(Also see the full Acorn TV August 2023 schedule)

The Chelsea Detective Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – New Season Premieres Monday, August 28
Season Two brings new cases for Detective Inspector Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough, Killing Eve) and the team to investigate. Max is joined by sharp and quick-witted Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh (Vanessa Emme, Dublin Murders) from Exeter police. Layla quickly gets used to Max’s unique style and will occasionally roll her eyes at the worst excesses of Chelsea.

AMC Networks August 2023


Lace (ALLBLK Original Series) – New Episodes Premiere Through Thursday, August 17
Judge Sharon Floyd and Big D broker a truce between Judge Sears and Tony. Randall offers to take Daniel under his wing and teach him. Chelsea confronts her father Sen. Barclay about Samantha.

Lacey confronts Tony about Tony’s new protégé Britney. Starring Maryam Basir, Tanyell Waivers, Antoine Harris, Mollie Dolcimascolo, and Taylor Bynoe.

The Hustle of @617MikeBiv (ALLBLK Feature Film) – New Film Premiere Thursday, August 24
The Hustle of @617MikeBiv details the life of Michael L. Bivins. A kid from the Roxbury’s Orchard Park Projects who dreamed of playing in the NBA, but due his popularity as a baller was asked to join the legendary group New Edition.

The film details how his destiny to win was driven by his desire to never fail. Though his creativity and determination his ideas have been transformative with New Edition and Bell, Biv, DeVoe, when it comes to music and fashion.

AMC Networks August 2023

Toya & Reginae (WE tv on ALLBLK) – New Series Premiere Monday, August 28
In six, one-hour episodes, this series follows the ups and downs of Atlanta’s most dynamic mother daughter duo, Toya Johnson-Rushing and Reginae Carter. The powerful pair are no strangers to the spotlight… every tweet, comment or post they make is dissected on all the hottest blogs, but what their fans see on social media is just scratching the surface.

Audiences will get to peek behind the curtain and see who they truly are – what’s happening in their love lives, how they balance those relationships along with their exciting and demanding careers, and of course their relationship with each other. As happy as they appear on social media, in reality, their lives are unpredictable and full of chaos as they navigate their complex family dynamic.


Dark Winds Season 2 – New Episodes Premiere Sundays on AMC; Stream Early Every Thursday on AMC+ Through August 31
Lt. Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon) reunites with Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon), his former deputy turned private eye when their separate cases bring them together in pursuit of the same suspect. They find themselves in the high desert of Navajo Country chasing a killer who’s turned his sights on them to protect a secret that rips open old wounds and challenges Leaphorn’s moral and professional code.

With the help of Sgt. Manuelito (Jessica Matten) and Valencia County Sheriff Gordo Sena (A Martinez), Leaphorn and Chee must thwart their would-be assassin and restore balance not only to their own lives but to the reservation that depends on them.

Guest stars include Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Picard) as Rosemary Vines, a femme fatale whose physical frailties hide her naked ambition as she plays Jim Chee, leaving a trail of bodies in her wake, as well as Nicholas Logan (Dopesick) as Colton Wolf, a twisted assassin with a secret that puts him on a collision course with Lt. Joe Leaphorn.

AMC+ EXCLUSIVE FILMS (New films premiere every Friday)

Paint – Premieres Friday, August 4 (AMC+ Exclusive)
Carl Nargle, a local treasure with a soothing whisper of a voice, has been hosting his own painting show on Vermont public television for decades. His art captivates and has attracted the attention of many women over the years, especially those who work at the station. But Carl is in a rut, and the station isn’t pulling in ratings.

When a new painter is hired to revitalize the channel, Carl’s own fears regarding his talents as a painter are brought to the forefront. Starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Michaela Watkins (Thanks for Sharing) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids).

The Communion Girl – Premieres Friday, August 11 (Shudder Original)
Spain, late 1980s. Newcomer Sara (Carla Campra) tries to fit in with the other teens in this tight-knit small town in the province of Tarrgona. If only she were more like her extroverted best friend, Rebe (Aina Quiñones).

They go out one night at a nightclub, on the way home, they come upon a little girl holding a doll, dressed for her first communion. And that’s when the nightmare begins.

Bad Things – Premieres Friday, August 18 (Shudder Original)
On the heels of its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, the film follows a weekend getaway for a few girlfriends at a snowy resort becomes a psychological tailspin and bloody nightmare. Long-deceased guests and the space itself come to life in this haunting thriller.

Starring Gayle Rankin (GLOW), Hari Nef (Barbie), Rad Pereira (Betty) and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club).

Monica – Premieres Friday, August 25 (AMC+ Exclusive)
Making history as the first trans actress to lead a film in competition at the Venice Film Festival last year, Trace Lysette (Transparent) stars in this intimate portrait of a woman who returns home to care for her dying mother (Patricia Clarkson, State of the Union).

A delicate and nuanced story of a fractured family, the story explores universal themes of abandonment, aging, acceptance, and redemption. Also starring Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty).


Lodge 49 (5th Anniversary Celebration) – Seasons 1 and 2 Debut Sunday, August
In celebration of the series’ 5-year anniversary, the critically acclaimed modern fable set in Long Beach, California follows a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Wyatt Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business.

The Son – Seasons 1 and 2 Debut Thursday, August 17
Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, the series is a sweeping family saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer.

Killing Eve – Seasons 1-4 Debut Thursday, August 24
Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve is an epic game of cat and mouse centering on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.


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 showcases that in an extreme landscape all animal families’ path cross; each one’s plot is affected by the next and everyone has their side of the story. Mashatu in Botswana is their home through drought, flood and abundance.

Elephant, cheetah, leopard, jackal and baboons’ live side by side as their sagas collide. Narrated by Colin Salmon (EastEnders, Doctor Who).

You Are Here – New Travel/Memoir Series Binge Premieres Tuesday, August 8
You Are Here is a travel/memoir series hosted by award-winning actor, writer and director Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, Euphoria) who takes viewers on intimate tours of the cities, places and hidden spots that hold special meaning in his life story.

Through the lens of four cities – Savannah, Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago – Colman revisits the locations pivotal to his growth as an artist and an individual, and the web of communities, people and found family who thrive there, and who lifted him up.

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.


The Dreaming Boy is a Realist (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Mondays Throughout August
The new rom com series The Dreaming Boy is a Realist based on the popular light novel series written by Okemaru is streaming exclusively on HIDIVE this summer with new episodes every Monday in August. Wataru Sajo is smitten with Aika Natsukawa and doesn’t hesitate to approach her as he daydreams about potential mutual feelings.

However, one day he wakes up from that dream and convinces himself that he and Aika are not compatible. But when he withdraws his affection, Aika wonders what went wrong. Does he hate her now? Did they both get the wrong idea? Adolescent love is confusing in a romantic comedy where both sides think their feelings are unrequited!

Based on the popular light novel series written by Okemaru and illustrated by Saba Mizore. The Dreaming Boy is a Realist is directed by Kazuomi Koga with writing by Michiko Yokote and production by Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ.

The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Thursdays Throughout August
Isekai fans are clamoring for The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior, the new fantasy romance series streaming exclusively this summer on HIDIVE with new episodes every Thursday in August. It’s one thing to get reincarnated as a righteous hero. It’s another thing entirely to get reincarnated as a scumbag villain!

Our protagonist was just reincarnated into the body of Princess Pride Royal Ivy, the all-around nasty noble, final boss and ultimate villain of her favorite otome game. But evil just isn’t her style, so she’ll use Princess Pride’s OP abilities and ultimate powers to sow peace and love instead of discord!

Can she change the fate of this vile villainess, or is her role in the story already rotten to the core? The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior is directed by Norio Nitta, written by Deko Akao and produced by OLM Team Yoshioka.

The Dangers in My Heart (HIDIVE Exclusive) – English Dub Premiere on August 26
This spring’s hit rom-com slice of life anime series The Dangers in My Heart will now be available in English dub exclusively on HIDIVE starting August 26. Fascinated by murder and all things macabre, Kyotaro daydreams of acting out his twisted fantasies on his unsuspecting classmates — but an encounter with Anna Yamada, the gorgeous class idol, lights a spark in the darkness of his heart.

It’s a classic tale of an antisocial boy falling for a popular girl, but neither are whom they appear to be at first glance. Will Kyotaro and Anna defy their expectations of each other — and of themselves? Produced by Shin-Ei Animation, The Dangers in My Heart is directed by Hiroaki Akagi and written by Jukki Hanada with music by Kensuke Ushio.


(Also see the full Shudder August 2023 schedule)

The Communion Girl (Shudder Original Film) – New Film Premieres Friday, August 11
Spain, late 1980s. Newcomer Sara (Carla Campra) tries to fit in with the other teens in this tight-knit small town in the province of Tarrgona. If only she were more like her extroverted best friend, Rebe (Aina Quiñones).

They go out one night at a nightclub, on the way home, they come upon a little girl holding a doll, dressed for her first communion. And that’s when the nightmare begins.

Bad Things (Shudder Original Film) – New Film Premieres Friday, August 18
On the heels of its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, the film follows a weekend getaway for a few girlfriends at a snowy resort becomes a psychological tailspin and bloody nightmare. Long-deceased guests and the space itself come to life in this haunting thriller.

Starring Gayle Rankin (GLOW), Hari Nef (Barbie), Rad Pereira (Betty) and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club).


Bloodlands – Season 2 Binge Premieres Tuesday, August 1
This season DCI Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) returns as the murder of a crooked accountant unravels a trail of greed that threatens to expose the true identity of the legendary assassin codenamed Goliath. Between Tom and redemption stands the accountant’s widow, Olivia (Victoria Smurfit), whose intentions may be far from innocent.

They will scheme together, keeping each other in knife point’s reach, as they try to solve the riddle the accountant left behind. As they become more immersed in the puzzle of each other, Tom and Olivia will draw in Tom’s fellow officers DS Niamh McGovern (Charlene McKenna, Ripper Street), DCS Jackie Twomey (Lorcan Cranitch, Cracker) and DC “Birdy” Bird (Chris Walley), as well as his daughter, Izzy (Lola Pettigrew), 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
Investigative reporter Louise Shorter re-visits some of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British criminal history. Cases where lives were destroyed when individuals were wrongly accused of murders they did not commit. During the series, Shorter meets the wrongly accused, family members and those close to the case.

Each case is covered in two episodes as she examines the original investigation which led to the innocent being accused in the first episode and investigates the evidence that eventually caught the real murderer in the second – looking at the mistakes made and the consequences of a killer walking free. In doing so, she reveals the tipping point moments when justice failed and how the wrongs of the law were eventually righted to put the real killer behind bars.

Broken Ties Season 1 (Sundance Now Premiere) – New Israeli Mystery Series Binge Premieres Thursday, August 10
In this spine-chilling mystery, Ami, a cunning and obsessive Israeli investigator, exposes an international crime syndicate dealing in the trafficking of newborn babies. Marginalized women from Israel, among other places, are secretly flown to Europe to give birth in a designated farm in the forest. In a race against the clock and as more babies disappear, Ami partners with Audrey, a brave and rigidly professional European investigator making enormous efforts to locate the missing children.

Meanwhile, Ami recruits Haya, a pregnant homeless woman who has been chosen for the syndicate’s next child-harvesting flight to Europe. These three strangers’ personal and complex stories bound and influence one another – shedding light on the darkest corridors of humanity while illuminating the hidden corners of 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
Written and created by Pete McTighe (A Discovery of Witches), the second season of the hit thriller tells a brand new, suspenseful and emotional story. Starring BAFTA-winning actress Rakie Ayola (Anthony) as Christine who, along with oldest son Will (Lloyd Everitt), youngest son Jamie (Aaron Anthony) and daughter Megan (Mali Ann Rees) are trying to get on with their lives after the recent tragic death of their son and brother Liam.

As they look forward to Megan’s wedding, the family will have their lives turned upside down when a stranger, Connor (Jordan Wilks) arrives in town claiming a connection that nobody could have imagined. As buried secrets come to light, they must consider who they are and grapple with morality and divided loyalty – and while their lives spiral out of control, a terrible pact may be all that can save them.