AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in April. The AMC Plus April 2022 lineup includes a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s networks and streaming services.
The AMC Plus April 2022 programming includes the season finale of The Walking Dead Season 11B, which will stream one week ahead of its debut on AMC. There’s also the new special Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water, premiering on Sunday, April 10.
The first two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B will be available on AMC+ one week ahead of their debut on AMC. Bonus “Episode Diaries” editions will be released every Thursday, while new episodes of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, continue every Thursday through April 21.
The AMC Plus April 2022 slate includes new episodes of BBC America’s Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, which continue every Sunday until the series finale on April 10. Also premiering is the propulsive thriller 61st Street, starring Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis, on Sunday, April 10, with subsequent episodes premiering one week ahead of AMC.
The premiere of the new Doctor Who special Legend of the Sea Devils is set for Sunday, April 17, on BBC America and AMC+, and the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul premieres Monday, April 18, on AMC and AMC+.
New episodes of AMC+ Original That Dirty Black Bag, a modern take on the Spaghetti Western starring Dominic Cooper and Douglas Booth, continue every Thursday until the season finale on Thursday, April 28. The premiere of Sundance Now Original Ten Percent, a new buzzy, star-studded comedy series from BAFTA winner John Morton, is set for Thursday, April 28.
The AMC Plus April 2022 lineup highlights Shudder’s annual “Halfway to Halloween” celebration, featuring a killer lineup of new and original films and series, including new seasons of Cursed Films and The Last Drive In-with Joe Bob Briggs, as well as the debut of Shudder Original films Night’s End from Jennifer Reeder, The Cellar starring Elisha Cuthbert, and Gustavo Hernández’s Virus 32, plus Shudder exclusive See For Me.
Also joining the library are previous seasons of Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, 1992’s Candyman, the return of Ken Russell’s notorious The Devils, and more.
AMC PLUS APRIL 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
The Walking Dead – Season 11B Finale Premieres Sunday, April 3 on AMC+, One Week Ahead of AMC
In the very last mid-season finale for The Walking Dead, our heroes are trapped in situations beyond their control. Everyone they’ve worked so hard to protect is at risk as danger baits them at every turn. All is at stake. Now, they must decide who and what is worth saving. Each decision comes with its own deadly ramifications.
Talking Dead – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday Through April 21
Cast and producers join Chris Hardwick every week to discuss the latest episodes in The Walking Dead Universe. Guest lineup is as follows:
Thursday, April 7 – Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
Thursday, April 14 – Guests to be announced.
Thursday, April 21 – Guests to be announced.
Relic – Film Premieres Wednesday, April 6
When Kay’s (Emily Mortimer) mother vanishes only to mysteriously reappear, not at all herself, she begins to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
The Rental – Film Premieres Wednesday, April 6
Two couples on a weekend getaway grow suspicious that their rental host has sadistic intentions in this unnerving debut thriller from Dave Franco. Alison Brie and Dan Stevens also star.
The Truth – Film Premieres Wednesday, April 6
Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche play a mother-daughter duo in this charming and wise tale of family dynamics. Ethan Hawke co-stars. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
Cursed Films II – New Season Premieres Thursday, April 7
Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. The new season will feature The Wizard of Oz, Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Cannibal Holocaust. Featuring new interviews with FX expert and former Mythbusters host Adam Savage, Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, actor Bill Pullman, and director Ruggero Deodato, among many others. *Shudder Original
See For Me – New Film Premieres Thursday, April 7
A blind young woman caught in the crossfire of a home invasion scheme must rely on an Army veteran via an app to survive in this shocking cat-and-mouse thriller. Starring Skyler Davenport, Laura
Vandervoort, Kim Coates, and Jessica Parker Kennedy. *Shudder Exclusive
Finding Joy – Season 2 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 7
Vlogger Joy Morris faces new challenges in the uproarious second season of the Irish comedy written by and starring Amy Huberman (Striking Out, The Clinic, Harry Wild.) Encouraged by her stint as an internet sensation, Joy has started her own video channel in the continued search for happiness. She hopes to make it as big as an online influencer, but attracting subscribers and sponsors is harder than it seems.
Forced to operate out of a shared co-working space with her loyal cameraman, Stan (Paul Reid, Vikings), Joy films herself in a variety of outrageous – and often embarrassing – situations. Amidst the constant pressure of producing content, the glossy lifestyle she wanted to start to lose its shine.
Killing Eve –New Episodes Continue Every Sunday Through April 10
After the emotional climax of Season 3, Eve (Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh), Villanelle (Emmy Award winner Jodie Comer), and Carolyn (BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw) are in very different places. Following Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission, while Villanelle has found a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a “monster.”
Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down The Twelve and the person who ordered Kenny’s hit. This season follows our extraordinary women, each driven by passion, revenge, and obsession, building towards a messy, nuanced, and totally glorious series finale.
61st Street – Limited Series Premieres Sunday, April 10, with First Two Episodes on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Ahead of AMC
From AMC Studios, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller coursing through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence.
The two-season television event stars Emmy Award- winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), Emmy Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Halt and Catch Fire), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water – New Special Premieres Sunday, April 10
Rewind to the eve of the apocalypse, where a conflicted officer and new father (Nick Stahl) fight for survival just as the apocalypse hits. Shipmates turn one by one with no explanation, and the USS Pennsylvania becomes a nuclear-fueled and walker-filled death trap with no way out. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Cellar – New Film Premieres Friday, April 15
Filmed on location in Roscommon, Ireland, The Cellar tells the story of Keira Woods (Elisha Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. Official Selection, SXSW 2022. Also, out in theaters on April 15 from
RLJ Films. *Shudder Original
Fear the Walking Dead – Season 7B Premieres Sunday, April 17, with First Two Episodes on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Ahead of AMC
In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast, and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists.
Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader of Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils – New Special Premieres Sunday, April 17
Legends of the Sea Devils finds the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill), and Dan (John Bishop) in 19th century China, where a small coastal village is under threat – from both the fearsome pirate queen Madame Ching (Crystal Yu) and a monstrous alien force which she unwittingly unleashes. Will the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet?
The special introduces cast members Arthur Lee as Ji-Hun and Marlow Chan-Reeves as Ying Ki. Legend of the Sea Devils is the second of a trio of specials airing in 2022. Jodie Whittaker’s final feature-length Special will be transmitted in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.
Better Call Saul — Season 6 Premieres Monday, April 18
Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul, and Gene, as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis.
Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo
(Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.
The Broken and the Bad – Series Binge Premieres Monday, April 18
Short-form series, hosted by Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito (“Gus Fring”), is inspired by the most memorable characters, situations, and themes of the Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad universe and focuses on the real-world stories that mirror the fictional worlds of both shows. With the help of Esposito, the docuseries explores the psychology of con artists and hit men and the economics of drug operations, among other topics and stories.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula – Seasons 1-3 Binge Premieres Monday, April 18
After its biggest-ever hit the fourth season and its first as a Shudder Original, past seasons of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula are coming to Shudder, making the streamer the exclusive home for all four seasons plus 2020’s Resurrection special. The beloved reality series is a competition created and hosted by The Boulet Brothers to find the world’s next Dragula Supermonster.
Each season, a new group of drag artist vie for the title and crown through a series of challenges to demonstrate their mastery of the four pillars of Dragula: drag, horror, filth, and glamour.
Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – New Episodes Every Thursday Beginning April 21
Dive deeper into Fear the Walking Dead with these special bonus episodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive
Virus 32 – New Film Premieres Thursday, April 21
A virus breaks out, and a chilling massacre rages through the streets. The sick become hunters and only calm their fever by unscrupulously killing all those not yet infected. Unaware of this, Iris and her daughter spend the day in the sports club where Iris works as a security guard. When night falls, their fight for survival begins. Their only hope of salvation arrives when they discover that after each attack, the
infected seem to stop for 32 seconds of calm before attacking again. *Shudder Original
The Opening Act – New Film Premieres Friday, April 22
Will Chu (Jimmy O. Yang, Silicon Valley) is stuck in a thankless job while trying to pursue his true passion in life: becoming a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G. (Cedric the Entertainer), the realities of life on the stage come crashing in.
Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies, and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes to make his dream a reality. *AMC+ Exclusive
Etheria – Season 5 Binge Premieres Monday, April 25
All 11 episodes feature savage serial killers, desperate robot husbands, ghostly visitors, gory body horror, demented sibling rivalry, ruinous secrets from the past, witchcraft, witches of several kinds, mermaids, campfire legends, and hilarious cult indoctrination. *Shudder Original
That Dirty Black Bag – New Episodes Every Thursday; Season Finale April 28
A raw, epic, and romantic eight-part series about the dark side of the Far West, That Dirty Black Bag features an all-star ensemble cast led by Dominic Cooper (Preacher, Spy City) and Douglas Booth (The Dirt, Loving Vincent), with Niv Sultan (Tehran), Guido Caprino (The Miracle), Christian Cooke (The Promise, Ordeal by Innocence), Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Raised by Wolves) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Kin) co-starring.
Filmed in Italy, Spain, and Morocco, the story describes the eight-day clash between Arthur McCoy (Cooper), an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill (Booth), an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag, because, as he puts it, “Heads weigh less than bodies.” Paying homage to the classic spaghetti western, the series tells of bounty hunters, bandits, and bloody vendettas. *AMC+ Original
Shoplifters of the World – New Film Premieres Friday, April 29
Starring Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) and inspired by true events, Shoplifters of the World is set over the course of one night in the life of four friends who are reeling from the sudden dissolution of British band The Smiths.
The same evening, a local station is also hijacked by an armed, impassioned Smiths fan (Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood), resulting in a madcap evening that sends up the spirit of the 1980s. The film also features 20 tracks from The Smiths, with the release timed to the 40th Anniversary of The Smith’s founding. *AMC+ Exclusive
Ten Percent – New Series Premieres Late April
The English adaptation of Call My Agent! Will keep the sensibilities and premise of the French series, in which the staff of a talent agency must hustle to keep clients happy after the abrupt death of their founder — all while juggling their own personal and love lives. The British remake, though, will also take a close look at London culture and class inequality, Britain’s entertainment relations to American Hollywood, and provide a whimsical tonality unique to John Morton’s (Twenty Twelve, W1A) writing.
Series regulars include Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series), Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Absentia), Maggie Steed (Elizabeth Is Missing), and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose). Guest stars include Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Dynevor, and more.
The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs – Season 4 Premieres On Demand Sundays, Beginning May 1
The hit 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 season premiere will feature a celebration of The Last Drive-In’s 100th movie since Joe Bob’s first Shudder marathon in 2018, with surprise special guests. *Shudder Original
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.