AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in August. The AMC Plus August 2021 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 entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.
The AMC Plus August 2021 schedule includes the final installment of The Walking Dead: Origins, spotlighting fan-favorite character Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), the season finale of The Beast Must Die, starring Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo, and new episodes of The North Water, starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham.
Early access to Season 11 of The Walking Dead begins Sunday, August 15, with new episodes available on AMC+ one week ahead of their linear premiere on AMC. New episodes of the AMC+ Original animated baby doll detective series Ultra City Smiths debut every Thursday with the season finale on Thursday, August 19.
The AMC Plus August 2021 slate also features a full series binge of the critically-acclaimed drama Happy Valley and new episodes of BBC landmark nature series Eden: Untamed Planet, narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
AMC PLUS AUGUST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
Elizabeth Harvest – Premieres Wednesday, August 4
Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), a beautiful young newlywed, arrives at the palatial estate of her brilliant scientist husband, Henry (Ciaran Hinds). Ensconced in modernist luxury with an obedient – if slightly unsettling – house staff, she has seemingly everything she could want. But one mystery tantalizes her: what is behind the locked door to Henry’s laboratory that he’s forbidden her to enter? *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
Non-Fiction – Premieres Wednesday, August 4
Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Oliver Assavas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
The Walking Dead: Origins – Carol’s Story – Premieres Thursday, August 5
As fans gear up for the highly anticipated new season of The Walking Dead, AMC+ is offering an in-depth exploration of some of the series’ most celebrated characters with a series of specials, each charting the story of the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a single character.
Spotlighting Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), each episode features new interviews and narrations from the actors that portray these iconic characters, interwoven with clips from the most pivotal moments of their journeys so far. Each episode will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of season 11.
The Best of The Walking Dead – Best of Carol – Premieres Thursday, August 5
A special collection of episodes spotlighting fan-favorite character Carol Peletier from The Walking Dead, joining previous collections celebrating the best of Daryl, Maggie, Negan and Morgan.
Magic City Season 2 Binge – Premieres Thursday, August 5
This evocative drama chronicles life in and around the Miramar Playa, a luxury hotel in Miami Beach circa 1959, where manager Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) contends with celebrity guests, politicians and bigwigs, shady characters, and a local mob boss who has designs on taking over the establishment. As Season 2 begins, Ike faces a murder rap and his family tries to raise bail money, which leads them to discover just who his silent partners are.
Teddy – Premieres Thursday, August 5
Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. A scorching hot summer begins and Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. *Shudder Original
The Beast Must Die – Season Finale Premieres Monday, August 9
A modern retelling of the Nicholas Blake novel (pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis CBE) taken from his Nigel Strangeways series, this gripping six-part AMC+ Original revenge thriller stars BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands.
Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him. The season finale will debut on AMC+ one week ahead of AMC’s linear airing.
The Kids in the Hall Full Season Binges Debut Every Monday Beginning August 9
All five seasons of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated Canadian sketch comedy series featuring comedians Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson are available for fans to relive their favorite characters and sketches from Cabbage Head to Chicken Lady to Head Crusher.
• Season 1 Binge – Premieres Monday, August 9
• Season 2 Binge – Premieres Monday, August 16
• Season 3 Binge – Premieres Monday, August 23
• Season 4 Binge – Premieres Monday, August 30
• Season 5 Binge – Premieres Monday, September 6
Bleed With Me – Premieres Tuesday, August 10
Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. *Shudder Original
The North Water – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday with the Season Finale on August 12
Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, this five-part AMC+ Original drama from See- Saw Films stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective) BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), and SAG Award-winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking).
Set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board, he meets the harpooner Henry Drax (Farrell), a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of this world. Hoping to escape the horrors of the past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.
Slasher: Flesh & Blood – First Two Episodes Premiere Thursday, August 12 with Subsequent Episodes Debuting Every Thursday
Starring horror legend David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome), the series follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.
The Hunt for a Killer Limited Series Binge – Premieres Thursday, August 12
Swedish crime drama based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos) as they search for the killer of 10-year-old Helén Nilsson. Nilsson’s murder took place in March 1989 and it took 15 years to solve, shaking Sweden to its core. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Happy Valley Season 1 Binge – Premieres Thursday, August 12
Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life. Her world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter’s death – Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) – is released from prison.
The Walking Dead – Early Access to Season 11 Begins Sunday, August 15; Subsequent Episodes Continue to Debut on AMC+ One Week Ahead of Linear Premieres
Previously on The Walking Dead, survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers. Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens.
Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.
The Walking Dead S11 Preview Special – Premieres Thursday, August 19
Cast and producers join Chris Hardwick for a special episode of Talking Dead to discuss the upcoming 11th season of The Walking Dead.
Ultra City Smiths – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday with the Season Finale on August 19
Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith Westworld), (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show).
Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth).
Happy Valley Season 2 Binge – Premieres Thursday, August 19
The season picks up 18 months later –Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is back at work and has won the Queen’s Police Medal for gallantry, for rescuing Ann Gallagher from Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), who is serving a life sentence in prison. But when Royce’s mother is killed, Catherine finds herself implicated in a string of murders. While trying to prove her innocence, Catherine is tasked with investigating a human trafficking operation linked to the serial killings.
Restless Limited Series Binge – Premieres Thursday, August 19
This Emmy-nominated Sundance TV espionage drama begins when Ruth Gilmartin (Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey) discovers that her mother (Charlotte Rampling, Broadchurch) worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since. *Sundance Now
Jakob’s Wife – Premieres Thursday, August 19
Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor) and starring horror icons Barbara Crampton
(You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die). *Shudder Exclusive
Mosquito State – Premieres Thursday, August 26
Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends this psychological meltdown. *Shudder Exclusive
Eden: Untamed Planet – New Episodes Continue Every Saturday with Season Finale on September 4
BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech) narrates the new BBC America landmark series exploring six of the last untouched locations on earth.
The series presents life as nature intended, following the unique way wildlife has adapted to these environments and continues to rise to new challenges over the course of a year.