AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in December. The AMC Plus December 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 December 2021 programming includes the dark holiday feature Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, AMC’s annual month-long “Best Christmas Ever” event featuring holiday favorite films, and new holiday romances Cape Cod Christmas and Christmas with Felicity.
The AMC Plus December 2021 slate also includes the premiere of AMC+ Original Firebite, a high-octane original spin on the vampire genre set in the South Australian desert; AMC+ Original Anne Boleyn, a three-part limited series starring Jodie Turner-Smith in the titular role; and AMC+ Original crime thriller Ragdoll, from the producers of Killing Eve and starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira and Lucy Hale, will continue every Thursday.
As part of the AMC Plus December 2021 schedule, you can also expect new episodes of AMC+ Original Anna, a dystopian Italian-language limited series based on the critically acclaimed novel; the season finale of BBC America’s Doctor Who: Flux, starring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
AMC PLUS DECEMBER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
Behind the Monsters – Season Finale Wednesday, December 1
The new original docu-series Behind the Monsters takes a deep dive on cinematic horror icons, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky and Pinhead, and features interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors from the original films that made each character the stuff of genre legends. Written and directed by Gabrielle Binkley and Anthony Uro and produced by Stage 3 Productions, Behind the Monsters is executive produced by Phil Nobile Jr., Kelly Ryan and Mark Shostrom. *Shudder Original
Three Christs – Film Premieres Wednesday, December 1
Based on the true-life 1959 experiment at Michigan’s Ypsilanti State Hospital, Three Christs is the story of psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) and his paranoid schizophrenic patients — Joseph (Peter Dinklage) Leon (Walton Goggins), and Clyde (Bradley Whitford) — each of whom believes they are Jesus Christ. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
Talking Dead – New Episodes Continue Thursdays
Cast and producers join Chris Hardwick every week to discuss the latest episodes in The Walking Dead Universe. Guest lineup is as follows:
Thursday, December 2 – Executive Producer/Showrunner Matt Negrete (The Walking Dead: World Beyond)
Thursday, December 9 – Guests to be announced.
The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Season Premieres Thursday, December 2
Dive deeper into The Walking Dead with these special bonus episodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive
TWD World Beyond: Episode Diaries– Season Finale Thursday, December 2
Dive deeper into The Walking Dead: World Beyond, with these special bonus episodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive
Fear The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Season Finale Thursday, December 2
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
The Pact – New Series Premieres Thursday, December 2
Gripping six-part thriller, shot in beautiful Wales. When a young brewery boss (Aneurin Bernard, Dunkirk) is found dead, a chain of events is triggered that draws his four employees Anna (Laura Fraser, Better Call Saul), Nancy (Julie Hesmondhalgh, Broadchurch), Louie (Eiry Thomas, Keeping the Faith), and Cat (Heledd Gwynn, Ordinary Lies) into a fragile pact of silence, bound by a secret that will change their lives forever. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Cape Cod Christmas – New Film Premieres Thursday, December 2 *Holiday Special
When a children’s author hosts one last Christmas dinner with her disagreeable siblings before they sell the family house, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart who helps her find a way to keep the home she loves so dearly. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Advent Calendar – New Film Premieres Thursday, December 2 *Holiday Special
Eva (Eugénie Derouand, Paris Police 1900) has been paraplegic for the past three years. When her birthday arrives, she receives a strange advent calendar as a gift. But instead of the traditional sweets, every day reveals something different; sometimes pleasant but often terrifying, and increasingly bloody. It’s going to be a very deadly Christmas this year. Written and directed by Patrick Ridremont. *Shudder Original
Silent Night – New Film Premieres Friday, December 3 *Theatrical Day and Date Release
From producers Matthew Vaughn ( Kingsman franchise), Trudie Styler (Moon) and Celine Rattray (The Kids Are Alright) follows parents Nell and Simon who have invited their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the English countryside. As the group comes together, it feels like old times – but behind all of the laughter and merriment, something is not quite right.
The world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts, games or Prosecco can make mankind’s imminent destruction go away. Surviving the holidays just got a lot more complicated. The darkly comedic drama stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Ṣọpé Dìrísù, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones and Trudie Styler among others. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Graham Norton Show – New Episodes Premiere Every Friday
BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show returns with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Guest lineup is as follows:
Friday, December 3 – Will Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Osman, Yola
Friday, December10 – TomHolland, Zendaya, Henry Cavill, Gugu Mbatha-Ray, Little Mix
Friday, December17– KeanuReeves, Olivia Colman, Mahershala Ali, Jack Whitehall
Friday,December24 – Guests to be announced.
Wild Patagonia – Three-Part Limited Series Premieres Saturday, December 4
Uncover the little-known region of Patagonia, a landscape without definable borders, stretching across Chile and Argentina, made up of strange landscapes, huge mountain ranges and windswept plains. This series reveals how life survives and flourishes in these environments, from the ducklings that fling themselves into glacial melt waters on their first day of life to the condors who must master the wild winds to survive.
The series also delves into humans’ interactions with this wild environment including the Gauchos, Patagonia’s cowboys, and the state-of-the-art wind farms that are harnessing the power of its open plains. Patagonia is a lawless, powerful and demanding land, but for those who know the territory, it is a paradise where the odds are in their favor.
Doctor Who: Flux – Season 13 Finale Premieres Sunday, December 5
Last seen battling the Daleks in Revolution of the Daleks, the Doctor and assistant, played by the superlative
double act of Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gil have been exploring the universe together. But now, in the epic and gripping six-part 13th season, time is running out and the doctor is forced to face up to the secrets of her own past, which have been stalking her. Doctor Who: Flux introduces John Bishop, as Dan Lewis andJacob Anderson, as Vinder.
Additional cast joining the series this season include Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey), Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars, Us), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal, World On Fire), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Designated Survivor, Downton Abbey), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Intergalactic, The English Game), Sara Powell (Unforgotten, Damned), Annabel Scholey (The Split, Britannia), Gerald
Kyd (Cold Feet, Britannia) and Penelope Ann McGhie (The Crown, Harry Potter).
Anne Boleyn – New Limited Series Premieres Thursday, December 9
Starring Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) in the titular role, the three-part psychological thriller
explores the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life from the eponymous Queen’s perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her. Anne Boleyn depicts the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities and her determination to be an equal among men.
The ensemble cast includes Emmy and BAFTA Award nominated actor Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, AMC+’s Gangs of London) as Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn. Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones) is Henry VIII, one of the most famous Kings in British history, and Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands) is Anne’s love rival, Jane Seymour. Barry Ward (White Lines, Sundance Now’s Des) is King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman (West End’s Hamilton) is Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother Edward, Amanda Burton (Marcella, Silent Witness) is stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton, and Thalissa Teixeira (AMC+’s Ragdoll and Too Close) is Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton. *AMC+ Original
Hollington Drive – Season Finale Premieres Thursday, December 9
Hollington Drive focuses on the lives of two sisters, Theresa (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty, Motherland), and her older head teacher sibling, Helen (Rachael Stirling, The Bletchley Circle, Detectorists). After Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben (Fraser Holmes), asks to play in the nearby park with his cousin Eva (Amelie Bea Smith, The Haunting of Bly Manor, EastEnders) and the children don’t return on time, Theresa goes in search.
Her suspicions are heightened when she finds the children on the edge of a woodland area, and they appear to be fighting. Immediately her instincts tell her something terrible has happened. This is all too realize when later that evening a distraught neighbor, Jean (Jodie McNee, Judy, Britannia), learns her ten-year-old son Alex (Hugh Hamer, Brave Bunnies, Medici) has gone missing. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Death Valley – New Film Premieres Thursday, December 9
A group of battle-weary guns for hire are commissioned to rescue an imprisoned scientist from a secret Cold War bunker. Upon entering the facility, they find themselves in a fight for survival when they come under attack from a terrifying creature of unknown origin. Written and directed byMatthew Ninaber (PG: Psycho Goreman). Starring Jeremy Ninaber (Escape the Dark), Ethan Mitchell (Escape the Dark) and Kristen Kaster (If I Should Die). *Shudder Original
The Sound of Silence – Film Premieres Wednesday, December 15
Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is a New York City “house tuner” who works hyper-methodically to diagnose discordant ambient noises that adversely affect his clients’ moods. When he takes on a particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mystery of sound. *IFC Films Unlimited
Depraved – Film Premieres Wednesday, December 15
The legend of Frankenstein gets a modern update from indie horror master Larry Fessenden. Suffering from PTSD following a stint as an army medic, Henry (David Call) now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation – Adam (Alex Breaux) – is born. But it soon seems that giving life to Adam was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous. *IFC Films Unlimited
Firebite – New Series Premieres Thursday, December 16
A high-octane, highly original spin on the Vampire genre and fantasy series, Firebite follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson (Rob Collins) and Shanika (Shantae Barnes-Cowan), on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert. Set in a remote desert mining town, a hive for the last vampire stronghold shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 by the colonial superpower to eradicate the Indigenous populations.
Sheltering from the sun in the underground mines and tunnels that surround the town until the present day, the colony’s numbers and hunger is growing. War is coming. Tyson and Shanika stand vanguard to the war. But what hope does an expertly reckless man full of bravado and a 17-year-old orphan possibly have to defeat these vicious blood-thirsty parasites, when legions of warriors before them have failed? *AMC+ Original
Ragdoll – Season Finale Thursday, December 16
From the award-winning producers of Killing Eve, this modern-day Faustian thriller stars Henry Lloyd- Hughes (The Irregulars, Killing Eve), Thalissa Teixeira (Too Close, The Musketeers) and Lucy Hale (The Hating Game, Pretty Little Liars). Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body suspended from a ceiling in a block of flats in London– nicknamed the “Ragdoll.” Assigned to this shocking case are newly reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Hale).
The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma. *AMC+ Original
Close To Me – New Series Premieres Thursday, December 16
Based on Amanda Reynold’s magnetic and unsettling novel of the same name, Close to Me follows Jo Harding (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman 1984, The Following, The Good Wife) a woman who seems to have it all, until a fall erases an entire year from her memory. As she struggles to piece events together, Jo discovers that her life wasn’t quite as perfect as she imagined and that someone will do all they can to keep a terrible secret from her. The series also stars BAFTA-Nominated Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, The Leftovers). *Sundance Now Original
Joe Bob Ruins Christmas– Premieres On Demand Sunday, December 19 *Holiday Special
In what has become another annual tradition, iconic horror host and foremost drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs returns with a special The Last Drive-In double feature just in time for Christmas, premiering live on the Shudder TV feed. You’ll have to tune in to find out which movies Joe Bob has selected, but you can count on something perfect for the season, with special guests to be announced. *Shudder Original
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula – Season 4 Finale Tuesday, December 21
The groundbreaking Shudder Original series follows ten drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize – the largest in show history. Season four will feature a spectacular lineup of guest judges including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical film series), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Misha Osherovich (Freaky), Queer country music iconOrville Peck, pop metal starPoppy,Ray Santiago(Ash vs. The Evil Dead),Bob the Drag Queen (We’re Here), and more. *Shudder Original
Top Gear – Season 31 Finale Premieres Tuesday, December 21
Season 31 of BBC America’s much-loved car series, featuring hosts Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, hits the road performing a series of stunts and challenges, including visiting the British Grand Prix, going on an international expedition to Iceland, Freddie Flintoff zorbing, and paying tribute to former stunt performer Eddie Kidd OBE. Featured cars include the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm, McLaren 765T, Aston Martin V8 Vantage F1 Edition, Rolls Royce Dawn and Vauxhall Chevette.
Anna – Limited Series Finale Thursday, December 23
Based on the critically-acclaimed Italian novel, Anna is a dystopian story of a ravaged world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children. Set amongst parched fields and mysterious forests, the crumbling hulks of shopping malls and abandoned cities pierce deserted wide-open spaces on an island reclaimed by nature and run by savage communities of survivors, most of whom are children. Anna only has one guide: a book left by her mother with instructions on how to survive. But, with each passing day she discovers that the old rules no longer apply, and instead has to make up new ones as she goes along. *AMC+ Original
Anne Boleyn – New Limited Series Finale Thursday, December 23
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The Day Shall Come – Film Premieres Wednesday, December 29
An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolution dreams. *IFC Films Unlimited
Shadow Lines – Season 2 Binge Thursday, December 30
In the 1950s, the hottest spot of the Cold War is not Washington, DC or Moscow, but Helsinki, where the KGB and the CIA vie for control of Finland, a small Nordic country wedged between East and West powers. As tensions rise between the global powerhouses, The Fist, a secret service Finnish task force, struggles to
keep their homeland independent and their team united. *Sundance Now Exclusive