AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in February. The AMC+ February 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.
Highlights this month include early access to several anticipated debuts, including the extended tenth season of The Walking Dead available every Thursday ahead of the linear premieres on Sundays. Subscribers can also indulge in a robust lineup of dramas every Thursday, including two Sundance Now Exclusive Series — Season 1 of police procedural The Murders and Season 2 of the glamorous drama Playing for Keeps – as well as two critically-acclaimed series joining the service for the first time – French thriller The Returned and The Bridge.
In addition to exclusive films from IFC Films Unlimited and Shudder, AMC+ will honor Black History Month with a collection of influential series and films created by and featuring Black talent and stories all month long.
Subscribers will have early access to The Walking Dead‘s extended tenth season of six new episodes and the popular Talking Dead aftershow, hosted by Chris Hardwick, with episodes debuting every Thursday beginning February 25, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday.
Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series A Discovery of Witches continues to debut new episodes on AMC+ every Saturday.
AMC+ celebrates Black History Month with a collection dedicated to “Black Stories & Storytellers” available all month long, featuring acclaimed documentaries The Stand, Lynch: A History and A Ballerina’s Tale; and powerful dramas Memphis, Our Song and Medicine for Melancholy.
Also coming are featured series including SundanceTV’s Brick City, AMC’s Hip Hop: Songs That Shook America, IFC Original Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular and Shudder Original Documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.
New dramas from Sundance Now join the service weekly, including Season 1 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series The Murders, starring Jessica Lucas as a rookie homicide detective seeking redemption, is available to binge starting Thursday, February 4.
And Season 1 of crime drama The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir as two detectives working together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border, debuts on Thursday, February 11.
Season 2 of Sundance Now Exclusive Series Playing for Keeps, centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes, rolls out weekly beginning Thursday, February 18.
Season 1 of SundanceTV’s acclaimed horror-fantasy thriller The Returned premieres on Thursday, February 25. Set in a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to inexplicably return as if their death never happened, thus forcing the townsfolk to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.
IFC Films Unlimited and Sundance Now continue to celebrate the Sundance Film Festival with a lineup of festival favorites and award-winners through the years, including Boyhood, Camp, Sleepwalk With Me, James White, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Virgin Suicides, Heathers, The Babadook, Buck, Room 237, Weiner, Sleeping with Other People, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Bad Kids, Band Aid, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and more.
On Wednesday, February 3, several notable films from IFC Films Unlimited will be added to the lineup including the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive The Tribes of Palos Verdes, starring Jennifer Garner, The Wedding Guest, starring Dev Patel and Radhika Apte, and The Wind, starring Caitlin Gerard and Julia Goldani Telles. The following week, the IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive I Hate Valentine’s Day, written and directed by Nia Vardalos, debuts Wednesday, February 10.
Celebrate the thrills and chills of love with Shudder Original Joe Bob Puts A Spell On You, A Last Drive-in special double-feature of romantic horrors hosted by the world’s foremost authority on drive-in cinema available Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 on AMC+.
Additional highlights by networks/streamers available on AMC+ include the following.
AMC+ February 2021 Highlights
Full seasons of AMC’s popular Western series Hell on Wheels continue to roll-out every Thursday, with the first half of Season 5 debuting on Thursday, February 11 and the second half of the season available on Thursday, February 18. AMC’s gritty western follows a tale of revenge and lawlessness set against the first transcontinental railroad.
Early access to AMC’s Ride with Norman Reedus Season 5 begins Sunday, February 28, ahead of the linear premiere in March. The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure as he explores local culture both domestic and abroad, meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.
Take a deeper dive into The Walking Dead Universe with content only available on AMC+ including:
The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, an exclusive re-watch of Season 10 featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Sunday.
A special behind-the-scenes look with The Walking Dead: Making the Extended 10th Season, featuring interviews with cast and creators, on Sunday, February 14.
Early access to Talking Dead episodes every Thursday, ahead of the linear premieres on Sunday. The guest lineup for the first Talking Dead episode is as follows: Thursday, February 25 – Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Angel Theory (The Walking Dead), additional guests TBA.
The season finale of the epic series The Watch debuts on Sunday, February 14. Inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s iconic Discworld novels, The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it.
New episodes of The Graham Norton Show debut every Friday as part of a new season that’s already featured Samuel L. Jackson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Riz Ahmed, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and more.
- Friday, February 5 – Sam Neill, Billie Piper, James Nesbitt, Andi Osho and Tom Jones
- Friday, February 12 – Ethan Hawke, Alan Carr and Jessie Ware
- Friday, February 19 – Guests to be announced.
- Friday, February 26 – Guests to be announced.
New episodes of the epic and visually stunning six-part nature documentary series A Wild Year on Earth continue to debut every Saturday with the finale on February 27. Narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), the series explores the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation.
Never-before-aired sketches from the final season of the critically-acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show will be available every Wednesday, beginning February 24.
The groundbreaking all-female comedy will continue its exploration of the angst and absurdity of modern life. Season 5 explores surviving the apocalypse with your ex; the upside of mom brain; the downside of step-parenting; witch trials and tribulations; the problem with superheroes; and much, much more.
IFC FILMS UNLIMITED:
IFC Films Unlimited honors Black History Month with a number of empowering and illuminating documentaries and films including Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, A Ballerina’s Tale, Medicine for Melancholy, Passing Strange, Kiki and The Land. Other films include Valentine’s Day programming such as Jenny’s Wedding, Weekend, Certified Copy and Let the Sunshine In.
Subscribers can get their horror fix with new films from Shudder premiering every Thursday in February including Shudder Original A Nightmare Wakes (Thursday, February 4), Shudder Exclusive After Midnight (Thursday, February 11), Shudder Original Shook (Thursday, February 18) and Shudder Exclusive The Dark and The Wicked (Thursday, February 25). See the full Shudder February 2021 schedule.
The finale of Sundance Now Original Series The Night Caller, a four-part true crime documentary, debuts Tuesday, February 9. The weekly episodes explore the legacy of Australia’s most notorious serial killer and those through whose lives he altered irrevocably, including his victims and the two men wrongfully convicted of the crime in a shocking double miscarriage of justice.
The season finale of Sundance Now Exclusive Cleaning Up, the British drama about a struggling mother who resorts to insider trading in order to pay her debts, debuts Thursday, February 4.