AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in January. The AMC Plus January 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 entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.
The AMC Plus January 2022 programming includes the third and final season of Sundance Now/Shudder Original A Discovery of Witches, starring Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, and new episodes of AMC+ Original Firebite, a high-octane original spin on the vampire genre set in the South Australian desert.
The AMC Plus January 2022 slate also includes the premiere new AMC+ Original La Fortuna, the first television series from director Alejandro Amenábar, starring Stanley Tucci and Clarke Peters, as well as BBC America’s annual New Year’s Day special for Doctor Who (Season 13), starring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
New episodes of AMC+ exclusive The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew covering the latest seasons of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and World Beyond, debut every Thursday until January 20. And new seasons of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire continue rolling out weekly with Season 4 debuting January 6.
AMC PLUS JANUARY 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks – New Year’s Day Special Premieres Saturday, January 1
Jodie Whittaker stars in BBC America’s all-new special premiering New Year’s Day. Mandip Gil and John Bishop will also appear in the annual holiday tradition, as well as several notable guest stars including Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted).
In the new special, Sarah (Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned.
Olympic Dreams – Film Premieres Wednesday, January 5
Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra (Nick Kroll).
The first movie on location during the Olympics in Athletes Village, Olympic Dreams offers audiences a never-before-seen side of the Games. *IFC Unlimited Films Exclusive
Resistance – Film Premieres Wednesday, January 5
Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. Based on the inspiring true story, Jesse Eisenberg stars in this compelling drama about a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to rise above the hatred and oppression during World War II. *IFC Unlimited Films Exclusive
Halt and Catch Fire – Full Series Binge Available January 6
Part of the AMC Plus January 2022 lineup, AMC’s acclaimed drama captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, focusing on four primary characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology and Texas’ Silicon Prairie. Starring Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan; Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark; Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark; Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe; and Toby Huss as John Bosworth.
The Pact – Season Finale Thursday, January 6
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
For the Sake of Vicious – New Film Premieres Thursday, January 6
An overworked nurse returns home to find a maniac hiding out with a bruised and beaten hostage. When an unexpected wave of violet intruders descend upon her home, it becomes a fight for survival. Starring Lora Burke, Nick Smyth and Colin Paradine. *Shudder Original
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, January 7 – Jessica Chastain, Claire Foy, Peter Dinklage, Cush Jumbo, Joe Lycett, The Divine Comedy
Friday, January14 – Guests to be announced
Friday, January21 – Guests to be announced
Friday, January28 – Guests to be announced
A Discovery of Witches – Season 3 Premieres Saturday, January 8
In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. Their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past who has been lying in wait will return for revenge.
A Discovery of Witches Season 3 is based on the ‘The Book of Life’ novel from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy and is the third and final instalment. *Sundance Now/Shudder Original
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror – Documentary Premieres Monday, January 10
From writer/director/co-producer Kier-La Janisse comes “a seductive mega-text” (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror, featuring clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars that explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. *Shudder Exclusive
Copper – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, January 13; Season 2 Binge Premieres Thursday, January 20
From Academy Award winner Barry Levinson and Emmy Award winner Tom Fontana, the series sees Irish American detective Kevin Corcoran, a former boxer, return from the Civil War and find that his wife is missing and his daughter is dead. Working the notorious Five Points Neighborhood in New York, he tries to learn what happened to his family. Two wartime friends — a wealthy industrialist’s wayward son and a talented Black doctor who share a secret with him — assist in his search for the truth.
Greener Grass – Film Premieres Wednesday, January 19
In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults where braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life – starting with her newborn daughter. The hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire is destined to be an instant cult classic. *IFC Unlimited Films
La Fortuna – New Series Premiere Thursday, January 20
In director Alejandro Amenábar’s television debut, Álex Ventura (Álvaro Mel), a young and inexperienced diplomat, unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test: to recover the sunken treasure stolen by Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci), an adventurer who travels the world plundering items of common heritage from the depths of the sea.
Forming a unique team with Lucía (Ana Polvorosa), a combative public official, and Jonas Pierce (Clarke Peters), a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate tales, Álex sets out on the adventure of a lifetime, on which he learns about the importance of love, friendship and commitment to your own beliefs. *AMC+ Original
Total Control – Season 2 Premieres Thursdays Beginning January 20
When Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific domestic violence event, Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths), sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So, when the Prime Minister’s cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown. *Sundance Now Exclusive
Close to Me – Season Finale Thursday, January 20
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
The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries– Season Finale Thursday, January 20
The AMC Plus January 2022 lineup lets you get caught up on the start of The Walking Dead’s epic final season with these special bonus episodes of Season 11A, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Last Thing Mary Saw – New Film Premieres Thursday, January 20
Beginning in Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary (Stefanie Scott, Insidious: Chapter 3), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan), the home’s maid.
Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin, Waco, Halston) and the revelation of greater forces at work. *Shudder Original
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster – New Film Premieres Thursday, January 27
Beginning just before his debut as Frankenstein’s creation,Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster compellingly explores the life and legacy of a cinema legend, presenting a perceptive history of
the genre he personified. His films were long derided as hokum and attacked by censors.
But his phenomenal popularity and pervasive influence endures, inspiring some of our greatest actors and directors into the 21st Century – among them Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman, Roger Corman & John Landis all of whom and many more contribute their personal insights and anecdotes. Directed by Thomas Hamilton. *Shudder Exclusive
Killing Eve – Season 3 Binge Premieres Saturday, January 29
Starring Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, Emmy and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer, Emmy nominee and BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw and BAFTA nominee Kim Bodnia, the third season continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice.
For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.
Firebite – Season Finale Thursday, February 3
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