AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in May. The AMC Plus May 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.
This May, AMC+ celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with “Asian Americans Amplified,” a curated collection of original series, specials and films from across the company’s portfolio highlighting stories and perspectives of the AAPI community.
The AMC Plus May 2022 programming includes original series such as Killing Eve and True Terror with George Takei, as well as an extensive lineup of feature films and documentaries from Slumdog Millionaire to Train to Busan to Linsanity and Gook.
The AMC Plus May 2022 slate includes the premiere of new AMC+ Original The Ipcress File, a twist-laden and stylish spy thriller starring Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) as iconic British spy Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) and BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander (The Night Manager).
You’ll also get the premiere of new BBC America landmark natural history series Planet Earth: Dynasties II,narrated by Sir David Attenborough, as well as new episodes of propulsive thriller 61st Street, starring Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis, one week ahead of AMC until the season finale.
New episodes of Better Call Saul’s sixth and final season continue Mondays until the mid-season finale on May 23 on AMC and AMC+. The AMC Plus May 2022 lineup also includes new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B available Sundays, one week ahead of AMC, until the season finale on May 29.
AMC PLUS MAY 2022 PREMIERES
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
Made in Italy – Film Premieres Wednesday, May 4
Liam Neeson stars in this heart-warming comedy about a father returning to glorious Tuscany with his estranged son to repair their old family villa, as well as their relationship. *IFC Films Unlimited Exclusive
Summerland – Film Premieres Wednesday, May 4
During World War II, an Englishwoman (Gemma Arterton) opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship. *IFC Films Unlimited
Cursed Films II – New Episodes Continue Every Thursday Through May 5
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 featureThe 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
Clean – New Film Premieres Friday, May 6
A garbage collector (Adrien Brody) sucked into the orbit of a local crime boss must face the violence of his past to find redemption in this bloody thrill ride. Crime drama also starring RZA. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Twin – New Film Premieres Friday, May 6 *Day and Date Release with Theaters
In The Twin, following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Teresa Palmer, A Discovery of Witches, Warm Bodies, Lights Out) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree, A Discovery of Witches, Outlander) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him. *Shudder Original
The Sadness – New Film Premieres Thursday, May 12
After a year of combating a pandemic with relatively benign symptoms, a frustrated nation finally lets its guard down. This is when the virus spontaneously mutates, giving rise to a mind-altering plague. The streets erupt into violence and depravity, as those infected are driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things they can think of.
Murder, torture, rape and mutilation are only the beginning. A young couple is pushed to the limits of sanity as they try to reunite amid the chaos. The age of civility and order is no more. There is only “The Sadness.” The film is the feature debut of writer and director Rob Jabbaz and stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore), Berant Zhu (We Are Champions), Tzu-Chiang Wang (It’s Drizzling) and In- Ru Chen. *Shudder Original
Catch the Fair One – New Film Premieres Friday, May 13
From director, Josef Kubota Wladyka, this revenge thriller follows a Native American boxer who embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister. *AMC+ Exclusive
The Ipcress File – New Original Series Premieres Thursdays, Beginning May 19
Based on the globally renowned Len Deighton novel and adapted by Oscar nominated and BAFTA award- winning screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting), the enthralling and atmospheric drama stars Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) as iconic British spy Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) and BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander (The Night Manager).
The twist-laden spy thriller offers a stylish and tense tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, inter- departmental rivalry, treason, and a possibly unwise romance. Directed by Emmy winner James Watkins (McMafia, Black Mirror) and set in Berlin and London during the 1960’s, The Ipcress File follows Harry Palmer (Cole) – a British army sergeant on the make in Berlin.
In this newly partitioned city, a sharp working-class young man with sophisticated tastes can make a lot of money. Wholesaler, retailer, fixer, smuggler, Harry’s varied interests bring him into contact with everything and everyone – until the law catches up and it all comes crashing to a halt. *AMC+ Original
The Found Footage Phenomenon – New Film Premieres Thursday, May 19
Directed and produced by Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott, the documentary tracks the origins of the found footage technique and how it transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades. The Found Footage Phenomenon features interviews with integral found footage directors whose films impacted the horror genre like no other sub-genre has, around the turn of the millennium. Score by music legend Simon Boswell. *Shudder Exclusive
Dual – New Film Premieres Friday, May 20
Starring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) A woman opts for a cloning procedure after she receives a terminal diagnosis but when she recovers her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail, leading to a court-mandated duel to the death. *AMC+ Exclusive
Planet Earth: Dynasties II – New Series Premieres Saturdays, Beginning May 21
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this stunningly shot series takes viewers into the intimate lives of the world’s most iconic animals – from birth, to growing up, to battles for survival. On the open plains, a cheetah must prepare her three daughters to survive on their own. An inexperienced elephant unites her herd to face their greatest challenge – twins. High in the Patagonian mountains, a puma and her biggest ever litter face a knife-edge struggle to survive.
Droughts and family feuds cause chaos within a clan of hyenas. New alliances must be forged to care for the young of a troupe of macaques. Finally, will a gang of meerkats survive the drought and rebuild their shattered dynasty? Immersing the audience in every gentle moment, poignant event and heart-wrenching betrayal as they strive to create dynasties fit to rule for generations. *BBC America Original
61st Street – New Episodes Continue Every Sunday, Available One Week Ahead of AMC Through May 22
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).
Better Call Saul – New Episodes of Season 6 Part 1 Continue Every Monday Through May 23
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.
Slippin’ Jimmy – New Episodes Premiere Over Six Consecutive Days From May 23 Through May 28
The six-part animated series from the world of Better Call Saul follows the misadventures of a young Jimmy McGill and his childhood friends in Chicago, Illinois. Told in the style of classic 70s-era cartoons, each episode is an ode to a specific movie genre — from spaghetti westerns and Buster Keaton to The Exorcist. *AMC+ Exclusive
Premature – Film Premieres Wednesday, May 25
A young woman finds herself on the precipice of adulthood as she navigates her way through the highs and lows of a life-changing summer romance in Harlem. *IFC Films Unlimited
A Banquet – New Film Premieres Thursday, May 26
Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs. Starring Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan. Directed by Ruth Paxton. *Shudder Exclusive
The Dreamers – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, May 26
The Dreamers tells the story of three young Palestinian students who travel to Tel Aviv in 2008 and try to establish a new and liberated Palestinian community for themselves. When the three friends, Warda (Maisa Abd Elhadi), Kayes (Riyad Sliman) and Salah (Aiman Daw), try to buy drugs and get high at the end of a long day, they find themselves caught in a drug deal with a Palestinian crime family who ultimately see the three indebted students as ideal accomplices for getting their goods distributed among local youth.
This gets them into trouble with the local crime world, the police and their own families. The story is set against the backdrop of the rising tensions in the Gaza Strip, and the trio realizes that, in order to unload the drugs, they have to create the “new Palestinian scene.” In their own unique way, they decide to initiate an anti- war protest in the form of a large music festival featuring Jews and Palestinians together. Along the way, they create a historic moment in the Palestinian and Jewish underground scene. *Arabic/Hebrew Language Drama *Sundance Now Exclusive
Fear the Walking Dead – New Episodes of Season 7B Continue Every Sunday, Available One Week Ahead of AMC Through May 29
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 to 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.
Fear the Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – New Episodes Every Thursday Through June 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
Ten Percent – New Episodes Continue Every Friday Through June 10
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. *Sundance Now Original
ASIAN AMERICANS AMPLIFIED COLLECTION
ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS
Dead Lucky (Sundance Now) – A police officer is joined by a new trainee (Yoson An) in an investigation into her previous partner’s death in this Australian crime drama.
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils (BBC America) – The all-new spring special takes the Doctor back in time to 19th century China, where a small coastal village is under threat from a fearsome pirate queen and a monstrous alien force.
Food Party (IFC) – Brought to life by hostess Thu Tran, this slightly off comedy takes viewers through space and time with out-of-this-world gourmet meals with a cast of colorful puppets and celebrity guests.
Killing Eve (BBC America) – Final season of Emmy-nominated series starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh.
True Terror with George Takei (AMC) – Hosted by the legendary George Takei, viewers are treated to some of the most bizarre and sensational unsolved mysteries in world history.
The Karate Kid (AMC+) – The classic 80’s coming-of-age martial arts drama, starring Academy Award-nominee Pat Morita. *Sequels The Karate Kid Part II and Part III also on AMC+ this month.
Mayhem (Shudder) – The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun stars in this zombie horror comedy as a man, fired from his law firm, must fight for their lives when a mysterious virus causes employees to become violent and aggressive.
One Cut of the Dead (Shudder) – While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling.
The Opening Act (AMC+) – Comedian Jimmy O Yang stars as a new stand-up comedian, who has the opportunity to emcee a comedy show opening for his hero Billy G (Cedric the Entertainer). *AMC+ Exclusive Film
Slumdog Millionaire (AMC+) – The 8-time Academy Award-winning drama highlights a young Mumbai teen’s life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.
Train to Busan (Shudder) – This zombie horror hit takes place on a moving bullet train as a mysterious virus breaks out. *Sequel Train to Busan: Peninsula also on AMC+ this month.
All God’s Children Can Dance (IFC Films Unlimited) – This drama tells the story of a mother (Joan Chen) who tells her son (Jason Lew) he is the son of God and he searches for his father in Los Angeles.
Broadcast Signal Intrusion (Shudder) – Set in the late 90s, a video archivist (Harry Shum Jr.) unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
Finishing the Game(IFC Films Unlimited) – This mockumentary comedy directed by Justin Lin takes a look back at how studio executives launched a search for a Bruce Lee replacement after his sudden death left an unfinished film.
Foreign Letters (Sundance Now) – From different worlds, Ellie and Thuy form a powerful bond that helps Ellie cope with the hardships of adjusting to her new life in the states.
Gook (Sundance Now) – Two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women’s shoe store experience the 1992 L.A. riots firsthand while contemplating their own future.
Growing Up Smith (Sundance Now) – Recently relocated from India, a 10-year-old boy must deal with his overbearing father pushing his Indian heritage on him every second of every day.
I Am a Ghost (Shudder) – Emily (Anna Ishida),a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can’t leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a ‘patient/therapist’ relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to ‘the next place’.
They Live in the Grey (Shudder) – While investigating a child abuse case, a woman discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. Written and directed by Hmong American siblings Abel and Burlee Vang and starring Michelle Krusiec.
Viceroy’s House (IFC Films Unlimited) – Directed by Gurinder Chadha, the dramatic true story of Indian independence from 300 years of British rule in this sweeping epic.
The Wedding Guest (IFC Films Unlimited) – Dev Patel stars as a man with a secret who is forced on the run across East Asia after kidnapping a bride to be in this noir thriller from director Michael Winterbottom.
Becoming Who I Was (Sundance Now) – After being identified as the reincarnation of a venerated Buddhist master, young Padma Angdu makes an arduous journey with his aging guardian from Northern India to Tibet to find his rightful place in the world.
The Departure (Sundance Now) – A former punk rocker-turned-Buddhist priest in Japan who has made a career out of counseling suicidal people finds himself at a crossroads, leading him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?
Linsanity (AMC+) – Superstar basketball sensation Jeremy Lin is profiled in this documentary.