AMC has announced the programming coming to the AMC+ streaming service in October. The AMC Plus October 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.
The AMC Plus October 2022 programming includes the two-episode final season premiere of The Walking Dead, starring Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Seth Gilliam and Josh McDermitt, on Sunday, October 2. New episodes premiere on AMC+ one week ahead of AMC linear, until the live season finale event on November 20.
New episodes of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, and the AMC+ exclusive The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries premiere on AMC+ every Thursday, beginning October 6.
The AMC Plus October 2022 slate also features the two-episode series premiere of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, starring Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass and Eric Bogosian, on Sunday, October 2. New episodes premiere one week ahead of AMC linear, until the season finale on November 6.
Coming as well are new episodes of AMC+ Original Series Pantheon, an animated tech thriller featuring an all-star voice cast including Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Aaron Eckhart, Rosemarie DeWitt, Taylor Schilling, Ron Livingston, the late William Hurt and more, until the season finale on Thursday, October 13.
The series finale of the acclaimed genre-bending AMC Original series Kevin Can F**K Himself, starring Annie Murphy and Mary Hollis Inboden, debuts on Monday, October 3.
The highlights continue with the three-episode season premiere of Documentary Now!, the hilarious tribute to classic docs, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, with special guest stars including Cate Blanchette, Alexander Skarsgard and Tom Jones on Wednesday, October 19. New episodes premiere on AMC+ one week ahead of IFC linear, until the season finale on November 9.
The three-episode season premiere of Sherman’s Showcase, the fictional music variety show created by Emmy-nominated duo Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, is streaming Wednesday, October 26. New episodes premiere on AMC+ one week ahead of IFC linear, until the season finale on November 23.
Halloween programming for the month includes new Shudder films such as Deadstream, Dark Glasses, She Will, V/H/S 99, and Resurrection. New episodes of Shudder Original Queer for Fear premiere until season finale on Friday, October 21, while Shudder Original The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans premieres on Tuesday, October 25.
The AMC Plus October 2022 offerings continue with the special Joe Bob Haunted Halloween Hangout, with legendary guest Mistress of the Dark, Cassandra Peterson, premiering on-demand beginning Sunday, October 23. The annual Ghoul Log launches on October 1 with a streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambiance for Halloween festivities.
AMC PLUS OCTOBER 2022 PREMIERES IN ORDER
The Walking Dead Season 11C – Two Episode Season Premiere on Sunday, October 2; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+
The television legacy that is The Walking Dead begins its highly anticipated last eight episodes this October. On the heels of the oppressive presence of locusts, an even greater force is bearing down on every single member of each community.
With Commonwealth flags raised at Hilltop, Alexandria, and Oceanside, there’s no time to strategize for those on the road. It’s a race against the clock to stay alive and extract those still living in the Commonwealth before Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) can execute his revenge.
Inside the Commonwealth, Connie’s (Lauren Ridloff) article has created more chaos than planned. By exposing the Milton’s (Laila Robbins) corruption, their hope to create a better, more equal, life for all may instead put everyone at risk.
With the vast debt our group owes and no other viable place to live, simply leaving has never been an option. But if their next move fails, staying won’t be an option either. What they’re about to embark on will only invite more danger with massive consequences.
The clock is ticking for our heroes inside the Commonwealth as well. As each group continues to get caught in uncontrollable situations, threats lurk around every corner, dead and alive. The looming pressure is cresting towards a day of reckoning for all.
Will the sum of their individual journeys cumulate into one, or divide them forever? The fight for a future continues to be exasperated by the ominous population of walkers. Not all will survive, but for some, the walking dead lives on.
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire – Two-Episode Series Premiere Sunday, October 2; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC
A sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian).
Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat De Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.
Kevin Can F**K Himself – Series Finale on AMC+ Monday, October 3; One Week Ahead of AMC Linear
Now in the second and final season, Allison (Emmy Award-winning actress Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek) and Patty (Mary Hollis Inboden, The Righteous Gemstones) scramble to deal with Neil (Alex Bonifer, Superstore), pushing Allison to find a new and better way out of her marriage to Kevin (Eric Petersen, Kirstie). Altering the original escape plan, Patty once again agrees to help Allison, but this time, on her own terms.
Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait, Gaslit) will make a guest appearance in season two. Kevin Can F**K Himself is created and executive produced by Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49, SEAL Team), with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack executive producing through Le Train Train (Claws, A to Z). Craig DiGregorio (Shrill) is showrunner and executive producer. Sean Clements and Colin Walsh also serve as executive producers.
The Walking Dead Episode Diaries – New Episodes Premiere Thursday, October 6
Dive deeper into The Walking Dead Universe, with these special bonus episodes from the latest season featuring behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast and creators. *AMC+ Exclusive
L’Opéra – Season 1 Binge Debuts on Thursday, October 6
At the world-renowned Paris Opera, Zoé, a 35-year-old Principal dancer with a dazzling career, has recently faltered: too many parties, lovers, anxieties. In danger of being laid off, Zoé will have to come to terms with the institution, her peers, and especially her own demons if she is to earn herself a second chance.
Meanwhile, Flora, 19, a young black dancer, has just joined the company and has only a few months to carve out a place for herself and prove her mettle. And the flamboyant and ambitious Sébastien, 38, the new Director of Dance, wants to make the Paris Opera Ballet shine even brighter in the firmament of international dance. (French Language Drama) *Sundance Now Exclusive
Deadstream – New Film Premieres Thursday, October 6
A disgraced and demonetized Internet personality (Joseph Winter) tries to win back his fans by live streaming himself, spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. However, when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her powerful following. Deadstream stars Joseph Winter, who wrote and directed the film with Vanessa Winter. *Shudder Original
The Graham Norton Show – New Season Premieres Friday, October 7
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:
o Friday, October 7 – Rami Malek, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lydia West, Robbie Williams
o Friday, October 14 – Guests to be announced.
o Friday, October 21 – Guests to be announced.
o Friday, October 28 – Guests to be announced.
Pantheon – Season Finale of AMC+ Original Series on Thursday, October 13
AMC Networks’ first traditionally animated series, Pantheon, is a sci-fi drama based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu. The thrilling speculative is centered on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online: a stranger soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan.
David is the first of a new kind of being – an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI” – but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. The series writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer is Craig Silverstein (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova) with animation by Titmouse (Big Mouth, Motorcity, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head).
The all-star voice cast features Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O) as David, Katie Chang (The Bling Ring) as Maddie, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as Caspian, Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere) as Ellen, Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Cary, Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) as Renee, Ron Livingston (A Million Little Things) as Waxman, Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Pope, Raza Jaffrey (Homeland) as Chanda, and William Hurt (Black Widow, Goliath) as Stephen Holstrom.
Other voice actors for the series include Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Maude Apatow, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Grey Griffin, SungWon Cho, Kevin Durand, Samuel Roukin, Krystina Alabado, Lara Pulver, Madhur Jeffrey, Heather Lind, Nyima Funk, Tunde Adebimpe, Quinn Hawking, Clyde Kusatsu, Ken Leung, Jacob Sartorius, Vincent Ventresca, Julian Lerner, Magnus McLain, Ajay Mehta, Annabella Sciorra, and Suraj Sharma.
True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here – Season Finale on AMC+ Thursday, October 13; One Week Ahead of Sundance TV Linear
Hosted and executive produced by small town native, advocate and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead, Friday Night in with The Morgans), the powerful and captivating series True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here puts a spotlight on murder cases from small towns across America where questions remain if justice has been fully served. Each episode sees Burton Morgan meet with family members and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of the case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice.
Dark Glasses – New Film Premieres Thursday, October 13
Rome. An eclipse blocks out the sun, blackening the skies on a hot summer day – harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight. She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone.
Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin, who survived the car accident. But the killer won’t give up his victim. Who will be saved? A triumphant return from Italian master of horror, director Dario Argento. Starring Ilenia Pastorelli and Asia Argento. *Shudder Original
She Will – New Film Premieres Thursday, October 13
After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige), goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). She discovers that the process of such surgery opens questions about her very existence, leading her to start to question and confront past traumas.
The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams. Also starring Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Aris, Rupert Everett, and Olwen Fouéré. *Shudder Exclusive
Documentary Now! – Three-Episode Season Premiere Wednesday, October 19; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+
IFC’s original comedy series, Documentary Now!, returns for the highly anticipated fifty-third season, with six all-new documentary-inspired episodes. Co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the six-time Emmy-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films.
Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
True Colours – Season 1 Binge Debuts Thursday, October 20
Aboriginal detective Toni Alma is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perda Theendar, the community she left as a child and has had little to do with since. As the clues lead back to her own family, Toni has to navigate her way between the white and black laws, the complexities of the Aboriginal art world, to find a killer who is way too close to home. *Sundance Now
V/H/S/99 – New Film Premieres Thursday, October 20
V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.
Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. *Shudder Original
Queer For Fear – New Episodes Every Friday Until Season Finale October 21
Executive Produced by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres.
From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films.
Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere. *Shudder Original
Joe Bob Haunted Halloween Hangout – New Special Premieres On-Demand Beginning Sunday, October 23
For his fourth Halloween special on Shudder, The World’s Foremost Drive-In Movie Critic leaves no plastic skull, fake spider, or foam tombstone behind in his mission to celebrate the Samhain season the RIGHT way for once! Leaving nothing to chance, Joe Bob and Darcy enlist the help of a legendary guest: the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson. *Shudder Original
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans – New Season Premieres Tuesday, October 25
Hosted and created by the Boulet Brothers, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans is a ten-episode spin-off series starring some of the most popular drag icons from the show’s previous seasons competing in a grand championship of drag artistry and shocking physical challenges for a one hundred-thousand-dollar grand prize, the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title.
Guest Judges include Elvira, Harvey Guillen, Justin Simien, David Dastmalchian, Poppy, Alaska, Katya, Joe Bob Briggs, Bonnie Aarons, Barbara Crampton, and more to be announced later. *Shudder Original
Sherman’s Showcase – Three-Episode Season Premiere Wednesday, October 26; Subsequent Episodes Available One Week Early on AMC+
The witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman’s Showcase features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the funkmonster, A-list guest stars and original songs (“Drop it Low for Jesus,” “Marina Del Ray”) that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode of the series is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.
101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time – New Episodes Every Wednesday Until Season Finale October 26
Master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. *Shudder Original
True Crime Story: Indefensible – New Episodes Premiere Thursday, October 27; One Weekl Ahead of Sundance TV Linear
In Indefensible, Jena Friedman travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit.
Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of our sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system. *Sundance TV Original
Resurrection – New Film Premieres Friday, October 28
Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past. Resurrection is directed by Andrew Semans, and stars Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth. *Shudder Exclusive
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.