New Series PANTHEON, Drama RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER, and More, Coming September on AMC+

New series and movies were made available in September on streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV and Shudder.

All three are part of the AMC’s network of streamers, the highlights for each are below.

SEPTEMBER ON AMC+

pantheon – AMC+ Original

New series will premiere on Thursday, September 1, with two episodes; episodes continue weekly.

Based on a collection of short stories by the award-winning author Ken Liuthis animated, sci-fi series focuses on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who gets mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed as her recently deceased father, David (Daniel Dae Kim), whose consciousness was uploaded to the Cloud after an experimental, destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of creature: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI”, but he won’t be the last as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to spark a new kind of world war.

The voice cast of this speculative sci-fi series includes: Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Aaron Eckhart, Rosemarie DeWitt, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jeffrey, Ron Livingston, Taylor Schilling, Scoot McNairy, Maude Apatow, William Hurt (in his last role), Corey Stoll, Anika Noni Rose, Michael Kelly,and more. The series writer/creator, showrunner and executive producer is Craig Silverstein (TURN: Washington’s Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova) and animation is by Mees (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, The Midnight Gospel, Bless the Harts).

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here – Exclusive to AMC+

New series will premiere on Thursday, September 1, with two episodes; episodes continue weekly.

Hosted and executive produced by a small-town resident, 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 spotlights small-town homicide cases across America where questions remain even when justice is fully served. In each episode, Burton Morgan meets with relatives and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of the case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice.

Stories of the Walking Dead AMC+ Original

Continues with episode five, which premieres on Sunday, September 4, and ends with episode 6, which premieres on September 11, with the full season available to stream.

The highly anticipated new episodic anthology series, Stories of the Walking Dead, follows individual characters within the Walker apocalypse universe. With six one-hour self-contained episodes, the series focuses on both new and established characters.

Each episode has its own distinct tone and point of view, but the stakes are high in each story, forcing new, indelible characters with brutal, life-threatening choices and situations. We see the apocalypse through different eyes and discover more worlds, mythos and mysteries of The Walking Dead.

The anthology series of stars Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Samantha Morton (The living Dead), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Parker Posey (Lost in space), Anthony Edwards (invent Anna), Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers), Jillian Bell (rough night), Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigolo), Embeth Davidtz (Old), Jessie T. Usher (shaft), Daniella Pineda (Cowboy Bebop), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick) among others.

SEPTEMBER ON ACORN TV

Recipes for love and murder – Acorn TV Original

Premiere Monday September 5 with two episodes; continues with two episodes premiering weekly.

Based on Sally Andrew’s acclaimed, bestselling “A Tannie Maria Mystery” novels, this dangerously delightful drama follows an advice columnist (Mary Doyle Kennedy, Outlander, Orphan Black, Kin, The Tudors), which hands out guidance and tasty recipes for a small-town newspaper in South Africa’s vibrant Karoo region. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent writing to Tannie Maria (‘Aunt Maria’ in Afrikaans) about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria’s worlds collide as she begins to work through her own mysterious past to solve the case.

Maria joins forces with a risky budding journalist and sometimes rival, Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer – before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies in the process and run the risk that the unsub catches them first? Also stars Tony Kgoroge (Black Sails, Invictus, Long Walk to Freedom).

SEPTEMBER ON SHUDDER

Who invited them? A shudder original

Premieres Thursday 1 September

Adam and Margo’s housewarming party goes well except for this mysterious couple, Tom and Sasha, who linger after the other guests have left. The pair reveal that they are their wealthy and successful neighbors, but when one nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo begin to suspect that their new friends are dubious strangers with a dark secret. Written and directed by Duncan Birminghamand starring Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Melissa Tang (The Kominsky Method), Timothy Granaderos (13 reasons why), and Perry Mattfeld (In the dark).

101 Scariest Movie Moments of All TimeA shudder original series

Premieres Wednesday 7 September; new episodes every week

In this new eight-episode series from the producers of Eli Roth’s History of Horrormaster filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments from the greatest horror films ever made, examining how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves in the brains of audiences around the world.

saloum A shudder original

Premieres Thursday 8 September

Shot after fleeing a coup d’état and bringing back a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas – Chaka, Rafa and Midnight – must store their stolen gold bounty, stay low long enough to keep their plane to repair and refuel and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge in a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with her own secrets and a police officer who may be after them, but it’s Chaka who’s hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he has brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up with him, his decisions have devastating consequences and threaten to unleash all hell.

saloum stars Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Roger Sallah, Bruno Henry, Marielle Salmier and Mentor Baand is written and directed by Jean-Luc Herbulotfrom a story by Herbulot and Pamala Diop. Official Selection TIFF 2021, Fantastic Fest 2021 Best Director/New Wave winner.

Raven’s Hollow – A shudder original

New film premieres Thursday 22 September

West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York are drawn into a forgotten community by a gruesome discovery.

Starring William Moseley, Melanie Zanetti, Callum Woodhouse, Kate Dickieand David Hayman. Written by Christopher Hatton and Chuck Reeves. Directed by Christopher Hatton.

Boys from County Hell

Premieres Thursday 29 September

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It is the home of Eugene Moffat (Jack Rowen), a young man who spends most of his days drinking pints with his friends and joking tourists who come to visit the grave of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire who some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula’. A personal tragedy forces Eugene to work at the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the city’s livelihood. Strange events happen when Eugene and the crew break down a famous cairn that is believed to be Abhartach’s final resting place, and they are soon attacked by a sinister force that has infected one of their colleagues. Written and directed by Chris Baugh.

Queer for fear – A chilling original series

New series premieres on Friday September 30th

Queer for fear is a four-part documentary series on 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 violet craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the ‘lavender-fear’ films of the mid-20th century and the AIDS-obsessed gore of 80s vampire movies, Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous tales, but survival stories that thematically resonate with queer audiences everywhere.

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