AMC NETWORKS RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A WORLD PREMIERE EVENT FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES ANNE RICE’S MAYFAIR WITCHES
ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 ACROSS ALL LINEAR NETWORKS JOINING AMC+ AND AMC
AMC+ Exclusive Film Premieres Continue Every Week Including Sci-Fi Drama Vesper, SXSW Audience Award Winner Pretty Problems, Psychological Thriller Old Man, and Shudder Exclusive The Lair from Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk
New Series, Films, Specials and More Now Streaming on AMC Networks’ Suite of Targeted Streaming Services This January
This January, AMC Networks will feature the highly anticipated new series Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches across all live of its linear networks with BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WEtv joining AMC and AMC+ for a world premiere event on Sunday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Also next month, the long-awaited debut of BBC America’s Frozen Planet II, the long-awaited follow-up to the landmark series debuts on Saturday, January 28. These series premieres join an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, beloved franchises, highly anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
New Series Premieres Sunday, January 8 on AMC+ and AMC
Based on Anne Rice’s best-selling trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, the 8-episode series focuses on an intuitive young neurosurgeon, Rowan (Alexandra Daddario), who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. Mark Johnson (Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify), who is overseeing the Anne Rice Immortal Universe is executive producing, along with Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex, On Becoming a God in Central Florida) and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific, John Adams) who are both executive producers and writers of the series. Spalding serves as showrunner. This second series in an expanding Anne Rice Universe, it follows the breakout hit series this fall, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. Series stars also include Jack Huston (Fargo, Manhunt), Tongayi Chirisa (Another Life, The Jim Gaffigan Show) and Harry Hamlin (Mad Men, L.A. Law).
Coming to SHUDDER this January…
Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, January 12
The notorious Chucky slashes his way to television in a killer new series written and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, who penned the iconic film franchise.
Film Premieres, Monday, January 5
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s stunning nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. With its pulsating score, visceral imagery, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating. Directed by Andrzej Żuławski.
The Lair (Shudder Exclusive)
New Film Premieres Thursday, January 26
Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) is shot down over Afghanistan and finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons—half human, half alien—are awakened. Directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and written by Marshall and Kirk (The Reckoning).