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AMC+ Australia Highlights October 2022

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AMC+ Australia Highlights October 2022…

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Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire

AMC+ Original New Series Premieres Sunday 2 October with a double episode.

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.

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire stars Australian actor Sam Reid (The Newsreader, The Drover’s Wife) as Lestat de Lioncourt alongside Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) as Louis, Bailey Bass as Claudia and Eric Bogosian (Succession, The Good Wife) as Molloy.

Documentary Now!

AMC+ Exclusive New Season Premieres Wednesday 19 October with a double bill.

The original comedy series, Documentary Now! returns for its 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-nominatedDocumentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favourite 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 honour ground-breaking documentaries.

The season premiere episode, “Soldier of Illusion,” stars Alexander Skarsgård (The Northman, Big Little Lies), Nicholas Braun (Succession, Zola) and August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds) and was inspired by the Werner Herzog-focused documentary Burden of Dreams.

The series also includes appearances from Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol), Emmy-nominated actress Harriet Walter (Succession, Killing Eve) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, The Crown).

Pantheon

AMC+ Original

Based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, this animated, sci-fi series focuses on a bullied teen (Katie Chang) who receives mysterious help from someone online.

The stranger is 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 voice cast of this speculative sci-fi series includes Daniel Dae Kim, Katie ChangPaul DanoAaron EckhartRosemarie 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 Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, The Midnight Gospel, Bless the Harts).

True Crime Story: It Could Happen Here

AMC+ Exclusive Series Finale from Thursday 13 October.

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, even 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.

Sherman’s Showcase

AMC+ Exclusive New episodes each Wednesday from October 26.

The witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman’s Showcase features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, 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.