AMC / AMC+ unveils its Fall premiere slate with two returning dramas and two new series — one live action and one animated. The four series, Pantheon, The Walking Dead, Anne Rice’s Interview with The Vampire, and Gangs of London will rollout in September, October and November.
Pantheon (AMC+ Original Series; AMC+ / HIDIVE)
AMC+ introduces a new original animated sci-fi series with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, September 1. The series, based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu, focuses on a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, 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 stars Katie Chang as the bullied teen and Daniel Dae Kim as her recently deceased father. In addition, the stellar cast includes 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), animation is by Titmouse (Motorcity, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, The Midnight Gospel, Bless the Harts) and is produced by AMC Studios.
Pantheon will also air on AMC’s new streaming platform, HIDIVE. HIDIVE x ANIME is a completely original FAST (free ad-supported streaming) channel devoted to the best of anime, a rich and fast-growing content category that has captivated viewers from around the world. Anime is one of the world’s fastest growing content genres, and HIDIVE x ANIME will super-serve this fandom with high-quality original series straight from Japan.
The Walking Dead Season 11C (AMC / AMC +)
The television legacy that is AMC’s The Walking Dead begins its highly anticipated last eight episodes this October. The new season premieres on Sunday, October 2 at 9 pm ET/PT. The first two episodes will be available on AMC+ one week early with subsequent episodes also available on AMC+ one week before airing on AMC.
On the heels of the oppressive presence of locusts, an even greater force is bearing down on every single member of each community. The clock is ticking for our heroes. 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 (AMC / AMC +)
Following the premiere of The Walking Dead 11C, AMC will introduce the sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. The long anticipated new drama series 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.
Interview with The Vampire premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10pm on AMC with the first two episodes available on AMC+. And, like The Walking Dead, subsequent episodes will also be available one week early on AMC+.
Gangs of London Season 2 (AMC+ / AMC)
The sophomore season of the award-winning original series, Gangs of London, premieres in November 2022. A new, darker era of chaos and turbulent power struggles comes to London in the new season. One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of season one, the map and soul of the city has been redrawn – the surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) is now being forced to work for the Investors. As the Investors look down on a city sliding into chaos, they decide enough is enough and bring in reinforcements to restore control. Old favorites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other.
Cast members Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Orli Shuka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Narges Rashidi, Asif Raza Mir and Valene Kane for the new season. Joining the ensemble cast for season 2 are Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central), Jasmine Armando, Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central), Salem Kali (Un Prophète) and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice). The critically acclaimed series is created by Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. Gangs of London is a Pulse Films production in association with SISTER for Sky Studios and AMC. *AMC+ Original