AMC Upcoming Premieres – Winter/Spring 2018 – 5 Season Premieres and 3 Series Premieres
AMC has released the premiere dates for shows returning from hiatus, those entering new seasons and others making their debuts. Check the list below to see when your favourite AMC show hits the airwaves.
THE WALKING DEAD **SEASON 8B (Mid-Season) **
Premieres: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The highest-rated cable series in history and the #1 show on television for the last six seasons and counting returns for the second half of season. Season description TBA.
THE TALKING DEAD **SEASON 8B PREMIERE**
Premieres: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“Talking Dead” is AMC’s first live after show that serves as a platform for discussion for “The Walking Dead.” Produced by Embassy Row and executive produced by Michael Davies, Jennifer Kelly Patton and Brandon Monk, “Talking Dead” features host Chris Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent “Dead” episode, providing sneak peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers.
COMIC BOOK MEN**SEASON 7B PREMIERE**
Premieres: Sunday, February 25, 2018 Late Night (Check Local Listings)
Taking another dive into the world of geekdom by following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Leading the team behind the shop’s counter are Walt, Bryan, Michael and Ming, who geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. Special guests this season include Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner; and makeup artist extraordinaire Robert Kurtzman. Whether it’s buying and selling memorabilia or embarking on wild adventures away from the store, The Stash cast shares all the juicy details with Kevin during their hilarious podcast, which is woven throughout the series.
NEW McMAFIA**SERIES PREMIERE**
Premieres: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
AMC’s groundbreaking new international thriller “McMafia” is an eight-part series inspired by Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same name. The series charts Alex Godman’s (James Norton) journey as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the world of organized crime. As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance). But when his family’s past returns to threaten them, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of a man’s struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and himself.
NEW THE TERROR**SERIES PREMIERE**
Two Hour Series Premiere: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Inspired by a true story, The Terror is a 10-episode series that centers on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD *SEASON 4 PREMIERE*
Premieres: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
NOTE: Subsequent episodes will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 22
In season four of “Fear the Walking Dead,” we will see the world of Madison Clark and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones, joining the story from the world of “The Walking Dead.” The characters’ immediate past mixes with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; the heroic, mercenary, and craven, all crashing together towards a new reality for “Fear the Walking Dead.”
Lennie James as Morgan Jones from The Walking Dead joins the cast this season.
INTO THE BADLANDS**SEASON 2 PREMIERE**
Premieres: Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Season three of Into the Badlands finds Sunny living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow and Baron Chau are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda or Waldo, The Widow must find new allies in Lydia and in Nathaniel Moon – the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season two. But when a mysterious nomadic leader called Pilgrim arrives in the Badlands on a mission to restore Azra and usher in a new era of “peace,” old enemies must band together to defend the Badlands.
The series also stars Aramis Knight (Enders Game) as M.K., Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Cressida, Ella-Rae Smith (Clique) as Nix, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Gaius and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) as Castor.
NEW AMC VISIONARIES: JAMES CAMERON’S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION**SERIES PREMIERE**
Premieres: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Throughout each episode of the six-part television series, Academy® Award-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron explores science fiction’s roots, futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction’s ideas came from – and where they’re taking us.
Featured Interviews With: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among some 100 other series’ participants
“AMC Visionaries” is a year-round documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. In addition to the just aired “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics”, previously announced series falling under the AMC Visionaries banner include the upcoming “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” and “AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook”.
Executive Produced By: James Cameron, Maria Willhelm and Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver of Left/Right TV.
Showrunner: Jeff Cooperman
Co-Executive Producers: Jeff Cooperman and Mike Mezaros.