New to AMC+ in November

Two new international crime thrillers, an acclaimed dark drama about a social media influencer and the weekly roll-out of all 11 seasons of The Walking Dead lead November’s highlights on AMC+.

Each season of the zombie drama, which is on its last legs on TVNZ 2, will go live weekly, starting with S1 on November 3, while new from November 6 will be Mood, a BBC Three series that should appeal to Fleabag fans (it will open with a double-episode; subsequent episodes will premiere weekly).

Here’s the promising premise: When Sasha (Nicôle Lecky), an aspiring musician-cum-pothead stalker, is kicked out of the family home after trying to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house, she sofa-surfs with a local drug dealer before moving in with an Instagram influencer and party girl whose world is more complex and darker than she could have imagined.

“She’s a singer, a rapper – and possibly an arsonist. Nicôle Lecky is a complicated heroine being sucked into a dangerous life in this powerful adaptation of her stage hit Superhoe,” said The Guardian.

“This might seem like a standard self-destructive sad-girl drama. But it has a clever way of sidestepping expectations, and feels fresher than its component parts initially suggest.”

The series is told in part through the songs that Sasha creates and features an innovative original soundtrack performed by Lecky.

Other November highlights include S1 of anti-sitcom comedy Kevin Can F**K Himself (November 1) and the season finale of Documentary Now! (November 9), in which Call My Agent’s Liliane Rovère plays a celebrated filmmaker searching for why she no longer experiences “frisson” – the goosebumps that have always been her guide (it was inspired by Agnes Varda’s The Gleaners and I and Beaches of Agnes).

Here’s what else is coming up next month on AMC+, including Acorn TV and Shudder:

True Crime Story: Indefensible (AMC+, November 3)

Comedian Jena Friedman (Academy Award nominated writer and WGA winner of Borat 2) goes cross-country to investigate true crimes. With less of a whodunnit and more of a “How the hell does this keep happening?” approach, she digs deep into each case, sitting down with major players to expose the hidden injustices and flaws which exist in the US’ sometimes-dysfunctional criminal justice system. (New episodes weekly.)

Poquelin & De Beaumont (Acorn TV, November 14)

Another crime-fighting odd-couple: a solo mum detective struggling with a work-life balance (Clémentine Célarié) and a a well-to-do cop with aristocratic origins (Joffrey Platel). They investigate a murder in Lille, a suspicious suicide at a boarding school, the murder of a crime fiction novelist with no end of suspects and the stabbing of an eco-protester on a local farm. (Four telemovies.)

Transport S1 (Acorn TV November 28).

New Finish thriller about money laundering and food fraud along the roads and wires of Europe. A young journalist is determined to trace the origin of a microchip found in some baby food in Helsinki. A dutiful bank manager makes a mistake and when she fails in her attempts to cover it up, she falls prey to a much larger scheme. A family is falling apart after their father has gone missing. An insurance investigator insists on getting to the truth about what happened to this border control veterinarian. They all have skin in the game – but what’s the connection? (Full series.)

Whitstable Pearl S2 (Acorn TV, November 28)

S2 of the “cosy whodunit” (The Daily Telegraph) finds Pearl (After Life’s Kerry Goldiman) transitioning from being a chef who solves crimes to a full-time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant – the eponymous Whitstable Pearl. Pearl’s cases overlap with DCI Mike McGuire’s (Top Boy’s Howard Charles) own investigations. Their fiery mutual attraction is matched only by a determination to outdo each other. (Two new episodes weekly.)

Satan’s Slaves: Communion (Shudder, November 4)

The first Indonesian film shot with IMAX technology is billed as the “terrifying sequel” to the Shudder Original Satan’s Slaves from acclaimed writer-director Joko Anwar (Impetigore). It follows a family living in a rundown apartment after escaping terror from an evil cult and their undead mother, unaware that their new home is a bigger threat to their lives.

Mandrake (Shudder, November 10)

A probation officer’s belief in redemption is tested while rehabilitating a notorious killer who returns to her farm after 20 years’ imprisonment —  only for two children to disappear nearby.

Slash/Back (Shudder, November 18)

When an alien invasion threatens their sleepy village of Pangnirtung, teenage friends use makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge to “show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang”.

Blood Relatives (Shudder, November 22)

A 115-year-old Yiddish vampire who still looks 35 and a teenager who claims to be his daughter — and has the fangs to prove it —  hit the road together. Writer/director Noah Segan stars with Victoria Moroles.

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2 Responses to “New to AMC+ in November”

  1. I love AMC+, at the moment I’m watching season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead, it’s such an epic show. I think it’s better than The Walking Dead although it’s good to see it’s been added in November ?

  2. I see season 1 of The Walking Dead is now on AMC+. I assume seasons 5-7 of Fear the Walking Dead will be added soon with season 8 coming in 2023 ?

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