Check out the exciting lineup for AMC Networks in August 2023! The month is filled with highly anticipated shows and thrilling mysteries. Don’t miss the season finale of AMC’s hit series Dark Winds, the return of Acorn TV’s popular The Chelsea Detective, and two intriguing Sundance Now mysteries: the comeback of anthology thriller The Pact and the debut of the new Israeli series Broken Ties.
AMC+ has a treat for fans with beloved series like Killing Eve, The Son, and the critically acclaimed Lodge 49, which marks its fifth anniversary since its launch with a full series binge starting August 6. Movie enthusiasts can rejoice as AMC+ continues to premiere films every week, including IFC Films’ Paint, starring Owen Wilson, and Monica, starring Patricia Clarkson. Additionally, Shudder Originals The Communion Girl and Bad Things promise to deliver some spine-chilling experiences.
With a range of networks under its banner, including AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and HIDIVE for anime fans, AMC Networks has something to offer for everyone. Mark your calendars for the AMC Networks August 2023 highlights and get ready for an entertainment-packed month!
AMC+, Shudder, Acorn TV, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, HIDIVE Originals in August 2023:
Wrongly Accused Season 1 – Premieres with Two-Part Episodes Every Thursday Starting August 3 (Sundance Now Original Series)
Investigative reporter Louise Shorter delves into some of the most significant miscarriages of justice in British criminal history, where lives were shattered due to wrongful murder accusations. Throughout the series, Shorter meets with the individuals who were wrongly accused, their family members, and those intimately connected to each case.
Each case receives comprehensive coverage across two episodes. In the first episode, she scrutinizes the original investigation that led to the wrongful accusations, examining the mistakes made and their far-reaching consequences. In the second episode, she delves into the evidence that ultimately led to the apprehension of the true murderer, shedding light on the pivotal moments when the justice system failed, and the wrongful convictions were eventually rectified. Through her investigation, Shorter exposes the critical junctures where justice faltered and how, eventually, the correct course was set, leading to the incarceration of the real culprits.
The Communion Girl – Premieres Friday, August 11 (Shudder Original)
In Spain, during the late 1980s, a newcomer named Sara (Carla Campra) endeavors to find her place among the tight-knit group of teenagers in a small town nestled in the province of Tarragona. She can’t help but feel that fitting in would be easier if she possessed the same outgoing nature as her best friend, Rebe (Aina Quiñones). One night, they decide to venture out to a nightclub, but on their way back, their lives take a harrowing turn. They encounter a little girl holding a doll and dressed in her first communion attire, and this is the catalyst for the terrifying ordeal that lies ahead.
Lace (ALLBLK Original Series) – New Episodes Premiere Through Thursday, August 17
Judge Sharon Floyd and Big D successfully broker a truce between Judge Sears and Tony. Randall extends an offer to take Daniel under his wing and provide him with guidance and teachings. Meanwhile, Chelsea confronts her father, Senator Barclay, regarding Samantha. In another confrontation, Lacey addresses Tony about his new protégé, Britney. The cast includes Maryam Basir, Tanyell Waivers, Antoine Harris, Mollie Dolcimascolo, and Taylor Bynoe.
Bad Things – Premieres Friday, August 18 (Shudder Original)
Following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the movie revolves around a weekend getaway for a group of girlfriends at a snowy resort, which transforms into a psychological tailspin and a horrifying nightmare. The haunting thriller unfolds as long-deceased guests and the very space they inhabit come to life. The film features an ensemble cast starring Gayle Rankin (known for GLOW), Hari Nef (from Barbie), Rad Pereira (of Betty), and Molly Ringwald (famous for her role in The Breakfast Club).
The Dangers in My Heart (HIDIVE Exclusive) – English Dub Premiere on August 26
Starting August 26, this spring’s hit rom-com slice-of-life anime series, “The Dangers in My Heart,” will be available in English dub exclusively on HIDIVE. Kyotaro, fascinated by murder and all things macabre, daydreams about acting out his twisted fantasies on his unsuspecting classmates. However, an encounter with Anna Yamada, the gorgeous class idol, ignites a spark in the darkness of his heart.
The story revolves around a classic tale of an antisocial boy falling for a popular girl, but as the plot unfolds, it becomes evident that neither Kyotaro nor Anna is who they initially appear to be. Will they both defy the expectations placed upon them and discover their true selves? “The Dangers in My Heart” is produced by Shin-Ei Animation, directed by Hiroaki Akagi, and written by Jukki Hanada, with music composed by Kensuke Ushio.
The Chelsea Detective Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – New Season Premieres Monday, August 28
In Season Two, Detective Inspector Max Arnold (portrayed by Adrian Scarborough, known for Killing Eve) and his team take on new cases for investigation. Joining Max is Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh (played by Vanessa Emme, recognized for her role in Dublin Murders) from Exeter police. Layla, sharp and quick-witted, swiftly adapts to Max’s unique style, even though she occasionally rolls her eyes at Chelsea’s most exaggerated tendencies.
Wrongly Accused Season 1 (Sundance Now Original Series) – New True Crime Series Premieres with Two-Part Episodes Every Thursday Starting August 3 Until Season Finale on August 31
Investigative reporter Louise Shorter revisits some of the most significant miscarriages of justice in British criminal history, cases where innocent lives were destroyed due to wrongful murder accusations. Throughout the series, Shorter meets with the wrongly accused individuals, their family members, and those intimately connected to each case.
Each case receives comprehensive coverage across two episodes. In the first episode, she scrutinizes the original investigation that led to the wrongful accusations, examining the mistakes made and the far-reaching consequences. In the second episode, she delves into the evidence that ultimately led to the apprehension of the true murderer, shedding light on the pivotal moments when the justice system failed, and the wrongful convictions were eventually rectified. Through her investigation, Shorter exposes the critical junctures where justice faltered and how, eventually, the correct course was set, leading to the incarceration of the real culprits.
Broken Ties Season 1 (Sundance Now Premiere) – New Israeli Mystery Series Binge Premieres Thursday, August 10
In this spine-chilling mystery, Ami, a cunning and obsessive Israeli investigator, unravels an international crime syndicate engaged in the trafficking of newborn babies. The syndicate preys on marginalized women from Israel and other places, secretly transporting them to Europe to give birth in a secluded forest farm. As the clock ticks and more babies vanish, Ami joins forces with Audrey, a brave and highly professional European investigator who is tirelessly striving to locate the missing children. Meanwhile, Ami enlists the help of Haya, a pregnant homeless woman chosen for the syndicate’s next child-harvesting flight to Europe. The intertwining and influencing of these three strangers’ personal and complex stories shed light on the darkest corners of humanity while revealing the hidden depths of their own souls.
The Pact Season 2 (Sundance Now Premiere) – Anthology Thriller Returns with a Two-Episode Premiere on Thursday, August 31; New Episodes Every Thursday Until Season Finale on September 28
Written and created by Pete McTighe (known for A Discovery of Witches), the second season of this hit thriller presents a brand new, suspenseful, and emotional story. Starring BAFTA-winning actress Rakie Ayola (from Anthony) as Christine, who, along with her oldest son Will (Lloyd Everitt), youngest son Jamie (Aaron Anthony), and daughter Megan (Mali Ann Rees), is trying to move forward with their lives following the recent tragic death of their son and brother, Liam.
As the family looks ahead to Megan’s wedding, their lives are thrown into disarray when a stranger named Connor (Jordan Wilks) arrives in town, claiming a connection that nobody could have ever imagined. As buried secrets come to light, they must confront their identities and wrestle with questions of morality and divided loyalty. While their lives spiral out of control, a terrible pact may be their only chance at salvation.
Everything Coming to Acorn TV in August 2023:
- A Tale of Two Thieves
- Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episodes on Mondays
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Lost King
- Murdoch Mysteries, Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episode on Mondays
- One Lane Bridge Season 3
- Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episodes Weekly on Mondays
- The Chelsea Detective Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Season Premiere | New episode weekly on Mondays
- Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Season Finale
Everything Coming to ALLBLK in August 2023:
- The Hustle of @617MikeBiv
- Toya & Reginae (WE tv on ALLBLK)
Everything Coming to Shudder in August 2023:
- Tower: A Bright Day
- The Communion Girl
- Elizabeth Harvest
- A Dark Song
- America Latina
- Sea Fever
- Bad Things
Everything Coming to HIDIVE in August 2023:
- The Dreaming Boy is a Realist – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Mondays throughout August
- The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior – Streaming Now; New Episodes on Thursdays throughout August
- The Dangers in My Heart
Everything Coming to Sundance Now in August 2023:
- Bloodlands – Season 2
- Wrongly Accused Season 1
- Broken Ties Season 1
- The Pact Season 2
Everything Coming to AMC+ in August 2023:
- Dark Winds Season 2 – New Episodes Premiere Sundays on AMC; Stream Early Every Thursday on AMC+ Through August 31
- Lodge 49 (5th Anniversary Celebration) – Seasons 1 and 2 Debut Sunday, August
- Paint (AMC+ Exclusive)
- The Wild Sides – New Nature Series
- You Are Here – New Travel/Memoir Series
- The Son – Seasons 1 and 2
- Stand Up to Cancer Telethon – Live Special
- Killing Eve – Seasons 1-4
- Monica (AMC+ Exclusive)