Everything Coming to AMC Networks (AMC+, Shudder, Acorn TV, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, HIDIVE) in September 2023

AMC Network September 2023 - Elevator Game

September 2023 on the AMC Networks looks exciting as we unveil a sensational lineup of captivating content to satisfy every entertainment palate. From heart-pounding horrors to gripping mysteries, iconic originals, and much more, this month’s offerings promise to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions and thrills. With a diverse array of channels, including AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and the anime-focused HIDIVE, there’s something for everyone in this exciting collection.

Leading the pack is the highly anticipated debut of “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,” a riveting series starring the incomparable Norman Reedus. Fans of intense investigations and clever sleuthing won’t want to miss “Mrs. Sidhu Investigates,” featuring the brilliant Meera Syal and Craig Parkinson. As the winds of autumn start to blow, AMC+ and Shudder will set the stage for the upcoming FearFest celebration with spine-chilling horror films every Friday, featuring titles like “Perpetrator,” “Blood Flower,” “Elevator Game,” “The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster,” and “Nightmare.”

But that’s not all. AMC Networks is taking entertainment to new heights with signature Originals that are bound to leave a lasting impression. The Emmy-winning Western mini-series “Broken Trail,” graces the screen with the incredible talents of Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, while the supernatural semi-historical horror, “The Terror,” brings forth a spine-tingling experience with Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies at the helm.

Spanning across AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and HIDIVE, the September 2023 highlights are a testament to AMC Networks’ commitment to delivering unparalleled content. 

AMC+, Shudder, Acorn TV, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, HIDIVE Originals in September 2023:

Mrs Sidhu Investigates Season 2 – New Series Premieres Monday, September 18 (Acorn TV Original)

Derived from the immensely popular BBC 4 radio series, “Mrs. Sidhu Investigates” chronicles the exploits of Mrs. Sidhu (Meera Syal), an upscale caterer with a penchant for unraveling mysteries and heinous acts within Berkshire’s affluent circles. Her role as an “Indian Aunty,” often overlooked by the privileged, hones her investigative instincts—marked by a truth-seeking intuition, an affable rapport with people, and an unrelenting inquisitiveness. Amidst the challenges of a recent widowhood and the management of her catering venture, Mrs. Sidhu navigates her venturesome son Tez (Gurjeet Singh), all while serving justice to those who consider themselves beyond retribution’s reach. In her ventures into the world of crime, she forges an informal alliance with the world-weary DCI Burton (Craig Parkinson), who reluctantly acknowledges their status as an unparalleled crime-solving duo, much to the amusement of his partner DS Mint (Naana Agyei-Ampadu).

The Chelsea Detective Season 2  – New Episodes Premiere Every Monday Through September 18 (Acorn TV Original)

In Season Two, Detective Inspector Max Arnold (portrayed by Adrian Scarborough, known for Killing Eve) returns with his team to delve into fresh cases. Alongside him is the astute and sharp-witted Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh (played by Vanessa Emme, recognized for Dublin Murders) hailing from Exeter police. As Layla becomes accustomed to Max’s distinctive approach, she occasionally finds herself rolling her eyes at the extravagant quirks of Chelsea, their investigative backdrop.

A La Carte Season 2 – New Season Premieres Thursday, September 14 (ALLBLK Original Series) 

In the upcoming Season 2 of “À La Carte,” the exploration of the friendship between Misha (Shani Marq, renowned for Top Five), Reign (Kendall Kyndall, recognized from Social Society and Games People Play), and Shyra (Jenna Nolen, known for Animal Kingdom) takes center stage, revealing their dynamic in the absence of the friend who initially brought them together, Mahogany. This void becomes the catalyst for a blend of comedy and drama, highlighting the challenges of sustaining convenience-driven relationships in the unpredictable realm of Los Angeles, especially during the mid-20s phase. Amidst the mistakes made, their bonds are both strengthened and strained, leading to a journey of self-discovery through the intertwined elements of comedy, love, sexuality, adversity, and the valuable lessons of trial and error.

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster – Premieres Friday, September 22 (Shudder and ALLBLK) 

Meet Vicaria (Layla DeLeon Hayes, known for The Equalizer), an exceptional teenager driven by the belief that death is a curable ailment. When her brother is tragically and violently murdered, Vicaria sets out on a perilous quest to defy mortality and resurrect him. Drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this gripping thriller delves into the profound themes of life and death, centering around a resilient family navigating the pressures of a ruthless system. Through the horrors they face, they emerge as survivors, united by the promise of rebirth. The cast also features Denzel Whitaker (recognized from Black Panther) and Chad L. Coleman (notable for The Walking Dead and The Orville).

Family Portrait – Premieres Thursday, September 7 (ALLBLK Original Film)

Upon Kamara’s entrance into Chamber & Chamber, a fierce sibling rivalry ignites between brothers Martin and Allan. The revelation of Kamara’s true motives shocks everyone to the core, leaving them in disbelief. The cast includes Billy Britt Jr., Jason Mitchell, Tiffany M. Snow, Michelle Lamb, and Joyce Glenn.

Toya & Reginae – New Episodes Premiere Every Monday Through October 2 (WE tv on ALLBLK)

Embarking on a journey of six gripping one-hour episodes, this series delves into the captivating rollercoaster of Atlanta’s most dynamic mother-daughter duo, Toya Johnson-Rushing and Reginae Carter. While they’re no strangers to the limelight, with every social media move under scrutiny, the façade they present online merely scratches the surface. Beyond the screens, audiences will witness their true essence – their amorous escapades, the intricate equilibrium between their relationships and thriving careers, and, above all, their unbreakable bond. Despite their seemingly idyllic online presence, their reality is a whirlwind of unpredictability and intricacies as they navigate the labyrinthine paths of their family dynamics.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – New Series Premieres Sunday, September 10 on AMC; Stream Early Every Thursday on AMC+ Beginning September 7

In “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,” Daryl (Norman Reedus) finds himself stranded in France, grappling with fragmented memories and a puzzling situation. The show charts his odyssey through a fractured yet resilient France, driven by a desire to reunite with his home. Along this arduous path, unexpected bonds he forms with others complicate his original mission. The cast features Norman Reedus, Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, and Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, with executive production led by Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner David Zabel, Reedus, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, and Daniel Percival.

Ride with Norman Reedus Season 6 – New Season Premieres Sunday, September 10 on AMC; Stream Early on AMC+ Every Thursday Beginning September 7

Embark on thrilling global road journeys with “Walking Dead” star and avid motorcyclist, Norman Reedus. In each episode, Reedus and a diverse riding companion, ranging from actors to musicians, delve into local cultures and seek exhilarating adventures on the open road. The upcoming season features notable guests including Keanu Reeves, Adri Law, Josh Holloway, and Johnny Knoxville. “Ride with Norman Reedus” is brought to life by Left/Right (known for “This American Life,” “The Circus,” and “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction”), led by Executive Producers Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and Anneka Jones, alongside Reedus himself.

Perpetrator – Premieres Friday, September 1 (Shudder Original)

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A still from Perpetrator (2023).

Meet Jonny Baptiste, an impulsive teenager dispatched to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie. As her 18th birthday dawns, a radical transformation unfolds through a potent family spell known as Forevering. Amidst her newfound identity, a mythically wild Jonny is stirred into action when a series of young girls vanish from her new school. Driven by her feral essence, she embarks on a mission to apprehend the enigmatic Perpetrator. Penned and directed by Jennifer Reeder (recognized for “Knives and Skin” and “Night’s End”), the cast features Kiah McKirnan (from “Mare of Easttown”), Christopher Lowell (known for “My Best Friend’s Exorcism”), Melanie Liburd (noted for “The Idol”), Ireon Roach (featured in “Candyman” [2021]), and Alicia Silverstone (famous for “Clueless” and “Killing of a Sacred Deer”).

Blood Flower – Premieres Friday, September 8 (Shudder Original)

In the midst of concealing his extraordinary supernatural gifts to blend in with his peers, a fledgling apprentice healer faces a pivotal moment when a malevolent spirit wreaks havoc within his dwelling. Driven to action, he finally embraces his unique abilities, all the while uncovering unsettling family truths. The cast includes Idan Aedan, Eriza Allya, and Amanda Ang.

Elevator Game – Premieres Friday, September 15 (Shudder Premiere)

Enter the world of socially awkward teenager Ryan, who’s thrust into a mystery when he uncovers that his sister vanished after playing ‘The Elevator Game,’ an eerie ritual involving elevators and an attempt to transcend dimensions using an online set of rules. Disregarding cautionary tales, he sets out to unravel her fate and recreate the enigmatic journey. Guided by Rebekah McKendry’s direction (known for “Glorious”), the cast features Gino Anania (from “Skymed”), Alec Carlos (featured in “Orphan: First Kill”), Megan Best (recognized for “Séance”), Nazariy Demkowicz (known from “Dark Harvest”), Verity Marks (featured in “Toys of Terror”), Madison MacIsaac, and Samantha Halas.

Nightmare – Premieres Friday, September 29 (Shudder Original)

Mona and Robby, a deeply enamored young couple, are on the cusp of a promising chapter. With Robby’s dream job secured and a remarkably affordable yet dilapidated flat acquired, their happiness seems within reach. Even as the neighbors’ tumultuous clashes and a wailing infant become a backdrop, and the flat’s renovation looms, they remain unfazed. But lurking beneath the surface, Mona grapples with intensifying night terrors that encroach upon her sleep, heightening her inner turmoil. While Robby envisions a family on the horizon, Mona’s reservations persist. However, her distress takes a perilous turn when she becomes consumed by the belief that a malevolent mythological entity—the Mare—is targeting her, driven by a sinister motive to claim her unborn child.

Everything Coming to AMC+ in September 2023

Broken Trail – Miniseries Debuts Friday, September 1

Headlined by Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, “Broken Trail” emerges as a gripping two-part drama, unfurling against the backdrop of the late 1800s American Old West. This Emmy-winning four-hour original masterpiece unveils an authentic and gripping narrative, tracking the journey of a seasoned cowboy and his nephew as they undertake the arduous task of herding horses across the expanse from Oregon to Wyoming. In a fateful convergence, their path intersects with that of five Chinese girls held in servitude, setting the stage for a profoundly humane act that thrusts them into the maw of danger and forever alters their fates.

The Terror – Season 1 Debuts Monday, September 25 on AMC+, Shudder and Acorn TV

Based on real events, “The Terror” weaves a gripping narrative around the Royal Navy’s daring expedition into uncharted realms in pursuit of the elusive Northwest Passage. In a relentless battle against harsh elements, depleting resources, eroding morale, and the shadows of uncertainty, the crew finds itself teetering on the precipice of extinction. As they remain frozen, isolated, and ensnared at the Earth’s edge, the series unveils the harrowing consequences of survival instincts pushed to their limits, with Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies leading a stellar cast.

Countdown to FearFest – Featured Collection Debuts Friday, September 1

Prepare to immerse yourself in spine-chilling thrills as spooky season approaches, courtesy of the finest horror content on AMC+ and Shudder. Indulge in Shudder’s exclusive series “101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time” and delve into a collection of iconic films like Halloween, Children of the Corn, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Night of the Living Dead that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Walking Dead: Best of Daryl – New Compilation Debuts Thursday, September 7

Revisit the unforgettable journey of fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon through a compilation of his most legendary episodes from The Walking Dead, culminating in the series finale.

¡Dulce o Truco!: Latinx/Hispanic Thrillers – Featured Collection Debuts Friday, September 15

Embrace the spirit of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month by immersing yourself in a captivating array of thrillers curated from the expansive AMC Networks lineup. Experience the AMC original series “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” featuring the talents of Alexa Mansour and Nicolas Cantu, alongside the eerie allure of Shudder’s original films “The Communion Girl” and “Huesera: The Bone Woman.” Elevate the excitement with IFC Films’ gripping offerings like “Cell 211” and “Julia’s Eyes,” and uncover a host of other compelling choices that promise to make this celebration unforgettable.

Thick Skin – New Documentary Premieres Wednesday, September 20 on both AMC+ & Sundance TV

In the vibrant streets of Philadelphia, four extraordinary women confront the pervasive social biases surrounding larger bodies, a battle they face day in and day out. United by a shared mission, each embarks on a personal journey to revolutionize society’s perception of women with certain body sizes.

Everything Coming to HIDIVE in September 2023

Re:Cycle of the Penguindrum (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Premiere on September 2

Fresh off its spring debut at Anime Boston, “Re:Cycle of the Penguindrum” makes its way to HIDIVE this September, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Penguindrum. This exceptional film project presents a reimagined take on the original 2011 TV series, condensing the 24-episode anime into a captivating compilation enriched with fresh sequences. Set against the backdrop of twin brothers, their sister, and an enigmatic penguin that emerges suddenly, the tale unravels the threads connecting the past and the future of their world. As destiny’s veil is lifted, the question arises: Is it dictated by chance or by choices made? With the pressing need to save their ailing sister Himari, Kanba and Shouma embark on a quest to uncover the elusive Penguindrum. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, written by Takayo Ikami, and produced by Lapin Track, this project promises an enthralling journey.

Gatchaman & Gatchaman the Movie (HIDIVE Exclusive) – Streaming Re-release on September 27

Prepare for a nostalgic treat as the original hero squad from the iconic 1970s anime franchise, Gatchaman, makes a triumphant return to HIDIVE this September. The legendary 105-episode TV series and its compilation movie are back, taking fans on a thrilling journey. Amidst the backdrop of the International Science Organization and its elite Science Ninja Team, the battle unfolds against the nefarious GALACTOR, an international terrorist organization armed with a terrifying array of mechanized weaponry and an unending legion of henchmen. Can the indomitable Gatchaman surmount these daunting odds? With Dr. Nambu’s ingenious technology and combat techniques at their disposal, alongside the formidable God Phoenix ship, they embark on a heroic quest to prevail. “Gatchaman,” directed by Hisayuki Toriumi, penned by Jinzo Toriumi, and produced by Tatsunoko Productions, promises an enthralling experience for fans old and new.

Management of a Novice Alchemist (HIDIVE Exclusive) – English Dub Premiere on September 30

Prepare for a delightful reunion with the cherished fantasy series “Management of a Novice Alchemist” as it returns in an English dub rendition, making its debut this September exclusively on HIDIVE. Following the journey of orphaned Sarasa, a recent graduate of the Royal Alchemist Academy, the narrative unfolds as her teacher presents her with a house to establish her alchemical enterprise. Yet, the challenge emerges as Sarasa finds herself isolated in an unforgiving wilderness, tasked with running a business and sourcing materials from a perilous natural realm. As she embarks on this arduous endeavor, Sarasa must navigate adversity to fulfill her aspiration of becoming the foremost alchemist. Directed by Hiroshi Ikehata, scripted by Shigeru Murakoshi, and brought to life by Studio ENGI, “Management of a Novice Alchemist” encapsulates a heartwarming journey of determination and dreams.

Everything Coming to Shudder in September 2023

September 4:

  • THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE – Directed by André Øvredal
  • RELIC – Directed by Natalie Erika James

September 11: 

  • COME TRUE – Directed by Anthony Scott Burns
  • THE HALLOW -Directed by Corin Hardy

September 18: 

  • KILL LIST – Directed by Ben Wheatley
  • THE CRESCENT – Directed by Seth A. Smith

September 25: 

  • THE DJINN – Directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell
  • THE VIGIL – Directed by Keith Thomas
A still from Kill List (2011).
A still from Kill List (2011).

Everything Coming to Sundance Now in September 2023

The Vanishing Triangle (Sundance Now Original) – Two-Episode Premiere of New Irish Crime Drama Thursday, September 28; New Episodes Every Thursday Until Season Finale on October 26

When journalist Lisa Wallace (India Mullin, known for Normal People) releases an article about her mother’s murder, she becomes the target of a sinister presence. The chilling taunts of the killer arrive in a letter adorned with images of the past murder and a fresh victim. As the distressing puzzle deepens, news emerges of the disappearance of Amy Reynolds. With Detective David Burkely (Allan Leech, recognized from Downton Abbey) by her side, Lisa navigates through the labyrinth of Garda bureaucracy while a menacing game of psychological torment unfolds. The killer forces Lisa to select his victims, escalating to terrifying in-person threats. Their pursuit leads them into the heart of the corrupt Garda core, where high-ranking members manipulate and blackmail Detective David with his own secrets. As the web of deception tightens, Lisa and David inch closer to confronting the very killer who extinguished Lisa’s mother’s life years ago, risking their own survival in the process.

Deepshikha Deb

Quit my job to watch movies with my husband and occasionally write about it. I am also a social media and momo tasting expert, who loves Masala Dosa and Tilda Swinton.