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  • ‘Walking Dead’ to End With Expanded Season 11, Daryl-Carol Spinoff Series Set at AMC

    "The Walking Dead" will end after the upcoming Season 11 on AMC, with the network also ordering a spinoff series built around the characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, Variety has learned. Season 11 of AMC's flagship show, which was originally meant to air this year but was delayed due to the pandemic, will air […]

  • Sarah Snook Finds Her Perfect Match in AMC’s ‘Soulmates’ Trailer (Video)

    AMC released the first trailer for its episodic anthology series “Soulmates” on Tuesday.The six-episode series takes place 15 years into the future, following the discovery of a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Each episode features a different cast and explores an entirely new story around “discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships,” according to AMC.The series, which has already been picked up for a second season, premieres Monday, Oct. 5.Also Read: 'Soulmates' Creators Brought '4 Seasons' Worth of Ideas' to AMC Pitch MeetingThe cast includes Sarah Snook (“Succession”), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“The OA,” “High Fidelity”), David Costabile (“Billions”), Sonya Cassidy (“Lodge 49,” “Humans”), Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”), Malin Akerman (“Billions,” “Dollface”), Bill Skarsgård (“Clark,” “Castle Rock”), Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad,” “Life in Pieces”), JJ Feild (“Turn”), Laia Costa (“Victoria”), Shamier Anderson (“Goliath”), Georgina Campbell (“Black Mirror”), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Candyman”), among others.The series is created by “Black Mirror” alum Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein, based on their short film “For Life.” The duo executive produces along with Jolyon Symonds of Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company.Read original story Sarah Snook Finds Her Perfect Match in AMC’s ‘Soulmates’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap

  • SAG-AFTRA on why Hollywood's slow post-coronavirus restart hasn't been a 'light switch'

    Hollywood has been slow to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic — even with detailed safety and sanitation measures in place.

  • Analyst: VOD deal between NBCUniversal, AMC will likely 'dampen movie attendance,' hurt industry

    NBCUniversal and AMC’s historic theatrical deal is groundbreaking for the industry — but it could spell trouble for smaller theater chains across the United States.

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Extra Episodes To Season 10; No Season 11 This Fall Due To COVID-19 – Comic-Con@Home

    The 11th season of The Walking Dead is unsurprisingly not coming this October, but there will be more of Season 10 next year, says showrunner Angela Kang. Having revealed that the coronavirus delayed Season 10 finale will air on October 4 earlier today at Comic-Con@Home during the prerecorded TWD panel, Kang just told fans that […]

  • Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey Claiming First Amendment Right to Reopen

    A group of movie theater companies -- including AMC, Cinemark and Regal -- have filed a lawsuit against the governor of New Jersey, claiming a First Amendment right to reopen during the pandemic. The companies, led by the National Association of Theatre Owners, is challenging Gov. Phil Murphy's order that allows malls, libraries, churches and […]

  • ‘Mad Men’ Adds Disclaimer To Blackface Episode Ahead Of Streaming Launch

    An episode of Mad Men which contains blackface will remain when AMC's signature series returns to streaming later this month. Lionsgate has added a disclaimer to the episode, which features John Slattery's character in blackface, explaining that the scene “shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963.” Here is Lionsgate's statement in full: "This […]

  • Regal Cinemas Will Require Guests to Wear Face Masks at Theaters

    Regal Cinemas said Friday it will require its guests and employees to wear face masks when its theaters reopen.This follows similar mandates made by AMC Theatres — the largest chain in the U.S. — and Alamo Drafthouse earlier in the day.According to the Regal Cinema website, “as related to our employees, guests will also be required to wear masks.”The moves come after critics on social media said that cinemas are not going far enough if they do not require customers to wear face masks.Earlier this week, AMC, Regal and Cinemark all said in their reopening plans that employees would be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment, but the same would not be asked of customers unless local or state officials mandate the use of masks in public spaces. Now, Cinemark remains the lone holdout, stating that it “strongly encourages” guests to wear masks but does not require them to.Also Read: AMC Theatres Reverses and Will Require Guests to Wear Masks NationwideAMC explained why it reversed its stance in a statement, writing, “This announcement prompted an intense and immediate outcry from our customers, and it is clear from this response that we did not go far enough on the usage of masks. At AMC Theatres, we think it is absolutely crucial that we listen to our guests. Accordingly, and with the full support of our scientific advisors, we are reversing course and are changing our guest mask policy. As we reopen theatres, we now will require that all AMC guests nationwide wear masks as they enter and enjoy movies at our theatres. The speed with which AMC moved to revise our mask policies is a reflection of our commitment to the safety and health of our guests.”Alamo Drafthouse also issued a statement on Friday saying it would be requiring patrons to wear masks and that those without one will be given one.AMC plans to open on July 15, while Regal is opening its doors on July 10 and Cinemark will open on July 17.Read original story Regal Cinemas Will Require Guests to Wear Face Masks at Theaters At TheWrap

  • AMC Theatres Reverses and Will Require Guests to Wear Masks Nationwide

    AMC has reversed its course and said that it will now require guests to wear masks at all its movie theaters nationwide.The country’s largest theater chain was criticized for the policy Thursday when it revealed its safety guidelines and among them were a requirement to not wear masks, though other chains like Cinemark and Regal have not required masks either.AMC also noted that anyone who does not have a mask can purchase one at the box office for $1. But those who are unwilling to wear a mask will not be admitted or will not be allowed to stay.Also Read: Alamo Drafthouse to Require Face Masks at Theaters“This announcement prompted an intense and immediate outcry from our customers, and it is clear from this response that we did not go far enough on the usage of masks. At AMC Theatres, we think it is absolutely crucial that we listen to our guests. Accordingly, and with the full support of our scientific advisors, we are reversing course and are changing our guest mask policy. As we reopen theatres, we now will require that all AMC guests nationwide wear masks as they enter and enjoy movies at our theatres. The speed with which AMC moved to revise our mask policies is a reflection of our commitment to the safety and health of our guests,” the company said in a statement.Alamo Drafthouse also issued a statement on Friday saying it would be requiring patrons to wear masks and that those without one will be given one.AMC is targeting a July 15 reopening date for 450 of its theaters and expects to be fully open by July 24. AMC operates 600 theaters across the country.Also Read: AMC, Cinemark, Regal Draw Backlash for Not Requiring Customers to Wear MasksAmong its new safety policies to protect against COVID-19 are practicing social distancing, intensified cleaning regimens, requiring employees to wear masks, having contactless ticket buying as well as ordering concessions through mobile apps.AMC also released a tentative timetable on capacity reduction for its auditoriums. Upon reopening, all auditoriums will be capped at 30%, with every other row left empty in non-recliner auditoriums. Ticketing software will be used to ensure that at least one chair is kept open between each part. When local and regional health conditions improve, the capacity cap will be gradually increased to 40% and then to 50%. AMC hopes to reach 50% capacity by Labor Day weekend and full capacity by Thanksgiving weekend, though the chain says that decisions to loosen capacity restrictions will be based on health conditions and information from public officials about the pandemic.In the early stages of reopening, AMC will screen classic films from studios at a ticket price that has yet to be announced. Exact reopening dates for specific theaters will be announced in early July.Read original story AMC Theatres Reverses and Will Require Guests to Wear Masks Nationwide At TheWrap

  • AMC Lands Rights to Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ and ‘Lives of the Mayfair Witches’

    AMC has acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s bestselling “Vampire Chronicles” and “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” book series, giving the network access to develop film and television projects from any of the 18 titles under both best-selling series.The author and her son Christopher Rice will serve as executive producers on all series and films under their deal with AMC, which gives the network and its external partners comprehensive rights to develop projects using Rice’s intellectual property.The price point for the deal was not disclosed.Also Read: 'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Expands Series With New Title 'Midnight Sun'The Rices have been trying to develop a series based on “The Vampire Chronicles” for years. In July of 2018 there was a project set up at Hulu that did not end up moving forward.Rolin Jones (“Perry Mason,” “Friday Night Lights”) will be involved in development, having recently signed an overall development deal with AMC Studios.“It’s always been my dream to see the worlds of my two biggest series united under a single roof so that filmmakers could explore the expansive and interconnected universe of my vampires and witches,” said Rice. “That dream is now a reality, and the result is one of the most significant and thrilling deals of my long career.”Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date - Watch the New Trailer (Video)“There is no shortage of content in today’s competitive environment, but proven IP that has captivated millions of fans around the world is something very special and rare, and that is what Anne Rice has created,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “These remarkable stories and characters are massive in their appeal and we are privileged to take over stewardship of these legendary works and collaborate with a talent like Rolin Jones to find ways for new generations of fans to experience these worlds.”Here is the full list of titles going to AMC: “Interview with the Vampire,” “The Vampire Lestat,” “The Queen of the Damned,” “The Tale of the Body Thief,” “Memnoch The Devil,” “The Vampire Armand,” “Pandora,” “Vittorio the Vampire,” “Blood and Gold,” “Prince Lestat,” “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis,” and “Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat;” The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches Series: “The Witching Hour,” “Lasher,” “Taltos;” and The Vampire Chronicles/The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches- Crossover Novels: “Merrick,” “Blackwood Farm” and “Blood Canticle.”Read original story AMC Lands Rights to Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ and ‘Lives of the Mayfair Witches’ At TheWrap

  • AMC Theatres’ Stock Jumps 42% After Report Amazon Is Exploring Possible Acquisition

    AMC Entertainment Holdings’ stock jumped 42.4% Monday after reports that e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. was considering purchasing the movie theater operator.According to the Daily Mail, Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos are “circling” the embattled theater owner and have reportedly held talks about a “potential takeover of AMC by Amazon.” The Daily Mail could not confirm if these discussions are still active or could lead to any deals.AMC Entertainment Holdings stock was up 42.47% Monday morning, roughly $5.86 per share — more than double the company’s record low close on April 13, which totaled $2.08 per share.Also Read: Jerry Stiller Remembered by Jason Alexander, Leah Remini, Wayne Knight and More: 'What a Giant'The past few months have been tumultuous at best for the movie theater operator — last week it announced it would stop showing Universal Pictures films in its theaters after the studio opted to send a few hit titles, including “Trolls World Tour” straight to video on demand.AMC’s most recent earnings report saw the company miss analyst predictions for both revenue and earnings. The company’s revenue dropped 6.4%, or $50 million, from first quarter of last year. Its net income was less than half the previous fiscal year, totaling $69 million.AMC also said it saw domestic ad sales fall 11% during its first quarter as its theaters nationwide closed to combat COVID-19.Also Read: Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak to Host Celebrity-Filled Facebook Commencement Address for Class of 2020AMC’s national network subsidiaries include BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and AMC Studios, each of which reported losing revenue last quarter. It also owns owns the Carmike and AMC theater chains in the United States and also operates the Odeon Cinemas franchise in the United Kindgom. If Amazon were to take a stake in AMC, it would open venues globally its Amazon Studios production arm.AMC is backed by majority investor Dailan Wanda Group, which bought an interest for roughly $421 million in September 2018 according to funding tracker PitchBook Data Inc.AMC and Dailan Wanda did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment about a potential sale.Read original story AMC Theatres’ Stock Jumps 42% After Report Amazon Is Exploring Possible Acquisition At TheWrap

  • ‘Quiz’ Trailer: Matthew Macfadyen Becomes a Millionaire in AMC’s New Limited Series

    Stephen Frears is back with another look at the peppy darkness of British life the three-part AMC drama.

  • Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Wife Hilarie Burton to Host AMC's Chatty Friday Night In From Isolation

    Of all people, The Walking Dead’s Negan is going to bring us together in this time of social distancing. AMC announced Friday that the reformed villain's portrayer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and wife Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) are hosting a new series, Friday Night In With the Morgans, premiering Friday, April 17, at 10/9c. In […]

  • AMC Postpones ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Premiere Date

    AMC has pushed the premiere date for the third “Walking Dead” spinoff, the network announced Friday.“‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ is moving its premiere date from Sunday April 12th to later this year,” read a tweet from the franchise’s Twitter account on Friday, accompanied by a new date-less poster for the show.The series is one of many being affected by the coronavirus pandemic that has brought film and TV production to a standstill in recent weeks. Though the season had completed filming prior to the production shutdowns, a few of the season’s episodes have post-production work that remain unfinished, according to an individual familiar with the situation.Also Read: Third 'Walking Dead' Series Gets Title and a New Trailer - and Julia Ormond (Video)The decision to hold until later in the year came in response to the way other TV projects and ad sales dollars have been shifted around the calendar as a result of the shutdowns, the individual said.Last week, AMC had to suspend production on its other “Walking Dead” spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as pre-production on the upcoming Season 11 of the flagship show.Co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete, “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” centers on the first generation raised in the post-apocalyptic world. The series, which is being billed as a two-season limited event, follows two sisters who, along with two friends, leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest.Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella and Julia Ormond star. The series is produced and distributed by AMC Studios, with Gimple, Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath serving as executive producers.Read original story AMC Postpones ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Premiere Date At TheWrap

  • Fans grossed out by sex scene on 'The Walking Dead'

    Fans weren't ready for Negan and Alpha to hook up with her still wearing her decaying human skin mask.

  • Alamo Drafthouse Launches Season Pass Subscription Service

    Texas-based cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse has launched a monthly subscription service called Season Pass, which will provide one regularly priced movie ticket per day.The monthly program will be available in its 41 locations across the country, and patrons can reserve tickets up to seven days ahead. Season Pass will cost between $14.99 and $29.99, depending on the location, and will enable patrons to use just the Alamo app to reserve seats — no need to go to the box office.The monthly fee doesn’t cover convenience fees or taxes. Also, for films in premium format like 3D, 70mm or Dolby, members will have to pay an additional $1.99 per ticket. Members can reserve up to four extra seats for a discounted price.Also Read: Alamo Drafthouse to Finally Open in Los Angeles This JulyMoviegoers in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and Denver are able to sign up for the service on Wednesday, while additional cities will be added in coming months.Many theater chains like AMC and Cinemark have launched their own subscription plans — even before the collapse of MoviePass last year. AMC’s Stubs A-List program, for example, offers three movies weekly for $19.95 to $23.95, while Regal’s program allows patrons to see as many movies as they’d like a month for $18. Cinemark’s Movie Club allows members to purchase one movie ticket per month for $8.99.The Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has been a popular attraction for cinephiles for its food and drink service and its hard-line policy against cell phones during movies.Read original story Alamo Drafthouse Launches Season Pass Subscription Service At TheWrap

  • 'Better Call Saul' is renewed for a final season: Will Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul appear?

    As Season 5 nears in February, AMC's 'Breaking Bad' spin-off 'Better Call Saul' is renewed for a sixth and final season. 'Bad' characters will return.

  • ‘Better Call Saul': See Saul Goodman’s New Office in Season 5 Teaser (Video)

    Jimmy McGill, er, Saul Goodman has a new office. In a new teaser for the upcoming fifth season of “Better Call Saul,” we see Goodman begin to cater towards his new, criminal clientele.Watch the video above.“Better Call Saul” will return for Season 5 with a two-night premiere in February, AMC announced on Wednesday.Also Read: AMC Sets Linear TV Premiere for 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'The “Breaking Bad” prequel will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m., behind a new episode of “The Walking Dead.” The series will then air another new episode on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m., its normal time slot. The week before, AMC will premiere the “Breaking Bad” sequel film, “El Camino.”Here is the logline for the fifth season:In the 10-epsiode fifth season of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.Also Read: AMC Sets Linear TV Premiere for 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'When TheWrap spoke with series co-creator Peter Gould after the Season 4 finale, he said that they were “closer to the end” of the series. David Madden, AMC Network’s former entertainment president, agreed, though, he assured that the upcoming fifth season would definitely not be the final one.“Safe to say Season 5 will not be the end. How much longer it goes past Season 5? It’s in Peter and Vince’s hands,” Madden said, adding that he will wait until the two come back for Season 6 to map out the end of the series. “I think only then they will know how much longer it has past Season 6.”Click here for more “Better Call Saul” coverage, including Odenkirk on what the plans are for Gene and Esposito on the frosty relationship between Gus and Mike.“Better Call Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seahorn, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks and Giancarlo Esposito.Read original story ‘Better Call Saul': See Saul Goodman’s New Office in Season 5 Teaser (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner On Tonight’s Cavernous Midseason Finale, Danai Gurira’s Exit, Lauren Cohan’s Return. ‘World Beyond’ Spinoff & End Of The Comic That Started It All

    SPOILER ALERT:  This post contains details of tonight’s The Walking Dead Season 10 midseason finale. “There's more story to tell with Michonne within the season coming up, but that’s been one of the things that’s been really fun to work on,” The Walking Dead’s Angela Kang asserts of the much-anticipated departure of Danai Gurira’s sword-wielding […]

  • Third Walking Dead series gets official title and new teaser

    The Walking Dead: Third series gets official title and new teaser