SATURDAY, APRIL 8
AMC'S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DRAMA SERIES "THE SON" STARRING PIERCE BROSNAN DEBUTS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT
WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
THE WIDOW FACES OFF WITH DEADLY ENEMIES ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED MARTIAL ARTS DRAMA "INTO THE BADLANDS" ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH AT 10:00PM ET/PT
AMC'S NEWEST SERIES "TALKING WITH CHRIS HARDWICK" DEBUTS
AT 11:00PM ET/PT FEATURING GUEST ELIJAH WOOD
THEN, SEASON SIX OF AMC'S "COMIC BOOK MEN" CONTINUES
WITH AN ALL-NEW EPISODE AT 12:00AM ET/PT FEATURING MARKY RAMONE
MONDAY, APRIL 10
THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SEASON THREE PREMIERE OF
AMC'S "BETTER CALL SAUL" DEBUTS MONDAY, APRIL 10TH AT 10:00PM ET/PT
THEN, A SPECIAL EDITION OF "TALKING SAUL" AFTER SHOW AIRS AT 11:10PM ET/PT FEATURING SERIES CREATORS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, VINCE GILLIGAN AND PETER GOULD AND CAST MEMBERS RHEA SEEHORN AND JONATHAN BANKS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AMC's highly-anticipated original scripted drama series "The Son" debuts Saturday, April 8th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on both AMC and SundanceTV with a two-hour premiere featuring back-to-back episodes. The series is based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel of the same name, and stars Pierce Brosnan. Consisting of ten one-hour episodes, "The Son" traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The series deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
In the premiere episode, "First Son of Texas," directed by Tom Harper and written by Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, in 1849 young Eli (Jacob Lofland) must survive a brutal frontier Comanche attack in 1849 then lead his family's empire through difficult times in 1915. In the second episode, "The Plum Tree," directed by Kevin Dowling and written by Daniel C. Connolly, in 1849 young Eli must learn how to live among the Comanches. In 1915, Eli and Pete (Henry Garrett) clash over how to respond to an unexpected attack on their home.
"The Son" is executive produced by showrunner Kevin Murphy ("Defiance"), co-creators Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy ("Hemlock Grove") and Lee Shipman ("Hemlock Grove"), director Tom Harper ("War & Peace," "Peaky Blinders") and Sonar Entertainment's Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. In addition to Brosnan, cast members include Jacob Lofland ("Justified," "Texas Rising," Maze Runner), Henry Garrett (Beauty and the Beast, "Poldark"), Paola Nunez ("Amor en Custodia"), Carlos Bardem (Assassin's Creed), Zahn McClarnon ("Fargo"), Jess Weixler ("The Good Wife"), David Wilson Barnes (Capote, The Bourne Legacy), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), James Parks (The Hateful Eight, "Deadwood") and Elizabeth Frances ("Love").
Season two of AMC's martial arts drama, "Into the Badlands," continues with an all new episode on Sunday, April 9th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The season two premiere was cable's #1 returning show for 2017 for adults 25-54, delivering 4.5 million total viewers, 2.7 million adults 25-54 and 2.4 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Catch up on the second season with a mini marathon of season two beginning Sunday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT leading into the all-new episode. On the new episode, "Palm of the Iron Fox," the Widow's fight for power puts her in an epic showdown with her enemies who have joined forces against her, while an old threat resurfaces.
Season two of the martial arts drama finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season's end, Sunny and M.K.'s lives will be forever altered.
"Into the Badlands" was created by showrunners/executive producers/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu. The series stars Wu (Tai Chi Zero) as Sunny; Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) as Quinn; Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises) as M.K.; Oliver Stark ("Luther") as Ryder; Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later) as The Widow; Orla Brady ("Dr. Who," "Fringe") as Lydia; Sarah Bolger ("Once Upon a Time," "The Tudors") as Jade; Ally Ioannides ("Parenthood") as Tilda; Madeleine Mantock (Edge of Tomorrow) as Veil; Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) as Waldo and Nick Frost as Bajie (Shaun of the Dead).
AMC's newest series, "Talking with Chris Hardwick," debuts on Sunday, April 9th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT featuring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy). The series, produced by Embassy Row, builds on the success of "Talking Dead," the #1 talk show on television and a pioneer of the after show format. Each 60-minute episode features an in-depth conversation between Hardwick and a single guest or cast. While "Talking Dead" focuses exclusively on "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead," episodes of "Talking with Chris Hardwick" feature a wide breadth of guests and highlight Hardwick's singularly irreverent and authentic take on today's pop culture landscape.
Compared with a typical 5 or 10-minute talk show interview, "Talking with Chris Hardwick" leverages the host's gift for deep conversation, on display in his popular podcast. The show's strong social media presence and live audience interactivity gives fans a new destination to celebrate their favorite pop culture icons. Additional guests this season include: Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the cast of "Silicon Valley." In addition to hosting duties, Hardwick serves as executive producer on the series alongside Michael Davies, Brandon Monk, Jen Patton, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Alex Murray.
Immediately following the premiere of "Talking with Chris Hardwick," Season six of "Comic Book Men" continues with an all new episode at 12:00 a.m. ET/PT. On "Marky Ramone-Bot" Ramones drummer Marky Ramone shows off his artwork and bonds with Walt over old school robots. A King Kong item bring the boys back to 1975.
In its sixth season, AMC's popular unscripted series "Comic Book Men" takes another dive into 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.
"Better Call Saul" returns for its third season on Monday, April 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A marathon of season two will air beginning Monday, April 10 at 11:20 a.m. ET/PT leading into the season three premiere. On the premiere episode, "Mabel," Jimmy helps Chuck regain his confidence, but Chuck makes clear to his brother that he hasn't forgiven Jimmy for his trespasses. After discovering an ominous note, Mike obsesses over the identity of a mysterious stranger who has been surveilling him. Kim and Jimmy clash over the boundaries of their shared workspace.
A prequel to the award-winning series "Breaking Bad," the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself. Saul's acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers: Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck (Michael McKean) staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy's confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.
As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices - and their romance - as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe.
Immediately following the season three premiere episode, AMC will air a special edition of the "Talking" after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick at 11:10 p.m. ET/PT, featuring series creators and executive producers, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and cast members Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler) and Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut).
"Talking Saul" is produced by Embassy Row with executive producers Michael Davies, Chris Hardwick, Jen Patton, Brandon Monk and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and