SATURDAY, MAY 20
ELI FACES A GHOST FROM HIS PAST ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S "THE SON" ON SATURDAY, MAY 20TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT
SUNDAY, MAY 21
SUNNY FACES HIS TOUGHEST SHOWDOWN YET ON THE SEASON TWO FINALE OF AMC'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED MARTIAL ARTS DRAMA "INTO THE BADLANDS" ON SUNDAY, MAY 21ST AT 10:00PM ET/PT
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EPISODE, THE CAST OF "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" SITS DOWN WITH CHRIS HARDWICK ON AMC'S NEWEST SERIES "TALKING WITH CHRIS HARDWICK" AT 11:00PM ET/PT
MONDAY, MAY 22
JIMMY EMBARKS ON A NEW ENDEAVOR ON AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S "BETTER CALL SAUL" ON MONDAY, MAY 22ND AT 10:00PM ET/PT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - An all-new episode of AMC's original scripted drama series "The Son" airs Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on both AMC and SundanceTV. 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 eighth episode, "Honey Hunt," Prairie Flower is torn between love and duty in 1849. In 1915, Pete grows closer to Maria while Eli brings Phineas in on a dangerous secret.
"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"). The series has been renewed for a second season and will return to AMC in 2018 with 10 new episodes.
Season two of AMC's hit martial arts drama, "Into the Badlands," comes to a close on Sunday, May 21st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the bloody finale episode, "Wolf's Breath, Dragon Fire," Sunny faces the toughest showdown of his life, while Bajie's loyalties are tested to their limits.
"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).
An all-new episode of AMC's newest series, "Talking with Chris Hardwick," airs on Sunday, May 21st at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT featuring "Orange is the New Black" cast members, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks and Taryn Manning. 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: Connie Britton, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Tatiana Maslany. 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.
"Better Call Saul" season three continues with an all-new episode on Monday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the new episode, "Expenses," Jimmy attempts to settle his debts. Nacho reunites with an old acquaintance. Mike helps Stacey with a project and makes a meaningful connection.
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.
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," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," "The Son" and the forthcoming "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "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 mobile.