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Fear the Walking Dead & Other AMC Shows Added To Another Streaming Service-TGN

Summary

  • AMC shows, including Fear the Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire, Gangs of London, Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches, Ride With Norman Reedus, and Dark Winds, will be available on the Max streaming service from September 1 to October 31.
  • The programming pop-up called “AMC+ Picks on Max” will feature over 200 episodes from seven AMC Network shows, with no additional charge for ad-supported and ad-free tiers of Max.


Fear the Walking Dead and other AMC shows will be available on the Max streaming service, but only for a few months. The idea of streaming exclusivity between competitors took a turn when it was announced that a select few of HBO’s older original shows would also be available to stream on Netflix. The decision has already proved successful, as the Dwayne Johnson sports drama Ballers has found a new audience since the Netflix move.

Now, as reported by Vanity Fair, Max will host what is being described as a programming pop-up of more than 200 episodes from seven AMC Network series. This will be available in a dedicated section called “AMC+ Picks on Max.” The shows will be available at no extra charge to both ad-supported and ad-free tiers of Max, though the AMC shows will not include any advertising. “AMC+ Picks on Max” will begin on September 1 and run through October 31.


Which AMC Shows Will Be Available On Max?

Along with the first seven seasons of Fear the Walking Dead, the AMC shows that will be available on Max are Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire season 1, Gangs of London seasons 1 and season 2, all four seasons of Killing Eve, all three seasons of the British fantasy series A Discovery of Witches, five seasons of the reality series Ride With Norman Reedus, and the debut season of the acclaimed thriller series Dark Winds.

Reacting to the news, analysts have offered explanations for why the move benefits both Max and AMC. The former could use more prestige shows, depending on how long the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes continue as the unions remain steadfast in seeking fair pay and improvements to the current structure. AMC supplies those shows, getting more focus on Interview with a Vampire before it returns for season 2 next year and giving more of a spotlight on the buzzy Dark Winds season 2.

Related: AMC’s Interview With The Vampire Season 2: SAG-AFTRA Delays, Recasts & Everything We Know

Max is available in many more homes than AMC’s streaming service, so the arrangement could bring new viewers to many worthwhile dramas, such as Fear the Walking Dead. These arrangements also benefit subscribers, as the idea of streaming exclusivity hopefully erodes and allows for flexibility, whether regarding physical media or the possibility that streaming originals can be available in more than one place.

Source: Vanity Fair

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