AMC Shows Will Stream on Max: Which Shows and For How Long?
AMC Networks is sending seven original shows to Max in September. The shows will be part of the new AMC Plus pop-up collection on Max.
The AMC Plus collection is the second content update Max is making in September; the streamer will also be adding a CNN On Max hub, including exclusive content and a 24/7 live news feed.
Max is also making a play for live sports and plans to add a sports tier this fall. The streamer hopes to add MLB playoffs first, followed by NBA, NHL, and NCAA games.
Dan McDermott, president of Entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, said the partnership allows them to “serve up some of our most popular and critically acclaimed programming to millions of Max subscribers in the U.S. for two full months.”
Which shows are coming to Max?
Seven shows will be coming to Max starting September 1:
- Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1–7
- A Discovery of Witches: Seasons 1–3
- Killing Eve: Seasons 1–4
- Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire: Season 1
- Gangs of London: Seasons 1 and 2
- Dark Winds: Season 1
- Ride with Norman Reedus: Seasons 1–5
The programming pop-up will add more than 200 episodes to Max’s content library, bringing recent AMC Networks programs to a broader audience in the U.S.
The addition also comes during the joint WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which shut down productions worldwide and left networks scrambling for content. The AMC Plus hub will provide new content at a time when the streaming service’s original content pipeline is paused while writers and actors negotiate a fair deal from the studios.
Why are AMC shows coming to Max?
That’s a great question, and we don’t really know. For all we know, these shows could extend their limited run on Max, and the AMC Plus collection could continue.
Neither AMC Networks nor Max reported the financial terms of the deal. AMC Networks aims to drive more viewers to the shows, hoping they’ll sign up for AMC+ and continue watching.
“Subscribers turn to Max to find a deep and diverse selection of stories for the whole household,” said Meredith Gertler, executive VP, Global Content Strategy, Planning & Analysis. “The AMC Plus collection pop-up is an excellent example of how we can use innovative strategies to add value to our content offering.”
This is not the first time a studio has sent shows to a rival streaming service. In fact, Warner Bros. Discovery subsidiary HBO sent five shows to Netflix in July, but this is the first time Max will receive content from another network.
How long will the AMC shows be on Max?
Not very long! The seven shows will arrive on Max on September 1 and leave at the end of October. That time frame only gives Max subscribers two months to watch AMC content before it disappears.
Luckily, the shows will be easy to find! They’ll be available to all subscribers—ad-free and ad-supported tiers—as “AMC Plus Picks” on the app for no extra cost.
And while the shows air on Max for the next two months, they will still be available on AMC+.