Who To Watch On AMC Networks (MC Lyte on ALLBLK! Courtney B. Vance on AMC+!)By Delaina Dixon | August 23, 2021 | Entertainment
New shows are coming to your screens again, Divas. And AMC Networks is making sure we see ourselves across the small screen. Here are some of the stars and their series you won’t want to miss!
Thalissa Teixeira on Ragdoll, AMC+
Ragdoll follows three detectives chasing down a killer who has created a “rag doll” from severed body parts of his victims. Thalissa Teixeira, who plays DI Emily Baxter, admits she had the biggest reaction to it. “I had a real panic after seeing it,” she shared at the series AMC’s press tour panel. It didn’t help that she went “down a deep dark web hole looking into real-life murder cases.” Lucy Hale, who also stars in the series, explained that the cast made a conscious choice not to look at the model before shooting the detective’s discovery scene, which added to their real-life onscreen reactions. Gruesome!
Premiere Date: November 11, 2021
MC LYTE on Partners In Rhyme, ALLBLK
Cue the hip hop! Rap pioneer MC Lyte stars on the new comedy Partners In Rhyme. She plays Lana Crawford who is mentoring her niece (Days of Our Lives alum Precious Way), who is a rising rapper in her own right. She’s definitely being mentored by one of the greatest. When it comes to women in the rap game, “There is a box sometimes that is put around us,” MC Lyte shared. “Hip hop wouldn’t be the same without the touch of a woman.”
Premiere Date: Fall 2021
Also coming to ALLBLK: Covenant, a dramatic contemporary retelling of stories from the bible. And Lace, a procedural drama featuring a powerful female attorney.
Courtney B. Vance on 61st Street, AMC
Courtney B. Vance is back in the courtroom in this series. He plays Franklin Roberts, a retiring public defender who takes on the case of a Black high school athlete who finds himself drowning in the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. It’s a show designed to foster “a healthy discussion in a safe environment,” according to executive producer and writer J. David Shanks. He grew up on Chicago’s South Side and can personally relate to the experience. As for Courtney, this is the perfect opportunity to create discussion because “There’s no forum for people to sit down and talk about … these issues so people can get it potentially off their chests.” The series also stars Aunjanue Ellis, who once again plays Courtney’s onscreen wife.
Premiere Date: Winter 2022
photo credit: Luke Varley/AMC, ALLBLK, George Burns/AMC