FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and Other AMC+ Shows Coming to Max for Two Month ‘Pop-Up’

Every day, the streaming industry seems to get weirder and weirder. Many days, it also gets worse. Completed projects are getting canceled before they ever air, while others are getting pulled before audiences even have a chance to watch. But the latest news out of the world of streaming actually sounds like a win for viewers everywhere. Warner Bros. Discovery and AMC+ have announced that some of the latter’s shows, including Fear the Walking Dead and Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire, are getting a two-month guest stint at Max. We can’t wait to see how this “programming pop-up” between AMC+ and Max will go.

morgan jones stands on a shoreline in fear the walking dead before heading back to alexandria
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Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that, starting on September 1, Max will feature a special library of shows under the banner “AMC+ Picks on Max.” The streaming site crossover will see seven AMC+ series available on their seeming rival for 60 days. The “AMC+ Picks on Max” lineup includes the following AMC shows:

  • Fear The Walking Dead (Seasons 1-7)
  • Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire (Season 1)
  • Dark Winds (Season 1)
  • Gangs of London (Seasons 1-2)
  • Ride With Norman Reedus (Seasons 1-5)
  • A Discovery Of Witches (Seasons 1-3)
  • Killing Eve (Seasons 1-4).

In a press release, Warner Bros. Discovery also said, “AMC+ Picks on Max will be featured in a branded rail, available on both the ad-free and ad-lite subscription tiers of Max.” So, no matter what Max tier you subscribe to, you won’t have to watch any of the AMC+ shows with ads.

Jacob Anderson as the vampire Louis in Interview with the Vampire on AMC.
AMC Networks

That sounds like a pretty good deal. But what’s the purpose of this AMC+ pop-up on Max? On the surface, it seems like a way to keep people tuning into Max while AMC+ gets to promote itself on a competitor’s platform. But with streaming not proving to be the boon Hollywood expected when roughly 37,000 sites opened up, this also feels like it could be a precursor to a Max/AMC+ bundle. Or maybe even a straight merge.

Whatever the real reason, so long as it means more shows are available to stream, we support it. That’s much better than seeing them pulled.

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