Jamie Bell and Seth Tumrich are looking ready for a revolution in the above promotional photo for AMC’s promising looking upcoming spy thriller Turn. And that’s just one of numerous tidbits the cable channel shared in anticipation of their 2014 programming slate. AMC also announced a number of release dates — or release timeframes — for their new and returning shows, including the return of Mad Men, and the premiere of their Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.
Here’s what AMC has lined up this year:
The Walking Dead - returning for the second half of Season 4 on Sunday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m.
Talking Dead - also returning February 9 (and green lit for Season 5!)
Comic Book Men - Returning February 9.
Game of Arms - Premiering Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Turn - premiering with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Mad Men - First half of the final season premiering Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m.
Small Town Security - Returning in May.
Freakshow - Returning in May.
Halt and Catch Fire - premiering this June.
Hell on Wheels - Returning this Summer.
The Walking Dead - Season 5 premiere set for October.
Better Call Saul — Premiering in November.
Let’s go back to Turn for a second. In addition to releasing the above photo, AMC also shared a new trailer and it may be the most exciting one yet:
See the previously released previews and learn more about this new series here.
Moving back up the schedule, we have the return of The Walking Dead and the post-ep talk show Talking Dead lined up for early next month. Later in February, there’s the unscripted series Game of Arms, the reality series about arm wrestling you’ve been waiting for… probably since Sylvester Stallone went Over the Top.
In April, we have Turn to look forward to. Hopefully that’ll prove to be as great as it looks. Later that month, Mad Men will return with the first half of its seventh and final season will air. We’ll get seven episodes on 2014 and then — just as Breaking Bad was cut in half for its last season — the remaining seven episodes will air in 2015.
Speaking of Breaking Bad being split in half, Variety reports that the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad will become available on Netflix on February 24. As for Better Call Saul, AMC’s set the series’ arrival for November.
Also set for an unspecified date is Halt and Catch Fire, which AMC plans to get on the air in June. The series is said to capture “the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take staggering personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world.” AMC will announce the official premiere date for that one and the return date for Hell on Wheels at a later time.