Celebrate National Streaming Day With These 8 Great AMC+ Series

This Saturday, May 20, is National Streaming Day. Launched in 2014, it's an annual celebration of all the great content we have at our fingertips in the streaming era. If you're looking for viewing inspiration, AMC+ has you covered with eight great series to check out this National Streaming Day and beyond. They're split into Short & Sweet Streams – for when you fancy something snappy – and Long-Haul Binges, for when you're ready to dive into an in-depth project.
And if you're thinking about your June viewing already, check out the trailer for the upcoming series The Walking Dead: Dead City, which follows fan favorite characters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they travel into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan that was long ago cut off from the mainland.  It premieres Sunday, June 18 on AMC; you can stream early every Thursday on AMC+ beginning June 15.

The Suspect
Poldark favorite Aidan Turner takes the lead in this twisty five-part crime drama. He plays Joe O'Loughlin, a high-profile clinical psychologist whose enviable reputation is cast into doubt when a woman found stabbed to death is revealed to be his recent patient. Are the cops really justified in considering him a suspect? The classy cast includes Shaun Parkes (Doctor Who) and BAFTA winner Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Quiz). Watch The Suspect on AMC+.

Anne Boleyn
JodieTurner-Smith stars in this AMC+ Original about Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII. Set in Boleyn's final five months prior to her execution for treason in 1536, it's a gripping three-parter that shines a spotlight on a strong-willed and intelligent woman who hasn't always been given her dues. Gangs of London actor Paapa Essiedu co-stars in this historical drama with an admirably modern perspective. Watch Anne Boleyn on AMC+.

Created by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, this cult sketch series pokes affectionate fun at Portland, Oregon, a city that really embraces its reputation as a haven for quirky hipsters. The six-episode first season includes classic sketches such as "Put a Bird on It," a hilarious send-up of the crafting revival that will make you snicker and cringe at the same time. It's an ideal stream if you're in the mood for witty light relief. Watch Portlandia on AMC+

This brand new dark comedy series stars – and is written by – real-life best friends Sarah Goldberg (Barry) and Susan Stanley (Fair City). They play Sare and Suze, two complete strangers from opposite sides of the Atlantic who discover they are in fact half-sisters. Over six episodes, we follow them on a poignant and surprising road trip across Ireland as they try to track down their alcoholic father. You'll laugh a lot, but you'll also need tissues. Watch SisterS on AMC+.

Mad Men
This Emmy-winning period drama series follows the fortunes of a Madison Avenue advertising agency and its employees from 1960 to 1970. All seven seasons are available to binge on AMC+, giving you a chance to get to know iconic characters including enigmatic high-flier Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and ambitious glass-ceiling buster Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss). Equal parts stylish and surprising, and witty and wistful, Mad Men is a modern masterpiece. Watch Mad Men on AMC+.

Hell on Wheels
Set in the 1960s, this epic Western series centers on the construction of America's first transcontinental railroad. Anson Mount stars as Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who joins the project to track down Union soldiers who murdered his family during the American Civil War. Colm Meaney and Common co-star in a wild five-season ride that gathers steam fast and still finds time for some unexpected detours. Watch Hell on Wheels on AMC+.

Orphan Black
All five seasons of BBC America’s groundbreaking drama series Orphan Black are now streaming exclusively on AMC+. Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy for her enthralling performance as Sarah Manning – and other characters – a British woman who discovers she has several genetically identical clones created as part of an illegal scientific experiment. With the franchise set to continue with the upcoming series Orphan Black: Echoes, now is the perfect time to dive into this compellingly murky world. Watch Orphan Black on AMC+.

Being Human
What happens when a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together as roommates? That's the ingenious premise of this spooky but ghoulishly good fun supernatural series starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington. There are four seasons of 13 episodes apiece to binge; don't be surprised if it takes your National Streaming Day into a whole new dimension. Watch Being Human on AMC+.

Being HumanAMC+ is available on Apple and Android devices, as well as Roku, Amazon Fire as well as Samsung and Vizion smart TVs. You can also stream AMC+ through a variety of providers, including AppleTV, Prime Video Channels, DirectTV, Dish, Roku Channel, Sling, and Xfinity. Sign up for AMC+ now.