As the first episode of its new series “Lodge 49” premieres Monday night on AMC, the network will make the entire first season available to AMC Premiere customers. The acclaimed drama that Paste Magazine called the blissed-out summer series you didn't know you wanted, stars Wyatt Russell (“Black Mirror,” “Everybody Wants Some”) and is executive produced by Paul Giamatti and Jim Gavin.
AMC Premiere customers will be able to binge all 10 episodes of “Lodge 49” commercial-free, simultaneous with the show’s linear premiere on AMC on Monday, August 6 at 10pm/9c. AMC Premiere is available as an upgrade option available to subscribers of Xfinity and YouTube TV for an additional $4.99 per month. AMC has made previous series “The Terror” and “McMafia” available for full-season binging timed to their network TV premieres earlier this year, leading to strong subscriber gains and usage.
“Lodge 49” is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Brent Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost. The Hollywood Reporter recently called “Lodge 49” a lovely little show, wonderfully written with a deep, capable cast and a welcome sense of quirky optimism and dark humor.
Jim Gavin (author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer of “Lodge 49” alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (“Pushing Daisies,” “The Office”). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti (“Billions,” Sideways, “Outsiders,” “Hoke”), Dan Carey (“Outsiders,” “Hoke,” John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Grace and Frankie”).