#TheBigDeal — April 2017

In this issue:

New & Returning Series
Movie Premieres

How is your March Madness bracket shaping up… prophetic or pathetic? Did your early bird get the worm? Did you let Cinderella stay out too late? Does the head coach even have an “I” in his name? These and other vital bracketology elements will reach critical mass in the NCAA Final Four & Championship games April 2nd & 4th. And we can’t wait! Final Four starts at 12am CET, 7am JKT on Tuesday April 2nd, followed two days later by the Championship Game at 3am CET, 10am JKT Tuesday April 4th, all on AFN|sports.

On the heels of the very exciting World Baseball Classic comes an all new season of MLB action. Opening Day starts in the US on Sunday, April 2nd, and AFN will bring you “30 Teams in 3 Days.” That’s 15 games in 72 hours! So expect a baseball banquet as AFN opens the season with the New York Yankees facing the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday April 2nd at 7pm CET, Monday April 3rd at 2am JKT on AFN|sports. Check myafn.net for more opening week delights.

It’s a whole different ballgame with the upcoming NBA Playoffs starting on Saturday April 15th. Different because regular season game dynamics no longer apply, and AFN will keep in step by bringing you every game. Playoffs start Saturday April 15th at 9pm CET, Sunday April 16th at 4am JKT on AFN|sports.

The Cleveland Browns are at the top of the draft order following their 1-15 season. And there is plenty of time for players to climb up or slide down boards. AFN will bring you the 2017 NFL Draft with coverage starting on April 27th at 1am CET, 8am JKT on AFN|sports. Check myafn.net for other airtimes.


Go to TopNew & Returning Series

Prison Break (new 9-episode event)
AFN|spectrum 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, April 9th
Prison BreakIn the new event series Prison Break, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series.

The Son (new)
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, April 10th
The SonBased on the New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, this family saga spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The ten-episode, one-hour drama traces the story of Eli McCullough’s (Pierce Brosnan) transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege.

iZombie (season 3)
AFN|pulse 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, April 11th
iZombieAt the end of the iZombie’s second season, Liv (Rose McIver) discovers the size of Seattle’s zombie population is actually much larger than she and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) had initially realized. A great deal of Season 3 will be focused on the private military contractors Fillmore Graves Enterprises and the role zombies play within the rest of the world.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (season 4 return)
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT)Wednesday, April 12th
Brooklyn Nine-NineBrooklyn Nine-Nine returns from winter break for the remainder of season 4 with hilarity and hijinks at the hands of New York’s not so finest.

Pretty Little Liars (season 7 return)
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, April 23rd
Pretty Little LiarsThe wait is over! Finally, the second half of the final season is here. You are probably wondering which character they’re bringing back from the dead (and how?!) or who exactly is getting married. So enjoy your time in Rosewood while you still can.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, April 1st

BrooklynEilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Eddie the EaglePREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, April 8th

Eddie the EagleInspired by true events, Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) is an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, April 15th

RisenThe epic Biblical story of the Resurrection is re-told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Little AccidentsPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, April 22nd

Little AccidentsA teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident; three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community. Reeling from the disappearance of her son, Diane (Elizabeth Banks) finds herself drifting away from her husband (Josh Lucas), a mining company executive whose role in the accident has made her family the prime target for the town’s anger. When she forms a dangerous bond with the sole survivor of the disaster (Boyd Holbrook), truths will be uncovered that threaten to tear apart the few remaining threads holding the town together.

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, April 29th

Mr. HolmesIn 1947 an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it’s too late.

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Eric Gabriel. March 29, 2017.