Tuesday, October 1, 2019

AMC Gives Series Orders to Dramas '61st Street' and 'Kevin Can F**k Himself'

AMC has today given series orders to the original drama series 61st Street created by Peter Moffat and Kevin Can F**k Himself created by Valerie Armstrong. 

Drama 61st Street centers on Moses Johnson, a promising African American high school athlete who is swept up in Chicago's notoriously corrupt justice system. Taken by police as a gang member, he's put into the eye of a storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer in a drug bust gone bad.

Moffat will serve as showrunner on the series. He will executive produce with Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo and Hilary Salmon. AMC Studios, BBC Studios and Outlier Society Productions will produce.

Drama Kevin Can F**k Himself explores the secret life of a type of woman people think they know: the sitcom wife. It will explore what the world looks like through her eyes, alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, and imagining what happens when the sitcom wife breaks free of her confines and forces the world to let her take the lead.

Craig DiGregorio will serve as showrunner for the first season. He will executive produce with Armstrong, Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. AMC Studios and Le Train Train will produce.

"At AMC, we believe in shows that have startling vision and fresh voice, with something to say," said Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. "These two projects couldn't be more in our sweet spot, as both have something big to say, and a genius way of saying it."