Monday, September 14, 2020

AMC Orders 6 Episodes of Stop-Motion Dramedy 'Mega City Smiths' Created by Steve Conrad

AMC has today given a series order to the original stop-motion animated series Mega City Smiths created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace LTD). The first season will produce six episodes, which will air in 2021.

The series details stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The story hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Mega City's most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city's dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.

Conrad serves as showrunner. He will executive produce with Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters. Jennifer Scher, Jeff Dieter and Tom Glynn are producers. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will produce.

"Brilliant creator. Iconic characters. Human, dramatic, hilarious storytelling. Unique visuals unlike anything seen on television - these are the components of a great AMC series, and they are vitally present here in Steve's dazzling work," said Dan McDermott, President of Programming, AMC Networks' Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. "Mega City Smiths will stand out in this crowded environment and engage viewers of all ages. We can't wait to launch it on AMC and AMC+ next year."

"Mega City Smiths is a series about our basic desire to be loved and cared for by our mothers, fathers, our few real friends and the setting we call home," added Conrad. "We're very pleased to have found partners at AMC whose ambition is the same as ours, which is to try and contribute to our era's collection of remarkable TV."