AMC fans have two new shows coming to the network soon. 61st Street and Kevin Can F**k Himself have been greenlit and are headed to the network. Premiere dates have not yet been revealed for either series.
61st Street tells the story of Moses Johnson. He will be thrown into the courtroom in Chicago after he is mistaken as a gang member. Peter Moffatt is the man behind this series. Fans will see two seasons of this drama. Each season will consist of eight episodes.
Moffatt said the following about the new series:
“Having spent ten years at the criminal bar and the last two years researching deep inside the criminal justice system in Chicago, this is a story I’ve been waiting to write all my professional life. ’61st Street’ is a thriller – supple plotting and dynamic storytelling are central to everything – but race, politics, history, jurisprudence, and police culture are all fundamental to what this project is about and broaden its scope into what I hope will be a story for our times. Working alongside Alana Mayo and Michael B. Jordan makes me happy and humble and I’m very grateful to AMC for their amazing support.”
As for Kevin Can F**k Himself, the series tells the story of the sitcom wife. She will break from her comfortable shell and force the world to take notice of her. Craig DiGregorio, from Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, is the man in charge of the series, which was created by Valerie Armstrong. She was excited to see her creation picked up. She said the following:
“I’m so thrilled that this weird little pilot I wrote in my pajamas is somehow going to be a weird little series. I’m forever grateful to AMC for seeing the potential in this character’s unconventional story, rather than being scared by it.”
AMC revealed more about the both of the new shows in a press release. Check that out below.
“AMC today announced that it has greenlit two new series, thriller and courtroom drama “61st Street,” from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (Just Mercy, David Makes Man), and Kevin Can F**k Himself, from creator Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49, SEAL Team) and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack through Le Train Train (Claws, A to Z) as well as Craig DiGregorio. Both series are produced by AMC Studios.
61st Street, which has been ordered as a two-season television event series with eight episodes per season, is a propulsive courtroom drama that follows Moses Johnson, a promising, black high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. Taken by the police as a supposed gang member, he finds himself in the eye of the storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer during a drug bust gone wrong. Timely and provocative, “61st Street” is set against the systemic abuse happening in some of our country’s most vulnerable communities. Moffat will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
Kevin Can F**k Himself, probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife. Kevin Can F**k Himself looks to break television convention and ask what the world looks like through her eyes. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and forces the world to let her take the lead. Craig DiGregorio (“Shrill” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Kevin Can F**k Himself, will consist of 10, hour-long episodes.”
What do you think? Will you check out 61st Street and Kevin Can F**k Himself on AMC?