The sequence will certainly be a departure from her function of Alexis on Schitt’s Creek
Emmy Award-winning actor and general star Annie Murphy is rather less Alexis and a bit extra sitcom spouse gone off-script in her new function. During the Television Critics’ Association Winter Press Tour for AMC, the cable community debuted a teaser for the genre-busting darkish dramedy Kevin Can F**ok Himself, premiering this summer season.
The trailer appears to be like appropriately bonkers.
As revealed within the trailer, the sequence shatters TV conventions by inspecting the personal lifetime of the everyday sitcom housewife function and questioning what actuality would seem like via her eyes when she snaps and assumes the lead in her personal life.
Alternating between single-camera photographs and a conventional, multi-camera sitcom, the 2 variations will play off one another as viewers watch Murphy’s character, Allison, uncover that what she really desires in life is to cease appearing like all the pieces’s good — and to start murdering her husband. (A little bit completely different from Alexis Rose’s “What now? Do I leave everything behind and move to some random island to be with the love of my life? Because I did that with Harry Styles in England, and it was, like, too rainy.”)
Created by Valerie Armstrong, famous for her work on Lodge 49 and SEAL Team, Kevin Can F**ok Himself additionally has Parks and Recreation star and Hot Girls Wanted producer Rashida Jones on the helm as an govt producer, alongside Will McCormack. Craig DiGregorio is the showrunner and govt producer on the eight-episode present.
Indiewire spoke with DiGregorio concerning the unconventional format. The sequence got here out of creator Armstrong’s need to have a look at how typically sitcom wives are taken without any consideration.
“If you were to think of them outside of the confines of these shows, that’s what we’re exploring here,” DiGregorio informed the outlet. He additionally defined it’s not a behind-the-scenes take a look at a sitcom or an experiment to distinguish Allison from the remainder of the sitcom. It’s to look at what occurs to this heroine within the little moments that reside between her and her sitcom husband.
Since the trailer was launched, it’s acquired all the reward.
Valerie Armstrong wrote KEVIN CAN F HIMSELF three years in the past and says it is solely gotten extra related with #MeToo and the crunch the pandemic has placed on girls. All she desires is for one girl to look at it and say, “It’s not just me!” #TCA21
— Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay) February 18, 2021
oh my god put this in my eyeballs https://t.co/rjgas3veP0
— shorty lieutenant (@losertakesall) February 18, 2021
This appears to be like so good. An enormous departure from Alexis for @annefrances https://t.co/HX9qWeCJ6Y
— John (@Fadingarcader) February 19, 2021
Eric Peterson and Mary Hollis Inboden spherical out the solid. During the press tour panel, the celebs laughed that Murphy’s Schitt’s Creek followers could also be aggravated to see the actor, who was often dressed out in Anthropologie-like boho babe outfit all through the hit present’s mega-successful six-season run, dressed so casually in her new function.
Murphy, talking on the panel, mentioned viewers can anticipate to see her character in Kevin Can Go F**ok Himself in a pair of clunky, hard-to-slip-on burgundy winter boots quite a bit. The new function provides the actor an opportunity to distinguish herself from the character of Alexis.
“Being in the loopy world of [Schitt’s Creek] was a wonderful world,” Murphy mentioned. “But the world was very small. A big thing for me after Schitt’s Creek, I was worried about being stuck in that blonde, loopy land.”