Kevin Can F**k Himself trailer is a glorious mix of sitcoms and murder

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Of course I would be the one to write this article. Us Kevin's get no regard. No regard at all. No esteem either. That said, AMC has released the first trailer for Kevin Can F**k Himself, and it's absolutely delightful. Starring Annie Murphy, fresh off of Schitt's Creek, the series is a hybrid single-camera/multi-camera dramedy which follows a woman who keeps playing the perfect housewife, until she realizes one day what she truly wants: to kill her husband.

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, series creator Valerie Armstrong  said that although the show blends a sitcom world with a real-life world, Kevin Can F**k Himself is "not a show within a show," adding that Annie Murphy's character is "not an actor. It's just the way this world is presented. It's like a lens. It's a metaphor for the benefit of the doubt we've given men like Kevin forever. Men who get to like walk through life with a sitcom audience cheering them on all the time." Armstrong said that the inspiration came to her all at once, and she quickly got the green light from AMC to develop a series following a sitcom wife who is "surrounded by these people who prop up her husband. She is the butt of most of the jokes and seemingly fine with it… But on our show, we follow her out of that sitcom world where there is no laugh track. Her dramatic life is full of grit and emotion that she's not afforded in that sitcom."

Kevin Can F**k Himself has been a long time coming, and its pilot was once slated to be directed by the late Lynn Shelton. "She was just a dream collaborator and really loved this show in a way that, you know, I will sort of have forever," Armstrong said of Shelton. "And we have little nods to her throughout the show — the main characters all live on Shelton Street. Our first episode is dedicated to her." Kevin Can F**k Himself will debut on AMC this summer.

Source: AMC

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