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AMC has greenlit two new series, thriller and courtroom drama “61st Street,” from 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 described as 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 Fk Himself,” probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife. “Kevin Can Fk 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.