AMC Ventures into Comedy, Orders Projects from John Leguizamo, Seth Rogen & More
Leading into the annual Upfront season AMC - the network and brand committed to delivering rich stories and characters that provide viewers something more - announces a robust development slate including numerous scripted drama projects, its first foray into scripted comedy, "overall" talent deals, and several new unscripted series.
The network's first scripted comedy project will be the greenlight of a pilot for "We Hate Paul Revere." Written, executive produced and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (the duo worked together on "My Boys," "Whitney"), "We Hate Paul Revere" tells the story of brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody and their struggle to find their place and the recognition they believe they deserve as they live in the shadow of history in Colonial Boston. "We Hate Paul Revere" is set to shoot in Q3'14 for consideration for 2015.
New creative relationships on drama and comedy projects include Chris Carter ("The X Files"), Amy Lippman ("Masters of Sex"), Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("This is the End"), and John Leguizamo ("Ice Age"), to name a few.
AMC also announced the renewal of the unscripted series "Comic Book Men" which, in its third season, is averaging one million viewers (live + same day) and more than 720,000 adults 18-49 at midnight on Sunday nights. Building on the late night success of "Comic Book Men," AMC is expanding its relationship with Kevin Smith to include the development of a late night project, "Hollywood Babble-On," starring Smith and his co-host of their wildly popular podcast, Ralph Garman, to be produced by Wilshire Studios ("The Soup," "Fashion Police") and executive produced by Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman and Gary Auerbach. Additionally, AMC is also working with Smith on the development of a docuseries featuring super-collector and "Comic Book Men" regular, Robert Bruce.Produced by Original Media, LLC and Smith's Smodcast Pictures, and executive produced by Dan Laikind, Charlie Corwin, Elyse Seiden and Kevin Smith, Bruce and his fellow experts scour the country searching real estate sales, auction houses and flea markets on a quest to find rare items that will feed the needs of his demanding clients and add to Bruce's own colossal collection.