How ‘Kevin Can F ** k Himself’ crammed a multi-cam sitcom into a DramaTheWrap

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Switching between the two formats every few days meant that “everyone had to do their jobs perfectly,” designer Valerie Armstrong told TheWrap.

AMC describes its new series “Kevin Can F ** k Himself”, directed by Annie Murphy, alumnus of “Schitt’s Creek”, as a dark comedy. That label is fair – but a more accurate description would be an hour-long drama with a multi-camera sitcom, with a laugh track, inserted between its dimly-lit single-camera scenes.

While this hybrid might seem shocking, the “Kevin” team made it natural and transparent by telling the story of Worcester, Massachusetts resident Allison McRoberts (Murphy), the prototypical “sitcom woman”, who enters a story. comedy whenever her protagonist husband Kevin (Eric Petersen) is in the room and returns to his depressing reality when he steps out. But it took a lot of work and a lot of time to make this transition successful. After all, they were basically shooting two different series at the same time.


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