‘Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy takes revenge for long-time sitcom wife’s suffering in the genre-bending series’ Kevin Can F Himself’

Using familiar sit-om tropes, Kevin Can F himself tells a story that is anything but typical.

This unique dark comedy alternates between traditional multi-camera comedy and single-camera drama as it follows the journey of Allison McRoberts, a stereotypically intelligent and beautiful comedy wife, who is married to Kevin, a burly, self-centered man-boy who it is clearly hitting above its weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with a neighbor as she tries to escape the confines of her life and take control of her destiny.

In the multi-camera sitcom, Allison is the suffering wife (rightly so); the butt of many jokes, and seems to be there solely for the purpose of supporting Kevin.

It’s when Allison leaves the comedy set that the show switches to a single camera format. This is when things get really interesting when Allison’s true feelings about her situation with Kevin come to light, prompting her to take action to achieve the life SHE wants.

The series stars Annie Murphy, fresh out of six seasons in Schitt’s cove.

The Emmy Award-winning actress explains why she was drawn to the role, saying, “I loved every minute of it. Schitt’s cove, but that world was very small. We were in the motel or we were in the cafe or we were in the barn. I was so worried that I was going to get stuck in this crazy blonde land. And then I really, really wanted to do something significantly different. And then, Kevin Can F himself it comes, which is like an absolute 180 “.

She adds: “I can do things like kick a garbage can angrily and fry an egg angrily, and do cocaine in an alley angrily. These are all things so opposite to what I was doing in Schitt’s cove. ”

Speaking specifically about the character and their relationship, Murphy says, “I’ve seen Allison in so many women in my life to varying degrees. I think Allison is a character that people are really going to be able to identify with, because she has absorbed so much frustration and so much anger and has suppressed it, because that is what you are supposed to do as a woman. , Y [she’s] he just smiled through it. I really think a lot of women will be able to identify and see themselves in this character. ”

Valerie Armstrong, who created the series and serves as an executive producer, explains the story’s journey, saying, “It’s funny, I wrote it three and a half years ago and I’ve been waiting for it to become less relevant and it’s just [hasn’t become that]. I think the stories about women that get overlooked will sadly be relevant for a while. I mean, I wrote it before #MeToo, and then #MeToo happened and I was like, ‘oof, yeah, that’s connected to this.’

She adds that there are “so many women who are fed up and they won’t take it anymore, and I’m very excited that these people feel heard. All I want from this show is for a woman to see it and say, ‘It’s not just me. My God, it’s not just me. ‘

The idea is to never “hit anyone over the head with a message,” says Armstrong, but “we asked you to reconsider a woman you grew up thinking you knew; you thought she was happy and that she was all right the butt of the joke. time, and it turns out she’s really mad and ready for something else, and I want the show to speak for itself in that regard.

Murphy truly believes that “this is a show that will entertain, but it will also make people think.”

To which Armstrong quickly adds: “Yes. The only people this show isn’t for are people with no sense of humor. “

The eight-episode first season of ‘Kevin Can F Himself’ will premiere on AMC + on Sunday, June 13 with two episodes, which will then air consecutively on AMC on Sunday, June 20 starting at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining episodes will continue to debut on AMC + one week prior to their cable broadcast on AMC.

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