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As part of the network’s scripts-to-series development model, TV producer AMC has unlocked the door to writers’ rooms for two potential series that will be considered for greenlights.

AMC Black Hero Logo 3Nov2018The latest projects to move forward under the development model are Rainy Day People and a project under the working title Kevin Can F*** Himself.

From Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and executive producers Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson through Gran Via, Rainy Day People is a workplace drama set in a wellness centre-style mental health and rehab facility. The series will focus on both the patients and the family and staff who have run the centre in its various incarnations for the past 50 years. Through the lens of treatment, the series will examine the diversity and costs of the way we live now.

Kevin Can F*** Himself comes from creator Valerie Armstrong and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack through Le Train Train explores the secret life of the so-called sitcom wife. In this case it is a beauty paired with a less attractive, dismissive, caveman-like husband who gets to be a jerk because she’s a nag and he’s “funny.”

The writers say that they will aim to break television convention and ask what does the world look like through her eyes? Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness, the formats will be constantly informing one another as we ask what happens when this supporting character is presented as a real person? And what if that person is annoyed?

“These are two genuinely inventive pieces of material from terrific creative teams whom we’ve had great experiences with,” commented David Madden, president of programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “We like writers’ rooms. We like the opportunity to write multiple scripts, to explore the dynamics of how a season will work, to really figure out who the characters are and how their behaviour guides story. We’re very much looking forward to opening these rooms and seeing what these talented creators produce.”