Watch Annie Murphy in the Kevin Can F*ck Himself Trailer
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen when a sitcom woman finally attacked her obnoxious, awkward husband, Annie Murphy is happy to show you this. In AMC’s new metadrama, the Emmy winner Schitt’s Creek The actress plays Allison – the disgruntled wife of Kevin McRoberts – who is tired of playing the role of the perfectly gentle housewife. Play off the proven formula used by beloved shows like Kevin can waitThe series alternates between the old-school multicam format and the more dramatic single-camera lens to show the contrast between Allison’s sitcom and real-life views.
But it’s not a show within a show – a scene where Allison cuts her hand in the trailer shows how it all happens in real time. Viewers only see the Massachusetts housewife through two different lenses. There is the colorful, laughing view of Kevin being his “lovable” self, subjecting his wife and her life to various humiliations, and there is the dark, somber view of how his actions actually affect those around him. Allison is consumed with anger and hunger to lead a life that does not involve her unsuspectingly charming husband, whom she often dreams of killing him. It is as if Kevin can wait had a baby Shameless.
The cast was created by Valerie Armstrong and the executive produced by Rashida Jones, and includes Eric Petersen as the title cable guy, Kevin, Mary Hollis Inboden as the couple’s neighbor, Patty, and Alex Bonifer as Patty’s husband and Kevin’s best friend. Kevin can fuck himself will premiere this summer in eight-hour episodes on AMC. Check out the trailer above.