AMC Developing Colonial Comedy ‘We Hate Paul Revere,’ Seriously
Over the last few years, we’ve come to know AMC as a purveyor of great dramas like ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ which can take us from the swingin’ ’60s to the zombie-infested Georgia heat, but one thing the network hasn’t offered much of is comedy. That may change as AMC looks to develop a future in scripted comedies, starting with Colonial-era effort ‘We Hate Paul Revere.’ Can AMC come to dominate the comedy world as well?
AMC is looking to make it big in the comedy world, just as they’ve come to dominate the market for buzz-worthy dramas, says Deadline. The network’s most immediate effort will be that of ‘We Hate Paul Revere,’ a colonial comedy from writer/executive producers Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (‘Whitney‘).
The scripted half-hour will follow two brothers living in Colonial Boston who, you guessed it, don’t take kindly to local industrialist and activist Paul Revere. And if all you can think about is the ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘ episode “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” trust that you’re not alone.
AMC has been somewhat low-key on their effort to branch out into scripted comedy, its only other notable half-hour comedy ‘How To Cheat On Your Wife’ from Rob Roy Thomas never making it past the pilot stage last year.
What say you? Do you think AMC could really become a comedy showcase? How does ‘We Hate Paul Revere’ sound to you?