AMC will look to expand its original series lineup with the greenlighting of two new series, 61st Street and Kevin Can F**k Himself.
Courtroom drama 61st Street, executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (OWN’s David Makes Man), will receive a two-season order with eight episodes per season, according to network officials. The series revolves around Moses Johnson, a promising, black high school athlete who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system, according to AMC.
The 10-episode Kevin Can F**k Himself, from creator Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49) and executive produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Claws) along with Craig DiGregorio, explores what happens when a stereotypical TV sitcom wife escapes her confines and forces the world to let her take the lead, said the network.
"At AMC we believe in shows that have startling vision and fresh voice, with something to say," said Said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios in a statement. "These two projects couldn’t be more in our sweet spot, as both have something big to say, and a genius way of saying it."