Between “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” AMC has already garnered critical acclaim and outstanding ratings. Now AMC wants to earn laughs as well.
Deadline is reporting that AMC is developing a comedy TV series called “We Hate Paul Revere.” As the name suggests, “We Hate Paul Revere” would follow two brothers in Colonial Boston who have a rivalry with the legendary Paul Revere.
“We Hate Paul Revere” was created by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, both of whom are actors and writers who have previously collaborated on “Whitney” and “My Boys” in addition to their stage play, “Epitaph.”
As actors, Sandler previously appeared in “Becker” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” while Wenner had roles in The Bourne Supremacy, “Crossing Jordan” and “Will & Grace.”
AMC is also developing another comedy project from comedian Rob Roy Thomas. AMC’s move into comedy shouldn’t be that surprising, as HBO, Showtime and FX also maintain original comedies and dramas on their networks. AMC is still a relative newcomer to the upper echelons of TV programming. “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” didn’t kick off the current programming era on AMC until 2007 and 2008, respectively.
In addition to several recently announced drama pilots, AMC is also pursuing reality TV series including its current lineup of “Comic Book Men,” “The Pitch” and “Small Town Security.”