Emmy winner Annie Murphy will play a housewife named Allison who wants out of her marriage in Kevin Can F**k Himself, a show that creatively jumps between her life as a traditional sitcom and a gritty drama.
The Schitt’s Creek star will tackle the challenging role and interesting premis by playing out scenes in match cut type shots like a multi-camera sitcom. They said its as if Roseanne and the gritty film The Fighter were parallel universes that Allison jumps between. Via IndieWire:
As showrunner and executive producer Craig DiGregorio told IndieWire exclusively, there was a serious desire to create a landscape of the sitcom universe without directly imitating anything specific. “There was [desire] just to be true to the format of a multi-camera show,” he said.
“We always want it to feel like it’s the same universe,” he said with regards to Allison’s world and the sitcom she inhabits. “Allison should never walk from a sitcom scene, or from a multi-camera scene, into another scene.” The comparison he made is like if Roseanne were to enter into the world of “The Fighter.” The cadence of how the character would talk would be the same, in spite of the landscape changing. DiGregorio said there’s a desire to be more filmic in the scenes outside the sitcom, especially as they allow for close-ups and wider shots that the smaller format would naturally prohibit.
The show will premiere this summer.
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