By: Dana Barbuto | The Patriot Ledger | April 26, 2021
The locally filmed television series “Kevin Can F*** Himself,” a dark comedy told from the perspective of a fed-up sitcom wife, debuts June 13 on AMC+, the network announced.
“Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy, who plays the lead role, was spotted on location in Quincy, Brockton, Milton, Hingham and Worcester last October through February.
The first two-installments of the eight-episode season will make its streaming premiere on Sunday, June 13 on AMC+ followed a week later by its network premiere at 9 p.m. June 20. The remaining hourlong episodes will continue to debut on AMC+ one week ahead of the network airings at 9 p.m. Sundays.
“Kevin Can F**K Himself” follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), the prototypical “sitcom wife” who revolts against her life and her lovable man-child husband (Eric Petersen, “Kirstie.”) The title of the show is a comedic jab at popular sitcom actor Kevin James and his short-lived “Kevin Can Wait” series, which killed off the wife played by Erinn Hayes to make room for Leah Remini to reunite with her “King of Queens” costar.
The show features a mix of multi-camera and single-camera formats, switching between a traditional sitcom to a more personal view of Murphy’s character, Allison, giving her inner thoughts.
The show is set in Worcester. Scenes were shot in downtown Hingham, in Quincy at the Common Market Restaurants, and in Brockton outside the Campello post office and the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Main Street and a home on Nason Street.
The supporting cast includes Mary Hollis Inboden (“The Real O’Neals”), Alex Bonifer (“Superstore”), Brian Howe (“Chicago Fire”) and Raymond Lee (“Here and Now.”)
“Kevin Can F*** Himself” is the first high-profile project that has filmed in and around Boston in recent months to schedule a premiere date.
Film crews used Union Point in Weymouth to shoot footage of an Ariana Grande concert scene for the big-budget Netflix film, “Don’t Look Up,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Timothee Chalamet. Other filming locations during that three-month shoot were in Brockton, Fall River, Canton, Worcester and Framingham. “Don’t Look Up” will debut on Netflix later this year, though an exact release date has not been announced.
Filming for director George Clooney’s “The Tender Bar” started in February and wrapped April 14 in Ipswich. Scenes were shot at various locations in Massachusetts, including Braintree, Beverly, Worcester, Fitchburg, Ashby, Watertown and Lowell. The movie stars Boston actor Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan (“Ready Player One”) and Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”). It will be released through Amazon Studios.