“Schitt’s Creek” Star Annie Murphy Will Play A Relatable Sitcom Wife In Her New Series
New catchphrase, "Ew, Kevin!" perhaps?
We love this journey for her! Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy will be back on your screen soon but this time she won't play the dramatic, spoiled daughter. Instead, she'll use her acting chops to play a sitcom wife in a brand new series.
According to Deadline, the Ottawa native will star in the sitcom Kevin Can F*** Himself.
She will play Allison, "a woman who escapes her confines and discovers her rage."
The series will reportedly look "to break television convention" and will show viewers life in the lens of the TV wife rather than the husband. It will follow "what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life."
Murphy's on-screen husband Kevin will be played by Eric Petersen, who you may know as Arlo Barth in Kirstie. Kevin is a self-centred "cable guy of no ambitions."
Also on board is Mary Hollis Inboden from The Righteous Gemstones, American Princess, and Marriage Story. She will play Patty, the next-door neighbour to Allison and Kevin.
Patty will have a brother named Neil, who's also Kevin's BFF. He's played by Alex Bonifer, an up-and-coming actor who had a couple of appearances on Superstore.
The series comes from AMC Studios. Vulture reported that Parks and Recreation alum Rashida Jones will be executive producer, alongside creator Valerie Armstrong.
This is Murphy's first leading role after Schitt's Creek comes to an end after season six this April.
Speaking to E! News, Murphy reportedly shared, "I think this is very different from Alexis. And I hope to god that my T. rex wrists will not come into this at all. I hope that I can do something really different [Laughs.], but, yeah, I'm super excited and a little bit terrified, but mostly very excited to start something new."
Kevin Can F**k Himself doesn't have a confirmed premiere date. Until then, you can catch Murphy on the Schitt's Creek: The Farewell Tour coming tothis summer.