AMC has ordered six half-hour episodes of Mega City Blacksmiths, an innovative stop-motion animated drama series Patriot and Perpetual Grace, LTD creator Steve Conrad and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot chicken, crossed swords) for a premiere in 2021.
Created by Conrad, the Mega City Blacksmiths The story unfolds via stop-motion animation of repurposed dolls as adult characters. The series revolves around an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the most famous magnate of the fictional metropolis of Mega City. Two fearless detectives follow the case, rallying to fight their town’s dangerous corruption at great cost to themselves and their families, all looking for a sweeter place to live.
Conrad will also serve as showrunner. Jennifer Scher, Jeff Dieter and Tom Glynn are producers. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters will serve as executive producers.
AMC continues to experiment with new formats through new series slated for 2021, including animated drama Pantheon, black comedy Kevin Can F Himself and two-year limited series 61st street and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
“Brilliant creator. Iconic characters. Human, dramatic, and hilarious storytelling. Unique visuals unlike anything seen on TV – these are the components of a great AMC series, and they’re vitally present here in the dazzling work by Steve,” said Dan McDermott, President of Programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “Mega City Smiths will stand out in this crowded environment and engage viewers of all ages. We can’t wait to launch it on AMC and AMC+ next year.
“Mega City Blacksmiths is a series about our basic desire to be loved and cared for by our mothers, our fathers, our few true friends, and the cadre we call home,” Conrad said. “We are very pleased to have found partners at AMC who have the same ambition as ours, which is to try to contribute to the collection of remarkable televisions of our time.