AMC Is Developing a Show Called 'We Hate Paul Revere'

Deadline Hollywood reports that AMC, not satisfied with Mad Men's foray into the 1960s, is setting a new comedy in Colonial Boston and titling it “We Hate Paul Revere.”

AMC is heading to Colonial Boston for a comedy project, now in development. Titled We Hate Paul Revere, it is written and executive produced by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (Whitney). It centers on two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere.

What on earth is going to happen on this show other than generally interacting with and hating Paul Revere? Is Paul Revere the new “Newman”? (“Hello, Revere…”) Actually, in the spirit of the recently viral Twitter account “Seinfeld Today” which imagines the Show About Nothing set in the modern era, let's consider a Seinfeld-like plot in 1772 Boston. Something like: Elaine scores a date with wealthy John Hancock but can't get over his bad teeth, Kramer accidentally incites the Boston Tea Party, and Jerry gives Paul Revere the signal from the lighthouse* Old North Church, but Revere gives him no credit for the eponymous horseback ride that ensues.

We'd watch that show.

*As Revere buffs (okay, so maybe just people who remember their 5th grade history lessons) have pointed out, Jerry would give the signal from the church steeple not a lighthouse. We apologize for the error, and we'll be copying out lines of Longfellow and Edith Forbes as penance.