AMC Greenlights Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash Reality Series
Along with The Walking Dead news comes word from AMC that it’s ordered the Kevin Smith-produced reality show Secret Stash, set in the filmmaker’s Red Bank, New Jersey, comic store.
Announced in June, the unscripted series is described as “Pawn Stars for fanboys,” revolving around the two guys who operate the shop. The cable network says it “captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture.”
“Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn’t be on a better network,” Smith said in a statement. “AMC is to television what Miramax was to cinema back when I first got in the game: they’re the premier destination for any story-teller looking to spin an offbeat yarn that no other outlet has the stones to touch,” said Smith. “And as if I didn’t love them enough, now they’re putting my friends on TV! I’m ecstatic, proud, and extremely lucky to be in bed with a network I watch religiously anyway. And if they’d pushed just a little harder in the negotiations, I’d have done this show for no payment beyond early access to every episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Walking Dead.”
The first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere in early 2012.