Kevin Smith, who has vowed to retire from making movies, will continue to live his life as a proud geek! AMC has picked up an unscripted show entitled Secret Stash that will take place in Smith’s Red Bank, New Jersey comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. It will be awesome, and probably bleeped out quite a bit.
For his part, Smith is very excited to be part of this sort of “AMC revolution,” comparing it to Miramax in the mid-1990s:
“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 … 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.”
The show promises to remind everyone of how important and special independent comic book stores are to the comic book industry and will touch on the employees, the customers, and the comics themselves. The show will also explore cons. No word yet on who exactly will be involved — like the usual View Askew suspects, including Jay Mewes — but it will be a really cool way to see Smith & Co. go back to their roots and put the spotlight on a comic book shop. The show is expected to begin airing on AMC in the first quarter — or quadrant, if you will — of 2012.
But that’s not all that’s going to happen in this Kevin Smith post! Smith’s movie Red State, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and has been popping up here and there in a very limited release, is now available on Video On Demand and can also be watched online! View Askew has all the different ways you can see this movie, which is getting very good buzz and is Smith’s first (and last) horror movie. Do it!
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