Along with announcing their 90–minute premiere of season 2 of The Walking Dead, AMC also announced a new reality series called Secret Stash.
The show takes place at writer/director/producer Kevin Smith‘s famous comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The aim is to show the day–to–day of the comic shop, as well as the fanboy culture that surrounds it. The first season will arrive in early 2012, and the first season will run six episodes, each an hour in length.
Of the announcement, Smith said “Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn’t be on a better network. 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. 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.”
Executive producer Charlie Corwin of Original Media also said “AMC has a strong commitment to quality storytelling and we’re excited to help further shape this legacy. Kevin and I developed this series to create a story for fanboys by fanboyism and we are determined to reveal to audiences the insular yet colorful fanboy world.”
Finally, Joel Stillerman, AMC’s SVP of original programming, production and digital content, added “The comic book store is, in many ways, the corner bar for comic book fans. It is still this place where everybody knows your name, and you can go and geek out with like minded people. If I lived closer, I’d want to hang out here. It’s got great energy, great personality, and is a perfect portal into the world of comic book culture.”