AMC is Making a Period Comedy About the Birth of Fast Food

‘Fast Boys’ will be about post-World War II America’s creation of the fast food industry
AMC is Making a Period Comedy About the Birth of Fast Food
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Alternative title: “The Night Obesity Came to Town.”

What did America look like before we got the nickname “Fast Food Nation”? After the explosive success of its other period TV show, Mad Men, AMC is reportedly hitting us with another timepiece: a historic and comedic look at the birth of the fast food industry in America.

The show, called Fast Boys, is still in development, but will take place in post-World War II America in San Bernardino, Calif., and will document the great hamburger boom (San Bernardino is, in fact, the location of the first-ever McDonald’s).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will have “shades of There Will Be Blood and early Tim Burton-esque Americana.” We’re not sure what Tim Burton and There Will be Blood would look like as a comedy, but we’re thinking something dark, gritty, and with lots of pale people. AMC has not yet officially picked up Fast Boys, but has been looking to break into the comedy TV business for quite a while. The show is the brainchild of Anthony Pucillo, a relative newcomer to the industry, who has previously worked as a crewmember for Game of Thrones, and a writer for Driving Arizona. 

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