One disgruntled former sheriff and 172 demons and witches, what’s he to do? Fight them, of course! IFC’s new horror-comedy series “Stan Against Evil” is another unique twist on the usual monster shows. A new trailer for the upcoming series was released during New York Comic Con, which you can check out below.
Created by Dana Gould, the half-hour show stars John C. McGinley as a police sheriff who is forced into retirement after he loses his position due to an angry outburst. Having trouble relinquishing his authority, he teams up with new sheriff Evie Barret (Janey Varney) to battle a plague of unleashed demons that start haunting their small New England town.
The show has previously been compared to “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” but that’s not a bad thing since Gould referenced “Evil Dead” as of of his influences for his work during IFC’s Television Critics Association panel back in July.
“I love all of that stuff. ‘Evil Dead 2’ is in my dessert island movies and this show is a comedy that is nestled in a horror show like a Russian doll,” he stated according to The Hollywood Reporter. “To that end, I think [‘Stan Against Evil’] is its own animal. All of those other shows, I love them, and if I have the opportunity to steal something from them you bet I will.”
The first episode airs in a special preview on October 31, before the show’s official debut on November 2 on IFC.