“Monsters are people too.”
Deadline details, You’re Not a Monster shows that even movie monsters have emotional issues — because the only thing worse than being undead is being unloved. In the series, Kelsey Grammer will take a seat in the therapist chair as former psychiatrist-turned-vampire who mentors his great-great grandson Max (Eric Stonestreet), who has inherited his practice.
“Each episode will be four to five minutes and will feature Max treating familiar faces in the movie monster world including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Medusa as they seek desperately needed therapeutic help.”
Check out the first trailer for You’re Not a Monster below:
Rounding out the series cast is Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as a therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, and Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris and Milana Vayntrub as hideous monsters.
Show creators and cast members including Grammer and Nancherla participated in an exclusive interview with host Kevin Smith on the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, it was later on that this trailer debuted. Only clocking in at over a minute, the trailer really just sets up each of the characters really quickly, all the way down to their unique, horror quirks.
The comedy series is created and written by 4-time Emmy-winner Frank Lesser (The Colbert Report) and Lily Stuart Streiff serves as Animation Director.
“As a movie fan, I’ve always loved IMDb and am excited to work with them to humanize these inhuman creatures,” said Lesser. “Plus, I figured this would be the easiest way to get another credit on my IMDb page. You’re Not a Monster is a show with a lot of heart. And, yes, sometimes that heart is lying in a pool of blood, but it still looks adorable thanks to Lily’s Streiff’s delightful character design.”
Beginning this fall, viewers can catch the premiere episode of You’re Not a Monster at http://www.imdb.com/monster as well as its streaming video channel and apps.