IFC’s demon slaying comedy series Stan Against Evil has yet to arrive here in the UK, but as fans of John C McGinley and gory horror comedy, we’ve been keeping our eye on it, and we’re definitely glad to hear that the first season won’t be its last.
THR reports that the show, created by Dana Gould, will return for a second season after a very successful first run that ranked as one of IFC’s highest-rated, especially taking into DVR figures into account, which apparently doubled the numbers.
McGinley and Janet Varney (Burning Love) star in Stan Against Evil, alongside Deborah Baker Jr and Nate Mooney.
In the show, McGinley plays “Stanley Miller, a sour, aging bulldog of a New England police sheriff who has recently lost his position as head honcho due to an angry outburst at a most inappropriate moment — his wife’s funeral. Impatient and judgmental, he’s not exactly accepting or kind towards people from different walks of life. When the new, strong-willed sheriff Evie Barret opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town, Stan begrudgingly joins an alliance with her to fight them off.”
Gould said “It was so great to see Stan connect with its fans. Thanks to DVRs, the audience more than doubled each week. That amazed me. I love the characters and I love the world, and I’m very grateful we all get to go back to Willard’s Mill and blow up more stuff.”
IFC president Jennifer Caserta said “Stan Against Evil instantly connected with IFC viewers, making it one of the network’s most popular original series launches to date. IFC is thrilled for another season of keeping Willard’s Mill safe from demons, monsters and succubuses, and we are enormously grateful for the talented John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, along with master storyteller Dana Gould, for bringing this oddly wonderful world to life.”
So…can we have it in the UK now please?
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