“Little Demon,” a new animated series on FX, which is distributed by Disney and streamed on Hulu, sets out to normalize paganism.
“13 years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul,” the show’s description says.
The trailer shows images of hell, demons, and satanic imagery.
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza, who voices Laura, shared in an interview at San Diego’s Comic Con that she loves “that we are normalizing paganism. Laura is a pagan. She’s a witch. She’s jacked. She’s got to protect her daughter from demons. And she’s got to get her house in order. And so the combination of that is really fun.”
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Award winning actor Danny DeVito voices Satan, and his daughter Lucy is an executive producer on the show, also voicing Chrissy.
Lucy said her favorite thing about her 13-year-old antichrist character in “Little Demon” is how “close to home you can take it and that like we were using it as like a metaphor for like real growing up. And I think that it’s really fun to like be all crazy and then, you know, take it down and sweet and sincere. So we were able to deal with both of those aspects of the character.”
Her father, Danny, described his Satan character as someone who picked a really “wonderful, sexy, outrageous, smart woman to have my baby with.” Danny said that, as Satan, he thinks it’s wonderful that Laura is allowing him to spend time with his daughter after 13 years of hiding her.
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Creator Kieran Valla shared why they landed on the antichrist character being 13, saying, “We eventually found that 13 was like the best place to kind of center the story just because it was like the most thematically rich area to kind of go into.”
Creator Seth Kirschner shared the intentionality they took to ensure the pagan animated series was focused on the family dynamic.
“It’s really always about them,” he said. “We just found like somehow having that in the comedic and horror world would just be such a really fun blend.”