Why no one ever thought to put Aubrey Plaza and Dany DeVito together in something before now is a mystery to us, but they’ll finally unite in an upcoming animated series announced for the FXX network.
Plaza plays the mother of a 13-year-old girl. Her kid is a little demon — in fact, that’s the title of the show: Little Demon. But it’s worse than most people realize…the kid actually IS a demon; she’s the result of a tryst between the mother and the literal Devil. (Don’t make decisions while drunk, folks.)
DeVito plays the Devil, who wants custody of his daughter’s soul. Plaza’s character in the meantime is trying to do her best to raise her kid right and tip her away from the dark side. The pair have a lot to deal with though….”monstrous forces” are constantly after them (the press release doesn’t elaborate). The Little Demon of Little Demon will be played by DeVito’s own daughter, Lucy DeVito.
Note that FXX has not released any images for Little Demon, so instead I’ve uploaded a screenshot from Fox’s 2015 blink-and-you-missed-it animated series Golan The Insatiable, where Plaza was cast as the role of Dylan, the demented little girl who summons the demon the show was named after. What little we got of Golan The Insatiable was great and if these guys are smart, they’ll steal some beats from it.
Plaza has also played other animated roles, like in The Legend Of Korra. DeVito’s experience with animation has a far shorter list. Most memorably he played the satyr trainer Phil in Disney’s Hercules.
Little Demon was created by Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner and Kieran Valla, and the trio will write each episode. Also, Dan Harmon is involved somewhere — he’s got an executive producer credit, but so does everybody else (Fowler, Kirschner, Valla, Plaza, both DeVitos, and even a third DeVito named Danny). FXX has not yet announced when they plan to begin broadcasting the show.