A new contender throws its hat in the animated content ring with the news that IMDb will be revealing its debut scripted series, You’re Not a Monster, at Comic-Con in San Diego this month. Appropriately for the movie database, the 2D show centers on classic movie monsters.
In each four- to five-minute episode will see therapist Max (voiced by Eric Stonestreet) counseling iconic big screen creatures through their emotional upheavals. Max is mentored by his great-great-grandfather, a former psychiatrist-turned-vampire who began the family practice, voiced by Frasier star Kelsey Grammer in a return to a headshrinker role.
You’re Not a Monster also features the voices of Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as another therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, Patton Oswalt, Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris and Milana Vayntrub.
The series is created and written by Emmy winner Frank Lesser (The Colbert Report), and Lily Stuart Streiff is the animation director. You’re Not a Monster is produced for IMDb by Bold Sous Studios, Grammnet and Ranker.
Ahead of the show’s premiere this fall on IMDb’s website, streaming channel and apps, Comic-Con attendees will have a chance to hear more about the project from the creators and cast members (including Grammer and Nancherla) during an exclusive interview with Kevin Smith on the IMDboat on July 20.