Scrubs doctor, Office Space scene-stealer, and one of the all-time “Hey, That Guy!” greats John C. McGinley will be front and center in IFC’s upcoming comedy-horror series, Stan Against Evil. McGinley will star as the eponymous Stan, a disgraced and disgruntled small New England town sheriff who reluctantly bands together with his replacement (You’re the Worst‘s Janet Varney) to fight a plague of angry demons.
Stan Against Evil follows Stanley Miller (McGinley), 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 (Varney) 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.
McGinley will also serve as producer on Stan Against Evil, which is the brainchild of writer-comedian Dana Gould. “Dana has crafted the most deliciously combustible, subversive contrarian on television,” McGinley said about the project. “And we are going to set it off!”
Shooting begins in Atlanta in June for a fall debut. Stay tuned to IFC.com for more updates about Stan Against Evil.