IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, premieres its first-ever animated series: You’re Not a Monster, which shines a light on the daily struggles faced by classic movie monsters. The 10-episode, short-form series premiered its trailer on the IMDboat during Comic-Con International: San Diego in July and now episodes are available to view on IMDb.com and the IMDb mobile apps, and to stream in the U.S. on IMDb TV, the IMDb TV app on Fire TV, and the Prime Video app. The show joins other IMDb original series now airing including “The IMDb Show,” “IMDbrief” and “Casting Calls.”
You’re Not a Monster demonstrates that even classic movie monsters have emotional issues – because the only thing worse than being undead is being unloved. Returning to the “therapist’s chair” for the first time since Frasier, Kelsey Grammer voices a former psychiatrist-turned-vampire in the series, who mentors his great-great grandson “Max” (Eric Stonestreet), a therapist who has inherited his practice. In each 4 to 5 minute episode, Max treats classic monsters including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Medusa as they seek desperately needed therapeutic help. Rounding out the series cast is Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as a therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, and Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris and Milana Vayntrub as hideous monsters.
“Monsters are people, too,” said Grammer, who serves as executive producer of the series and has voiced popular characters in projects including Gary the Rat, Storks, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia and several decades as “Sideshow Bob” on The Simpsons.
The comedy series is created and written by 4-time Emmy-winner Frank Lesser (The Colbert Report) and Lily Stuart Streiff serves as Animation Director. “As a movie fan, I’ve always loved IMDb and am excited to work with them to humanize these inhuman creatures,” said Lesser. “Plus, I figured this would be the easiest way to get another credit on my IMDb page. You’re Not a Monster is a show with a lot of heart. And, yes, sometimes that heart is lying in a pool of blood, but it still looks adorable thanks to Lily’s Streiff’s delightful character design.”