Sunday, January 14, 2018

Development News - Jeffery Self and H. Jon Benjamin to Star in Pop's 'The Demons of Dorian Gunn'

Development News - January 14, 2018

Pop's The Demons of Dorian Gunn.

  • Jeffery Self, Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder and Kyle Harris will star in the comedy pilot written by Evan Greenspoon and Brandon Scott Jones.
  • Self (Search Party) will play Dorian Gunn. After the mysterious death of his parents, Dorian's gluttonous life as a celebutante has been in a downward spiral plagued with booze-filled antics that threaten his status with the family business. Although he desperately just wants to be a B-list celebrity, he soon realizes his privileged life is going to become a bit more complicated by the fact he's a Guardian destined to protect the world from demons.
  • Fit (Pitch Perfect 2 and 3) will play Leonie Crofton-Sears, Dorian's mortal frenemy. Best friends since childhood, she is the charming, trendy and charismatic older sister Dorian wished he always had. She seems lovely until you remember those are also the traits of a sociopath. She soon realizes she too comes from a magical lineage - the cruel catch, she's Dorian's evil counterpart destined to bring demons through the Gate that Dorian is meant to defend.
  • Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers) will play Wormwood, a demon tasked with maintaining the balance of good and evil by overseeing the Guardians sworn to protect the living from demonic forces. Albeit begrudgingly, he serves as a guide to help Dorian and the other Guardians fulfill their destinies, proving good and evil are not always black and white.
  • Holder (Modern Family) will play Amy Bugda, Dorian's court-appointed addiction sponsor who quickly becomes his indispensable right-hand woman. Her moral compass rarely points in the wrong direction, so demon hunter or no, Dorian's sobriety will not go unchecked. Her inability to stray from a righteous path can be frustrating at times, but her kind heart makes her a breath of fresh air.
  • Harris (Stitchers) will play Trip Chapman, the embodiment of white privilege. A filthy-rich, power-hungry 20-something, he was recently appointed acting executive director of the Greenwich Club by his ailing father. With this title, he is now guarding the one gate Dorian, Leonie and their wealthy cohorts desperately want to enter.