In the recent years, Netflix has made amply clear that it wants to try and experiment with anything and everything. Whether it’s comedy-dramas like Orange is the New Black, animated sitcoms like BoJack Horseman, or political dramas like House of Cards, Netflix is trying its hand at various genres to bring its subscribers what they love the most. It’s now trying its hand at horror-comedy and we think Netflix will nail it this time, as usual.
Netflix is certainly not new to the horror genre, (it already boasts of Stranger Things), but Little Evil will be unlike anything that Netflix has brought us so far. The center piece of malice in the movie will be a 6-year old. A cute, adorable, and lovely kid will be the source of all evil in the film, but make no mistake: this is not the typical bad-seed-kid type of movie. That theme has become so popular that it now enjoys an entire subgenre in the horror category.
This story is about a man, Gary (Adam Scott), who is recently married to the woman of his dreams, Samantha (Evangeline Lilly). His honeymoon comes to a screeching halt when he begins to see all the signs that his new stepson is actually the Antichrist. Making matters worse is the fact that the stepson in discussion is just 6 years old (666 for those who didn’t get the obvious reference).
The movie is being produced by Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films. Apart from Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly, the movie cast includes Brad Williams, Tyler Labine, Marcus Terrell Smith, Clancy Brown, Donald Faison, and Chris D’Elia. As you can see, the team in front of the camera and behind it well known for their comedic skills. Stuber has previously produced hits like Ted and its sequel, Central Intelligence, and A Million Ways to Die in the West. Stuber and his production house have already established themselves in the comedy genre for the movie industry, so with Netflix in full throttle to deliver excellent entertainment, budget will not be a problem for Stuber. So, brace yourself for some serious convulsions as you go into fits of laughter when you tune in to Little Evil.
Coming to the movie cast, the lead role of Gary will be played by Adam Scott. Adam has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, but he is best known for his role in NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Ben Wyatt. Very recently, Scott has acted in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies and is expected to make an appearance on The Blind Brother. Audiences can expect some excellent comedy on account of his presence in the movie.
Another well-known face in the team is Evangeline Lilly, an award winning actress who has even been Golden Globe nominated. Recently, she played the role of Tauriel in The Hobbit, and appeared as Hope Van Dyne in the Marvel’s hit movie Ant-Man. Some of the audience may also remember her as Kate Austin from ABC’s Lost series. The A-list actor’s presence in the cast shows that Netflix is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the movie takes off well.
The filming of the movie has already kicked off this past month in Ohio, and the movie itself is scheduled to be hit Netflix some time in 2017.
The movie was not actually aimed at Netflix when Stuber began working on it since his production company has a first-look deal with Universal. Stuber first took the movie to Universal Pictures, but Universal rejected the movie. Eli Craig had delivered Stuber a script that he simply couldn’t pass up, so Netflix entered the game. If history is any proof, then Netflix has already established itself as the ultimate “fate changer”. It has taken endless number of shows and movie projects that were rejected or discontinued by other streamers or TV channels and completely turned them into great hits. This has pretty much been Netflix’s specialty for quite a while. There is no doubt that Little Evil will proudly follow the tradition and leave our ribs aching from laughter.
As of now, Netflix has not announced a clear date of release for Little Evil, but Stuber says to expect it in 2017! If you can’t access Netflix to watch Little Evil, you can always sign up for a cable subscription to watch TV the old fashioned way.