Although lately it’s seemed like most of their horror offerings are of the theatrical or On Demand variety, IFC hasn’t forgotten that it’s also a television network with a lot of genre viewers, as evidenced by their airing of the eight-part “Gothic comic murder mystery” “Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town” this summer.
Per EW.com the show will begin airing on IFC August 20th. The Kids — Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley, and Scott Thompson — play nearly all of the 20 characters in the series, including a Grim Reaper called, of course, “Death” (McKinney), who steps off a Greyhound bus in Shuckton, Canada. When the mayor of Shuckton is found murdered, everyone in the town is a suspect. When an arrest is made and the trial plays out, the entire town is affected and its dark secrets are unraveled and exposed.
McCulloch, who served as executive producer, admitted that Foley still made the prettiest woman. [One of] Dave’s [roles is] the murdered mayor’s alcoholic wife, who, in McCulloch’s words, “shakes the martini shaker like she hates it.” Bruce, meanwhile, is Ricky, a 600-lb. shamed ex-hockey star who has been in his house since he lost the big game and has one friend, a woman (McDonald) who’s the local pizza delivery person and has Alzheimer’s. Thompson is the town coroner, Dusty Diamond.
To see a cast photo, hit the above link, and check out the trailer below.
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