On Sept. 5, 2022, U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., shared concerns over a TV commercial that purportedly aired on the ABC TV network during a college football game between Florida State and Louisiana State University.
The Republican politician said that he found the trailer for the new FXX animated comedy series “Little Demon” to be “disturbing,” posting that it contained references to hell and Satan and that the main character plays the Antichrist.
He also included in the post that the FX and FXX channels are owned by The Walt Disney Company, as is ABC.
While we can’t fact-check someone’s opinion of a trailer for a comedy cartoon series that’s made for adults, airs at a later hour, and stars comedic actor Danny DeVito to voice Satan, we can verify whether the information mentioned in Johnson’s Facebook post was true.
After looking into the matter, we found that Johnson did not misinform regarding “Little Demon’s” plot, cast, and reviews.
According to the official FX website, the plot for the animated comedy cartoon does revolve around “a mother and her Antichrist daughter,” who “are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan.”
Johnson’s reference in his Facebook post to a quote from “the actress who voices Laura,” the main character on “Little Demon,” was to actor and executive producer Aubrey Plaza.
Plaza is perhaps best known for her role as April Ludgate on the comedy TV series, “Parks and Recreation.”