The second season of Ugly Americans premiered last week (and it's popularity on Twitter confused the easily confused). If you watched the premiere episode and thought, "This is great, but I wish the concept of interviewing people who make television shows existed. Oh well, I'll just have to close my eyes and imagine!" Give your imagination a rest, because that is a thing that exists!
Show creator Devin Clark and executive producer Dan Powell talked to Collider about creating a universe that somehow houses both zombies, vampires and koalas. Here's Dan explaining why they feel they created Ugly Americans just in time…
…It feels like there’s this growing emergence of appreciation for horror and this kind of “geek” culture. It’s pervading pop culture a lot more than it used to, so I felt like we were in the right place at the right time with a show like this. Everyone has an awareness of werewolves, vampires, and demons now; it seems like we’re at the perfect time to poke fun at the whole horror world. It worked out for us, and I’m psyched to keep making more episodes.
Devin and Dan also spoke with UGO about the show and Devin found himself in the unlikely position of explaining his stance on demon baby murder.
The amazing part of working and being creative in this world is you get to just have fun…have fun creating all these crazy characters. The downside is that we lose all perspective. I mean the other day I was just stepping back and looking at this episode "Pre-enactment" and I'm like, "we have babies murdering each other for minutes!" And then, "nah they're demon babies, it's okay, don't worry about it." So it's like sometimes you worry we went a little far, but at the end of the day it's all context.