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After Hell rebrands itself as a private business, three demons and Satan Himself struggle to find money, love, and innocent souls in a strange world they don't understand: Los Angeles.

Nobody sells their souls like they used to.

Hell is, perhaps ironically, suffering. Voluntarily-given souls are coming in at an all-time low. Why would anyone sell their soul when YouTube exists to teach guitar, ancient knowledge is stored on Wikipedia, and carnal pleasures can be viewed for free pretty much anywhere on the internet?

When Satan takes a cellphone from two teenagers who summoned him, he's struck by some infernal inspiration: it's time to make Hell cool again. Satan, with the help of a Los Angeles-based PR firm, rebrands Hell as a trendy life coaching agency in a desperate bid to keep Hell soul-solvent.

Satan forms a team to lead Hell on Earth, and these core members are our main characters. There's Satan, the somewhat naïve King of Hell who generally just wants to be liked; Beelzebub, the by-the-book fire-and-brimstone archdemon who longs for the Hell's glory days of the Dark Ages and doesn't understand modern Earth; Meridiana, a succubus who's dissatisfied being a (literally) purely sexual being and hopes Earth will allow her to find herself; and Corson, a junior demon with dreams of writing movies who was mocked for his fascination with human media until he was chosen as part of the Hell on Earth team. After blowing must of Hell's financial reserves on marketing, they all live together in a small apartment in Inglewood as they struggle to bring Hell to a new generation of Angelenos.

Submitted: October 5, 2017
Last Updated: October 5, 2017

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The Writer: William Kuechenberg

Born into the wild wilderness of Northwest Indiana, I was above-average in all things academic and below-average in all things important. Having had my head filled with all manner of delusions of guaranteed success, I resolved to one day make my living creating the only things that made sense to me: film and television. This was, in retrospect, a rather foolish idea, and I should have instead tried for something more practical and easier to break into, like becoming the president or the first person to pitch a perfect game on Mars. I went to Indiana University of Bloomington, the finest collegiate institution that was willing to give me a discount. I got two degrees: one in Film Analysis,... Go to bio

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