Fox Orders Potentially Great Series from Will Forte and 'Lego Movie' Guys
Following the categorical success of The Lego Movie, Fox has decided to skip the pilot season and go straight to series on a single-camera pitch from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and their Lego/Clone High Lincoln, Will Forte. Titled The Last Man on Earth, the show was first given a pilot order last October, and was described as the tale of "two strangers who must overcome their differences and work together to ensure the survival of the human race." Apparently that concept has changed since then; now Variety confirms that, truer to the title, Forte is the only lead. Forte also created and is executive producing with Miller and Lord, who are co-directing.
Miller and Lord previously turned a toy movie, a 21 Jump Street reboot, and the picture book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs into wildly entertaining films. Forte turned a recurring Saturday Night Live parody of MacGyver into one of the funniest films in recent memory. If we can't believe in this series, then who or what can we believe in?