Phil Lord And Chris Miller Creating Serial TV Series

Based on the popular podcast

Phil Lord And Chris Miller Creating Serial TV Series

by James White |
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Apparently deciding that producing a TV comedy (Will Forte's The Last Man On Earth), directing an entry in one huge franchise, developing something for another two and overseeing their own prodigious film factory with the **Jump Street **and Lego Movie universe, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are taking on another task: turning popular true crime podcast Serial into a TV series{ =nofollow}.

The writer/director/producer/workaholic duo have nabbed the rights to make a cable series based on the podcast, which won a big audience this year as host Sarah Koenig dug into a murder case. Of course, given their already busy schedules, Lord and Miller won’t be the only people involved – Fox 21 TV studios is producing with them alongside Koenig and the team that put the podcast together.

While Koenig investigated one case, the show will apparently look at various stories, whether tackling one across a season or each episode. The team’s next job is to find a writing team to work up ideas before pitching to channels. "Chris and Phil take an unexpected approach to telling stories and that is so appealing to us at Serial,” says producer Julie Snyder. “They experiment. They don’t mimic formulas. Developing a show with them is exciting because we feel like we speak the same language, only they’re smarter than us."

And in case you forgot, Lord and Miller’s focus at the moment is still manifold – they’re developing a young Han Solo film as part of the sprawling Star Wars universe, a Spider-Man animated movie, working on DC’s film version of The Flash and helping with script and producing chores on the Lego Movie spin-offs. They will get some sleep roughly 72 years from now.

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