Fox Orders Series Starring 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Deadline
Fox has ordered a comedy series created by and starring a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member. Deadline.com reports that the show is “Last Man on Earth,” from 'SNL' alum Will Forte.
The show is executive produced by Forte and Phil Lord and Chris Miller of “The Lego Movie,” as well as Seth Cohen. Lord and Miller will direct the pilot.
“The project is part of Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly’s plan to bypass pilot season, go straight to series and cast projects outside of the traditional January-April pilot cycle,” the piece notes.
Fox bought the project last fall in a bidding war, although Forte wasn’t slated to star at the time. The project stars Forte as the last human on Earth, the piece adds.