The Last Man on Earth and Son of Zorn creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have re-upped their contract with 20th Century Fox Television with another three-year production deal. Under this deal, they will continue to create, develop, and write new projects, as well as help oversee and develop other creators’ projects.
Currently, Lord and Miller have The Last Man on Earth and the animated/live-action hybrid comedy Son of Zorn airing on Fox. Come midseason, their time-travel comedy Making History will premiere on the network and they have another project in development based on the popular podcast Serial. They will continue to executive produce their projects alongside Fox’s head of television, Seth Cohen.
“In just the past few years alone, they’ve given Fox viewers shows about the last man on earth, a cartoon warrior trying to reconnect with his teenaged son, and coming this spring, a pair of college professors creating chaos with a time machine shaped like a duffel bag,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman in a joint statement about the duo’s projects. “They are quite literally in a class by themselves and we love working with them. And we’re happy that we’ll continue to for many years to come.”
They were also described as “creative disruptors” the studio likes to champion.
Lord and Miller released their statement, which was suitably comedic: “We are very lucky to spend more time with the smart people at Fox. It’s been incredibly gratifying to be able to continue to grow alongside our talented colleagues at the studio that have known us for so long. Gary and Dana have high standards and play to win, and that is why we keep working together. Also, the parmesan crispy cracker-bread at the fancy commissary is highly addictive and this seems to be the only way to get our fix.”
On the big screen, Lord and Miller have directed the hit animated film The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, and they’re also directing the upcoming Star Wars spinoff film about a young Han Solo.
They are repped by UTA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor