Dan Sterling, the screenwriter behind the controversial comedy The Interview, is re-teaming with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for a new comedy series at Fox, CITIZEN FLOYD. The half-hour project has been given a put pilot commitment by the network. Sterling will write and executive produce, along with Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver through their Point Grey Pictures.
The series is a workplace comedy with political, action and suspense elements. It is the second put pilot Sterling has landed this season, after selling a multi-camera comedy with Phil Miller and Chris Lord to CBS in August.
Sterling currently serves as showrunner of Lord and Miller produced Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth. He was also an executive producer on the final season of NBC’s The Office, as well as a consulting producer on HBO’s Girls.
For Rogen and Goldberg, the Fox pilot continues the This Is The End duo’s expansion into television, after landing a series order from AMC for their comic book drama Preacher. They also sold a scripted series, Future Man, to Hulu as a part of the streaming service’s rapidly growing original content slate. Despite the fallout from the release of The Interview, the pair’s feature career hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Just last week, Rogen joined the cast of the James Franco drama The Disaster Artist, based on The Room.
Sterling, Rogen and Goldberg are repped by UTA.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer