January Jones, Kristen Schaal & More to Join Will Forte in Fox's THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
According to Deadline, Fox's midseason series THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, starring Will Forte, has enlisted four more to its cast.
January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Kristen Schaal and Cleopatra Coleman have all signed for the comedy from Forte and and directors/producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord ("The Lego Movie," "22 Jump Street").THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth.
Per the report: "Jones will play the beautiful, intellectual and athletic Melissa, a Midwestern girl-next-door with a good sense of humor and a devotion to her hometown professional sports team who developed her strong independent spirit growing up with three older brothers. Rodriguez will play the always optimistic Todd. Aussie Coleman will play Erica, a first-year med student. Schaal, who voices a lead character on Fox's animated seriesBob's Burgers, plays Carol."
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.
Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.
This is a comedy about a man trying to make lemonade out of the most soul-crushing lemon there is. But if anyone can do it, Phil Miller can. He's not about to give up now. He is sad and so, so very lonely. But he'll get through this. Because there's a small kernel of hope that somewhere out there is another survivor. And maybe one day, they'll run into each other. That would be a good day. And if that SURVIVOR happened to be a woman? Well, then that would be a great day.
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is produced by 20th Century FOX Television. The series is created and written by Will Forte. The pilot will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The series is executive-produced by Forte, Lord, Miller and Seth Cohen.
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