‘Serial’ Podcast Is Coming To TV With ‘Jump Steet’ & ‘Lego Movie’ Duo Phil Lord And Chris Miller
Good news for the fans of last years hit podcast “Serial,” as it is being resurrected as a TV series by “21 Jump Street” creative duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Read on to find out more.
Sara Koenig’s acclaimed non-fiction podcast was one of 2014’s greatest hits, leading iTunes rankings for over three months after debuting at number one.
Now Lord and Miller have acquired the rights to a TV adaptation of the podcast, Empire is reporting. The workaholic duo are already on top of multifarious projects right now, Fox 21 is reported helping to produce the show, with Koenig’s team in tow.
Miller and Lord certainly like to keep busy with the second season of their production “Last Man on Earth” that came back to TV last week. The duo are also working on a sequel for their “The Lego Movie” franchise, whilst simultaneously helping production on DC’s “The Flash” and also developing a Han Solo anthology movie for the “Star Wars” universe, to be out in 2018.
With the kind of productivity that they want to show, it would not surprise us at all if Lord and Miller also take advanced culinary classes and practicing the zen art of meditation whilst doing all of the above.
“Serial” on TV will feature multiple cases throughout the season, as opposed to the podcast format which focused on one case. According to producer Julie Snyder:
“Chris and Phil take an unexpected approach to telling stories and that is so appealing to us at Serial, 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 while you wait, a new season of the “Serial” podcast is expected to be out soon and will deal with Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years after walking off his base in Afghanistan (via Vulture).
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