Mad Men‘s January Jones, Mel Rodriguez (Getting On), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) and Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up Revolution) have joined creator/star Will Forte in the cast of his midseason single-camera comedy series for Fox Last On Earth. The straight-to-series project, whose pilot episode will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy (Forte) – and humanity’s last hope – who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do.
Jones, repped by Mosaic, 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 series Bob’s Burgers, plays Carol. She is repped by UTA.
Executive producing the series are Forte, Lord, Miller and Seth Cohen.