Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going 2-for-2 at Fox. The network has given them a second greenlight this season, a pilot order to an untitled single-camera time-travel comedy (formerly In Time) from the Last Man On Earth executive producers. It comes on the heels of a series order to the Lord- and Miller-produced live-action/animated comedy Son Of Zorn starring Jason Sudeikis.
The time-travel comedy, Fox’s first half-hour pilot of 2016, was written by Julius Sharpe (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show). It revolves around three unlikely friends who find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016, as the great moments of the past collide with today’s popular culture, with hilarious and quite disastrous results.
The project, which originally had a put pilot commitment, scored a very quick pickup after Fox brass read the script over the weekend and loved it.
Lord, Miller and Sharpe and Seth Cohen executive produce. 20th Century Fox TV, where Lord and Miller are under an overall deal, is the studio.
Lord and Miller, who have three movie franchises on their resume — The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs — are directing the Han Solo Star Wars movie. Under their 20th TV deal, they have a couple of other high-profile sales, including a Greatest American Hero remake written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, which has a pilot production commitment at Fox.
Sharpe, a longtime Seth MacFarlane collaborator, currently works on the Fox/20th TV freshman comedy The Grinder.