Fox, the network of The X-Files, is taking in Ghosted. In a very competitive situation with a slew of buyers, Fox has landed a single-camera comedy from Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) that has The Office alum Craig Robinson and Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott set to star and executive produce.
Described as a sort of comedic X-Files, Ghosted centers on Leroy Wright (Robinson), a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison (Scott), a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
Gormican will write the script. He executive produces with Robinson, Scott and 3 Arts’ Mark Schulman and Oly Obst. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio, producing with 3 Arts Entertainment.
Ghosted reunites Robinson and Scott, who starred together in another sci-fi-themed comedy, the 2015 feature Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
Gormican is repped by WME, 3 Arts and attorney Micahel Schenkman.
The Office alum Robinson, who headlined a comedy series on NBC, has been recurring on Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and on USA’s drama series Mr. Robot. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Matthew Johnson.
Party Down and Parks and Rec alum Scott next co-stars in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies. He is repped by WME and Julie Darmody & Christie Smith of Rise Management and attorney Wendy Heller.