Can these guys just stop impressing us with their immense talent?
The team behind the unlikely hits, 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, are looking to spin gold again by adapting the popular podcast, Serial, for television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The duo have dipped into TV before with Clone High and most recently The Last Man on Earth.
According to THR, the show will not follow the first season case with Adnan Syed like the podcast and will most likely go a new direction. The plan is to create a cable series that feels much like the experience of the podcast with weekly check-ins on the case and new revelations along the way.
Serial host Sarah Koenig and her producers pitched the show to Lord and Miller, who will look for a team of writers to take on the project and then shop to networks. Rumors pegged HBO and Ryan Murphy as the likely candidates, but it seems like the Jump Street duo will take over instead.
It’ll be interesting to see when they have time to develop this project as they were recently tapped to direct a Han Solo spin-off film in the Star Wars canon, make sequels to The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, and develop a spin-off Lego Flash and Lego Batman movies.
Serial is set to return for season two with a story linked to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who went missing while deployed in Afghanistan and was held prisoner by the Taliban.