‘Florida Man’ Rom-Com Procedural From Nick Stoller Gets Put Pilot Commitment at Fox

Drama follows a “loquacious, eccentric” man who must partner with a “practical, brutally direct” cop to solve a small-town murder

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nick Stoller’s one-hour drama “Florida Man,” a “quirky rom-com procedural” set in the Florida Panhandle.

Written and executive produced by Stoller and Carla Kettner (“The Blacklist,” “Zoo,” “Bones”), the potential series follows the “loquacious, eccentric” Bell Prescott, who “hasn’t left the rambling property on the Apachicola River that he shares with his mother” since personal tragedy struck him five years ago.

“When Bell discovers a dead body, he’s forced to venture beyond his agoraphobic boundaries and grudgingly partner with the sole remaining cop in town, the practical, brutally direct Cammie Jessop, to solve the murder,” according to the logline. “With local infrastructure decimated, Bell grudgingly becomes the town’s volunteer criminologist, investigating murders with Cammie as he secretly tries to solve the crime that destroyed his life.”

“Florida Man” is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television, where Stoller has an overall deal, and Fox Entertainment. Stoller and Kettner executive produce alongside Conor Welch.

Stoller co-created NBC’s now-ended sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” as well as Netflix’s “Friends From College,” which he produced with his wife Francesca Delbanco. On the film side, Stoller’s credits include “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Neighbors” and “Neighbors 2,” and “Get Him to the Greek.”

Stoller Global Solutions is repped by UTA.

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