Phil Lord and Chris Miller Extend Fox Pod Deal

“Last Man on Earth,” “Son of Zorn” duo will develop projects at the studio for another 3 years

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Dynamic comedy duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed another three-year pod deal at 20th Century Fox TV. There, the two will continue to develop, write and direct their own comedy projects for both network and cable.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Lord Miller banner also is set to supervise other writers’ projects. The company’s head of TV Seth Cohen will continue to oversee all small-screen projects, executive producing alongside Lord and Miller. Katie Newman will continue on as director of development and production.

Lord and Miller created “The Last Man on Earth,” “Son of Zorn” and the upcoming “Making History.” They also have a project in development at Fox 21 Television Studios based on the “Serial” podcast.

“Phil and Chris are wildly inventive guys who revel in breaking the rules — exactly the kind of creative disruptors we champion at this studio,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEO’s Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “In just the past few years alone, they’ve given Fox viewers shows about the last man on earth, a cartoon warrior trying to reconnect with his teenaged son, and coming this spring, a pair of college professors creating chaos with a time machine shaped like a duffel bag. They are quite literally in a class by themselves and we love working with them. And we’re happy that we’ll continue to for many years to come.”

Lord and Miller added: “We are very lucky to spend more time with the smart people at Fox. It’s been incredibly gratifying to be able to continue to grow alongside our talented colleagues at the studio that have known us for so long. Gary and Dana have high standards and play to win, and that is why we keep working together. Also, the parmesan crispy cracker-bread at the fancy commissary is highly addictive and this seems to be the only way to get our fix.”

The two are repped by United Talent Agency and Matthew Johnson and Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham LLP.