Since producing "The Lego Batman Movie," writing "The Lego Movie Sequel," the next Spider-Man film, and "The Flash," and directing the upcoming Han Solo spin-off wasn't enough for them, Phil Lord and Chris Miller of "Lego Movie" fame now have yet another badass project on their docket: a scripted TV series based on Sarah Koenig's impossibly popular "Serial" podcast.
THR reports that Lord and Miller (and Fox 21 Television Studios) have optioned the rights to the podcast that captured a nation in the fall of 2014, and will soon create a cable series based on the experiencing of making it -- though as of now, there are no plans to follow the Adnan Syed case that "Serial" picked apart last year. Once the project has some writers attached, they'll begin pitching the projects to various cable networks.
"Chris and Phil take an unexpected approach to telling stories and that is so appealing to us at 'Serial,'" one of the podcast's producers, Julie Snyder, told THR. "They experiment. They don’t mimic formulas. Developing a show with them is exciting because we feel like we speak the same language, only they’re smarter than us."
Koenig and her "This American Life" team are also on board as the project's producers. Meanwhile, season two of "Serial" will focus on the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an Army soldier who is being tried for desertion after he went missing in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban.