9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Phil Lord, Chris Miller Set "Woke" Mother Comedy at ABC
Free of the Star Wars Han Solo movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are turning their attention back to the small screen.
The Last Man on Earth creators have sold single-camera comedy We Can Do Better to ABC. The comedy, which landed at the Disney-owned network with multiple outlets bidding and a significant penalty attached, revolves around a soccer mom who deals with her newly "woke" life in the South as a parent, wife, American citizen and daughter of a hardcore conservative parents.
The Last Man on Earth supervising producer Liz Cackowski will pen the script and executive produce the comedy alongside Lord, Miller and their Lord Miller production banner president of television Seth Cohen. Last Man on Earth assistant producer Katie Newman is attached to produce.
We Can Do Better hails from 20th Century Fox Television, where Lord and Miller are under an overall deal.
Last season, Lord and Miller had three comedies — all on Fox. Rookies Making History and Son of Zorn were canceled after one season, while Will Forte starrer Last Man on Earth returns Oct. 1 for its fourth season on Fox.
The prolific producers, whose credits also include The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street film franchise, are repped by UTA. Cackowski (Speechless, Community, Saturday Night Live) is also with UTA.