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The Last Man on Earth alum, who next is reviving MacGruber for the streamer, will star in Expiration Date, a drama in development from Harry and Jack Williams.
Written and exec produced by the brothers, who count Fleabag and Liar among their credits, Expiration Date revolves around Robin (Forte), a man who is consumed by grief and finds a life insurance policy that covers suicide — provided that the individual doesn’t carry out the deed within one year. Content that his family will be provided for, Robin sets his expiration date and contemplates how he will spend his final year. It’s going to be a long 12 months.
“Harry and Jack Williams are two of the best creative minds in the industry,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We are excited to develop this poignant and unpredictable drama with them and continue mining complex stories and characters. Having Will Forte in the lead role as well as a producing partner takes it to the next level.”
From NBCU-backed Universal Television, the siblings will exec produce via their Two Brothers Pictures banner. Sarah Hammond and Forte also exec produce. The London-based siblings count BBC/Starz’s Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated drama The Missing. Their credits also include U.K. series One of Us, Liar and Fleabag. They’re repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group in the U.K. and Gang Tyre.
“We are such big fans of Will Forte and are thrilled to be working with him on Expiration Date,” the duo said in a statement. “It’s been wonderful collaborating with Peacock on this special show, and we hope to bring it to audiences soon.”
For Forte, meanwhile, Expiration Date expands his relationship with Peacock. The actor is reprising his SNL sketch turned Super Bowl ad turned movie MacGruber (a riff on MacGyver) as a Peacock series. The comedy was among the first projects on Peacock’s initial development slate and was picked up to series in August. The comedy is expected to debut this year on the streaming service. Forte is repped by UTA, Rise Management and Hansen Jacobson.
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