Phil Lord and Chris Miller Developing a Workplace Comedy Series Called BUSINESS AS USUAL
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) are set to help develop a new comedy series at NBC as executive producers. The series is a workplace comedy called Business as Usual and it’s described as a comedy about “everyday employees at a company in crisis, trying to keep their jobs and maintain their relationships as their workplace goes insane.”
According to Variety, the project generated significant interest from several networks and many of them offering to buy it in the room before it ultimately ended up landing at NBC.
The project is set up to be produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, and what’s interesting about that is that fact that the concept for the series is very similar to what is going on at Fox at the moment as they are being purchased by Disney.
Obviously, the series isn’t about what is happening at Fox, but it sounds like it could make for a solid comedy, especially with Lord and Miller leading the charge.
Lord and Miller previously produced shows like The Last Man on Earth, Making History, and Son of Zorn. The series is also being developed by writer and producer Hayes Davenport, who has worked on Family Guy, Eastbound & Down, and Vice Principals.