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Chris Miller, Phil Lord Set Murder Mystery Comedy Series at Apple

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In a aggressive scenario, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a comedy sequence from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Variety has realized solely.

Titled “The Afterparty,” the sequence is described as a homicide thriller comedy set at a highschool reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will function a retelling of the identical evening informed by a unique character’s perspective, every with its personal distinctive visible format and movie style to match the teller’s persona.

Miller created the sequence and also will function showrunner and government producer. Lord will government produce by the pair’s shingle, Lord Miller. Lord Miller’s vice chairman of tv, Aubrey Lee, will function producer. The sequence might be produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television, the place Lord Miller is at the moment arrange below an general tv deal.

This marks the second streaming sequence Lord and Miller are hooked up to in some capability. The pair can be government producing the grownup animated comedy “Hoops” at Netflix, which stars Jake Johnson as a hot-headed, foul-mouthed highschool basketball coach. They are additionally government producers on the Fox animated sequence “Bless the Harts.” Their different TV credit embody “The Last Man on Earth” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

On the movie facet, the pair received an Oscar final yr for his or her work as producers on the animated function “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” on which Lord obtained a narrative by credit score and can be credited as co-writer. Their different movies embody “The Lego Movie,” “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” “The Lego Batman Movie 2,” and the “21 Jump Street” movies.

Lord Miller is represented by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

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