‘The Last Man on Earth’ Sneak Peeks: Will Forte Goes Crazy for Lord and Miller
Premiering this Sunday, Lord and Miller FOX comedy The Last Man on Earth still presents as something of a mystery, even with fan-favorite SNL alum Will Forte at the helm. We’ve seen a number of the basic gags in previews of the new series, but do the first full clips an a new promo clue us in to The Last Man on Earth?
FOX’s first full sneak peeks of The Last Man on Earth follow up on the existing footage thus far, as Will Forte’s Phil Miller (get it?) indulges his most destructive fantasies, prays for a woman, and shares a drink at the bar with his own personal army of Wilsons. Most intriguing of all however, and a potential spoiler for the series, the final trailer for The Last Man on Earth ends with something of a surprise for the main character.
However they end up incorporated, The Last Man on Earth will also feature Mad Men star January Jones and comedienne Kristen Schaal among the cast, along with plenty of others. FOX hasn’t revealed many other details about the series, though Forte himself will write and produce The Last Man on Earth alongside Lord and Miller, creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street, and directors of the pilot.
Here’s how FOX’s official press release describes The Last Man on Earth:
From writer/producer Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night Live”) and directors/producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“The Lego Movie,” ”21 Jump Street”), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth. The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank.
Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth. Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a comedy about a man trying to make lemonade out of the most soul-crushing lemon there is. But if anyone can do it, Phil Miller can. He’s not about to give up now. He is sad and so, so very lonely. But he’ll get through this. Because there’s a small kernel of hope that somewhere out there is another survivor. And maybe one day, they’ll run into each other. That would be a good day. And if that survivor happened to be a woman? Well, then that would be a great day.
While we wait for Sunday’s premiere, check out the latest clips above and below, and tune in to see what The Last Man on Earth is all about on March 1.