The popular podcast from last fall, “Serial,” is headed to the small screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of Hollywood’s hottest writing-directing-producing duos Phil Lord and Chris Miller have optioned the rights to the podcast and plan to create a cable series based on the making of its successful first season which followed the case of Adnan Syed.
There aren’t any details about the show just yet, THR is reporting, but “Serial” host Sarah Koening and the producers at “This American Life,” which releases the popular podcast, were drawn to the pitch by Lord and Miller, who will begin pitching it to cable networks after getting a writing team in place.
This is just one more high profile project for Lord and Miller in television and movies.
Following their success as directors on films like “The Lego Movie” and the “21 Jump Street” franchise, the duo have jumped over to TV with the popular Fox show “Last Man on Earth,” which they are executive producers on.
Their next directing project is the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film, which will be released in 2018.
The second season of “Serial” will be out later this year on NPR.