Fox has released a new Last Man on Earth trailer for the upcoming series from Will Forte and The LEGO Movie/22 Jump Street/Clone High creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and it’s unsurprisingly great. Forte stars as the literal last man on earth, and as gleaned in this new promo, he does everything you’d probably want to do if you had that kind of freedom. This has been one of my most anticipated shows for a while now, and I’m thrilled that its premiere is finally within arms reach. Forte hatched the idea with Lord and Miller, which whom he worked on the underrated Clone High. While many “movie people” come into the TV world, work on a pilot, then remain unattached to the series throughout its run, Lord and Miller previously told us they worked in the writers room on the first few scripts and directed the first couple of episodes. And is there anyone better than Forte to lead this kind of show? Genuinely can’t wait.
Watch the new The Last Man on Earth trailer after the jump. The series also stars January Jones and Kristen Schaal. The Last Man on Earth premieres on Fox Sunday, March 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Will Forte. The pilot will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The series will be executive-produced by Forte, Lord, Miller and Seth Cohen.