One of the most intriguing sitcoms coming out this fall is Fox’s The Last Man on Earth, and it has a decidedly sci-fi bent at its heart.
The series will star Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte as, well, the last man on Earth. Literally. In a sitcom. It’s an intriguing pitch, and the first trailer makes it pretty clear this is definitely not your usual comedy series.
Focusing on average guy Phil Miller (Forte), the series will be set in 2022 after Miller awakens to realize he’s the last man on Earth. The episode-to-episode story will follow Miller as he travels the continent in his RV, looking for anyone else who might have been left behind after some mysterious occurrence.
It’s an ambitious concept, and we’re curious to see how this pitch can be sustained across a full series. Forte is legitimately great, and has huge comedy chops, but it's a tall order to (literally) carry a series on your own.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
The series is slated to premiere at some point in 2015.