“21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie” writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are teaming with “Homeland” producer Fox 21 Television Studios for a TV series adaptation of the hugely successful podcast series “Serial”.
The group have optioned the rights with plans to create a cable series based on the experience of making the podcast. E! Online however says that there are no plans to follow the Adnan Syed case which formed the basis of the popular first season.
Koenig and her producers at “This American Life” sparked to the pitch by Lord and Miller. Once a writer or writers have been hired, the team will begin pitching the project to cable networks.
Lord, Miller, Koenig, Julie Snyder, Alissa Shipp, Ira Glass and Seth Cohen will serve as executive producers.
Source: The Live Feed