Afterparty: Apple Orders Chris Miller & Phil Lord Murder Mystery Comedy Series
Variety is reporting that the Oscar-winning duo behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s murder mystery comedy series The Afterparty has been given a straight-to-series order at Apple.
The Afterparty is described as a murder mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
Miller created the series and will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Lord will executive produce through the pair’s company, Lord Miller. Lord Miller’s vice president of television, Aubrey Lee, will serve as producer. The series will be produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television, where Lord Miller is currently set up under an overall television deal.
Miller and Lord’s television credits include executive producing the adult animated comedy Hoops at Netflix, starring Jake Johnson, and Fox’s animated series Bless the Harts, as well as The Last Man on Earth and How I Met Your Mother. The duo’s other film credits include The Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Batman Movie 2, and the 21 Jump Street films.
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