'Han Solo' Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Re-Sign with 20th Century Fox TV
Despite their duties on Han Solo for Disney, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are not abandoning their TV projects. The duo has re-upped their television deal at 20th Century Fox TV for an additional three years.
The duo will continue to develop, write and direct their own comedy projects as well us supervise other projects for the network.
Single camera family comedy The Escape was sold under the new deal, with a pout pilot commitment at ABC It was written by Dan Sterling. The duo started in television before moving to features for seven years. 2013 marked their return to television, putting Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine into the pipeline, which is now in its fourth season.
“Phil and Chris are wildly inventive guys who revel in breaking the rules—exactly the kind of creative disruptors we champion at this studio,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “In just the past few years alone, they’ve given Fox viewers shows about the last man on earth, a cartoon warrior trying to reconnect with his teenaged son, and coming this spring, a pair of college professors creating chaos with a time machine shaped like a duffel bag. They are quite literally in a class by themselves and we love working with them. And we’re happy that we’ll continue to for many years to come.”