Phil Lord and Chris Miller, fresh off the success of their Apple TV+ comedy mystery series The Afterparty (recently renewed for a second season) have signed on for another show. This one is a western comedy series simply titled Western that’s in the works at the Amazon-backed IMDB TV.
Lord and Miller will serve as executive producers and team up with Michelle Morgan, who is penning the pilot. She previously worked with the duo on The LEGO Movie sequel, and has also written feature films Girl Most Likely and It Happened in LA, the latter of which she also directed.
The show is set in the 1800s and revolves around a high-society young woman who travels west in search of a husband, only to discover that she has been catfished by a teenage boy. Now stranded, she and the town’s other inhabitants must find their place in the ever-changing new world where they confront and defy all expectations society has of them along the way.
Lord and Miller proved how adaptable they are with The Afterparty, in which every episode was a different genre. So it will be fascinating to see what they can do with the western genre. Perhaps IMDB TV see Western as a comedy version of popular U.S. drama Yellowstone. Or maybe, as they consistently do, Lord and Miller will surprise us.
IMDb TV is a free ad-supported streamer backed by Amazon, and is growing its original content to stay alive in the streaming wars. It was previously reported that the streamer is developing Mike Schur‘s (The Good Place) new coming-of-age comedy Primo, a second season of Alex Rider, and a spin-off to the Amazon series Bosch.
As usual, this is far from the only project Lord and Miller are working on. They’re also signed on to direct live-action comedy Strays at Universal, are developing an astronaut movie alongside Ryan Gosling, and are teaming with Ready Or Not directors and The Peanut Butter Falcon directors for separate projects.
On the TV side, the duo are also working on bringing back the cult classic series Clone High to HBO Max. The show only ran for one season on MTV back in 2003, but quickly developed a cult following. It revolves around a high school attended by some of the most iconic figures in history.