×

Boris Kodjoe Joins Fox’s ‘The Last Man on Earth’

Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth” has tapped “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star Boris Kodjoe for a mystery role, Variety has learned exclusively. The single-camera comedy stars Will Forte as an average guy — Phil Miller — who appears to be the only survivor of a deadly virus that has wiped out humanity. As bleak as that sounds, the show is still a comedy, which features Phil discovering what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do. (Hint: it involves a lot of property damage.)

Kodjoe’s role and episode order are being kept under wraps, but he joins previously announced guest stars January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman and Mary Steenburgen. To get around the limitations of a one-man cast, the show will also utilize flashbacks and dream sequences.

At Fox’s presentation for the show during the Television Critics Assn. Winter Press Tour, Forte admitted that he thinks the concept is “such a great area for comedy because I love comedy where there’s a lot of tension, and this idea — even though it’s very far-fetched — seems very relatable, because I think everybody has thought ‘What would you do if you were the last person on Earth?’ It’s such a wonderful, tense situation inherent to the idea.”

He added, “It has been a very, very fun show to shoot because I get to do a lot of wish fulfillment stuff because… I would imagine that men and women would have different ideas about what they would do if they were the last person on Earth. And I think I would just go around and break stuff. And it has been really fun to break a lot of stuff.”

“The Last Man on Earth” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Forte, and the pilot is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The series is executive-produced by Forte, Lord, Miller and Seth Cohen.

“The Last Man on Earth” will debut with a one-hour premiere Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

More TV

  • delete Me

    Viaplay Orders Young Adult Series 'Delete Me' From Norway (EXCLUSIVE)

    Viaplay, Scandinavia’s leading streaming service, has ordered “Delete Me,” a Norwegian form series skewing young adults and headlined by cast of up-and-comers. Written and directed by Marie Kristiansen (“Young and Promising”), the series uses innovative narrative techniques to explore vital contemporary topics such as cyber-bullying, hacking and exclusion. Each episode of 20 minutes is told [...]

  • Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth WarrenNinth 2020

    MSNBC Democratic Debate Moderators Lost Control of a Messy Night (Column)

    After what seems like countless Democratic debates, February 19th’s had a giant curveball in Mike Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor whose enormous fortune has given him a late, but undeniable, leg up in the race. So it was unsurprising that the prospect of Bloomberg making a play for the nomination at the 11th [...]

  • Combs Making the Band

    Diddy Sons Quincy Brown, Christian and Justin Combs Will Judge 'Making The Band'

    The panel of judges for the MTV reboot of “Making The Band” was revealed on Wednesday. Diddy’s sons Quincy Brown, Christian and Justin Combs along with creative director and celebrity choreographer LaurieAnn Gibson are all set to join the franchise. Diddy’s children all have careers spanning music, entertainment and fashion. “Making The Band” is based [...]

  • Lesley VisserFooty's Bubbles & Bones Gala,

    Lesley Visser to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 41st Sports Emmys

    Veteran sportscaster Lesley Visser will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at this year’s 41st annual Sports Emmys. It reps the first time a woman has received the accolade. “To be a pioneer at nearly every juncture of sports reporting isn’t easy despite how Lesley Visser makes it look, said Justine Gubar, executive director, [...]

  • TV News Roundup: Angelyne Signs on

    TV News Roundup: Angelyne Signs on to Produce Eponymous Peacock Series

    In today’s TV news roundup, Peacock’s limited series “Angelyne” got the titular woman as an executive producer, and Netflix announced premiere dates for “Ugly Delicious” and “Unorthodox.” DATES Netflix announced the premiere dates of new and returning shows coming this March: “Ugly Delicious” Season 2 is premiering March 6; “Marc Maron: End Times Fun” will launch March [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content