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Serial already conquered iTunes, won a Peabody Award, and was even optioned for two additional seasons. Now, it looks like the popular podcast is headed to a television near you. Deadline reports that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the team behind the Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, are developing a cable series to chronical the making of the hit podcast as it follows a case.
The duo will be working with creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, who launched the spinoff of This American’s Life back in October of 2014. “Chris and Phil take an unexpected approach to telling stories and that is so appealing to us at Serial,” Snyder said. “Developing a show with them is exciting because we feel like we speak the same language, only they’re smarter than us.”
The podcast has already been confirmed for at least two more seasons but not many more details have been released beyond that. Apparently, they don’t really like talking about projects in progress to the press. Here’s what production manager Emily Condon told journalists when they inquired about a possible case for the new season:
We'd very much appreciate if fellow journalists would give us some room and not feel the need to attempt to dig into and try to figure out what you think we might be doing, especially since we're actively reporting stories, and having a bunch of wild speculation out there makes our job reporting harder. Doesn't feel very menschy. In any case, here's what I can tell you: The Serial staff is currently working on several things simultaneously: Season 2, Season 3, and some other podcast projects. For now we're not talking publicly about anything that we're working on.