‘Serial‘ is continually proving to be the lil media-bending podcast that could: after last year becoming the world’s most downloaded podcast in history, the lovechild of NPR and host Sarah Koenig is set to be adapted for the small screen, according to a report from Deadline.
The curious clincher, tho? Serial’s TV adaptation—an historic podcast-to-small-screen transition in itself—will be led by LEGO Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
According to Deadline, the series won’t be a dramatic recreation of the events leading up to the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999 (nor will it contain a LEGO brick treatment of Adnan Syed) – Miller and Lord will stray from Serial’s breakout first season altogether, and shed a light on the show’s producers, reporters and hosts instead – following the “making of” and BTS of Serial as it plumbs the depths of a new case.
Producer Julie Snyder welcomed the adaptation.
“Chris and Phil take an unexpected approach to telling stories and that is so appealing to us at Serial. Developing a show with them is exciting because we feel like we speak the same language, only they’re smarter than us.”
The series hasn’t begun production, nor has it been picked up by outlets, yet. There’s also no word on which case Lord and Miller will shadow – amidst unconfirmed rumours of the podcast’s focus for season two.
Our only hope? To see old mate portrayed on screen.