Already, we love the combo of Kumail Nanjiani getting top billing, the writing of Simon Rich (Miracle Workers, Man Seeking Woman), and the directing of Jonathan Krisel (Baskets, Portlandia) here. Couple that with a story that seems to have ingredients of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Looper, and Back to the Future and we are incredibly intrigued.
Basically, we can’t wait to see Kumail potentially hunt down Shakespeare, which very likely might happen based on the premise of Any Person, Living or Dead.
If you loved the whimsy of Simon Rich’s series-that-should-have-had-a-longer-run Man Seeking Woman, a comedy that stars Kristen Schaal at ABC that is, “told from a child’s perspective is about working together, overcoming adversity and getting the monsters in your closet not to eat you,” ought to serve up as much as whimsy as you can handle.
That being said, this project has no title and is only at the put pilot stage, but it certainly is one of the more intriguing things on ABC’s development slate in recent memory.
Also, we hope this gets picked up so Kristen Schaal gets top billing on a TV show.