We officially live in a world where a podcast inspires a TV show, because it’s 2015, and things have changed.
Serial, the wildly popular podcast that took over the zeitgeist last fall, is officially becoming a TV show. Deadline reports that producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (known for The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street) has optioned the rights to the podcast, which began as an offshoot of This American Life.
Serial co-producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will executive produce the project, but it won’t be about the same case investigated in the podcast. So, no, you won’t get to learn any more about Adnan Syed.
According to Deadline, they’re still looking for a writer to crank out a script, so if you feel qualified, try sending over some writing samples. Don’t bother trying to audition to play Sarah Koenig, though, because we think Cecily Strong has that on lock.