We had all hoped, suspected, thought, prayed, and rain danced that we would be seeing a lot more of Jason Sudekis in the 2nd season of Will Forte’s breakout comedy, The Last Man On Earth, after catching a glimpse of him in space. FOX has now confirmed that he will guest star next season.
Read the official press release below.
Who’s excited? When last we saw Phil Miller (Forte), he and Carol (Kristen Schaal) were driving off into the unknown, leaving Tucson, as well as Melissa (January Jones), the other Phil Miller (Boris Kodjoe), Todd (Mel Rodriguez), Gail (Mary Steenburgen), and Erica (Cleopatra Coleman), after realizing they were meant for each other.
I’m just wondering how Sudeikis will be used. Will he?
– Have a storyline exclusively in space?
– Go live in Tucson?
– Find Phil and Carol?
– Start a new storyline completely on Earth?
The Last Man On Earth season 2 airs Sunday, September 27th, on FOX.
FOX’s press release:
JASON SUDEIKIS TO GUEST-STAR DURING SEASON TWO OF â€œTHE LAST MAN ON EARTHâ€
Season Two Premieres Sunday, September 27, on FOX
Comedy superstar Jason Sudeikis (â€œWeâ€™re the Millersâ€) will join his former â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ co-star Will Forte as he returns to guest-star in Season Two of FOXâ€™s hit comedy series, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. At the conclusion of Season One, Sudeikis appeared briefly as Phil Millerâ€™s (Forte) astronaut brother who has been stuck in space after a virus decimated the earthâ€™s population, except for a handful of survivors.
In the Season Two premiere, airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Phil Miller (Forte), Carol Pilbasian (Kristen Schaal) and their legion of loyal sports balls strike out on their own after Phil was banned from Tucson by the rest of the group.
The comedy recently was nominated for four 2015 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Forte), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Forte) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Phil Lord and Chris Miller each received a nomination).
Jason Sudeikis starred on â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ for eight seasons from 2005 to 2013, and has since enjoyed a successful film career, including â€œHorrible Bossesâ€ and the sequel, â€œHorrible Bosses 2,â€ opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day. His other recent films include â€œWeâ€™re the Millersâ€ with Jennifer Aniston; independent drama â€œTumbledown,â€ opposite Rebecca Hall; â€œSleeping With Other People,â€ with Alison Brie; and â€œMasterminds,â€ alongside Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristin Wiig. Additonal film appearances include â€œThe Campaign,â€ â€œHall Pass,â€ â€œThe Bounty Hunter,â€ â€œGoing the Distance,â€ â€œWhat Happens in Vegasâ€ and â€œSemi-Pro.â€ Sudeikis will also voice the lead character â€œRedâ€ in the upcoming animated feature â€œAngry Birds,â€ set to be released in the summer of 2016. This past fall, the actor took a dramatic turn in his work by playing a lead in â€œRace,â€ a film based on the incredible true story of athletic superstar Jesse Owens. On television, Sudeikis had recurring roles in â€œEast Bound & Downâ€ and â€œ30 Rock,â€ and has guest-starred on â€œItâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.â€