Last season, few shows were more well received that that of the now defunct Enlisted on Fox. Hailing from Cougar Town’s Kevin Biegel and Men of a Certain Age’s Mike Royce, the military comedy took fanbases by storm and narrowly missed out on renewal by Yahoo! following the network’s pick-up of Community season six. However, not wanting to go their separate ways, Biegel and Royce have decided to jump right back in the saddle together with an all new comedy project at Fox that has some “big” potential behind it.
According to Variety, Fox has ordered a half-hour event series from the duo based on the classic Tom Hanks film, Big. Royce and Biegel are set to co-write and executive produce the series, with no word yet on casting.
About a boy who’s magically transformed into an adult overnight, the 1988 film has maintained as a fan favorite for nearly three decades. With the new series, viewers will explore “what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid, and how in today’s world those two things are more confused than ever.”
While it’s sad to see Enlisted go, it’s nice to know the Mike Royce/Kevin Biegel partnership isn’t over just yet. From the antics on “Prank War” to the drama of “Pete’s Airstream,” Enlisted proved it could deliver on both comedy and heart, which is exactly what an adaption of Big needs. There’s no doubt in our minds this writing team’s going to deliver on something special come this time next year.
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