Mel Rodriguez has landed an earthly role…
The 41-year-old Latino actor has been cast in Last On Earth, creator/star Will Forte’s midseason single-camera comedy series for Fox.
The straight-to-series project, whose pilot episode will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy (Forte) – and humanity’s last hope – who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do.
Rodriguez, who most recently starred in HBO’s Getting On, will play the always optimistic Todd.
In addition to Forte and Rodriguez, the series will also star Mad Men’s January Jones, Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) and Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up Revolution).