Fox has just cast January Jones, best known for her role as Betty in AMC’s Mad Men, in their upcoming Will Forte-starring series The Last Man on Earth.
TV Line is reporting that Jones has been cast along with Kristen Schaal (30 Rock), Mel Rodriguez (Enlisted) and Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up Revolution).
The Last Man on Earth will see Forte play the titular character, a man who’s become humanity’s last hope.
It hasn’t been revealed just how these new cast members will be incorporated into the show’s plot, but it’s thought that they’re going to populate flashback sequences. Jones is to play Melissa, Schaal will play Carol Pilbasian, Rodriguez will play Todd and Coleman will play Erica.
We’ve got some high hopes for this one, especially since The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller are attached as executive producers, alongside fellow EP, creator and star Forte.
There’s no word as to whether the series will have a one-off ten-episode run or if there are plans for more seasons.
The Last Man on Earth hits Fox on Sunday, March 1 2015 (U.S. date). Check out a trailer HERE.