About The Last Man on Earth

Obviously Britain invented humour but, like a great many things, we managed to successfully export it abroad, to places like the US. And we have to admit they’ve taken to it quite well - here’s a splendid example.

The Last Man on Earth wakes up on Dave

The hugely hyped apocalyptic US comedy series The Last Man on Earth comes to the channel this summer, just if our Parks and Recreation announcement wasn't enough excitement for you.

The critically acclaimed comedy series set in 2020 follows the consequences of average guy and bored bank employee Phil Miller, played by Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) who discovers he's the only human left on earth after a deadly virus wipes out the population. But as you've probably fathomed from the picture above, that isn't the case at all.

Phil used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has travelled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one. But he has managed to fill his RV up with priceless paintings, more junk food than you can shake a pop tart at and some, ahem, adult magazines. As he returns to his hometown of Tucson, Phil comes to the painful realisation that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.

Just before he's about to end it all out of sheer desperation for a female companion, he meets Carol, an eccentric, shrill and nagging woman from Delaware, played by Flight of The Conchords Kristen Schaal. Quickly, Phil begins to wish he really were the last man on earth.

Thankfully, Phil and Carol stumble upon other surviving humans in the shape of Melissa, a beautiful blonde estate agent played by Mad Men's January Jones, and Todd (Mel Rodriguez, Better Call Saul). And that's when the fun really starts.

The Last Man on Earth starts on Monday 10th August with a double bill from 9pm and will also be available on UKTV Play.

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