The story begins when Baynton’s character, Sam, witnesses a car swerve and crash on an icy road, before he picks up a dropped mobile phone. A mysterious voice tells him: “If you are not here by five o’clock, we will kill your wife.” When his co-worker, Phil (Corden) encourages him to play along, the two quickly find they’re out of their depth.
The new Showtime adaptation will enlist both The Late Late Show host and Baynton as writers, in addition to Ian Maxtone-Graham, former Simpsons writer and executive producer. The three will co-produce the pilot alongside Warner Bros, JJ Abrams production company Bad Robot and Fulwell 73, the same production company that Corden works with on The Late Late Show.
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