FX has ordered the sci-fi comedy pilot "Alabama" from "Reno 911" creators Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
Garant and Lennon will write, produce and star in the comedy, which is set a thousand years in the future aboard the United Nations peacekeeping spaceship the USS Alabama. The show takes place six years into a seven-year mission and takes a comic look at the crew, as they visit hostile planets, meet aliens and, as the press release puts it, try "to have sex with each other in their tiny, metal bunk beds."
"Working as an executive producer of 'Reno 911!' alongside Ben and Tom was one of the great professional experiences of my career," states FX President John Landgraf. "These guys are extremely talented writer/actor/producers. This script is hysterical and I’m thrilled that they chose to bring it to FX."
"Alabama" will be produced by FX Productions and will be shot in September.