Phil Lord & Christopher Miller are television writers, directors, producers, and animation directors. They are best known for their work in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and The Lego Movie film franchises.
The Last Man on Earth had first originated as a feature film from the writing team of Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. They eventually brought the idea to Will Forte, who "took it in his own direction". The title character, Phil Miller, is also based off of the producers' names.