Writer Adam McKay ("Vice" and “The Big Short”) will write and direct the first episode. He recently signed a five-year TV deal with HBO and HBO Max, which is WarnerMedia's streaming service debuting this spring.
“There's obviously no subject as vast and daunting,” McKay said. After McKay, the series will enlist other directors and writers work on episodes that focus on the unease with how the Earth is in a delicate state.
Last year, McKay and comedian Will Ferrell ended their 13-year producing partnership that included such hits as the “Anchorman" movies and “Step Brothers.”