Variety is reporting that filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is teaming up with Family Guy writer Alex Carter for an animated comedy series entitled Eleven Little Indians, which has been picked up by Fox.
The show “examines three branches of a large Indian family — one has achieved the American dream; another has just arrived in the U.S. wide-eyed; and the third has gone off the rails.”
Eleven Little Indians marks a change in direction for Shyamalan, who has made his name with supernatural films and thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village and The Visit. His next film, the horror Split, is set for release next year.
On the small screen, Shyamalan has previously collaborated with Fox on the drama series Wayward Pines, and is also producing TNT’s reboot of Tales from the Crypt.