10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Paul Feig Comedy 'Girls Code' Scores Freeform Pilot Pickup
Freeform is moving forward with Girls Code.
The Disney-owned, younger-skewing cable network has handed out a pilot order to the comedy produced by Paul Feig.
The comedy, put in development at the cabler in October, is described as an odd-couple partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.
Inspired by female coders, robotic scientists and social entrepreneurs, Anonymous Content's Joy Gorman Wettels brought the original idea to Feig and Kim Rosenstock (New Girl, GLOW). The latter will pen the script and executive produce alongside Feigco Entertainment's Jessie Henderson. The project is being produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Should Girls Code move to pilot, Feig will direct the pilot. Anonymous Content's Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why) will exec produce alongside the company's Steve Golin. Feigco's Dan Magnante will co-exec produce the comedy, which hails from Paramount Television — where Anonymous Content is under an overall deal.
Feig's TV credits include Emmy nominations for directing The Office and writing for the gone-too-soon Freaks and Geeks. On the big screen, his credits include Spy, Ghostbusters and Bridesmaids. Feig is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.
Should Girls Code move to series, it would join a roster of scripted originals at Paramount Television that include Netflix's Maniac and The Haunting of Hill House, Amazon's Jack Ryan and TNT's The Alienist, among others.
Freeform, meanwhile, counts a scripted slate that includes The Bold Type, Cloak and Dagger, Grown-ish and Alone Together, among others. The cabler is also developing a Pretty Little Liars spinoff.