1:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Paul Feig Developing Workplace Comedy 'Girls Code' at Freeform
Freeform is looking to get into the tech industry.
The younger-skewing, Disney-owned cable network is teaming with prolific director Paul Feig to develop half-hour comedy Girls Code.
The project, which is in development, is a women-in-the-workplace comedy about an anti-social tech CEO and an outspoken feminist nonprofit warrior who must put aside their many issues with one another in order to mastermind a groundbreaking, all-women 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 would direct.
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.
Rosenstock is with WME.
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, recently expanded its original programming to four nights a week, with three of them unscripted. Its slate includes The Bold Type, Cloak and Dagger, Grown-ish and Alone Together, among others. The cabler is also developing a Pretty Little Liars spinoff.