Where my geek girls at?! There’s not many things we’re more passionate about than film and television, but empowering females to pursue careers in tech is definitely one of them! So needless to say, we were more than thrilled when Disney’s Freeform announced they had purchased the pilot for the tentatively titled Girls Code, a half-hour women-in-the-workplace comedy from Emmy-nominated executive producer and director Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Spy,” “Ghostbusters,” “Bridesmaids”) and written and created by Kim Rosenstock.
So here’s what we know about the series – The pilot will set up 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.
Sounds like the perfect environment for drama and technology! Hey Paul – if you need a coding expert to consult on your team – this geek girl tech entrepreneur has you covered!
Kim Rosenstock (“New Girl,” “Glow”) wrote the pilot, with Feig set to direct. Girls Code is created by Rosenstock, who also serves as executive producer alongside Feig and Jessie Henderson for Feigco Entertainment.
Joy Gorman Wettels (“13 Reasons Why”), who brought the original notion to Feigco and Rosenstock, and Steve Golin serve as executive producers on behalf of Anonymous Content. Feigco’s Dan Magnante will serve as co-producer.
Freeform’s growing slate of original scripted comedies includes smash hit grown-ish, executive produced by Kenya Barris and starring Yara Shahidi; critically-acclaimed breakout series The Bold Type; buddy comedy Alone Together from The Lonely Island; and fan favorite Young & Hungry.
We’ll keep you posted as more news about this series surfaces! Are you excited for Girls Code? Let us know your thoughts below!