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Creator of ‘Freaks and Geeks’ sets Pilot Order at Freeform

The inventive Paul Feig is bringing a new series to Netflix

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Freeform announced this week that the network has out in a pilot order for the tentatively titled “Girls Code”. The new series will be 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.

The show itself will be part of Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Feigco Entertainment, and the pilot sets up the 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.

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.”

Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author whose films (Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) have grossed over one billion dollars worldwide.  His production company, Feigco Entertainment, was created with one goal – creating edgy, commercial comedies and original tentpole films starring women (the first and only company of its kind).  Feig’s most recent film was the critically acclaimed reboot of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The film, beloved by audiences worldwide, won the Favorite Movie Award at the 2017 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Up next, Feig has directed his first thriller, A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding.   Feigco is also executive producing “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” for Netflix.  

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