Freeform casts the Paul Feig comedy pilot Girls Code
Freeform has announced the cast for the comedy pilot Girls Code. The series comes to us from Emmy-nominated executive producer and director Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Spy, Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids), and writer and creator Kim Rosenstock (New Girl, GLOW). The pilot follows the odd couple partnership between two former MIT lab partners – Wendy, a brazen, self-centered tech CEO, and Angela, a community-building social entrepreneur – who must try to overcome their many issues and unfavorable history with each other in order to run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.
From Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Feigco Entertainment, the half-hour women-in-the-workplace comedy pilot written by Rosenstock with Feig directing is currently in production.
Cast in the roles of Wendy and Angela are Sophia Di Martino (Flowers) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward Dog), respectively. Wendy is a wunderkind robotics engineer and CEO of Lighthouse Industries. While charismatic, successful, confident and seemingly unstoppable, a PR disaster and catastrophic malfunction force her to step back and figure out what to do next. Angela, an equally brilliant professor of engineering, chose to pursue the non-profit side of coding by creating an incubator for up-and-coming female tech entrepreneurs, overseeing a workplace of genius women, young and old, who are on a mission to change the world.
Also joining the cast are Hayley Magnus (The Dressmaker) as Wendy’s upbeat, ambitious and hypercompetent assistant Johanna; Andy Buckley (The Office) as Wendy’s mentor who often fills a paternal role for her; and Rene Gube (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as the burnt-out but hardworking chief operating officer of Lighthouse Industries.
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.
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