Female coders are shutting down sexism in Silicon Valley, and in the not too distant future, they'll be doing the same on your TV screens.
According to Deadline, Freeform has picked up a show called Girls Code all about women in tech.
Created by Kim Rosenstock, a New Girl writing and producer alum, the show is "a (women-in-the) workplace comedy about an antisocial tech CEO and an outspoken feminist non-profit warrior who must put aside their (many) issues with each other in order to mastermind a groundbreaking, all-women tech incubator."
The show is co-produced by director Paul Feig, the man who gave the world the joy that is Bridesmaids, The Heat and the new Ghostbusters, so yes we're excited.
Think HBO's Silicon Valley—if women ran the show.
Rosenstock, 37, is a busy lady—she just sold another series alongside Amy Poehler to NBC and is writing the book for Cyndi Lauper's Broadway version of Working Girl.
But her power-partnerships don't end there. Rosenstock is co-producing Girls Code with director Paul Feig, the man who gave the world the joy that is Bridesmaids, The Heat and the new Ghostbusters. This is exactly what we need right now.
More and more networks are looking to make female-driven shows in both the comedy and drama space that not only focus on female characters but are also created, written and produced by women. This summer NBC launched Female Forward, to help more women get jobs behind the camera and last year Ryan Murphy—who basically owns FX—started the Half Foundation, an initiative to help make women take 50 percent of the director jobs on his shows as well people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
And just last week it was announced that Gina Rodriguez will be producing a series called Femme about a secret feminist social media group.
The Golden Age of television just keeps getting better.
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