Daytime fixture and “Live with Kelly” host Kelly Ripa is developing a scripted TV series based on the book “Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech,” Variety reports. Ripa is working on the project along with her husband, Mark Consuelos.
“ABC Studios optioned the book, which will be released by St. Martin’s Press on May 23,” Variety reports. “Ripa and Consuelos will executive produce along with Albert Bianchini through their Milojo Productions banner, which is currently under an overall deal with the studio.”
Variety adds: “The book, written by journalists Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens, introduces readers to the female entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the next generation of tech start-ups, investing in each other’s ventures, upending male hacker stereotypes, and rallying women and girls everywhere to join the digital revolution.”