The primary creative force behind the hit TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and two of “The Avengers” movies, Joss Whedon, is involved in another TV project.
Whedon “is set to executive produce a half-hour comedy series currently in development” at the Freeform cable TV network, Joe Otterson writes in a scoop for Variety.
Otterson reports: “The project is currently titled ‘Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective.’ Hailing from creators Siobhan Thompson and Rebecca Drysdale, the series is described as a dark comedy that follows Pippa Smith, a twenty-something former kid sleuth, as she deals with relationships, addiction and being too dang old for the detecting game. Each episode, Pippa solves a new case, while unraveling a bigger mystery and attempting to navigate a messy personal life.”
Variety adds, “Drysdale’s previous writing credits include ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Baskets,’ and ‘High Maintenance.’ Thompson has written for and performed in shows like ‘CollegeHumor Originals’ and ‘Bad Internet.’”