Spike Lee Developing A Dark Comedy/Thriller Television Show About A “Black Zuckerberg-like Protagonist”
According to Variety, a television series by Spike Lee known as Archer (unaffiliated with the animated, comedy spy series on FX) will be making it’s way to the small screen soon. The series is being described as a “dark comedy and sociological thriller capturing the life of a 20-something African-American coding genius and iconoclast living in Brooklyn who developed a dating app that read sexual chemistry” which centers around a character who is being described as a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg-like protagonist” with a story which will span all around the globe.
The project is being said to be loosely based on Chad Sanders, a former head of business development who worked at an intense coding school known as Dev Boot Camp who then founded the business conglomerate known as Archer Genius Management, which helped name the title of the television series. Sanders will not only be the lead star of the series but also executive produce (alongside Spike Lee), write and direct (except for the pilot episode which Lee will take care of)
The series is still in the pitching stage and will go to whatever studio accepts the story as no particular streaming conglomerate is being eyed at this time.
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