Diablo Cody has changed a lot of lives over the last few years… and her name has gotten more and more recognizable as well (shouts-out to PITNBR cringefest). In 2007 she blew up (and won an Oscar) after writing the screenplay for Juno, and she went on to write the magic that was the Emmy-award winning Showtime series The United States Of Tara and Charlize Theron‘s 2011 flick Young Adult. Now she’s getting ready to bring a new single-camera romantic comedy series to my new favorite network, ABC. I’m pumped! Click inside to learn more!
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Diablo Cody is returning to the small screen.A year and a half after Showtime canceled the United States of Tara, the Oscar-winning Juno scribe has sold a comedy to ABC, The Hollywood Reporterhas confirmed.
Alex + Amy, from Warner Bros. Television and Amblin TV, is described as a romantic comedy revolving around a millennial guy and a Gen X woman in love. ABC has given a script plus penalty order to the single-camera comedy.
It also sounds like some of the producers who were involved with The United States Of Tara are also working with Cody on this one, which is a good sign. I think I only caught the first season of the show, but I remember it was during a marathon or something and I could not stop watching. It was easily one of the coolest, smartest shows I’d ever seen. Toni Collette is a god among men and I’ve been paying close attention to Diablo Cody since then. Juno wasn’t my favorite movie ever, but I think Cody has definitely inspired the writing and plots for some of my fave indie flicks. I can’t wait to see how this new series pans out.
What do you guys think of the news? Cody will be transitioning from Showtime to ABC which is kind of a jump, and (as of right now) the show has a kind of generic sound to it. Will you be on the look-out for Alex + Amy?