Joss Whedon to produce new female lead comedy series

By Charlotte Whyatt - Wed 6th Jun 2018 News

It'll the famed director's first TV venture since 2013's Agents of SHIELD.

Joss Whedon

Director Joss Whedon is set to serve as the executive producer on a brand-new female lead comedy series for US TV network Freeform.

Currently titled Pippa Smith: Grown Up Detective, the show will follow the titular twenty-something former kid sleuth as she attempts to unravel a number of strange mysteries all while dealing with a very messy personal life.

Rather than possessing the dark and gritty tone of Marvel's Jessica Jones, it looks to be putting a more subversive and meta twist on lighter genre entries like Harriet The Spy or Nancy Drew.

A main cast has yet to be announced and it’s not currently known how many episodes will make up season one or who’ll direct the individual episodes.

Pippa Smith will be the debut of TV writers Siobhan Thompson and Rebecca Drysdale who have previous credits on shows like the Zach Galifianakis sitcom Baskets and acclaimed comedy drama High Maintenance.

Whedon originally shot to fame in 1996 with the creation of cult show Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it’s later spinoff Angel.

More recently, he's known for directing the epic superhero team-up The Avengers and it's rather lackluster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Source: Variety