It’s been a minute since Joss Whedon has ventured into the world of television. His series, Dollhouse, only lasted a couple of seasons, and on the heels of that, he went on to produce the awesome Cabin in the Woods before jumping straight into Marvel Studios work. He made his latest contribution in the form of Justice League, which he helped finish up for Zack Snyder and Warner Bros., to a mixed and negative reception.
Now it sounds like Whedon is returning to the world of television, and is developing a new series for the Disney-owned Freeform network, which targets the young adult demographic that is around college age and above. Variety states that Whedon is executive producing the half-hour comedy detective series titled Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective.
The show comes from creators Siobhan Thompson (CollegeHumor) and Rebecca Drysdale (Key & Peele), and “is described as a dark comedy that follows Pippa Smith, a twenty-something who played a former kid sleuth on television, 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.”
Seems like a fun show, and it’s a premise that opens up a lot of possibilities in terms of actual cases and funny moments revolving around this former actor’s childhood alter ego. I’m fairly happy because, in addition to the comedy stuff, there could be an opportunity for things to get dark when necessary.
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