Jessika Borsiczky to develop new fare for studio
“FlashForward” exec producer Jessika Borsiczky has flashed forward to a new overall deal with ABC Studios.
Borsiczky will develop and exec produce new fare for the studio, but hasn’t ruled out joining an existing Alphabet show if the need for a producer arises.
“The goal is to create a show for me to produce for them again,” said Borsiczky, who served as one of the showrunners on “FlashForward.” “I love collaborating with them, because of (ABC Studios exec VP) Barry Jossen has the production background to understand what it’s all about.”
Separate to the ABC Studios deal, Borsiczky also has the script “House of Lies” set up at Showtime.
Written by Matt Carnahan (“Weeds”), “House of Lies” is a single-camera comedy that looks at the woes of corporate America. Project is based on the 2005 book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time,” by Martin Kihn.
On the feature film side, Borsiczky (through her Refugee Prods. shingle), is developing “Super Max,” which centers on the D.C. Comics superhero Green Arrow, for Warner Bros. (Justin Marks wrote the script.)
Borsiczky’s resume includes a stint in HBO’s movie division, helping oversee longforms such as “If These Walls Could Talk” and “61*.” She also ran Jan De Bont’s production company and served as co-head of Gavin Polone’s Pariah shingle, producing series such as “Revelations.”
On the film side, Refugee produced the John C. Reilly starrer “The Promotion,” while Borsiczky exec produced the horror film “The Asylum” for Hyde Park.
As for “FlashForward,” Borsiczky admitted she was still disappointed to see the show not make it to a second season. The ABC drama’s exec producers were hopeful up until the last minute that it might come back.
“Right up until the final hours, there was still hope for season two,” she said. “So we had a lot of ideas. But I felt like we got to give a really climactic end to season one. It was a true labor of love, but we’ve all had to take a beat and move on.”
Borsiczky said she was impressed to see fans recently stage protests in front of ABC offices (and on YouTube) in which they feigned a blackout for 2 minutes and 17 seconds like the show’s characters.
“It moved me, that one season of our show affected people that way,” she said. “It made me want to call each one of them and tell them our plans for season two.”