Producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are teaming with helmer Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde”) to bring “Spy Girl” to the WB.
Frog has given a put pilot commitment to the hourlong drama from Timberman’s Warner Bros. TV-based 25C Prods. Luketic, whose “Monster-in-Law” opens next year, is attached to direct and exec produce the pilot.
In addition to “Spy Girl,” 25C has set up an hourlong drama at Fox from scribe Gary Tieche (“MDs”). Veteran feature helmer Barry Sonnenfeld is attached to direct the hour, dubbed “Unhitched” and set in the world of divorce lawyers.
And at CBS, 25C has a production commitment for a drama pilot, as well as two drama scripts in the works. Shingle also is out to nets with a half-hour comedy penned by Terri Minsky (“Less Than Perfect”).
Describing “Spy Girl,” Timberman said the comic-tinged project, based on Amy Gray’s bestseller, will be “a strong character-based procedural drama in which a twentysomething woman in New York just embarking on adulthood” ends up a private investigator.
Gray’s book is based on her own experiences as an Ivy League grad who becomes a gumshoe.
“As an inspiration for a series, Amy is almost too good to be true,” Timberman added, noting both Gray and the character in “Spy Girl” have more in common with the women of “Sex and the City” than with those on crime shows such as “CSI.”
Maggie Friedman (“Kat Plus One”) will write the pilot. Friedman, Timberman and Beverly will be exec producers of the project, with Keri Selig a co-exec producer. Ed Redlich and Luketic will serve as exec producers on the pilot.
NBC developed its own take on “Spy Girl” a few seasons ago under different creative auspices.
As for “Unhitched,” Timberman said the hour will “be as much about the dysfunctional family of lawyers working in a divorce-centered law firm as it is about the cases themselves.”
Fox has bought a script for the project, with a small production penalty attached.