The potential series, titled “Femme,” follows four millennial women from different walks of life who become unlikely friends and fierce allies after meeting online in a secret feminist social media group. They form a sisterhood army in the real world to support each other through both serious and humorous crises and to help other women in need.
The “Jane the Virgin” star will executive produce along with Emily Gipson. The project was created by and will be written and executive produced by Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Specter. Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will Productions will produce in association with CBS Television Studios.
For Wauchope and Specter, this project continues their relationship with CW. Both women serve as writers and producers on the network’s Rachel Bloom-led series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Both also worked on the series “Cougar Town” and “One Tree Hill.”
This is the latest project Rodriguez will produce under her overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Previously this season, Rodriguez set up a project at CBS and another at CW. The CBS project is a drama titled “Have Mercy,” based on the German format “Dr. Illegal.” It centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when she immigrates to Miami. She begins work as a nurse’s assistant, but risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community.
The other CW project is a one-hour dramedy called “Illegal.” Based on the life of series co-executive producer and writer Rafael Agustin, the series follows a sixteen-year old American high school student named Rafael who discovers he is in fact undocumented. Gipson is also an executive producer on both projects.
I Can and I Will is also developing a series adaptation of “LA Story” at CBS TV Studios in conjunction with Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films, and a drama based on the novel “Flood Girls” which they are executive-producing alongside Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and writer Corinne Brinkerhoff.
This is also the latest female-driven development project at CW this season. Among the other such dramas set up at the network are: “Valiant,” based on the novel of the same name about a female gladiator by Lesley Livingston; “The She Word,” which tackles gender discrimination in the workplace and hails from former “Agent Carter” writer and co-executive producer Andi Bushell; and a series that will focus on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, based on the Archie Comics series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
Wauchope and Specter are repped by UTA and Primary Wave Entertainment.. Rodriguez and I Can and I Will Productions are repped by APA, Primary Wave Entertainment, and attorney Karl Austen
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