Diablo Cody, whose first TV series, Showtime’s United States Of Tara, was produced by DreamWorks TV, is back in business with the company (now called Amblin Television) with a new series project, this time on the broadcast side.
Alex + Amy, a romantic comedy spec by the Oscar-winning writer (Juno), landed at ABC with a script commitment plus penalty. Amblin TV is producing with Warner Bros. TV. Alex + Amy is about a romance between an ambitious 22-year-old Millennial guy and a 32-year-old Gen X woman who have just moved in together and are very much in love. Cody is executive producing with her manager Mason Novick and Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
Falvey and Frank remained close with Cody after the end of Tara and had been looking to do another show together. She gave them her Alex + Amy spec, which the two developed with her before taking it to Warner Bros. TV and then to the broadcast networks. Alex + Amy is one of several projects Amblin TV has set up at the broadcast networks, including two other comedies at ABC from writers Cheryl Holiday and Chris Sheridan. Cody and Amblin TV are with WME.