Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Edward Sharpe) and Funny or Die are teaming on The Coop, an eight-episode interactive series for Eko. Production is underway with casting to begin this week.

Created by Kirkpatrick, who directs all episodes, the first season of The Coop is described as Big Brother meets an Agatha Christie novel. After a housemate on a reality TV show is mysteriously murdered on New Year’s Eve, you, ‘the viewer’ will have to decide which of the remaining cast mates killed him, and why they did it. ‘The viewer’ is an integral part of the story, given the responsibility of choosing what path to take and how the story will continue.

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Kirkpatrick developed The Coop with Kate Lilly, former director of digital for Funny Or Die, who remains a producer on the project. Funny Or Die’s Adrien Finkel is a producer.

Kirkpatrick is the creator, writer, director of Hulu live-action VR series, Door No. 1, starring Steve Little, Snoop Dogg and Ravi Patel. Kirkpatrick recently developed the half-hour comedy Assisted Living at CBS, and Best Seller at Comedy Central with Gloria Sanchez. Last seen in Paul Lieberstein’s Song of Back and Neck, Kirkpatrick has appeared in The Office, Greek, Jennifer Falls, Chasing Life, and Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23, among others. She was also chosen for Sony’s 2018 Diversity Directing Program. Kirkpatrick is repped by ICM Partners, Burstein Co. and Jackoway Tyerman.

Interactive video entertainment company Eko provides a platform for interactive storytelling, in partnership with media companies, independent creators and top brands. The company has 15 patents for its technology, including its proprietary player and authoring tools.