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PRODIGY: Diablo Cody Sells Genius Drama To FOX Television

Diablo Cody
Written by Rollo Tomasi

Diablo Cody

Fox buys Diablo Cody‘s Prodigy. Diablo Cody and Fake Empire have sold a teen-centric drama to Fox television. The new young adult drama will be written by Diablo Cody and will bare her signature snappy, witty dialogue within situations that only she could dream up.

On the people behind-the-scenes of Prodigy:

[It will be] produced by ABC Studios and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s studio-based Fake Empire…Cody and partner Mason Novick will executive produce alongside Schwartz, Savage and Fake Empire’s president of television Len Goldstein.

On Prodigy‘s plotline:

It centers on a 16-year-old genius who through home schooling has been isolated from her peers. Hoping to experience a “normal” teen social life before she enters the adult world of academia, she enrolls in her local high school. But her experiment goes off the rails when she finds herself adopted by a wild crowd, getting caught up in a whirlwind of romance and crime.

On Diablo Cody:

Brook Busey-Maurio (born June 14, 1978), better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her “The Pussy Ranch” blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno (2007), winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

She is also known for showrunning the television series United States of Tara (2009-2011) and for writing and producing the films Jennifer’s Body (2009) and Young Adult (2011). For the latter, she received a second nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. Her directorial debut, Paradise, is scheduled to open in 2013.

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Source: Deadline, Wikipedia

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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.