Viola Davis has been turning Hollywood upside down with her business moves, and her latest is sure to make an impact.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the How to Get Away With Murder star, in collaboration with Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions, has sold a single-camera comedy to ABC titled The Zipcoders.
The project was written by Marshall Todd, who is responsible for bringing Barbershop to life, and is about a divorced mother of three who moves her family to the East Side of Austin, Texas, shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her main purpose of relocating her family is to be closer to her estranger sister, but once they get there, her teenage son forms a rock 'n' roll band, shocking their family and community.
Davis and Tennon both executive produce the series, with the overall deal having been completed back in April.
"The Zipcoders is near and dear to my heart," Tennon said. "Viola and I love what Marshall Todd put on the page — the world, the characters and a fun-loving take on music, relationships, dreams and family. Over our conference room door is etched 'Dream Big, Dream Fierce,' and this show really underlines that ethos."
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