Thanks to our friends at Variety for their exclusive report, we’ve learned that The CW is developing a new workplace drama for the network with former Agent Carter writer and co-executive producer Andi Bushell that deals with gender inequality and discrimination.
The She Word (current working title) follows four driven female assistants who realize that they’ve been the victims of gender discrimination at their “old boys’ club” of a company and vow to work together to take over the business by any means necessary. Bushell will both write and executive produce the series, with Deborah Spera (Reaper) also executive producing and CBS Television Studios handling production.
Bushell isn’t new to television as a writer and/or producer: aside from her time on Agent Carter, Bushell also wrote for and produced series such as Chicago Fire, The Mentalist, Alias, and Crossing Jordan. For her part, Spera has served as an executive producer on a number of series including Criminal Minds and Army Wives.
For its part, The CW isn’t resting on the successes of shows such as Riverdale, Arrow and The Flash. The fall television series brings the new military drama Valor, from executive producers Kyle Jarrow, Anna Fricke, Bill Haber and Michael Robin; as well as the newly rebooted version of classic prime time soap opera Dynasty. The CW’s midseason programming slate includes drama Life Sentence starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars); and the new DC superhero series Black Lightning starring Cress Williams (Friday Night Lights) and China Anne McClain (Descendants 2).
Here’s a quick look at Black Lightning, and you can get a look at The CW’s other new shows by clicking here.
“Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.”