Kaitlyn Olson headlines Drew Goddard’s ‘HIP’ remake; Rob Thomas has joined ABC as pilot showrunner

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia star and Hacks Standout Caitlin Olson ABC has been tapped to lead the character-based procedural drama pilot based on TF1’s popular detective series HIP (High Intellectual Potential)From top TV and film writer Drew Goddard and ABC Signature, where Goddard and his Goddard Textiles are based.

Rob Thomas and Alethea Jones

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Olson will also serve as a producer on the high-profile pilot, it added Veronica Mars the creator Rob Thomas As executive producer and showrunner and prolific TV helmer Alethea Jones (Mrs. Davis) as director and executive producer.

By Goddard, untitled the hip The remake centers on Morgan (Olson), a single mother of three and an exceptional mind who helps solve an unsolved crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner at the police department. When they discover that she has a knack for putting things in order due to her high intellectual potential, she is brought in as a mentor to work with a bookish detective, and together they form an unusual and irresistible team.

Here’s more detail on Olson’s character: Morgan leads a chaotic, hands-on existence despite (or because of) his 160 IQ. Strong, fearless and possessing a serious anti-authoritarian streak, Morgan is able to spot details that others overlook as the white noise of life.

In the original French series High Potential Intellectual (HPI)Created by Alice Chagare-Brugnot, Stephen Carrey and Nicolas Jean, starring Audrey Fleurot.

Goddard and Sarah Esberg executive produce the ABC adaptation for Goddard Textiles; Thomas and Dan Etheridge for Sponduli Productions; and Pierre Laugier and Anthony Lancret for UGC company Itineraire Productions.

ABC has found success with light hour-long approaches headlined by stars with comedic chops The RookieStarring Nathan Fillion, and its spinoffs The Rookie: Feds, Headed by Nissi Nash-Bates.

Olson is best known for her starring role on FX It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, The longest-running live-action comedy series on television, with Season 16 in production. Years ago, the stars of the popular series started branching out, being able to headline other shows while continuing on as FX stalwarts. Olson previously starred in the Fox comedy series Mick. He also recurred on the comedy series HBO Max hacks, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2022 and is producing Season 3.

Olson, who will also be seen in the upcoming film Champions For the Focus feature, UTA is repped by.

Thomas, who also co-created the series party downwhich is being revived by Starz, and iZombie, Replaced by UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

Jones recently directed the pilot and was an executive producer/producer director of Paramount+’s upcoming Greece Offshoot series Rise of the Pink Women. Additionally, he served as an executive producer and directed its episodes Mrs. Davis for the peacock In the feature, Jones will direct the musical feature be more calm Based on the novel and Broadway musical, for Hulu/20th Century Studios, produced by Shawn Levy and Greg Berlanti. He is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark.

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