Viola Davis is trying to bring a new series to ABC. The Zipcoders is now being developed by the network. The series is a 1960s-family comedy. Davis is executive producer of the single-camera comedy.
Deadline shared the following about the series:
“Written by Marshall Todd (Barbershop), The Zipcoders is about a divorced mother of three who moves her family to the East Side of Austin, Texas, soon after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., in an effort to be closer to her estranged sister. Once there, her teenage son forms a rock ‘n’ roll band, to the utter bewilderment of friends, family and the community at large.”
Julius Tennon also spoke about the series. He is also executive producer on the project. He said the following:
“The Zipcoders is near and dear to my heart. 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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