Spike Lee is gearing up to shop around Archer, a new dark comedy and sociological thriller series boasting a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg-like protagonist”.
Lee will develop the series with Chris Sanders, a tech entrepreneur who formerly served as a partner and head of business development at Dev Bootcamp, an intensive coding school that was eventually sold to Kaplan for double-digit millions, Variety reports.
The series, which oddly shares the same name as FX’s animated series, is loosely based on Sanders’ life and will flow between New York, Silicon Valley, and Berlin. It follows a twenty-something African-American coding genius and iconoclast living in Brooklyn who has developed a dating app that reads sexual chemistry.
Archer will be pitched to a variety of networks with no particular platform currently being targeted.