Mary Posa is making her way to Freeform.
Scout Comics announced on Sunday that its comic book series Henchgirl is in development as a TV series at the cable channel. The comic, from writer and artist Kristen Gudsnuk, tells the tale of Mary, a henchgirl in the employ of a less-than-appreciative supervillain. The long hours for little pay, no insurance, and, worst of all, no respect, are bad enough, but Mary must also deal with jerky co-workers and that terrible boss.
Former Deadly Class writer Alex Ebel is penning the script while Black-ish veteran Lindsey Shockley will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad are also EPs on the project via their production company The District while ABC Signature Studios will be the overall production company in charge.
Which all sounds like a good group of people to shepherd this along. Additionally, Freeform might actually be a channel where it could get some traction. A lot of female-focused shows have received the axe in recent months, so it would be nice to see a network or cable outlet get a success so unambiguous, they will continue to support it for several seasons. Indeed, Henchgirl‘s pitch sounds exactly like the sort of show they’ve been trying to get a hold of for sometime — anyone remember their New Warriors pilot?
As with all recently announced projects, it is unclear when production will begin. There is a crew to assemble and a cast to decide upon, so it may sometime before Henchgirl airs on Freeform.