Exclusively from Variety, Spike Lee is currently gearing up to shop around a new TV series based on tech entrepreneur Chad Sanders. Sanders is described as “a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg.” Entitled “Archer,” the series is a “dark comedy and sociological thriller capturing the life of a 20-something African-American coding genius and iconoclast living in Brooklyn who has developed a dating app that reads sexual chemistry. ”
The project will loosely be based on the life of 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”. He also spent the first four years of his career with Google and recently founded the business development agency Archer Genius Management.
Sanders will be the star of the series while also serving as executive producer, writer, and director. Lee is on board to direct the pilot episode and will executive produce through his 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks production banner. Though the series has been shopped to variety of networks, no particular platform is being eyed at this point.