Viola Davis continues to win at everything. The versatile actress and her production company have just sold a TV show to ABC. Per Deadline:
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions has sold a second project to ABC, single-camera comedy The Zipcoders.
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.
Davis and Tennon executive produce through JuVee. Todd co-executive produces. ABC Studios, where JuVee inked an overall deal in April, is the studio.
Davis is currently starring in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, and will be co-starring in the upcoming Denzel Washington directed film, Fences.