Paul Lee’s Wiip, Gimlet Pictures to Develop Scripted Podcast ‘Sandra’ as TV Series
In a competitive situation, Paul Lee’s newly-launched indepedent studio Wiip has acquired the rights to Gimlet Media’s scripted podcast “Sandra” to develop it as a series for premium television.
Gimlet Pictures, the TV and film production arm of Gimlet Media, will produce the series. The seven-episode podcast launched all episodes on April 18. It is set five minutes in the future and follows Helen Perez, a new hire at Orbital Industries, the company behind Sandra, the world’s most intuitive virtual assistant. As one of thousands of Sandra operators, Helen spends her days peeking into the world of Sandra users and helping them navigate their questions and demands. One problem: the users don’t know she’s real. Along the way, Helen’s own world becomes more difficult to navigate, too, as she struggles to manage a divorce while keeping her boss Dustin happy. She also may be in a bit of an increasingly unprofessional situation in her interactions with Tad, a heartbroken Sandra super-user.
“Wiip is committed to supporting bold, creative content,” said Lee. “’Sandra’ is the latest example that Gimlet Pictures has mastered the art of storytelling, and we’re excited to partner with them to bring Sandra’s compelling and complex world to life on screen.”
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