Former Minnesotan Diablo Cody sells teen drama to Fox


Diablo Cody, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for the Minnesota-based comedy "Juno," has scored a new deal for a series with Fox Television, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Cody, who was living in Minnesota while writing the "Juno" script, is penning the script for the teen drama "Prodigy." The series follows a home-schooled, 16-year-old genius who finally enrolls in high school, only find herself adopted by the wild crowd and swept up into a whirlwind of romance and crime.

Cody is teaming with production company Fake Empire for the series, which is being produced at ABC Studios.

"Prodigy" is one of several projects Cody is working on. "Paradise," which marks Cody's directorial debut, will be released this month, and she's also working on her upcoming TBS talk show, "Me Time With Diablo Cody."

Deadline Hollywood reports says "Me Time" will be a "take on Hollywood and celebrities tailored around Cody’s perspective on all things pop culture."

Last year, Cody also entered a development deal with ABC for the sitcom "Alex + Amy."

The filmmaker, whose real name is Brooke M. Busey, was born in Chicago and moved to Minnesota to be with her Internet boyfriend-turned-husband.

Cody also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 Charlize Theron comedy “Young Adult,” which was also set in Minnesota and partially shot in the state.

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