*Spike Lee is reportedly preparing to shop a new TV series starring tech entrepreneur and rising star Chad Sanders as a 20-something African-American coding genius and iconoclast living in Brooklyn, reports Variety.
The series, titled “Archer,” is a dark comedy and sociological thriller that follows Sanders’ character after he has developed a dating app that reads sexual chemistry. Sanders’ role is described as a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg-like protagonist,” and the story will travel between New York, Silicon Valley, and Berlin’s famously sexual environment.
The project is loosely 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 spent the first four years of his career with Google and recently founded the business development agency Archer Genius Management, which is where the show gets its title.
Sanders is the creator and star of the series, in addition to serving as executive producer, writer, and director. Lee will direct the pilot episode and executive produce through his 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks banner.
Sanders and Lee, who both coincidentally graduated from Morehouse College, first met through a mutual family friend.