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Javicia Leslie Joins ‘HPI’ Remake Pilot

Javicia Leslie (Batwoman) is set to play the lead opposite Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) and Daniel Sunjata (Echoes) in the detective show pilot “HPI (High Intellectual Potential).”  The pilot was ordered last September at ABC.

The pilot is based on TF1’s popular detective series “HPI” (High Intellectual Potential) and is targeted for the 2023-24 season.  The show has been one of the most successful French-language shows on French TV in the last 10 years.

The untitled remake centers on Morgan (Olson), a single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind who helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her high intellectual potential she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective, Karadec (Sunjata), and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team.

According to Deadline, Leslie will play Daphne.

Drew Goddard (Daredevil, The Martian) will serve as writer. Alethea Jones (Mrs. Davis) serves as director and executive producer. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will serve as executive producer and showrunner.  Olson serves as producer.

Goddard and Sarah Esberg of Goddard Textiles executive produce alongside Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret and Jean Nainchrik of Newen Connect, the distribution company which sold the rights to ABC Signature.

If the pilot receives a series order, the show will air on ABC and stream on Hulu in the United States and is likely to release on Disney+ internationally.

Leslie is best known for her titular role in the CW/DC series Batwoman.  Other credits include CBS’ God Friended Me, as well as roles in MacGyver and BET’s The Family Business.

Source: Deadline

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