Spike Lee Producing A Series Based On Black Entrepreneur Chad Sanders

Spike Lee Chad Sanders

Spike Lee Working On Archer Series, Loosely Based On Life Of Chad Sanders

Director Spike Lee has a number of projects coming down the pipeline. In addition to the series She’s Gotta Have It, which is slated to debut on Netflix this November, Lee is working on another series. This new idea is loosely based on the life of tech entrepreneur Chad Sanders, according to Variety.

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Sanders used to be a partner and head of business development at Dev Bootcamp, before going out on his own. Dev Bootcamp was a pretty intense coding school that was eventually sold to Kaplan for millions. He spent the first four years of his career working with Google, before he founded the business development agency Archer Genius Management. This is what the new Spike Lee show, titled Archer, will loosely be based on.

This is actually the brainchild of Chad Sanders, who created and will star in the series. Sanders will also be writing, directing and serving as an executive producer. Spike Lee will be directing the pilot episode, as well as and executive produce through his 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks production banner. Archer hasn’t found a home as of right now, but it’s being pitched around Hollywood.

The main character is described as a “young, black Mark Zuckerberg-like protagonist.” The tone of the series will apparently be a dark comedy and sociological thriller. It will follow a 20-something African-American coding genius living in Brooklyn who creates a dating app that reads sexual chemistry. The show will apparently travel between Berlin, the Silicon Valley as well as New York.

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