The pair will be developing the upcoming book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, into a new, scripted TV show!
According to Variety, ABC Studios has optioned the book and Kelly and Mark will executive produce along with Albert Bianchini through their Milojo Productions banner.
Kelly and Mark in May 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The book — written by journalists Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens —
chronicles the women who are creating the next generation of tech start-ups like Debbie Sterling, the creator of GoldieBlox, and Tracy Chou, former lead software developer at Pinterest.
According to the authors, just 2.7 percent of venture capital-funded companies have a female CEO, and 56 percent of women in technology drop out mid-career. As their series is said to be scripted, it will likely follow fictional characters in the tech industry based on real-life women.
Kelly and Mark previously met on the set of All My Children back in 1995, and have three children together: Michael, 19, Lola, 15, and Joaquin, 14. Kelly is currently the host of the long-running morning talk show, Live! With Kelly, while Mark was most recently seen as Oscar Arguella in FOX’s primetime series Pitch.
The couple’s NYC-based Milojo Productions is named after their children, with the first two letters of each of their names making up “Mi-Lo-Jo.” Their first project was the Emmy-nominated feature documentary The Streak for ESPN. They have also produced series for TLC, CMT, and LOGO. Their most current project is the reality series Fire Island, premiering on LOGO.
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