When Anglophenia web series host Siobhan Thompson moved to L.A.-based YouTube channel College Humor, we knew it wasn’t the last we’d see of our one-woman show.
Now, Thompson co-created a new TV show with writer Rebecca Drysdale (The Big Gay Sketch Show) called Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective. And, that’s not all. Who do you suppose has signed on to executive produce? Buffy the Vampire creator Joss Whedon, who’s also behind hits like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014-2018) and Dollhouse (2009-2010).
The series, described as a dark comedy, will air on the Freeform channel (formerly ABC Family) and revolve around a young woman named Pippa Smith, reports Variety. Pippa grew up playing a kid sleuth on TV. Now, at the ripe old age of 21, she’s a full-fledged grown-up detective in her actual adult life. In each episode she takes on a new case and simultaneously tries to figure out her personal life.
This sounds like a Sherlock and Bridget Jones’s Diary hybrid with a dash of Jessica Jones, which we can get into.
While you let all that soak in, let’s time travel back to 2014 to revisit Thompson’s first Anglophenia web episode that put her on the internet map:
If one video doesn’t seem like enough, let’s round out our nostalgia sesh with another fan favorite clip, “One Woman, 17 British Accents.” Here, Thompson shows off her flare for dialect:
Congratulations to Siobhan Thompson on this huge accomplishment. We look forward to seeing the finished product.
The project is still in development and there’s no set air date, but we’ll keep you posted.
Is Pippa Smith going on your watch list?