‘Silicon Valley’ Writers Alec Berg, Adam Countee Set Car Racing Comedy Pilot ‘Downforce’ at Hulu – Variety

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By Selome Hailu
Hulu has given a piot order to “Downforce” (working title), a comedy pilot written and executive produced by “Silicon Valley” writers Alec Berg and Adam Countee.
The official logline for “Downforce” reads, “When the heiress to a dynastic racing team is thrust back into the family business, she needs to make some hard choices about the future of the team and her family’s legacy.”
The pilot will be produced by ABC Signature, where Berg and Countee both have overall deals. Non-writing executive producers include Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill as well as Daniel Ricciardo, Amy Solomon and Lionsgate Television.
Berg is best known for serving as showrunner and executive producer on “Silicon Valley,” which ran on HBO for six seasons from 2014 to 2019, and for co-creating HBO’s “Barry,” which concluded after four seasons in 2023. Earlier in his career, he joined “Seinfeld” in its sixth season as a writer and eventually rose to executive producer. He has also written for “Late Night With Conan O’Brien, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the movies “The Cat in the Hat” (2003) and “The Dictator” (2012). As a director, his credits include episodes of “Silicon Valley,” “Barry,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “New Girl.”

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Countee wrote for “Community” and “The Mindy Project” before joining “Silicon Valley” in its third season as a writer and producer. He also worked on the HBO comedies “Vice Principals,” “Camping” and “Run,” as well as Apple TV+’s “The Shrink Next Door” and Hulu’s “History of the World: Part II.”

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