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Hulu Sets Auto Racing Pilot ‘Downforce’ From Alec Berg, Adam Countee




Hulu Sets Auto Racing Pilot 'Downforce' From Alec Berg, Adam Countee

Hulu has given a pilot 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 of a dynastic racing team is brought back into the family business, she must make some difficult choices about the team’s future and her family’s legacy.”

The pilot is being 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 as showrunner and executive producer of “Silicon Valley,” which ran for six seasons on HBO from 2014 to 2019, and for co-creating “Barry” with Bill Hader. Earlier in his career, he joined the sixth season of Seinfeld 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 films “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’.

Countee wrote for “Community” and “The Mindy Project” before joining “Silicon Valley” in its third season, where he served as a writer and consulting/supervising producer.

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