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Freeform's 'Girls Code': 5 Paul Feig Collaborators Who Should Star in the Pilot

Looks like Freeform is getting the millennial woman's answer to Silicon Valley.

On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the network is moving forward with a pilot order for Girls Code, a series produced by Paul Feig. Fans of both TV and film comedies will remember Feig as the former director of The Office and Freaks and Geeks, and more recently, movie hits like Spy, Ghostbusters, and Bridesmaids.

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The female-centric pilot is said to focus on the business partnership between a narcissistic tech CEO and a social media entrepreneur—a mismatched pair trying to run an all-female tech incubator.

Freeform has a number of series on its slate focusing on young women—The Bold Type, Grown-ish, the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spinoff—and Feig is known for his strong female characters. Given that, we thought it would be fun to dream cast Girls Code with some of his frequent collaborators.

Read on for five actresses we'd love to see on the show—including one long shot.

Linda Cardellini

Most recently seen in Bloodline on Netflix, Cardellini has a long history with Feig from her early days on the gone-too-soon teen series Freaks and Geeks. We'd love to see her team back up with the director and channel her inner snob (à la her Legally Blonde character) as the self-centered CEO.

Angela Kinsey

As buttoned-up cat lady Angela Martin on The Office, Kinsey managed to make us feel for her character over her divorce from "The Senator" and her romance with Dwight. It would be cool to see the pint-sized actress switch things up as a free-wheeling social media expert.

Busy Philipps

Another Freaks and Geeks fan favorite addition could be Philipps, who has come a long way since her angsty days as Kim Kelly. Now, the Vice Principals alum could even keep her pink-hued 'do as a hippy dippy coder at the incubator.

Maya Rudolph

Though Rudolph is usually busy with movies these days, the SNL alum did recently return for a guest starring role on The Good Place. So our hope is she might consider reuniting with her Bridesmaids pal to put in some time as a friend of the CEO or a rival entrepreneur.

Melissa McCarthy

This is clearly the longshot, but Feig's most frequent collaborator does have a number of TV gigs under her belt with Mike & Molly and Gilmore Girls. Maybe she'll stop in for a cameo as a famous comedian or an industry titan like her The Boss character.