Last year, it was revealed that ABC Signature Studios had acquired the English-Language adaptation rights from Newen Connect to the French detective series, “Hip (High Intellectual Potential)”, which is known as “HPI (Haut Potentiel Intellectuel)”, in France.
The untitled pilot follows a smart housekeeper, who becomes a police consultant, using her incredible intellect to help them solve crimes.
Deadline has revealed that Kaitlin Olson has joined the project and will be playing the lead character, Morgan, who is a single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind who helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her high intellectual potential, she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective, and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team. Morgan leads a chaotic, hand-to-mouth existence in spite of (or because of) her IQ of 160. Assertive, fearless and possessed with a serious anti-authority streak, Morgan is able to spot details that others ignore as the white noise of life.
Kaitlin has previously starred in FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, and HBO’s “Hacks”. She will also be a producer on the pilot, which will also be executive produced by Rob Thomas, who has previously worked on “Veronica Mars” and will be the showrunner. Alethea Jones, who has previously worked on “Mrs Davis”, will also be an executive producer and the director. It is being written by Drew Goddard, who is an executive producer on the project, along with Sarah Esberg, Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Thomas and Dan Etheridge.
Should this pilot go ahead and be made into a series, we should expect to see it released on ABC and Hulu in the United States, with the show potentially being released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ around the world.