Launch Pad Alum Jenny Deiker Joins the Writer’s Room for Fox’s “The Resident”


Jenny Deiker

Congratulations to 2016 Launch Pad Pilot Competition winner , who just today joined the writer’s room for the upcoming second season of Fox’s .

Deiker, came out swinging in 2016, making the top finalist rounds with her pilots BAPTISTE and ALMA MATER, before seeing the later script take the top prize in the competition, and her representation status leveling up when she signed with Artillery and Gersh. She swiftly continued her rise as she landed on the 2016 Young & Hungry List, saw Ian Bryce board her pilot script Baptiste, landed a spot on the 2017 Bitch List, and in 2018 was selected as one of eight for the Fox Writers Lab. To say she’s earned this spot would be the understatement of the year.

Born into the southern charms of Louisiana, Deiker’s personal journey was one that clearly made its way onto the page. Raised by a Southern Belle mother and a psychologist father who traveled the world crusading for the mentally ill, she lived something of a nomadic life during her formative years growing up on the grounds of state psychiatric hospitals in three different states before moving to Wales and earning her International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic. Her time there would directly influence the work in her pilot Alma Mater, which is a twisty thriller centering on a murder at a prestigious boarding school and an international ensemble of suspects. Her follow up pilot Baptiste also pulled from her unique upbringing, introducing a supernatural twist to a “you can’t go home again” small town drama.

Now joining the staff on Fox’s sophomore outing on their medical thriller drama, here’s to hoping we see more of Deiker’s childhood hitting the small screen very soon. I suspect there’s endless characters to pull from those psych hospitals.

Deiker is represented by Tom Carter of Artillery and Noah Jones of Gersh.



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