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Series Pitch

“Top Secret Rosies,” one hour dramatic television series

Producer: LeAnn Erickson,  Co-writers: LeAnn Erickson and Seabright McCabe

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It is the summer of 1944 and a group of female mathematicians gathers in a secret military ballistics lab. While Rosie builds bombs, these human computers work around the clock to make them deadly accurate.

Brief Description

“Top Secret Rosies”, an episodic television series, is a fictionalized retelling of the true story of women, math, and technology that helped win WWII and usher in the modern computer age.

While Rosie the Riveter uses her brawn, these top secret Rosies supply brainpower that makes each bomb deadly accurate. Along the way, they discover opportunity and love amid the chaos of war.

Series Synopsis

In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the public efforts to recruit Rosie to the factory, this search targeted female mathematicians who would become human computers for the U.S. Army.  It is now 1944 and the war looks no closer to ending.  The Army needs more women mathematicians.

Philadelphia sisters, DEE and ADDIE KOHL, Iowa farm girl BRITA YAGER and New Yorker GRACE NEWSOME (the only African American recruited for the program) have only one thing in common – their mathematical abilities. But these skills prove life-changing as tragedy and opportunity bind this unlikely group of young women together. While Rosie the Riveter uses her brawn to build bombs, the top secret Rosies supply the brainpower that makes them deadly accurate.

Every day the ROSIES are physically and mentally put to the test, struggling with daily doses of on-the-job discrimination, family pressures and self-doubt. But along the way, they also discover opportunity, sisterhood – even love – amid the chaos of a world at war. 

“Top Secret Rosies,” a dramatic television series, is a fictionalized retelling of a little known, but true story of women at war, fighting for freedom and equality, but also to find themselves.