Pushing Daisies writer Joy has penned a script for the show based on her book, which tells the story of a young woman who discovers that she is the Greek goddess of wisdom.
The comic's synopsis describes it as a "gripping coming-of-age tale of an 18-year-old girl who happens to be Athena," adding: "In Athena's life, there's no such thing as hyperbole.
"Her 'evil' stepmother? Hera, who's actually evil and out to kill her. The bad boy she falls in love with? Hades, king of the underworld.
"The philandering father whose approval she always seeks and fails to attain? Zeus, the ultimate deadbeat dad. And now she must take on all of the gods in order to stop them from destroying mankind."
Joy will produce the pilot episode with Rise of the Planet of the Apes producer Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope, Deadline reports.
She recently served as co-producer on USA Network's Burn Notice.