It’s no secret that we love Karen Gillan, so we’re pretty psyched to confirm that her newest role has been picked up by ABC!
Earlier this spring, we brought you word about a charming new show featuring Whovian alum, Karen Gillan. Styled after George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmallion (and My Fair Lady, the musical counterpart), this Emily Kapnek created comedy stars Gillan as a social media junkie, Eliza Dooley, who thrives for the likes, follows and retweets she can accrue. But when a humiliating break-up goes viral, Eliza Dooley finds herself overwhelmed with more online attention than she knows how to handle!
Enter sexy, self-assured marketing expert, Henry (played by Harold and Kumar‘s John Cho). Eliza recruits Henry to help her revamp her online presence and repair her less-than-polished image. This should be interesting, right? Aside from Gillan and Cho, the Selfie crew also includes Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and David Harewood. So tune in this fall on ABC and watch this modern Pygmallion play out!
Other shows picked up include Shonda Rhimes latest drama How to Get Away With Murder; Whispers, another alien-invasion drama starring Heroes Milo Ventimiglia; and Black-ish, a comedy based on the real life experiences of creator Kenya Barris.
ABC released a trailer for “Selfie” and this writer, for one, can’t wait for the pilot. Catch Karen Gillan and John Cho tuesdays, this fall on ABC!