Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Nick Kitchen
Karen Gillan’s Selfie!
Former Doctor Who actress, Karen Gillan, has signed on to star in an upcoming ABC comedy pilot, Selfie, from the creator of Suburgatory, Emily Kapnek. Gillan will play the lead role of Eliza Dooley, who is described as a “self-obsessed, 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked.”
The show will follow Dooley as she attempts to recover her image after going viral for the wrong reasons:
“After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, Eliza becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined –but for all the wrong reasons. So, she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.”
It definitely sounds like an interesting concept and should do well for the network, which is known for its quirky comedies. Of course, this is all contingent on Selfie surviving the pilot season and getting a full season order (no small feat with new pilots on this side of the pond). If you couple this with her upcoming role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014 could turn out to be a banner year for Karen.
Are you ready to check out Selfie if it makes it to TV this fall?