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Karen Gillan Nabs Starring Sitcom Role About Social Media Woes

Cautiously Optimistic

Karen Gillan won’t be flitting back over the pond once her time as Guardians of the Galaxy‘s blue-skinned, bald lady space pirate Nebula is done. She’s might have bagged the role of Eliza Dooley in a brand new sitcom from ABC.

The show goes by the name Selfie, and don’t just roll your eyes over to another post, as it’s apparently inspired by My Fair Lady, though maybe this time when she finds out about the bet, Eliza gives Henry Higgins a swift kick in the pants and then opens a finishing school for underserved girls.

Selfie tells the story of a self-obsessed twentysomething woman who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

Another vote in Selfie‘s favor: it’s from Emily Kapnek, the creator of As Told By Ginger, Suburgatory, and a producer on Parks and Recreation. Julie Anne Robinson is slated to direct the pilot order, at which point ABC will have the option to pick it up or let it go. I’m sure Gillan has a lot of American fans who’d like to see more of her, and are hoping for just that.

(picture via Rocky/WENN.com, story via Deadline.)

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