Pilot Scoop: Doctor Who's Karen Gillan to Star in Suburgatory Creator's Selfie Comedy for ABC
Great Scot! Doctor Who alumna Karen Gillan has landed the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot Selfie, TVLine has learned.
Penned by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, the single-camera project follows Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public, very 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. Eliza then enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.
The catch? According to the good folks at HitFix, Gillan will not be using her native Scottish accent.
In addition to her run as Doctor Who companion Amy Pond, Gillan’s credits include episodes of NTSF:SD:SUV and the upcoming comic-book flick Guardians of the Galaxy.