The Happy Endings actress has been tapped to play the title role in the half-hour comedy pilot, which centers on a young small town mayor named Mary Wolf, who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town, and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her. So… she fakes one.
Based on the Austrian series Braunschlag, the potential series was written by The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan and directed by Seth Gordon.
Wilson, who most recently starred in the short-lived NBC comedy Marry Me, will next be seen in the March 17 episode of Grey’s Anatomy playing an expectant mother.