Karen Gillan — best known right now for playing Amy Pond, the former companion of the 11th Doctor on DOCTOR WHO, but soon to be seen as the villainess in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie – has the lead role in the new sitcom SELFIE, coming to ABC this fall.
SELFIE is a rather broad retelling of My Fair Lady, but with Karen as Eliza Dooley who hires Henry Higgins (John Cho) to remake her image after a social media disaster. Take a look:
Even in this brief clip, Karen’s overwhelming charisma comes through, so it’s really no surprise that she sold the pilot. But is there enough plot here to keep a series running for five seasons? You also probably recognize Cho from the rebooted Star Trek movies and Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, but this series also features David Harewood, who played baddie Joshua Naismith in DOCTOR WHO’s “The End of Time.”
SELFIE will be seen on Tuesday nights this fall.