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Karen Gillan’s ‘Selfie’ Given Full Series

9 May 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We used to know her as Doctor Who companion Amy, but now Karen Gillan is about to reinvent herself across the Pond in a variety of projects. With horror movie Oculus receiving positive reviews and comedy The List forthcoming, she has received further good news about sitcom pilot Selfie.  ABC liked what they saw and now a series is on the way.

Created by Suburgatory‘s Emily Kapnek, the show reworks My Fair Lady with Gillan as Eliza Dooley, a narcissistic social media obsessive who employs a marketing consultant (played by Star Trek’s John Cho) to improve her image after an online humiliation.

It’s a healthy time to be a Brit in Hollywood at the moment, with David Harewood (Homeland) also in the cast and the news that Hayley Atwell will star in a series of Marvel’s Agent Carter. With the not inconsiderable matter of Gillan about »

- Steve Palace

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Karen Gillan to film Us sitcom pilot Selfie

19 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy actor will star in the sitcom from Suburgatory writer Emily Kapnek, a spin on My Fair Lady

Karen Gillan is to take the lead role in Selfie, a new sitcom pilot for Us network ABC that promises to add a modern spin to the My Fair Lady story.

She will play Eliza Dooley, a social network-obsessed narcissist who has her public image dragged through the mud via a humiliating breakup and an embarrassing viral video. The show follows her as she tries to get back on track, hiring a marketing expert to help restore her standing. The pilot will be written by Emily Kapnek, who created and wrote the successful sitcom Surbugatory.

Gillan became widely known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, and has branched out in Us productions following that success. This summer she will appear in Marvel »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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