DOCTOR WHO and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Karen Gillan gets lead in ABC pilot “SELFIE”

DOCTOR WHO and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Karen Gillan gets lead in ABC pilot “SELFIE”

Photo by Rachel Parker from the 2014 Sci-Fi Expo

Seeing as how she was just in Dallas for the Sci-Fi Expo, and one of the nicest and most fan-friendly guests at the show, we’re very happy to report this news. Karen Gillan, former DOCTOR WHO star and soon to be seen in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, is coming back to television in a new role… a leading role at that. EW is reporting that Gillan has been cast in the new ABC pilot called SELFIE, which comes from SUBPURGATORY creator Emily Kapnek. Said to be inspired by MY FAIR LADY, the new series is a single-camera comedy in which Karen plays Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed 20-something woman more concerned with “likes” than being liked.

In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image. The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula.

Karen is well known for her lovable role of companion “Amy Pond” on DOCTOR WHO, and her return to TV is likely going to be a very welcome announcement among fans of her work. She will also soon be seen in the supernatural horror film OCULUS, in which she co-stars with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Katee Sackhoff. We’ll keep an eye on SELFIE and anything else Gillan has coming up. Are you excited to see Karen in a leading television role? Sound off in the comments.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.