Kat Dennings has landed a lead role in the forthcoming ABC comedy pilot based on the book and blog “How May We Hate You,” TheWrap confirmed.
The untitled single-camera, ensemble comedy will focus on two co-workers who cater to the needs of guests at a high-end resort.
Dennings has been cast as Ellie, a guest services specialist who is forced to wear a plastic smile while dealing with hotel clientele who pay more per night than she has to pay in rent each month. While in debt from three botched attempts at different grad schools, she’s working to make ends meet with her best friend Gabe at the fancy hotel.
The show is based off the viral Tumblr blog and subsequent book created by Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe.
Justin Noble will write and co-executive produce the pilot, with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor executive producing for Kapital Entertainment and Wendi Trilling under the TrillTV banner. Dennings will also have a producer credit. The project hails from CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios.