Natalie Morales to Reunite With ‘Parks and Recreation’ Co-Creator Mike Schur for ‘Abby’s’

NBC pilot will see the actress play a no-nonsense former Army staff sergeant who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 @ 9:38 PM

Natalie Morales is set to work with a familiar face as she reunites with “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur for the upcoming NBC comedy “Abby’s.”

The network confirmed that the actress will play the titular role of Abby in the pilot, with Schur pegged as producer.

“No nonsense, slight but strong, Abby is ex-military, a staff sergeant in the Army who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan,” says the show description. “Warmly convivial but never openly sentimental, Abby has found her calling, hosting friends and newcomers in her open-air backyard bar where locals find camaraderie and a kind of sanctuary.

“It’s her livelihood, her lifeblood and she’s clearly unnerved when her new landlord shows up citing all kinds of reasons why the whole venture is illegal,” the description continues.

Morales previously played the recurring role of as Lucy, the girlfriend of Aziz Ansari’s character Tom Haverford, who is a bartender at The Snakehole Lounge.

Her other notable roles include “The Grinder,” “90210,” “Santa Clarita Diet” and “Girls.”

Schur is also the co-creator of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and creator of “The Good Place.”

“Abby’s” is written by Josh Malmuth, who executive produces alongside Schur and his Universal Television-based Fremulon banner.