ABC has released online the pilot episode of their new sitcom, “Selfie,” starring Karen Gillan and John Cho. Although the episode won’t air until September 30, you can now watch it in its entirety in the player below.
In the series, “Instafamous” Eliza Dooley (Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day, she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (Cho) to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world.
Loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” “Selfie” explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline–whether she likes’ it or not.
“Selfie” also stars Tim Peper as Ethan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique, Allyn Rachel as Bryn and David Harewood as Sam.
“Selfie” was written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson, who also serve as executive producers. It is produced by Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.