God loves me. And this next sentence proves it: Keri Russell is returning to television in a new Fox sitcom produced by Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and starring Will Arnett!
He loves me!
Sources confirm to me semi-exclusively that my reigning BFF is in final talks to play Arnett’s love interest in Wilde Kingdom, the new single-camera romantic comedy pilot from Hurtwitz and fellow Arrested scribe James Vallely. Arnett also serves as a writer/producer.
The project centers on Steve Wilde (Arnett), a wealthy, self-centered Beverly Hills playboy who falls for a selfless humanitarian (Russell).
Despite the best efforts of network execs and producers to lure her back to the small screen, the Golden Globe-winning Russell has focused mainly on her feature career since Felicity graduated from TV in 2002. But as a source inside her camp told me last month, “If the right project came along she would consider it. It all comes down to the material.”
I haven’t read the Wilde Kingdom script, but given that Hurwitz and Arnett are involved I’m guessing the material is damn near perfect.
Please join me in welcoming Russell back home!