'HIMYM' star Cristin Milioti to topline Rashida Jones pilot
The Mother from How I Met Your Mother has landed her next gig.
EW has confirmed that Cristin Milioti, who currently stars on the CBS hit as the title character, has been cast in Rashida Jones’ upcoming pilot for NBC.
On the single-cam comedy, titled A to Z, Milioti will play one of two leads. Her character, Zelda, is a lawyer at a small public-advocacy firm who is known for her “realist” outlook on life. According to a casting description: “Alternately serious and hilarious, Zelda loves being a grown-up and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes. Destiny and fate are not in her vocabulary; she believes she controls her own destiny.”
The comedy follows the relationship between a young couple, named Andrew and Zelda, from meeting to breakup.
Ben Queen (Cars 2) wrote the pilot and will executive produce along with Jones and Will McCormack.