By Erin Strecker
Updated February 14, 2014 at 06:46 PM EST
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Jenna Maroney rises again — well, sort of.

30 Rock star Jane Krakowski has been cast in the Fox pilot Dead Boss, based on the U.K. series.

Krakowski will play Helen Stephens, an overachieving, career-focused woman convicted of murdering her, you guessed it, boss, and is subsequently forced to rely on her train-wreck sister to help her out. Innocent of the crime and with work piling up on her desk, she is stunned by the guilty verdict — but remains optimistic that the whole mess will be straightened out shortly, according to the logline of the pilot.

The half-hour comedic mystery is written/executive produced by Patricia Breen (Suburgatory).