Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is moving back to network television to headline Fox’s half-hour comedy LINDA FROM HR. The pilot was picked up after Graham’s boarding the project, lifting the casting contingency.
The single-camera series is a high-concept family comedy that explores the one bad decision that throws Linda’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life, and a secret that could unravel everything. Graham will play the title character, Linda Plugh, a human resources employee in what is described as one part family comedy, one part Mr. Robot.
The pilot is written by Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld, who will also executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, and Dana Honor. Marc Buckland is attached to direct the pilot.
Graham has had a busy couple of years. After wrapping up NBC’s family drama Parenthood in 2015, Graham returned to the role of Lorelei Gilmore in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival. She also starred in the feature family film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, released her memoir Talking as Fast as I Can, and signed up to adapt the bestselling novel The Royal We with her former TV daughter Mae Whitman attached to star.
She is repped by ICM and John Carrabino Management.