The actress who toplined NBC’s pilot comedy Assistance last season is back as the star of another half-hour pilot.
The star from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is finalizing a deal for Mission Control from Will Ferrell who will be the executive producer of the show, as reported by Deadline.The workplace ensemble is set in 1962 (and in the tone of Anchorman) and it examines what can happen when a strong woman (Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut in a race to land on the moon.
Krysten Ritter (who will also be credited as a producer on the project) will play the role of Mary, a head engineer and a tough girl who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center. Mary is a smart woman in a man’s world who can be tough without losing her feminine appeal.
David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will write the script and executive produce the Universal Television project with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Adam McKay and Will Ferrell as noted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Ritter joins the cast that also includes Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin. The actress credits include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Search Party, Listen Up Philip, Asthma and next will be seen in Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars feature film.