Kristen Bell Set To Star In NBC Comedy As A Character Who Sounds As Lovable As Veronica Mars
Gone will be the days that you look at Kristen Bell and think of her as Veronica Mars, but, believe me, this latest instance will be for the best of reasons. Kristen Bell will star in an NBC comedy called Good Place, from Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur. The show is set to follow a New Jersey woman named Eleanor (played by Bell), who "comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be 'good' or 'bad,' and then trying to make up for her past behavior."
Did anybody else picture a little angel and devil on the shoulder kind of thing from that description? Well, there's more to the story. While Eleanor may not exactly have an angel or devil on her shoulder in the new show, what she does have is Michael (played by actor Ted Danson), who acts as her "guide through her self-designed self-improvement course." Basically, this show sounds like the perfect comedic take on learning what it means to "adult." And do I want Kristen Bell teaching me important life lessons in that field? Absolutely. But what makes me even more confident about Bell's lead comedy series casting? Well, we know for a fact that Bell can handle comedy.
While Veronica Mars may have been deemed a drama, most of Bell's work over the years has been initially rooted in comedy. Just think about her lovable take on the voice of Anna in Frozen, her unforgettable work in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and her recent five-season role as Jeannie Van Der Hooven in the Don Cheadle-led comedy House of Lies. So does she deserve to be the lead in her own comedy series? Um... Duh! And now that is finally happening.
Good Place is set to air 13 episodes so far and will be premiering in August 2016. So, basically, now is the time to catch up on all of your Kristen Bell television nostalgia. Since a whole lot more of her lovable self in on it's way.