'The Office's Ellie Kemper Cast in NBC Pilot 'Brenda Forever'Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Granted 'The Office' has launched the careers of a number of household names, few have stuck out from the later seasons as strongly as Ellie Kemper, best known for her role as Pam's kooky replacement secretary Erin Hannon. And while the series will finally come to a close this May, few stars will keep of the TV for long, as Kemper too has been granted her own NBC series pilot, 'Brenda Forever.' Find out if Ellie Kemper can hack it on her own inside!
Just because 'The Office' will air its series finale this spring, it doesn't mean your favorite Dunder-Mifflin employees won't be seen on TV for years to come. Ellie Kemper is the latest to line up her post-'Office' career, officially confirmed to take the title role in 'Bones' Star Andrew Leeds' upcoming NBC single-camera comedy 'Brenda Forever.'
The upcoming series will consist of stories from title character Brenda Miller’s past and present, meshing together to paint a picture of a chubby, awkward but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still keeps her self-esteem high. In addition to a recent turn on 'The Mindy Project,' Kemper has also been featured in such Hollywood fare as '21 Jump Street' and 'Bridesmaids'
Kemper isn't the only 'Office' alum sticking with NBC, as Craig Robinson recently signed a deal to star and produce in his own pilot for the coming season as well.
What say you? Do you think Ellie Kemper will break free of 'The Office' with her own sitcom, or is her future in the movies? Tell us where you'd like to see fellow 'Office' alum next!