Aubrey Plaza will reportedly star in Hulu’s new one-hour drama pilot “Olga Dies Dreaming.”
The series is based on the yet-to-be-released novel by Xochitl Gonzalez and tells the story of a Nuyorican brother and sister (Plaza) from a gentrifying Sunset Park, Brooklyn, reckoning with the absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City’s elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Plaza will star as Olga Acevedo, a renowned wedding planner whose surface successes mask a darker interior. For Olga, the pursuit of perfection has become a compulsive survival mechanism as she tries to climb as far from her past as she can. Still, she can’t shake the feeling that the important people she knows don’t see her as their equals and this nagging sense that her success is an illusion always leaves her wanting more.
Plaza’s TV credits include “Parks and Recreation” and FX’s “Legion.” She has also starred in several films including “Ingrid Goes West,” “The To Do List,” “Black Bear,” and “Happiest Season.”
The series will be written by Gonzalez and will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. 20th Television is the studio.