Kat Dennings is set to be one of the leads in an ABC Comedy Pilot based on the book How May We Hate You.
Dennings will play Ellie, a guest services specialist forced to wear a plastic smile as she deals with hotel clientele who pay more per night than she pays in rent each month. In debt from three botched attempts at different grad schools, Ellie is making ends meet by working beside her best friend Gabe at a high-end hotel.
She is best known for her lead role on the hit CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which ended after six seasons last year. She has also appeared in the first two installments of the Marvel film series Thor.
Justin Noble will write and executive produce the project, with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment executive producing. Wendi Trilling of TrillTV will also executive produce. CBS Television Studios will produce with ABC Studios.