Alanna Ubach is reporting for bestie duty…
The 43-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican-American actress has landed a lead role opposite Hannah Simone in ABC’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot starring, co-written and executive produced by the New Girl alumna.
Hailing from ABC Studios, the project was written and executive produced by Simone and former New Girl co-executive producer Matt Fusfeldand Alex Cuthbertson.
The pilot is inspired by Simone’s non-traditional Indian family and revolves around Hannah and her Indian-American immigrant father Sid. They always have been close, but after she admits to herself she’s in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they’re starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close — or just crazy.
Ubach will play Susan, the family’s closest friend, filled with confidence and booze and always over-the-top. Susan can be counted on to say exactly the wrong thing at all times.
Ubach, who voiced the female lead Mama Imelda in Coco, will next be seen as Fox News host Jeanine Pirroin Jay Roach’s upcoming untitled feature about Roger Ailes. She also has a recurring role on HBO’s Euphoria and is a regular on Hulu’s Crossing Swords.
She previously starred in the Legally Blonde films, Meet the Fockers and Bad Teacher, as well as the television series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.