You may know Tyler, who I consider my best friend in my head, as the voice of Lana Kane on the hilarious animated FX show Archer, or as one of the talking heads on The Talk or perhaps from her hugely popular podcast, Girl on Guy. As much as I love her as the now preggers spy diva on Archer, I developed an even bigger
This should all inspire plenty of comedic moments for the forthcoming small screen adaptation, which according to The Hollywood Reporter does not yet have a writer or a network attached. At the very least it will offer audiences an all too overlooked image of a 6-foot tall African-American feminist nerd young woman in a lead role who's never taken no for answer, and has never hidden her love of Star Wars, video games and Tolkien from the cool kids who once judged her for being "different." If done right, the show has the potential to become a similar success as Issa Rae's The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl YouTube series sensation (at least I hope).
I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that they get great writers on board who can understand the complexities of this kind of character and an actress who can bring her to life (unless Tyler decides to be the star of the show, which would be awesome). Tyler and her management company, ROAR, will reportedly executive produce the show. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another known actress who's 6 feet tall and can embody this kind of role, but I am always up for an open casting call.
Can you think of any name talent (writers or actors) for this project? Please share in the comment box. As for now, I am SUPER psyched about this. What about you?