How Hannah Simone Got an ABC Sitcom Based on Her Family
Hannah Simone has some exciting news for everyone who was missing Cece on New Girl that ended years ago. The actress is going to return to ABC in an entirely different yet equally intriguing show. The best part is that it was inspired by Hannah Simone’s actual family.
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That’s me. That’s tiny me. This half Indian girl growing up in North America with her weird amazing funny family. I can’t believe this little girl who didn’t see herself in any mainstream platform ever had the courage to move to LA all alone with this insane dream to try and tell her story…. and now my sweet brothers @alcuth and @mattfusfeld and I get to shoot this pilot and actually do that. Thank you thank you thank you @abcnetwork and studio for helping changing the landscape for women of color. I’m in shock… Also look how cute the bangs are 👀(swwwipe for details)
Another amazing factor here is that New Girl’s executive producers and writers Alex Cuthbertson and Matt Fusfeld are a part of this project too. They are going to be writing and producing this show along with Hannah Simone herself.
It’s going to have an authentic representation as it’s going to realistically portray what life is like for an Indian-American family. The story will start off when both Hannah Simone and her father have some difficult life changing moments. The duo start over again and we’re here to see their journey.
How Hannah Simone Got An ABC Sitcom Show on Her Life
Hannah and her father were having dinner with Alex Cuthbertson and Matt Fusfeld when her father suddenly revealed that his real passion has been to tell stories despite being an engineer all his life. One thing led to another, and well now we will have a fun new sitcom to watch!
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Last night seems torn from a wildly romanticized Hollywood movie. My father has worked as an engineer all his life. The moment he retired he told us that his true passion has always been storytelling. In the past four years he has written 27 books. And last night he sat down with two of this towns most talented writers @alcuth and @mattfusfeld who asked him to share his stories as we put this pilot script together. I barely spoke. I was in awe as I witnessed the result of a man who never gave up and never stopped dreaming. Also word spread around @badmaashla about what we were working on over dinner and it seems like everyone at the restaurant came over to congratulate my dad and the kitchen couldn’t stop sending out delicious food “compliments of the house.” What a night.
Hannah Simone’s Real Life
Born in the beautiful city of London, Hannah Simone has an Indian father and an English mother of Italian, Greek and German descent. And that’s not the only thing making her international. In her childhood, she has been around the world temporarily living in New Delhi, Cyprus, Canada and even Vancouver!
Initially, she has worked as a fashion model but after getting her degree from the University of British Columbia she became a human rights and refugees officer.
After this she pursued acting as a career. But at the infancy of her career, Hannah Simone could only land hosting and news presenting gigs for shows like Space for Living, Much News Weekly, WCG Ultimate Gamer and TheNewMusic.
Her big break came on 2011 when she became Cece on Fox’s New Girl. The show starring Zoey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, Jake Johnson and later Damon Wayans Jr. and Nasim Pedrad, ended in 2018 after 7 whole seasons.
How Much Will it Be Based On Hannah Simone’s Real Life?
We are not entirely sure how much of it will be based on her real life. Maybe, it will just have the Indian-American element and the relationship Hannah Simone shares with her father. Her struggles as an actor may well be portrayed in the TV show though. We don’t know if she’ll get a fictional family or see her real husband Jesse Giddings and their child on the show.
We are definitely hoping that her other cast mates from New Girl will make special appearances on the show.
It seems like Lamorne Morris, who played Winston Bishop, already got his part!
We’ll keep you updates on any more news we find on this new ABC sitcom.