Christina Applegate (Bad Moms, Anchorman, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead) is set to topline and executive produce “Dead to Me”, Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios, reports Deadline.
Written by Feldman, “Dead to Me”, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order, has been described as a comedic “Big Little Lies”.
It is about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow (Applegate) and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
Applegate will play Jen, a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with. Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run. According to TVLine, the secret is that “her new pal is actually the ghost of her dead husband.”
Filming will begin this fall in Los Angeles.