Aubrey Plaza in Legion (c) FX
Aubrey Plaza may soon be seen in a new series. loud TVLine she did in the Hulu drama “Olga Dies Dreaming“, of which only the pilot episode has been ordered so far. The director is Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Hunters), while Xochitl Gonzalez writes the screenplay. Gonzalez is also responsible for the book template, which has yet to go on sale.
The story revolves around two so-called Nuyorican siblings, i.e. New Yorkers of Puerto Rican origin. Brother and sister live in the long-gentrified Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn’s borough. There, they must get over the absence of their politically radicalized mother and maintain their endangered careers in the circle of the urban elite while their homeland has just been devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Plaza, who also becomes active as a producer, plays the eponymous Olga Acevedo, a renowned wedding planner whose external success masks an inner darkness. Her exaggerated urge for perfectionism has become a survival strategy for Olga, because she wants to escape her past and as far as possible. Nevertheless, she feels that the important people in her life do not see her as equal. And so all their achievements feel like an illusion, which never satisfied their hunger…
Aubrey Plaza, who herself has half Puerto Rican roots (the other half British-Irish), is known through the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Later she was also seen in the crazy FX series Legion. And she was also once allowed to play a small part in Criminal Minds. In the film sector, “Dirty Grandpa“, “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates” and “The To-Do List” to their greatest hits.
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