William Jackson Harper is set to co-star opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in Good Place, NBC’s 13-episode straight-to-series comedy series from Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur.
Good Place, which NBC ordered to series last summer based on a pitch, centers on Eleanor (Bell), a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior. Harper will play Chris, a kind and extremely intelligent guy who always sees the good in people. Danson plays Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.
Good Place is produced by Universal Television. Schur executive produces with 3 Arts’ David Miner.
Harper, repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and AC Management, was featured in All the Way on Broadway and co-starred in this year’s Sundance movie How To Tell You’re a Douchebag.