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Nia Vardalos to Star in New Series Inspired by Chewbacca Mom

Nia Vardalos to Star in New Series Inspired by Chewbacca Mom

Nia Vardalos has a fun new project in the works – she is starring in a new series tentatively titled Suburbs Famous, which is inspired by Chewbacca Mom‘s rise to fame!

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress got the idea for the series after she appeared alongside the viral star on a morning talk show.

Suburbs Famous “explores what happens after a suburban housewife (Vardalos) accidentally becomes famous in a viral video. Thrust into the cutthroat world of celebrity chefs, the newly divorced mom must navigate between the intense public scrutiny which could destroy her and the investors who want to make her a star… all while realizing she suddenly has the one thing everyone wants: power,” according to Deadline.

“I wanted to explore the concept of sudden fame for someone who isn’t prepared and doesn’t want it, for someone who gets power and doesn’t know what to do with it, as well as what happens next,” Nia said a statement.

In addition to starring in the series, Nia is executive producing the project, which is heading to Bravo.

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