Keri Russell is mulling a return to television. The “Felicity” star is in negotiations to star opposite Will Arnett in Fox’s comedy “Wilde Kingdom.”
“Wilde,” from Lionsgate and Tantamount, stars Arnett as a Beverly Hills jackass who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman (Russell) who can’t stand his lifestyle or values.
“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz is directing the single-camera pilot, which he co-penned with Arnett and “Development” writer-producer Jim Vallely. Lionsgate and Tantamount are producing.
After her star-making turn as the lead on J.J. Abrams’ series “Felicity” at WB Network, Russell was heavily pursued for pilots but focused on features, including roles in Abrams’ “Mission: Impossible III” and the indie “Waitress.”
She showed her comedic chops in 2007 during a two-episode stint on “Scrubs.”
Russell, repped by WME, manager Joannie Burstein and attorney Robert Offer, most recently co-starred in the feature drama “Extraordinary Measures.”