Last week, we found out that Transparent‘s Jill Soloway had signed on to create a new pilot for the TV adaptation of Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel I Love Dick. Taking on the same name as the novel that inspired it, the show will tell the story of one Texan couple’s foray into an imaginary pen-pal correspondence with a well-known theorist (Dick). The Amazon series is said to be “told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV.”
Though no other casting decisions have been made, Deadline reported today that Kathryn Hahn would be the show’s star. Having already worked with Jill Soloway on Transparent — to great effect, no less — Kathryn Hahn’s casting makes an incredible amount of sense and should be an exciting development that will also, hopefully, appease those people that seemed a little less than thrilled about the idea that the show was being made at all.
Between playing a grief counselor in Crossing Jordan, a campaign manager in Parks & Recreation, and a progressive rabbi in Transparent— and those are only a handful of roles in her extensive acting catalog — the actress has proven that she is more than capable of meeting the demands for any role. Now all we have to do is wait for the rest of the cast to be announced, the pilot to be launched, the public to vote on that pilot to have it ordered to a full season, and then for that full season to drop on Amazon. Not too much at all.