Kristen Bell’s most recent series, House of Lies, may have just finished its five-season run this summer, but the busy actress is quickly returning to TV screens with the new NBC comedy, The Good Place, debuting this coming Monday. Created by Mike Schur — co-creator of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — The Good Place finds Schur delving into more metaphysical/supernatural terrain with his comedy, in this story of Eleanor (played by Bell), who has died as the series has begin.
But there’s good news for Eleanor in the form of the Good Place of the title. It seems she’s one of the lucky ones sent to the afterlife you very much hope to go to, rather than the dark alternative. The bad news? Eleanor shouldn’t be there. She’s been mistaken for someone else, someone who lived a much better, kinder life than Eleanor did. And now Eleanor needs to figure out a way not to be found out.