Former Homeland star David Harewood has landed a role alongside in US sitcom pilot Selfie. 

Written by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, the Pygmalion-esque project follows Eliza Dooley (Doctor Who‘s Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed twentysomething more concerned with 'likes' than being liked.

After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she suddenly has more social media followers than she ever imagined - but for all the wrong reasons.

Dooley then enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her shattered image.

Harewood will play Sam, the president of the company where Eliza works. He’s rich, confident, a bit eccentric and very involved in his employee’s lives.