RAW and Bachelors Walk star Marcella Plunkett has joined the cast for the pilot of Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind writer Charlie Kaufman's new series How and Why - and will play two characters.

Deadline.com reports that the planned comedy series tells the story of Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes), who loses his job as the presenter of children's science show How and Why.

He obtains a new TV job in the back of beyond, where he finds himself dealing with the supernatural.

Plunkett, Deadline.com says, will play Cynthia, a photographer at the TV station; and Magda, the secretary of Goodman's boss Mendelson (Michael Cera).

The cast of How and Why also includes Sally Hawkins and Catherine Keener.