Once Upon A Time's Ginnifer Goodwin Just Landed A Brand New Show

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With Once Upon A Time ending this year, many of the show's cast are beginning to find new projects following the Disney show's conclusion. Snow White actress Ginnifer Goodwin has decided that next step in her career will practically be just down the hall as she once again teams up with ABC for an exciting new project. Goodwin has been cast as the female lead in a new comedy pilot by the name of Steps, which takes the definition of a non-traditional family to the max.

Steps is a potential comedy series in which four adults living in three different houses take on raising three children that have come from their divorces with each other. Ginnifer Goodwin will join her first television comedy project as Bea, a modern hippie who's also a parent coach and seems like the best type of person to have in a situation like this. Bea will work with her new husband Paul, her ex-husband, and her ex-husband's ex-wife as they all try to raise these children that are intertwined into this unique situation. Bea is said to have a great ability to understand others, except the odd times where she completely misunderstands situations, which should lead to some great comedy.

Ginnifer Goodwin's casting in Steps puts her alongside fellow actor Barry Rothbart, whose co-starring role has yet to be identified. THR reports the comedy pilot hails from Kristin Newman, who has written for comedies like That '70s Show, Chuck, and The Real O'Neals. Newman will executive produce the project alongside Todd Holland, who will direct the pilot. Other executive producers on Steps include Mandeville TV's David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks as well as FLX's Pontus Edgren and Felix Herngren.

Live-action comedy is a new avenue for Ginnifer Goodwin, but Steps isn't the first show where she's played a character dealing with an odd family situation. Goodwin played Margene Heffman on HBO's polygamist series Big Love and has had a solid career since then with her role as Snow White on Once Upon A Time and as the voice of Judy Hopps in Zootopia. There have been some very big pilot projects being tossed around this season, so there are no guarantees Steps will see its way to series. That said, one could speculate the show's unique concept will make it stand out a little more than other things that have been talked about so far during the current pilot season.

The Steps pilot is currently in development over at ABC. For some information regarding television shows that will for sure be coming to television in the near future, head on over to our midseason premiere guide to see where to watch them. For more on Ginnifer Goodwin and what she thinks about the possibility of Zootopia 2, check out this interview where she talks about what she thinks should happen in the film's sequel.

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