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Britt Robertson to star in new Netflix comedy series 'Girlboss'

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Karen Butler
Actress Britt Robertson attends the 2015 Museum of Contemporary Arts gala in Los Angeles on May 30, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Britt Robertson attends the 2015 Museum of Contemporary Arts gala in Los Angeles on May 30, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- Britt Robertson is to star in Girlboss, a 13-episode comedy inspired by the best-selling book by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal.

Set to premiere in 2017, the series casts Robertson as Sophia, "a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up," the streaming service said in a press release. "She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life."

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The show is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon, who also serves as showrunner.

Charlize Theron and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah; Christian Ditter and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter will direct the Netflix production, as well.

Best known for her work on TV's Under the Dome, Robertson will soon be seen in the film The Space Between Us. Her other screen credits include The Longest Ride and Tomorrowland.

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