Grand Prairie mother Candace Payne took the world by storm last year when a video of her laughing while wearing a Chewbacca mask went viral. Like, really viral. More than 43 million people watched the video less than 24 hours after it was posted to Facebook. "Chewbacca Mom," as she came to be known, showed up on Good Morning America, she went to Fan Expo Dallas with real Chewbacca (and fellow Texan) Peter Mayhew, and she got her own action figure.
Now, in a small way, she might also be getting a TV show.
OK, that might be a slight stretch. The story is that Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is working with Raising Hope showrunner Mike Mariano on a show currently titled Suburbs Famous. According to Deadline, the show, "explores what happens after a suburban housewife (Vardalos) accidentally becomes famous in a viral video. Thrust into the cutthroat world of celebrity chefs, the newly divorced mom must navigate between the intense public scrutiny which could destroy her and the investors who want to make her a star ... all while realizing she suddenly has the one thing everyone wants: power."
Vardalos reportedly got the idea for the dramedy series after meeting Chewbacca Mom while on a promotional tour. The show is currently in development at Bravo, but that isn't confirmation that it will land on your TV anytime soon (or even at all).