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Alex Kingston at the 2013 Britannia Awards. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Our favorite curly-haired time traveler has scooped up a new project. Alex Kingston, best known as River Song on Doctor Who, has signed on to a Hulu comedy pilot called Crushed, reports Deadline. The series follows an African-American family, led by brother and sister duo Celia and Will, as they venture into a Napa Valley wine-making business.

And, spoilers sweeties, Kingston will play what is described as a “bored Napa Valley wife” named Cricket Stella (!!) who has a recreational affair with Will. No one who watches Doctor Who will be surprised to see Kingston’s lusty diva side—River Song was, after all, christened “Mrs. Robinson”—so we’re excited to see her explore it a bit more. Regina Hall stars in Crushed as Celia, with Colm Feore and Jacob Vargas also joining the cast. Kingston recently returned to Doctor Who for the Christmas special “The Husbands of River Song” (watch it in it full right here on

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.