Quinta Brunson Lands Pilot ‘The End Of The World As We Know It’
Quinta Brunson will co star in CW’s comedic drama pilot The End of the World as We Know It. The digital content creator will star opposite Gage Golightly. The series is based on the 2012 Alloy book by Iva-Marie Palmer. In the show, when a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two millennial women — Kate (Golightly) and Ruby (Brunson), with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in the Valley — are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.
Brunson will play Ruby, a hyper-intelligent, upbeat graduate from MIT, hasn’t been able to hold down an engineering job due to her interests shifting a mile a minute. Therefore, she currently works at her parents’ business, a birthday party place/pizza restaurant for kids. But with the arrival of a crashed spaceship, Ruby finally might have found her mission.
This marks the first traditional role for Brunson, who got her start with viral Instagram series The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date with Buzzfeed. She has also done stand-up background, wrote and executive produced digital comedies.