Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Mindy Kaling, the company
The show, which has yet to have a title, will center on the “complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl,” taking inspiration from Kaling’s own childhood.
Alongside Kaling, Lang Fisher, who also worked on “The Mindy Project,” will serve as co-creator, showrunner, writer and executive producer.
Howard Klein (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) and David Miner (“30 Rock,” “Master of None”) will also executive-produce.
The project marks Kaling’s first series on Netflix. “Get ready for lots of relatable, awkward teen moments,” the comedian announced on social media.
In an interview with Variety, the 39-year-old star described how the series came to be.
“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy. I wasn’t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the ’80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15-year-old Indian girl now.”
Fans — many of South Asian descent — have expressed excitement about the show, with some asking to be casted.
Kaling recently wrapped up production on a mini-series adaptation of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” for Hulu and Uni TV, according to Deadline. She served as executive producer and writer of the show, which is scheduled for release this year.