Mindy Kaling is Getting a Netflix Show Based on Her Experiences as an Indian American Teen

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Mindy Kaling attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Mindy Kaling, the company announced on Wednesday.

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.


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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.


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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.

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