Mindy Kaling Launching Coming-Of-Age Comedy On Netflix
Mindy Kaling is heading to Netflix with a comedy series inspired by her childhood growing up as a first generation Indian American teenager.
Kaling will serve as the series’ executive producer and showrunner alongside Lang Fisher, who wrote for The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Howard Klein, who worked on The Office, as well as David Miner, known for 30 Rock, are also part of the project.
Kaling was excited to hear that Netflix ordered her series.
“I’m joining the Netflix fam!” Kaling tweeted. “[Lang Fisher] and I are working on a brand-new Netflix TV comedy about the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. Get ready for lots of relatable, awkward teen moments. More coming soon!”
I’m joining the @netflix fam! 🙌🏾 @loulielang and I are working on a brand-new @netflix TV comedy about the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. Get ready for lots of relatable, awkward teen moments. 🤦🏾♀️🙆🏾♀️💁🏾♀️🎉 More coming soon❣️https://t.co/fMnLYIpF5w
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 20, 2019
The news of Kaling’s Netflix series comes in addition to the release of her critically acclaimed movie, Late Night, which stars Emma Thompson as a late night TV host. Kaling also has an upcoming anthology series on Hulu.