Mindy Kaling Is Turning Her ‘Complicated’ Childhood Into a New Netflix Comedy Series
Mindy Kaling is about to make another TV show for us to be obsessed with. On Wednesday, March 20, it was revealed that the actress/writer/producer will make a new comedy series for Netflix, drawing from her childhood for inspiration.
“I’m joining the @netflix fam!” Kaling excitedly captioned an Instagram post about the news. “@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.”
The yet-untitled show was created by Kaling and Fisher, who will also serve as showrunner, and has an impressive list of TV comedy credits including The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, and more. Kaling is set to head up the writing of the project and will executive produce.
Kaling grew up in suburban Massachusetts and has written extensively (and hilariously) about her awkward years in two memoirs, 2011’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and 2015’s Why Not Me?
The Netflix series is the latest in a long line of exciting projects for Kaling. The mom of one recently finished production on a Hulu miniseries adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Late Night, the feature comedy film co-starring Emma Thompson that Kaling produced, wrote, and stars in, is set to hit theatres on June 7.
So far, no release date has been set for Kaling’s Netflix series.
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