The untitled series, which has received a 10-episode order, was co-created by Kaling and Lang Fisher, with the latter also set to serve as showrunner. The series will follow the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl.
Both Kaling and Fisher will executive produce along with Howard Klein and David Miner. The series was set up under KalingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s overall deal at Universal Television, with Universal set to produce the new series. Kaling recently exited that deal for a rich new pact with Warner Bros. Television.
In a previous interview withÃ‚Â Variety, Kaling described how the series came to be. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢80s, but I told them IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Kaling previously created, executive produced, and starred in Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Mindy ProjectÃ¢â‚¬Â which ran for six seasonsÃ¢â‚¬â€œthree on Fox and then three on Hulu. Prior to that, she was a writer and executive producer on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The OfficeÃ¢â‚¬Â at NBC in addition to appearing onscreen. She is also currently working on a series adaptation of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Four Weddings and a Funeral,Ã¢â‚¬Â which will debut on Hulu and is also a Universal project. She also wrote, executive produced, and starred in the film Ã¢â‚¬Å“Late Night.Ã¢â‚¬Â The film, which stars Emma Thompson, debuted to considerable acclaim at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Studios for $13 million. She has also published two comedic memoirs to dateÃ¢â‚¬â€œÃ¢â‚¬Å“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why Not Me.Ã¢â‚¬Â
She is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney PJ Shapiro.
Fisher was previously a writer, director, and co-executive producer on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Mindy Project.Ã¢â‚¬Â Her other credits include shows like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“30 Rock,Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Onion News Network.Ã¢â‚¬Â She is repped by UTA, 3 Arts, and Ziffren Brittenham.