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 Kalingâ€™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 withÂ Variety, Kaling described how the series came to be. â€œNetflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy,â€ she said. â€œI wasnâ€™t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the â€™80s, but I told them Iâ€™d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.â€
Kaling previously created, executive produced, and starred in â€œThe Mindy Projectâ€ which ran for six seasonsâ€“three on Fox and then three on Hulu. Prior to that, she was a writer and executive producer on â€œThe Officeâ€ at NBC in addition to appearing onscreen. She is also currently working on a series adaptation of â€œFour Weddings and a Funeral,â€ which will debut on Hulu and is also a Universal project. She also wrote, executive produced, and starred in the film â€œLate Night.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 dateâ€“â€œIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)â€ and â€œWhy Not Me.â€
She is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney PJ Shapiro.
Fisher was previously a writer, director, and co-executive producer on â€œThe Mindy Project.â€ Her other credits include shows like â€œBrooklyn Nine-Nine,â€ â€œ30 Rock,â€ and â€œThe Onion News Network.â€ She is repped by UTA, 3 Arts, and Ziffren Brittenham.