Mindy Kaling autobiographical teen comedy is coming to Netflix

Lawrence Kim
March 21, 2019

On Wednesday, Netflix announced they have inked a deal with Kaling for a ten-episode comedy series loosely based on her childhood.

The untitled series is described as a coming-of-age comedy that will follow the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.

Kaling and Fisher will executive produce alongside Howard Klein and Dave Miner from 3 Arts, along with Universal TV.

Kaling will co-create the series alongside her Mindy Project executive producer Lang Fisher, which was given a 10-episode order, according to Deadline.

It's unclear whether Kaling will play any kind of onscreen role in the series. She recently signed an eight-figure deal with Warner Bros.to develop new projects under her production company Kaling International.

Kaling rose from Universal's writing program to land her first series writing gig on The Office, before she came aboard to star as Kelly Kapoor in the series as well.

Kaling previously created, executive produced, and starred in "The Mindy Project" which ran for six seasons-three on Fox and then three on Hulu.

This project for Netflix marks her last for Universal Television.

She's poised to breakout on the big screen with Late Night, which hits theaters in June 7. 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 is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney PJ Shapiro.

Kaling will co-write the pilot script with Fisher, who will both also serve as showrunners and executive producers. Her other credits include shows like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "30 Rock", and "The Onion News Network". Fisher is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

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