Most of us would prefer to forget our awkward teenage years, but Mindy Kaling is happily revisiting hers for Netflix.
The streaming giant has handed a 10-episode order to a coming-of-age comedy series inspired by Kaling’s own childhood, TVLine has learned.
Written and executive-produced by Kaling, the project will follow the complicated life of a modern-day, first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. The comedy’s lead role has yet to be cast.
Kaling will also serve as showrunner alongside series co-creator Lang Fisher, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project. Howard Klein (The Office) and David Miner (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) are also on board as executive producers.
The as-yet-untitled comedy is part of Kaling’s overall development deal with Universal Television, which will produce the Netflix series.
Since ending her six-season run as The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Lahiri, Kaling’s TV credits have included the short-lived NBC comedy Champions and a guest appearance on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She also served as a writer and executive producer on Hulu’s forthcoming Four Weddings and a Funeral miniseries, an adaptation of the 1994 film that is slated to premiere later this year.
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