Mindy Kaling is creating a series for Netflix, loosely based on her life. According to her Instagram post, the 10 episode, yet-to-be-titled sitcom will be “about the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. Get ready for lots of relatable, awkward teen moments.”
In an interview with Variety, Kaling said she was approached by the entertainment subscription company to make a comedy about her younger self. “I wasn’t interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the 80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.” Kaling said.
Kaling will reteam with Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project) and co-create and co-write the show.
Mindy Kaling just wrapped up production on “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, her adaptation of the 1994 film which she also wrote and executive produced with Matt Warburton for Hulu and Uni TV.