When its Mindy Kaling, you are bound to expect fireworks. Of course, not literally. But the former The Office and The Mindy Project star and creator is now coming up with yet another coming-of-age comedy for streaming giant, Netflix.
Having been in the works for a while, the show has now found its lead in the form of a newcomer named Maiteryi Ramakrishnan. According to Deadline, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has been cast in the lead role of Devi following a worldwide open casting call for the untitled series from Kaling, The Mindy Project co-exec producer Lang Fisher and Universal TV.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the Kaling/Fisher Project is inspired by Kaling’s own childhood. It follows the complicated life of Devi, a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. She is an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
Are you excited? We certainly are.