Netflix has ordered a coming-of-age comedy from Mindy Kaling about what Netflix calls the “complicated life of a modern-day, first-generation Indian-American teenage girl.” The series is inspired by Kaling’s childhood.
Lang Fisher is co-creator and showrunner. Netflix ordered 10 episodes.
Universal Television is producing the series. Executive producers, besides Kaling and Fisher, are Howard Klein and David Miner.
Kaling is a producer, performer and author. Her film Late Night premieres June 7.
She broke out at the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival with her play “Matt and Ben,” a satire about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck that she wrote with Brenda Withers. She wrote for The Office and was in the cast as well.