It’s been two years since The Mindy Project aired its final episode. And now, Mindy Kaling is bringing us a brand-new TV show inspired by her life story.
That’s right, the 39-year-old actress is teaming up with Netflix to develop a ten-episode series. The untitled project will follow a modern-day teenage girl, who just so happens to be a first-generation Indian American.
Kaling created the show alongside Lang Fisher (30 Rock), who will also serve as showrunner. Both Kaling and Fisher will executive produce the series along with Howard Klein (The Office) and David Miner (The Good Place).
Although Kaling originally enlisted Universal Television to helm the show, she recently called it off before signing a new deal with Warner Bros. Television.
The Champions star previously discussed the series in an interview with Variety, where she revealed how the idea originated.
“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy,” she said. “I wasn’t as 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.”
This won’t be Kaling’s first experience with the small screen. Back in 2012, The Mindy Project premiered on Fox, which she created, executive produced and starred in. The series ran for six seasons: three on Fox and three on Hulu.
Although we don’t know if she’ll star in the Netflix version, all we have to say is…why not?