The Mindy Kaling produced Netflix comedy that is based on her early life has found its lead in Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Ramakrishnan came out on top of a 15000 person open casting call what was posted online. She will play Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. The series will follow her life as a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. This role will make her onscreen debut.
ATTENTION DESI LADIES! I’m holding OPEN casting calls for leads in my new @netflix show! I’m THRILLED to have the opportunity to do this. The parts are so juicy and funny, and I’m SO excited to meet you! Full info is here! GOOD LUCK! pic.twitter.com/GGsvfa3a0c
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 12, 2019
The show which has yet to get a title with have a 10 episode run on Netflix. It was created Kaling and Lang Fisher, with the latter also set to serve as showrunner. Both Kaling and Fisher will executive produce along with Howard Klein and David Miner. The series was set up under Kaling’s overall deal at Universal Television, with Universal set to produce the new series.