Mindy Kaling lands her own coming-of-age series on Netflix inspired by her own childhood

Mindy Kaling has landed her own Netflix series inspired by her childhood (Picture: FilmMagic)

Mindy Kaling has landed her very own series on Netflix that will take inspiration from her childhood.

Twitter account See What’s Next – a Netflix US account bringing fans up to date news about the streaming service – confirmed the new series on Wednesday.

So far, all we know is that Mindy has co-created the ‘coming-of-age’ series with Lang Fisher – known for her work on The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine Nine – and the two will serve as showrunners, as well as writing and producing the show.

It’s been inspired by Mindy’s own childhood and is ‘about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl’.

The show’s cast is yet to be confirmed and it’s not known whether Mindy will actually star in her own series, but we’ve no doubt we can expect plenty of belly laughs that usually come hand-in-hand with the star.

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News of her own series comes after Mindy penned her own comedy which is set to hit the big screen later this year.



She co-stars alongside Emma Thompson in movie Late Night that was inspired by her own time working on the US version of The Office where she was the only female writer.

In the film, Mindy stars as a writer who gets a job on Tonight with Katherine Newbury, a major TV network late-night talk show whose British female host, played by Thompson, is is doubting the longevity of her career in an era of younger male hosts who use social media and fratboy comedy.

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She’s said the movie’s spirit is about ‘women helping other women’ and it was snapped up by Amazon Studios at Sundance Film Festival for a record $13 million (£9.8 million).

It’s one of the film festival’s biggest deals, so you know, no biggie.

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