Mindy Kaling and Kate Hudson
A new Mindy Kaling series is dribbling onto Netflix!
Kate Hudson has been tapped to play the lead in an untitled basketball comedy written by Kaling and fellow Mindy Project writers Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The Office alum took to her Instagram on Jan. 26 to celebrate Hudson's casting news, writing, "I love this woman! So excited to be doing this with @davidstassen @ikebarinholtz ❤️."
The forthcoming series is said to have been inspired by the president of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss, who is serving as an executive producer of the show. Netflix announced back in 2021 a straight-to-series order for a workplace comedy inspired by the front office of the Lakers.
Before it's game time, here is everything to know about Mindy Kaling's new basketball comedy.
When is the release date for Mindy Kaling's new comedy starring Kate Hudson?
A premiere date has not been announced for the untitled project, which will seemingly begin shooting in February. Showrunner Stassen posted in January a casting call for a new Netflix comedy from executive producers Kaling, Barinholtz and Howard Klein that will shoot late February through May 2024.
How to watch Mindy Kaling's new comedy series starring Kate Hudson?
The comedy will stream on Netflix.
How many episodes will there be of Mindy Kaling's new comedy series starring Kate Hudson?
There will be 10 episodes of the series, produced by Kaling International in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Who is in the cast of Mindy Kaling's new comedy series?
Golden Globe winner Hudson will lead the cast playing Isla Gordon, the only sister in a family of competitive brothers. Isla has been "overlooked and under-appreciated her whole life," but "when she is unexpectedly appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, she finally has the chance to prove she deserves to be part of the family business as much as everyone else," per Netflix.
What is Mindy Kaling's new comedy series about?
The comedy follows Hudson's character, a woman who winds up becoming the president of a basketball franchise. The official logline for the Netflix series reads: "When a scandal forces her brother to resign, Isla Gordon is appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, one of the most storied professional basketball franchises, and her family business. Ambitious and often overlooked, Isla will have to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports."
Is there a trailer for Mindy Kaling's new comedy series?
No, but you will be able to find the trailer here whenever it drops!