Mindy Kaling (“The Office,” “Champions”) has mined her past for a new series.
Netflix has released the trailer for “Never Have I Ever,” a 10-episode teen comedy, based, in part, on her life. The series, which debuts April 27, has Kaling doubling as creator-executive producer.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan stars as Devi, an Indian American sophomore who understands school, but is still navigating sex. She hopes to rebrand herself — in order to win dates with “attainable, yet status-enhancing people.” Or as her friend dubs her, on viewing her makeover: “ You’re the Indian Kardashian!”
The comedy co-stars Niecy Nash (“Clean House,” “Reno 911!” as her therapist and Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Heroes,” “Covert Action”).
Lang Fisher (“The Mindy Project”) is also an executive producer on the series, as well as its showrunner. The project hails from Universal Television.
Also this week, Netflix signed a first-look deal for action and animated series with publisher BOOM! Studios (“Lumberjanes,” Once & Future”).
With more Americans at home, streamers’ popularity is soaring. The Pivotal Research Group has upped Netflix’s global subscribers forecast in a new report. The company has boosted the forecast for the streamers’ subs additions for the first quarter 2020 from 7.90 million to 8.45 million. For Q2, a rise from nearly 4.88 million to 5.70 million is predicted.