Mindy Kaling has cast Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as the lead for her coming of age comedy series with Netflix! Ramakrishnan was cast out of the worldwide 15,000 open call submissions!
The series will be inspired by Kaling's childhood. We can't wait to see this project come to life!
Mindy Kaling’s comedy-of-age Netflix comedy series has found its lead. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has been cast in the lead role of Devi following a worldwide open casting call for the untitled series from Kaling, The Mindy Project co-exec producer Lang Fisher and Universal TV. Ramakrishnan of Toronto was selected out of 15,000 responses from around the world to Kaling’s online post about the open casting call. This will be her onscreen debut.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the Kaling/Fisher Project is inspired by Kaling’s own childhood. It follows the complicated life of Devi, a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. She is an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.