Good news, The Office, The Mindy Project, and Champions fans: Mindy Kaling is coming back to the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter broke that the writer and actress nabbed a straight-to-series order for a new project on Netflix. The show is currently untitled, but it’s billed as a coming-of-age comedy series exploring the complicated life of a first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. It will be based in part on Kaling’s own life experiences.
People are taking to Twitter to share their excitement over the announcement and voice why a show like this is so important. Many viewers are hoping to see the kind of stories on-screen that they craved in their own childhoods:
Kaling will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner along with Lang Fisher, who she worked with on The Mindy Project, and each episode is slated to be 30 minutes. Congratulations, Mindy! We’re counting down the days to its release.