Mindy Kaling has filled the lead role for her untitled coming-of-age comedy at Netflix.
After an open casting call that drew 15,000 responses, Toronto newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has been cast as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
Ramakrishnan will make her onscreen debut in the comedy inspired by actress/writer/producer Kaling's childhood as a first-generation Indian American teenage girl. At the time of her casting, Ramakrishnan had no representation, and is now repped by Sandra Gillis of Premier Artists' Management in Toronto.
Netflix gave a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes to the show created by Kaling, who will serve as a writer, executive producer and showrunner alongside Lang Fisher. Continue reading at The Hollywood Reporter.