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Mindy Kaling announces new Netflix comedy show, to be based on her own childhood

File image of Mindy Kaling. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 22, 2019, 07.33 AM (IST)

Indian-American comedian and actor Mindy Kaling is returning to showbiz with a new comedy show inspired by her own childhood.The 39-year-old star took to her Twitter handle to make the announcement on Thursday. 

She wrote, "I`m joining the @netflix fam! @loulielang and I are working on a brand-new @netflix TV comedy about the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. Get ready for lots of relatable, awkward teen moments. More coming soon."

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The new coming-of-age comedy show will be inspired by Kaling`s childhood, described as a story about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.

Kaling will work as an executive producer and showrunner alongside Lang Fisher, who wrote for The `Mindy Project` and `Brooklyn Nine-Nine`, reported E! News.

This project will also mark the re-teaming of Kaling with executive producer Howard Klein, who worked on `The Office`, `The Mindy Project`, and `Parks and Recreation`, as well as David Miner, known for `30 Rock` and `Master of None`. 

Kaling has previously written about her relatable, awkward teen years in her books including `Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me` and `Why Not Me?`.
The untitled show is just one of the latest highly anticipated projects for Kaling, who recently debuted her critically acclaimed movie `Late Night`, starring Emma Thompson as a late night TV host and Kaling as one of her writers, at Sundance.She is also working on turning a movie titled `Four Weddings and a Funeral` into an anthology series at Hulu. 

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The new coming-of-age comedy show will be inspired by Kaling`s childhood, described as a story about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.