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Kate Hudson To Headline Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Basketball Comedy Series

Kate Hudson is set to lead the cast and executive produce Netflix’s untitled Mindy Kaling comedy series executive produced by The Mindy Project creator and star.

The project, originally sold to Netflix in 2021 as a workplace comedy inspired by the front office of the Los Angeles Lakers with Elaine Ko (Modern Family) as writer/showrunner, now has a different creative team, with Kaling co-writing alongside fellow Mindy Project alums Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen and Stassen serving as showrunner.

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Lakers’ President and Governor Jeanie Buss and the team’s Linda Rambis remain executive producers alongside 3 Arts’ Howard Klein, Kaling, Barinholtz, Stassen and Hudson. Lakers’ Jordan Rambis is a producer.

In the comedy, the only sister in a family of competitive brothers, Isla Gordon (Hudson) has been overlooked and underappreciated her whole life. But when a scandal forces her brother to resign, Isla is unexpectedly appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, one of the most storied professional basketball franchises, and her family business. Ambitious, Isla finally has a chance to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports.

The 10-episode series is produced by Mindy Kaling’s Kaling International in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Kaling is under an overall deal.

This marks a return to Netflix for Hudson who starred in the streamer’s hit, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. It also marks the Oscar-nominated actor’s first major comedy series role. In TV, she most recently co-starred opposite Octavia Spencer in the Apple TV+ drama anthology series, Truth Be Told. She and her brother, Oliver Hudson, host the podcast, Sibling Revelry, now in its fourth season in iHeartPodcasts.

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