“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy. I wasn’t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the ’80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.”
I think that’s really smart, because when you do a series based in another decade, the time period is almost like another character. You have to do a lot of homework, and the story always seems to revolve around the time.
I think the story of a first generation American girl dealing with societal issues, friends, family, school, social media, love, and growing up different is enough to pack in one series.
I love Mindy Kaling so much.