Just two weeks ago, India-West had reported that Mindy Kaling has signed on to executive produce two comedy projects in development at NBC that hail from the creative team behind “The Mindy Project.” But that’s not all that the Indian American actress and mommy-to-be has on her plate.
While her romantic comedy television series, “The Mindy Project,” is currently in its sixth and last season, Kaling is fast collaborating with people attached to her Hulu series. And now Variety has confirmed that Kaling and “The Mindy Project” showrunner Matt Warburton are developing an anthology series based on the classic rom-com, “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” at Hulu.
The 1994 smash hit, which starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, followed a group of friends as they dealt with issues of life and love at five different social gatherings.
While it’s still early in the process, Deadline reports that there is an idea to have different characters in a different location each season, with the lead possibly remaining the same.
Kaling and Warburton will executive produce with the film’s screenwriter Richard Curtis, adds Variety, while Jonathan Prince, Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and 3Arts’ Howard Klein will also executive produce. MGM Television will produce along with Universal Television.
Along with the two NBC projects, one of which is titled, “Venice Beach Venture,” Kaling is also executive producing the upcoming comedy series, “Champions,” on the network.
While she is also part of the star-studded cast of the all-women “Ocean’s Eight” film, anticipation is also building for her other film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The fantasy film by Disney, which is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Medal-winning children’s book of the same name, will arrive in theaters March 9, 2018.