Mindy Kaling is getting ready to kick off another workplace comedy, but this time it involves the world of sports.
Indian-American actress / writer / producer, known for her all-time favorite workplace comedy, “The Office” – which you can still find reruns of on Comedy Central – is busy with a Lakers comedy of Los Angeles, the 17-time NBA champion basketball team.
Deadline reports that Netflix has placed a 10-episode direct order for the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office-inspired half-hour comedy. The project comes from Kaling, Modern Family alumnus Elaine Ko, Lakers president and governor Jeanie Buss and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Ko, the untitled series, Deadline said, is “inspired by the personal and professional dynamic between family owners and the front office team who together run one of all sports’ most iconic franchises. : the Los Angeles Lakers “.
The series follows fictional team governor Eliza Reed as she navigates between NBA ownership and family drama with her best friend by her side.
Ko is a showrunner and executive producer with Kaling, Buss and Linda Rambis of the Lakers, and Howard Klein of 3 Arts. Jordan Rambis will be a producer.
The series is produced by Mindy Kaling’s Kaling International in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Kaling is under a global contract, the post added.