The Indian American actor plays the role of Priya, the mother of a pre-teen gay son in the new series.
Indian American actor-comedian Mindy Kaling, who welcomed her first child Katherine Swati Kaling on December 15, is back at work and is busy with the preparations for her upcoming NBC show Champions.
Kaling shared the trailer of Champions to her Instagram followers on Wednesday.
Kaling plays the role of Priya, the mother of a pre-teen gay son in Champions, which also features Workaholics’ Anderson Holm as Priya’s ex-boyfriend Vince and J J Totah as Michael, their son.
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The plot of the show revolves around Vince, “a charismatic gym owner with no ambition” and his “gorgeous idiot” brother Matthew, played by Andy Favreau, and how their lives change after the high-school fling Priya shows up asking to share the responsibility of Michael.
The 38-year-old Kaling, one of the highest-paid TV actresses in the world, is best known for her six-season long show The Mindy Project. The romantic comedy series was premiered on September 25, 2012, on Fox, and after three seasons shifted to Hulu, a subscription video on demand service.
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The Champion is also a show from The Mindy Project team. Its executive producers are Kaling herself and Charlie Grandy. Holm was also part of The Mindy Project, which was wrapped up in last November.
NBC ordered the new series from Kaling and Grandy in May, 2017. The show also features Mouzam Makkar and Nina Wadia.
Champions will be premiered on Thursday 8th March, 2018.
Watch the trailer here:
Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why Not Me?’ among Amazon’s top 100 books of 2015 (November 13, 2015)