- The writer, producer and actress will launch a story studio and adapt material into feature films that will stream on Prime Video worldwide.
Writer, producer and actress Mindy Kaling has signed a deal with Amazon Publishing and Amazon Studios to launch a boutique literary line, Mindy’s Book Studio, with an eye to adapting material into movies to stream on Prime Video worldwide. The story studio will publish books selected by Kaling from emerging and established diverse voices, including romantic comedies, coming-of-age stories and suspense dramas with female protagonists. Amazon Studios and Kaling will in turn team to adapt material published under Mindy’s Book Studio as feature films to exclusively stream on Prime Video worldwide
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the book studio pact follows Kaling signing a deal for a debut novel and new essay collection with Amazon Publishing, with Amazon Studios nabbing first-look rights for both literary properties.” In a statement sent to the entertainment portal, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said the company “thrilled to expand our collaboration with her across Amazon to not only showcase her incredible talents but also introduce new, dynamic storytellers to our global customers.”
Kaling co-created and executive produced the Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” which has been renewed for its third season. The series centers on the complicated life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. She’s an overachieving high school sophomore with a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. Similarly, her HBO Max/Warner Bros. TV comedy series “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” will also have a second season. It is based on four roommates at Essex College, a prestigious New England university.
She is executive producing and voicing the title character in Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming HBO Max adult animated comedy “Velma.” Additionally, she is set to co-write the third installment in the Legally Blonde series with Dan Goor. The film is scheduled to be released in May 2022. She is also committed to re-team with Dan Goor to write and star alongside Priyanka Chopra in a comedy about an Indian-American wedding under Universal.