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04/12/2019 17:21 EDT

Mindy Kaling Posts Open Casting Call For Her New Netflix Comedy

Her forthcoming show will tell the story of an Indian-American teenager.

Mindy Kaling announced Thursday that she is looking for actors to fill the lead roles in her forthcoming Netflix comedy series ― and she’s holding an open casting call, meaning people can audition even if they aren’t affiliated with a union. 

Kaling tweeted that she was “THRILLED to have the opportunity to do this” for her new project, which she announced last month and said would tell the story of “a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl.”

Kaling and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” executive producer Lang Fisher are set to create, write and executive produce the series, which is currently untitled, Deadline reported

The creators are looking to cast three South Asian women in the forthcoming series, which the casting flyer says will begin shooting in July. 

People on Twitter celebrated the open casting call, while calling attention to the lack of South Asian representation in Hollywood ― and a history of harmful cultural stereotypes portrayed in TV and film.