Kate Hudson to star in Mindy Kaling’s basketball comedy show coming to Netflix

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson

According to Variety, Kate Hudson is set to star opposite Mindy Kaling in Netflix’s upcoming comedy series that will follow the story of the front office of a professional basketball team.

In June 2021, Netflix ordered an untitled straight-to-series. The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes for the series.

When a scandal forces his brother to resign, Isla Gordon (Hudson) is appointed as the president of the Los Angeles Waves, a famous basketball franchise. Isla, known for her ambitious nature, must prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unexpected, male-dominated world of sports.

Hudson is famous for her movies, but she has also been in TV shows. Recently, she was in the second season of the Apple TV+ series “Truth Be Told” and appeared in some episodes of the popular show “Glee.” In movies, she won a Golden Globe for “Almost Famous” and got an Oscar nomination. Some other movies she’s been in are “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Bride Wars,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Marshall,” and “Music,” which got her another Golden Globe nod. She’s also part of the cast in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”

She has support from CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Full Coverage Communications, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

David Stassen, who also serves as showrunner, and Kaling are executive producers and co-writers of the series, along with regular collaborator Ike Barinholtz. Ellen was originally supposed to show-run, executive produce, and write the script, although she is no longer working on it.

Hudson will not only star but also executive produce. Jeanie Buss, president of the Los Angeles Lakers, will executive produce alongside Lakers executive director Linda Rambis and Howard Klein of 3 Arts. Jordan Rambis will produce. Warner Bros. Television, where Kaling and her Kaling International banner have an overall agreement, will produce.


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