Full Cast List Revealed for Mindy Kaling’s New Netflix Comedy Series

Fabrizio Guido, Toby Sandeman, Chet Hanks, Keyla Monterroso Mejia and Roberto Sanchez round out the cast.

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First announced back in June 2021 when it was referred to as an LA Lakers project, the new untitled Mindy Kaling series has rounded out its main cast, which now stands at nine members.

David Stassen is on board to show-run the new series about a newly appointed president to a respected and prestigious basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Mindy Kaling is spearheading the 10-episode first season of the show under her overall deal with Warner Bros. Television alongside fellow writers Ike Barinholtz and Stassen.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Production on the 10-episode series is due to kick off in Los Angeles, California, as early as next week with the current filming schedule planned for February 26th and then go on to film for around three months, wrapping up on May 22nd, 2024. It’s unclear whether the show will be ready for a 2024 release – it was notably not included in Netflix’s 90+ series lineup for the year.

Full Cast for Mindy Kaling’s New Netflix Series

The first major casting for the series came in late January 2024 with the news that Kate Hudson would be headlining the new series.

Hudson (Almost Famous, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery) joined the series as Isla Gordon plus will also serve as an executive producer on the show. Described as “overlooked and underappreciated,” her character is unexpectedly appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, allowing her to prove she deserves to be part of the family business.

On February 1st, Netflix announced three more cast members:

  • Brenda Song (Dollface, Secret Obsession) will play Ali Lee, the Chief of Staff of the Waves and the greatest ally of Isla Gordon, having spent college together.
  • Scott MacArthur (The Mick, The Righteous Gemstones) plays the other brother – Ness Gordon. Ness is the general manager of the Waves and is a former player himself who burned out after one season in the pros but, despite that, still is gunning for greatness in the front office.
  • Drew Tarver (The Other Two, Unfrosted) will play one of two brothers of Isla, Sandy. Sandy is the CFO of the Waves. He thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room but is unathletic and bad at sports. Like Islan, he believes he’s been alienated from his family all his life.
Full Cast Grid For Mindy Kaling Netflix Basketball Series

Full cast list for Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Series – Listed in order seen above and below.

On February 21st, Netflix expanded the cast with five more cast members:

  • Roberto Sanchez (Queen of the South, BMF) is the first of the new actors rounding out the cast announcements and will be playing Stephen Ramirez, the intimidating head of the board who’s been with the Waves through thick and thin with the Gordon family.
  • Fabrizio Guido (Good Burger 2, Mr. Iglesias) as Jackie Moreno, a popcorn vendor at the stadium where the Waves play. After a sudden change, he can work his way up the organization from the ground floor of his beloved favorite team.
  • Chet Hanks (Your Honor, Shameless) as Travis Bugg, “the Waves’ point guard who moonlights as an unsuccessful rapper. He’s a huge distraction on the court and an even bigger problem for Isla off the court.”
  • Toby Sandeman (Power Book III: Raising Kanan, The Game) will play Marcus Winfield, a top player for the Waves. Described as a generational talent, Marcus is still considered one of the best players in the league. But Marcus has mentally checked out from the Waves, which is potentially spoiling the team’s upcoming prospects.
  • Keyla Monterroso Mejia (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Abbott Elementary) will play Ana Moreno, Jackie’s cousin (played by Guido), and a personal injury attorney.

Photo credits for the above cast grid include (in no particular order) Jacquie Guido, Theo Wargo/Getty Images, Chris Cuffaro, James Pratt, Alberto E. Rodriguez, Rob Latour, and Gregory Russell.

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