Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson to Co-Star in Late Night Talk Show Comedy

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Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson will co-star in a new comedy series about a failing late night talk show, Deadline reports. 

The series will see Thompson playing a late night talk show host in danger of losing her long-running program when her new first female writer, Kaling, breathes color back into the show and her personal life. 

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in April in the as-yet-untitled show. The series will be financed by 30West and FilmNation Entertainment, with Kaling writing and producing. Transparent's Nisha Ganatra will direct (Ganatra has also worked on Dear White People, Girls, and The Mindy Project.)

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Kaling is also starring in the upcoming Ocean's Eleven reboot, Ocean's Eight, and will play 'Mrs. Who' in the upcoming fantasy epic from Disney, A Wrinkle in Time, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey. 

Emma Thompson has recently been confirmed to be voicing a character in the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, from Universal. 

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