NBC is working on a new Indian American-themed family comedy, “I Love Lakshmi,” a production of Universal Television and Jason Bateman’s label, Aggregate Films, reports Deadline Hollywood.
Co-written by Muffy Bolding and Doug Prochilo, the project is inspired by Prochilo’s real-life experience of marrying into Universal Television president Bela Bajaria’s Indian American family, according to the report.
The series will follow the trials and tribulation of new parents Danny and Lakshmi as they endure Lakshmi’s own meddlesome immigrant parents whose version of the American dream never included a Danny.
“I Love Lakshmi” isn’t the only Indian American-themed sitcom in the works at NBC. The network has already bought the pilot episode of “Pre-Madonna,” a comedy about a Chicago teenager, Sarita Gupta, entering high school in 1983 and navigating the painful and hilarious path of finding out who she really is. Produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and Universal TV, the series is written by filmmaker Nisha Ganatra of “Transparent” fame and draws inspiration from Ganatra’s adolescence.