Simran S. Sethi, most recently Netflix’s director of International Originals, India and the Middle East, has joined ABC Entertainment as executive vice president, Development and Content Strategy.
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Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee are teaming for “Ghost Stories,” a Netflix anthology of four short horror films. The films which will go into production this month, will most likely release in 2020.
Netflix will not renew the political thriller “Designated Survivor” for the fourth season. The series, which stars Kal Penn, along with Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, LaMonica Garrett, and others, was picked up by the streaming giant after ABC cancelled it after two seasons.
Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj will be honored with the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year Award at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, Canada.
Netflix has sanctioned a web series inspired by Masaba Gupta’s life, featuring the designer and actor-mother Neena Gupta in lead roles, thus marking their first outing on screen.
Canadian teen Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will play the lead in a Netflix series based on Mindy Kaling’s growing up years. She was selected from 15,000 applicants who replied to the open casting call that Kaling posted online.
Aziz Ansari is returning to Netflix. The Indian-American comedian announced earlier this month that his brand-new Netflix stand-up special, “Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” directed by Spike Jonze, was to stream on Netflix beginning July 9.
Hasan Minhaj is looking for second- or third-generation Indian-American teenagers, aged 14–18, for a digital spot for “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”
Actress Sujata Day will make her debut with “Definition Please,” which follows a Scripps Spelling Bee champion who must reconcile with her estranged brother when he returns home to help care for their sick mother.