Brenda Song & More Join Kate Hudson in Mindy Kaling’s Basketball Comedy Series
Netflix has announced that The Suite Life of Zack & Cody vet Brenda’s song tapped to join Kate Hudson in Mindy Kaling’s upcoming baseball comedy series.
The song is set to show the role of Ali Lee. In addition, Drew Tarver (The Other Two) and Scott MacArthur (The Righteous Gemstones) have been cast for the roles of Sandy and Ness Gordon, who are the rival brothers of Hudson’s character Isla.
Below are their full character descriptions:
- Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Song’s Ali Lee is the Waves’ Chief of Staff, and he knows where the bodies are buried. She understands the complex politics surrounding the Gordon family, and they know Isla because they shared a dormitory at college. She’s funny, tough, and even the biggest guy on the team is scared of her.
- Waves Chief Financial Officer Sandy Tarver thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and he’s often right. Desperately unathletic and bad at sports, Sandy felt that his entire family had been neglected throughout his life. He will now work hard to prove that he can return the franchise to greatness – or at least make them profitable.
- The emotionally sensitive General Manager of the Los Angeles Wave, MacArthur’s Ness is passionate about good and bad ideas. Ness himself is a veteran player who fired after one season in the pros. Now he wants greatness in the front office to make up for his lackluster career on the court, and impress his siblings.
What is Mindy Kaling’s next Netflix series about?
“When a scandal forces her brother to resign, Isla Gordon is appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, one of the most exciting professional baseball franchises, and her family business, ” read the logline. “Aspirational and often overlooked, Isla must prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she is the right choice for the job, to unique in the invisible, male-dominated world of sports.
The untitled series is written and produced by Kaling (Never Have I Ever), Ike Barinholtz, and David Stassen, with the latter also serving as showrunner. It is produced by Hudson, Howard Klein, Jeanie Buss and Linda Rambis, with Jordan Rambis producing.