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Everything to Know About Mindy Kaling’s Series ‘Running Point’ Starring Kate Hudson, Chet Hanks

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Mindy Kaling, who’s known to bring the laughs on screen, is adding another series to her resume.

The 10-episode Netflix comedy series, titled Running Point, will be executive produced by Kaling and Kate Hudson, who will also star in the show. (Kaling has previously served as an executive producer on several other series, namely The Sex Lives of College Girls and Never Have I Ever.)

The show will follow Isla (Hudson) who becomes president of the Los Angeles Waves professional basketball team after her brother resigns from the position. Isla must prove to her family, the board and the sports community that she’s the right fit to lead the franchise.

The series is inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office, per Deadline.

Keep scrolling for everything to know about Kaling’s Running Point:

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What Is Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running Point’ About?

The official summary for the series was released by Netflix in February 2024.

“Isla, the only sister in a family of brothers, is ambitious and often overlooked. But when her brother is forced to resign from his position as president of the Los Angeles Waves, she’s appointed in his place. Now that she’s stepping up into the family business, she’s going to have to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job. Over the course of the series, she sets out to do just that — especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports,” it reads.

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Who’s Starring in Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running Point’?

The series will feature a star-studded cast, including Hudson. Drew Tarver will portray Sandy Gordon, “the chief financial officer of the Waves who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room — and is often right,” per Netflix.

Scott MacArthur will also star as Ness Gordon, the “emotionally sensitive general manager” who “has an infectious enthusiasm for ideas both good and bad.” The character was a former player who “burned out after one season in the pros” and now has a desire for “greatness” in the front office.

Brenda Song was cast as Ali Lee, the Waves’ chief of staff, who makes “even the biggest guy on the team” afraid of her. Fabrizio Guido, Toby Sandeman, Chet Hanks, Keyla Monterroso Mejia and Roberto Sanchez have been cast as Waves players, employees and those in their orbit. Max Greenfield has also been added to the cast.

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Who’s Involved With Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running Point’?

Aside from Kaling, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen are writers and executive producers. Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss and the team’s manager of special projects Linda Rambis are executive producers alongside Hudson and Howard Klein. Jordan Rambis is a producer.

When Will Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running Point’ Be Released?

The series has yet to announce a release date.

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Has There Been a 1st Look at Mindy Kaling’s ‘Running Point’?

During the Netflix Upfront presentation in May, the streaming platform released several photos of Hudson in the series. In one pic shared via Instagram, Hudson is seen smiling and laughing as she sits behind a desk with gold basketball trophies in the background.

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