Mindy Kaling’s Netflix basketball series has added a trio to its cast.
Brenda Song, Scott MacArthur and Drew Tarver have joined the untitled series, which stars Kate Hudson.
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In the comedy, the only sister in a family of competitive brothers, Isla Gordon (Hudson) has been overlooked and underappreciated her whole life. But when a scandal forces her brother to resign, Isla is unexpectedly appointed President of the Los Angeles Waves, one of the most storied professional basketball franchises, and her family business. Ambitious, Isla finally has a chance to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports.
Dollface’s Song plays Ali Lee, Chief of Staff of the Waves, who knows where the bodies are buried. She understands the complex politics surrounding the Gordon family, having known Isla since they shared a dorm room in college. She’s funny, tough, and even the biggest guy on the team is scared of her.
The Other Two’s Tarver and The Righteous Gemstones’ MacArthur play Gordon’s two brothers. Tarver plays Sandy Gordon, who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and is often right. Hopelessly unathletic and bad at sports, Sandy felt alienated by his family his entire life. He now works hard to prove he can return the franchise to greatness — or at least make them profitable. MacArthur is Ness Gordon, the emotionally sensitive General Manager of the Los Angeles Waves, who has an infectious enthusiasm for ideas both good and bad. Ness is a former player himself who burned out after one season in the pros. Now he yearns for greatness in the front office to make up for his unremarkable career on the court, and to impress his siblings.
The ten-part series is written and exec produced by Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen, who serves as showrunner. Hudson, 3 Arts’ Howard Klein, Jeanie Buss and Linda Rambis also exec produce the series, which is produced by Kaling International in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Song is represented by CAA, Brookside Artist Management and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan LLP.
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