Lost star Naveen Andrews makes a return to TV because the headliner for The Pradeeps Of Pittsburgh, a brand new comedy that simply landed a straight-to-series take care of Amazon Freevee. Andrews rose to prominence for taking part in the Iraqi engineer Sayid Jarrah within the hit ABC sci-fi drama Lost from 2004 to 2010. His portrayal of Jarrah was critically acclaimed and earned him Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor. More just lately, Andrews drew a starring position within the biographical crime miniseries The Dropout, the place he performed Sunny Balwani — the real-life president of the fraudulent non-public well being tech firm Theranos.
According to Variety, Andrews’ new car, The Pradeeps Of Pittsburgh, already has a straight-to-series eight-episode order from Amazon Freevee – Amazon’s free ad-supported streaming service. The sequence is impressed by the lifetime of sequence showrunner Vijal Patel, who served as an govt producer on exhibits akin to Black-ish and The Middle and has stated that the present is coming from a really private place for him.
Production for the present shall be a three way partnership between Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. Patel will function author and govt producer for the sequence on high of his position because the showrunner. Michael Showalter of Semi-Formal Productions, who co-created the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, will function an govt producer whereas additionally directing the sequence pilot. Earning govt manufacturing credit are Emmy Award nominee Sara Gilbert (who starred as Darlene Conner in Roseanne and its spin-off The Conners), Emmy Award winner Tom Werner (who has produced many sitcoms, together with That 70s Show and The Cosby Show), and Mandy Summers (who produced That ’90s Show season 1, which was just lately launched on Netflix).
Andrews will lead the forged as patriarch Mahesh Pradeep, a superb engineer who strikes his household from India to the United States for a enterprise alternative. Sahana Srinivasan will play the position of Bhanu Pradeep, the Pradeeps’ rebellious teenage daughter, whereas Arjun Sriram portrays Kamal Pradeep, a mom’s boy who loves following the foundations. Finally, Ashwin Sakthivel will play Vinod Pradeep, who loves the prospect of a life in America and idolizes Gandhi. The position of Mahesh’s clever however feisty spouse, Sudha Pradeep, shall be performed by Sindhu Vee, who just lately appeared in Netflix’s film Matilda the Musical.
The present will inform the comical story of the Pradeep household’s first few months within the United States by means of flashbacks from an interrogation room. The Pradeeps will navigate life in America by means of the lens of their skilled, private, and romantic relationships with a polar-opposite neighborhood household, the Mills. Megan Hilty will play suburban Christian mom Janice Mills, Ethan Suplee will play “guy’s guy” Jimbo Mills, and Nicholas Hamilton will play their son Stu Mills. The Pradeeps Of Pittsburgh will hope to discover a completely happy medium between portraying the cruel realities of life as an immigrant and the present’s comedic tone and can look to turn out to be one other beneficial entry in narrating the immigrant expertise, with Lost veteran actor Andrews main the way in which.