Mindy Kaling sat down with B.J. Novak at BookCon on Saturday, and in addition to confirming their joint project (which Kaling already confirmed last week), the pair discussed Kaling’s sitcom The Mindy Project.
The show was canceled by Fox in early May, but landed a 26-episode order from Hulu soon after. According to Kaling, the freedom of being on a streaming platform as opposed to an over-the-air network is a big perk to the deal.
“Matt [Warburton, Mindy Project executive producer] and I are both smart writers, but also repressed people. We decided we want people who tuned into the show to tune in for two reasons: because we’re doing things we couldn’t do on network TV, but also not giving up what people love,” Kaling said.
As Kaling told the BookCon crowd, fans can expect The Mindy Project to “push the envelope” like it hasn’t before.
The show’s writers’ room opens up on Monday; Hulu has yet to set a premiere date for the new episodes.