Naveen Andrews is ready to star in a comedy sequence at Freevee.
Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh, during which Andrews (The Dropout, The Cleansing Woman) performs the patriarch of an immigrant household from India who rapidly turns into entangled with their new neighbors. Sindhu Vee (Starstruck), Megan Hilty (Smash) and Ethan Suplee (My Identify Is Earl) additionally star.
Sony Footage Tv and Amazon Studios are producing the sequence, which comes from Black-ish alum Vijal Patel.
“This present is from a really private place and explores the numerous aspects of the immigrant battle,” stated Patel. “As my dad and mom say, the ache received funnier over time — like wine.”
The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh shall be advised via generally conflicting flashbacks from an interrogation room and lay out the story of how the household rapidly discover themselves embroiled — romantically, personally and professionally — with a polar-opposite neighborhood household, resulting in a predicament with many stunning twists. Freevee has picked up eight episodes of the present.
The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh shines a comedic gentle on the centuries-old, universally relatable first-generation expertise,” stated Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD authentic content material and programming at Amazon Studios. “We stay up for sharing Vijal’s personally impressed story — crammed with coronary heart, humility and humor — with the Freevee viewers.”
Added Sony Footage TV co-president Jason Clodfelter, “Vijal created not solely a wealthy world, however a extremely private have a look at the immigrant expertise, grounded in coronary heart and the outrageousness of real-life households. We’re thrilled to see his story come to life with our companions at Freevee.”
The solid additionally contains Sahana Srinivasan (For All Mankind), Arjun Sriram (Sydney to the Max) and Ashwin Sakthivel because the three youngsters of Mahesh (Andrews) and Sudha (Vee) Pradeep and Nicholas Hamilton (It) because the son of Hilty’s and Suplee’s characters. Pete Holmes and Romy Rosemont will recur because the investigators main the interrogation.
Patel will function showrunner and government produce with Sara Gilbert (The Conners), Mandy Summers, Tom Werner and pilot director Michael Showalter.