Naveen Andrews will star in Freevee comedy series.
Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service has made a direct offer to Pittsburgh’s Pradeeps ordered the series where Andrews ( The Dropout, The Cleaning Lady ) plays the patriarch of an immigrant family from India who quickly becomes entangled with their new neighbors. Sindhu Vee (Starstruck), Megan Hilty (Smash) and Ethan Suplee (My Name Is Earl) also star.
Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios are producing the series from Black-ish Alumnus Vijal Patel.
“This show comes from a very personal place and explores many aspects of the immigration struggle,” Patel said. “As my parents say, pain gets funnier over time — like wine.”
Pittsburgh’s The Pradeeps will be told through sometimes conflicting flashbacks from the interrogation room, and how the family soon finds themselves drawn romantically, personally and professionally into a diametrically opposed relationship. neighborhood family, leading to many surprising twists and turns. Freevee has already picked up eight episodes of the show. Lauren Anderson, Head of Original Content and Programming, AVOD, Amazon Studios: “We look forward to sharing Vijal’s personal story of inspiration – full of sincerity, humility and humor – with the Freevee audience.”
Sony Pictures Television Co-President Jason Clodfelter added, “Vijal has created not just a world of affluence, but a highly personal view of the immigrant experience, rooted in the heart and outrageousness of real-life family. We are excited to read his story Recreate with our partners at Freevee.”
Cast also includes Sahana Srinivasan (For All Mankind), Arjun Sriram (Sydney to the Max) and Ashwin Sakthivel as Mahesh’s three children (Andrews) and Sudha (Vee) Pradeep and Nicholas Hamilton (It) as the sons of Hilty and Suplee’s characters. Pete Holmes and Romy Rosemont will reappear as investigators leading the interrogation.
Patel will serve as producer and executive producer alongside Sara Gilbert (The Conners ), Mandy Summers, Tom Werner and pilot director Michael Showalter.