Former cast member and writer of the hit mockumentary The Office, Mindy Kaling has been the driving force behind another popular workplace comedy, The Mindy Project. The show finished its second season early last month, ending with more will-they-won’t-they drama between Kaling’s titular main character Dr. Mindy Lahiri and her grumpy but tender colleague Danny, played by Chris Messina. Fans of The Mindy Project were left wondering where the show will go from here.
The LA Times reported that Mindy Kaling will be available to answer a select few fan questions about the second season and discussing possibilities for the upcoming third season. Kaling will take part in a live chat with fans to talk about how storylines in the second season will influence upcoming season three plots. Mindy will be visiting the Los Angeles Times at 11pm PDT to answer questions submitted via Twitter. If you have a question you want answered about The Mindy Project, tweet it to the LA Times using the #askLATimes hashtag. You can also submit questions in the comments section of the announcement article here.
For those who want more immediate answers, Glamour.com recently interviewed Mindy Kaling about her work on The Mindy Project and asked about what fans can expect from season three.
Mindy shared some details about Ike Barinholtz’ future involvement in the show since he was recently cast in The Nest with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Kaling claimed that while his character in The Mindy Project may not be as present, Ike will still be writing for the show and sending ideas from afar. Mindy also dispelled the rumor that the show will start featuring a puppy, which came from something Kaling said in a Harvard commencement speech; but it’s not going to happen.
Most importantly, Mindy Kaling revealed some plans for the upcoming season. When asked to preview something from season three, Mindy said this:
“We pitched the premiere today, and the premiere is…I say this all the time, but if you are a fan of Chris Messina and like Chris Messina in various stages of undress, then you’ll really like our premiere. You’re the first person I’ve talked to about this actually. I literally just pitched it, then got changed, and then came out. That’s as much as I can say! I actually called [Chris] yesterday to tell him this, and he’s like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ But he got excited about it, and he’s going to come into the writer’s room and talk more about it. We know what people want!”
Read the full interview here.