Poorna Jagannathan was cast in ‘Deli Boys’, comedy pilot Abdullah Saeed for Onyx Collective on Hulu.
The series will follow a pair of pampered Pakistani-American brothers named Mir (Asif Ali) and Raj Dar (Sagar Sheikh) who lose everything when their father suddenly dies. They are forced to account for Baba’s secret life of crime as they attempt to take his mantle into the underworld. Alfie Fuller is also a star.
Jagannathan will play Lucky, Baba’s right-hand man. She could be a very interested or a badass businesswoman, depending on what’s needed.
Jaganathan is best known for starring in Devi (Maitri Ramakrishnan) Nalini’s mother in Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” and Nasir’s (Riz Ahmed) Safar’s mother in “The Night Of” on HBO. She has also played roles in the series “Defending Jacob” on Apple TV+, “The Act” and “Ramy” on Hulu, and “Big Little Lies” on HBO. Next, the Netflix crime comedy “The Out-Laws” stars opposite including Pierce Brosnan, Nina Dobrev and Richard Kind. Additionally, she will play Aza (Isabella Merced) wizard Dr. Singh in “Turtles All the Way,” the upcoming HBO Max movie from John Green’s novel “Turtles All the Way Down” by Hannah Marks.
She is represented by Gersh, Untitled and Melissa Fox in Hansen Jacobsen.
Saeed writes for The Daily Boys and executive produces alongside Nisha Janatra, who serves as director, as well as Jenny Conner, Vali Chandrasekaran, and Nora Silver. 20th TV is the studio.
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