The Mindy Project debuted its midseason premiere today. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series showrunner Matt Warburton discussed the future of the Hulu sitcom.
The comedy stars Mindy Kaling as Mindy Lahiri, an OB/GYN dealing with life, love, and work. The series also stars Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, and Ed Weeks.
Speaking to THR, Warburton says the split between Danny (Messina) and Mindy will play a huge part in the latter half of season four:
It’s definitely going to be a huge part of all the episodes pretty much. It’s one of the central parts of her life at this point, especially because she has a kid. There’s no easy solution one way or another. They have to work things out somehow, so I think what we’ve succeeded in doing is having the heavier stuff be in the background for some of these episodes while Mindy has other things on her plate. But the ups and downs of the Mindy-Danny relationship are really the story of this entire 26-episode season, really from the first episode to the last. It will be a single, unified story that has some little fun ripples that standalone in between.”
When asked if there will be a fifth season, he said they’re “optimistic”:
We haven’t heard anything formally but we’re optimistic and hopeful. Hulu seems to be very happy with the show and I think we’ve really found an audience that’s migrated to streaming so yeah, we’re definitely optimistic and anxiously talking about the next step.”
We definitely feel we have a lot more story to tell with these characters. You want to see Leo grow up. You want to see where things go with Mindy and Danny and all the problems that people are going to learn about coming up. I think there’s plenty of gas left in the tank at this point.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Mindy Project? Do you think it should be renewed?