Freeform has cast the lead roles in its Brown Girls TV show pilot. Punam Patel and Hina Abdullah will star in the title roles.
Abdullah will play Rimmi. A fashionista, the character tries to ignore her heritage as she launches her makeup vlog. Patel will portray Devi. A family friend, the traditional young women has just moved to L.A.
Check out this Freeform press release, for all the details.
Freeform Announces the Cast of Scripted Comedy Pilot ‘Brown Girls’ from Writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF SCRIPTED COMEDY PILOT ‘BROWN GIRLS’
FROM WRITERS SHILPI ROY AND NASTARAN DIBAI
Punam Patel (‘Kevin From Work’) and Hina Abdullah (‘The Last Ship’)
Will Star in the Title Roles
Freeform today announced the cast of scripted comedy pilot “Brown Girls” from writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai. The pilot will go into production in early 2017.
Hina Abdullah (“The Last Ship”, “Young & Hungry”) portrays Rimmi, a fashion-forward young woman, who’s trying hard to ignore her heritage and launch her own makeup vlog. Told by her mother that she needs to connect with family friend Devi, Rimmi is put off by someone who seems to be her complete opposite. Punam Patel (“Kevin From Work”) stars as Devi, a traditional young woman who is new to LA. Confident, yet content with her traditional values, Devi reaches out to Rimmi upon arriving in town and is not impressed with Rimmi’s quest for Internet fame. Additional cast for “Brown Girls” will be announced at a later date.
The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they both have something to learn from one another. “Brown Girls” is written by co-executive producer Shilpi Roy (“Hipsterhood”) and executive producer Nastaran Dibai (Check credit preference), and is executive produced by Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Brown Girls TV pilot? If Freeform orders it as a TV series, will you check it out?