Priyanka Chopra’s Next ABC Show Is About A Bollywood Star

It's also a comedy set in the American suburbs.

Priyanka Chopra has had a hell of a year between Baywatch and Quantico, and things are about to get a whole lot more interesting as she steps into the role of executive producer. Per Variety, the Indian superstar's next project is a half-hour American suburban comedy with an interesting twist:

The currently untitled single-camera series would follow a former Bollywood star who settles down in the suburbs of America with her bi-cultural family and tries to bring her colorful lifestyle to an otherwise dull town. 

There are shades of Priyanka's life in that premise; she first moved to the U.S. at thirteen and spent her teen years in Iowa, Massachusetts and eventually Queens, and Quantico eventually brought her back to the States once she'd made it big in India, but the show is primarily based on the life of '90s/early 2000s Bollywood mainstay Madhuri Dixit (Devdas). That's a pretty neat one-two punch for fans of mainstream Indian cinema!

Madhuri ventured west after marrying Dr. Sriram Nene, a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon from Denver (the two split their time between Mumbai and Colorado), who's going to help pen the pilot alongside Sri Rao, a writer on both the American series General Hospital: Night Shift and Indian romantic drama Baar Baar Dekho. That's bi-cultural from top to bottom, and as someone who splits his time between India and the U.S., it sounds right up my alley.