Brenda Song is clocking in for Netflix’s upcoming comedy from Mindy Kaling.
The actress has joined the cast of the currently untitled workplace series starring Kate Hudson, who also serves as an executive producer. Song will play Ali Iee, Chief of Staff for the fictional Los Angeles Waves basketball team who’s known Isla (Hudson) since they shared a dorm in college and knows where the bodies are buried.
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Additionally, The Other Two’s Drew Tarver has been added as Sandy Gordon, the hopelessly unathletic CFO of Waves who works hard to restore the franchise to its previous greatness. Meanwhile, Scott MacArthur (The Mick, The Righteous Gemstones) is set to play Ness Gordon, the emotionally sensitive general manager of the Los Angeles Waves and an ex-player who flamed out after one season.
The series centers on Isla, who is appointed president of the Waves — one of the most storied professional basketball franchises — after a scandal forces her brother to resign. “Ambitious and often overlooked,” the description reads, “Isla will have to prove to her skeptical brothers, the board, and the larger sports community that she was the right choice for the job, especially in the unpredictable, male-dominated world of sports.”
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