20th Television is currently developing a new single-camera comedy pilot called “The Son In Law”, which is going to star Reema Sampat and Chris Sullivan.
The show is about a salt-of-the-earth man, Jake (Sullivan), finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancée Asha’s (Sampat) sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.
According to Deadline, Meera Simhan has joined the pilot and will be playing the role of Khushi Mehta, Asha’s mother, a high-strung, self-involved philanthropist who hails from extreme wealth and whose husband, Om, is the current conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Khushi is an attractive charmer who knows absolutely every bigwig who counts on the Manhattan social scale and who frequently hosts lavish soirees at her 18,000-square-foot 5th Avenue penthouse. Even though her own parents initially disapproved of Om as being not of her class, Khushi doesn’t apply her own past history to her daughter. She thoroughly disapproves of Jake, who is older than Asha and a plumber. To say that Khushi is controlling would be a bit of an understatement. So when she learns that Asha and Jake are planning to get married, she doesn’t bother to hide her feelings. She might be acting out of love for Asha, but her high-handed ways can grate on Jake’s last nerves, to say the least.
Meera Simhan has previously starred in “The Flash”, “The Magicians”, “Fresh Off the Boat”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “How to Get Away With Murder”, “Major Crimes” and “New Girl”.
“The Son In Law” is being written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal, with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also executive producing.
Should this pilot be picked up for a full series, expect to see the show air on ABC and available on Hulu in the United States and released as a Star Original internationally.