Disney’s Onyx Collective has announced a brand new half-house comedy series, “Deli Boys”, which is about a pair of pampered Pakistani American brothers, who lose everything when their convenience store-magnate father suddenly dies. They are forced to reckon with their Baba’s secret life of crime as they attempt to take up his mantle in the underworld.

·The half-hour, 10-episode series was created by Abdullah Saeed and developed by Jenni Konner and Nora Silver under Jenni Konner Productions. Michelle Nader, who also serves as showrunner, is an executive producer alongside Saeed, Konner and Silver. Nisha Ganatra is executive producer and director on the pilot, with Vali Chandrasekaran as a non-writing executive producer on the pilot.

Here are some details on the cast:

  • Asif Ali as Mir: Mir is hardworking, enthusiastic to a fault, and eager to adopt his dad’s acumen to take the family business to the next level. He’s got a cookie-cutter idea of what his life should look like and is desperate to preserve it by keeping the unsavory details of his work from his fiancée, Bushra.
  • Saagar Shaikh as Raj: Raj is a wild character, the antithesis of his younger brother Mir. Raj is a hash-smoking, entitled playboy, an outrageous hipster who wraps his joints in gold paper and lives the high life off his Baba’s millions. Spoiled since birth, he has never had to lift a finger and thinks Mir is a sucker for taking life so seriously.
  • Poorna Jagannathan as Lucky: Lucky is Baba’s right-hand woman. She can be very caring or a take-no-prisoners boss lady, depending on what’s needed. Her loyalty to Baba is tested along with her patience for Raj’s and Mir’s naïveté. And, she will shoot you.
  • Alfie Fuller as Prairie: Prairie is Raj’s shaman, a cosmically touched Afro-futurist-hipster who lives with Raj and various other hangers-on in “stoner heaven” luxury.
  • Brian George as Ahmad: Ahmad is Baba’s colleague who has always had his eye on the top spot at DarCo and is willing to play whatever game he has to in order to take it. There’s no love lost between him and the entitled boys he’s resented since birth.


The series is being created by 20th Television and will be released exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories.

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