Recently, it was announced that Disney’s Onyx Collective and 20th Television are working on a new comedy pilot called “Deli Boys”, which is about a pair of pampered Pakistani-American brothers whose convenience-store magnate father dies and are then forced to reckon with their Baba’s secret life of crime.
The new series is going to star Asif Ali, Saagar Shaikh and Alfie Fuller
And according to Deadline, Poorna Jagannathan has joined the cast of the pilot to play the role of Lucky, Baba’s right-hand woman. She can be very caring or a badass business boss lady, depending on what’s needed.
Poorna has previously starred in HBO’s “Turtles All The Way Down”, along with “Big Little Lies”, “Better Call Saul”, and “Ramy”.
The pilot was written by Abdullah Saeed and will be directed and executive produced by Nisha Ganatra. Besides Saeed, other EPs are Jenni Konner, Vali Chandrasekaran and Nora Silver.
If this pilot is picked up for a full series, “Deli Boys” will be released on Hulu in the United States, and we should expect it to be released internationally as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ everywhere else.