20th Television is developing a brand new single-camera comedy pilot, “The Son In Law”, which is about a salt-of-the-earth man who finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancée’s sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.
According to Deadline, Reema Sampat has joined the show as the female lead opposite Chris Sullivan. Reema Sampat has previously starred in “Orange Is The New Black” and “Swiped to Death”.
She will be playing the role of Asha Mehta, who is an optimistic, practical, unpretentious architect who happens to hail from a wealthy and prominent family. She’s divorced from her first husband, who tried to take her into that exalted world — but she’s much more comfortable with her current boyfriend Jake, a plumber with whom she shares a nice but modest house in Queens. When Jake proposes to her, she’s happy to accept. Now, if only Asha’s parents will accept Jake as her son-in-law.
This new show has been written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show), with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also executive producing the show.
They are the duo behind such series as ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” and Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha M.D’”, plus the upcoming Disney+ series “American Born Chinese”.
Should the series be given the go-ahead after the pilot, we should expect to see “The Son In Law” arrive on ABC and Hulu in the US and internationally on Disney+/Star+.