Kiran Deol (The Mindy Project, New Girl) and Moses Storm (Arrested Development, Conan) are set as the leads in Arranged, a half-hour comedy pilot from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna and writer-producer Sono Patel and CBS Television Studios. The pilot begins shooting this week in Los Angeles.
Co-created and written by Brosh McKenna and Patel, Arranged is about two best friends who end up in a marriage of convenience.
Deol will play Ash, a sardonic stand-up comedian whose challenging relationship with her overbearing mother forces her into an uncomfortable decision. Storm will play Alex, Ash’s confident, offbeat, charming best friend and roommate. In addition to acting, both Deol and Storm have backgrounds as stand-up comedians and tour regularly.
Brosh McKenna and Patel executive produce and Brosh McKenna will direct the pilot. CBS Television Studios, where Brosh McKenna is under an overall deal, is the studio.
Multi-faceted filmmaker Deol directed the documentary Woman Rebel which was nominated for an Emmy, shortlisted for an Oscar, and distributed by HBO. She also directed American Haze, a documentary about her own family’s immigration story for Sundance Now. Her TV credits include The Mindy Project, How to Get Away with Murder, Modern Family, New Girl and Greatest Ever on TruTV. She also starred in indie feature Farah Goes Bang, which won the first Nora Ephron prize at Tribeca. Her stand-up credits include Live At Gotham and Hulu’s Coming to the Stage. Deol is represented by Haven, WME, and Cohen Gardner.
Storm gained a social media following from his viral social experiments that poke fun at his generation’s narcissism. His stand-up credits include Conan and Last Comic Standing and he is currently hosting the live show Up and Up with Moses Storm, produced by Conan O’Brien. He’ll also be seen on the upcoming season of Arrested Development and in a recurring role on I’m Dying Up Here. His other credits include Youth & Consequences and the feature film Unfriended. Storm is repped by Haven, WME and Hansen Jacobson.