Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Development News - 'New Amsterdam' Alum Anupam Kher Boards ABC Comedy Pilot 'The Son in Law'

Development News - April 19, 2022

ABC's The Son in Law.

  • Anupam Kher has been cast as a series regular in the comedy pilot starring Chris Sullivan and Reema Sampat. He previously starred for three seasons in NBC's New Amsterdam and in the Amazon film The Big Sick.
  • He will play Om Mehta, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic who lives with his wife Khushi (Meera Simhan) in an 18,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue penthouse and hobnobs with an A-list circle of friends and celebrities. Despite that, Om - who was raised in relatively modest circumstances - is completely unaffected by the trappings of wealth. He is well aware of Khushi's controlling nature but loves her deeply and indulges her, knowing that it's pointless to contradict her when she's on a "mission." And currently her mission is to get their daughter Asha (Sampat) away from her boyfriend Jake (Sullivan), whom she thinks is beneath her. That's a shame, because Om likes Jake and has a lot in common with him. So when Jake asks his permission to marry Asha, Om immediately grants it.