Mindy Kaling has a new upcoming series for HBO Max subscribers called The Sex Lives of College Girls, and the four stars have been unveiled. We’ve got Pauline Chalamet (The King of Staten Island) as Kimberly, the socially awkward valedictorian from Arizona; Amrit Kaur (Star Trek: Short Treks) as Bela, the quirky goofball; Reneé Rapp (Mean Girls on Broadway) as Leighton, the judgemental entitled girl; and Alyah Chanelle Scott (The Book of Mormon) as Whitney, the soon-to-be soccer star with a dry sense of humor.
Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott are set to star as four roommates randomly assigned to a dorm at Essex College, a prestigious New England university. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.
Here are the official character breakdowns:
Pauline Chalamet will star as Kimberly, the valedictorian of a working-class public high school in a humble Arizona suburb. Smart, caring, earnest, and ambitious, she’s prepared for college academically — but not so much socially.
Amrit Kaur will star as Bela, a comedy-obsessed, super confident cornball from the affluent suburbs of northern New Jersey who is never afraid to say what she’s thinking. She describes herself as “extremely sex-positive” — even though she had sex for the first time 14 days ago.
Reneé Rapp will make her television debut and will star as Leighton, who would describe herself as a normal, classy girl from a great family. Others would describe her as blunt, judgmental, and beyond entitled. Coming from one of the richest (and quietly Republican) families on New York City’s Upper East Side, Leighton is a fourth-generation legacy at Essex.
Alyah Chanelle Scott will also make her television debut and will star as Whitney. Strong and self-assured with a dry sense of humor, Whitney is the soon-to-be star of the Essex soccer team. She is also the only daughter of the most powerful Black senator in the country. The graduate of an elite Los Angeles prep school, Whitney chose an East Coast college to live her most exciting life.
The first episode of The Sex Lives of College Girls is co-written by Kaling and Justin Noble. Both will also serve as executive producers alongside Howard Klein. There’s no word on when to expect the series to release, but my guess is that we’ll see it in 2021.