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Mindy Kaling and Oprah to develop adaptation of Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice For Murderers

Vera Wong was published March 14 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins UK.

Oprah Winfrey (L) and Mindy Kaling (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

By: Mohnish Singh

Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey are set to develop a series adaptation of Jesse Q. Sutanto’s latest novel Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers under their banners Kaling International and Harpo Films, respectively, reports Deadline.

According to the report, Warner Bros Television has acquired rights to the novel, which follows Vera Wong, a lonely widow living in San Francisco’s Chinatown who wakes up one morning to find a dead body on the floor of her struggling tea shop. No one is more curious than a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands, so Vera decides to start her own investigation.

Vera Wong was published March 14 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins UK.

Jesse Q. Sutanto, who has a master’s degree from Oxford University, has previously written such bestselling novels as Dial for Aunties and Well, That Was Unexpected. Dial for Aunties was optioned by Netflix to be adapted by Nahnatchka Khan and Chloe Yellin.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates and reveals.

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