Disney Junior has announced a new animated detective series Mira, Royal Detective that distinguishes itself from other mystery shows by its all-Indian cast, reports Hollywood Reporter.
This cast includes 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier, who will voice the titular character, while the rest of the cast features Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Jameela Jamil, among others.
Mira, Royal Detective takes place in the magical land of Jalpur, which said to be "inspired by the cultures and customs of India" and be the site for "authentic music and dance elements". (Go figure.)
Mira is a brave and clever girl who solves a mystery involving Prince Neel (Kamran Lucas) and is appointed to the role of royal detective. Mira and the prince then join forces to solve other mysteries.
“We are eager to introduce kids and their families to the rich, diverse cultures and customs of India through Mira, a young girl who looks at things with her own unique lens to gain different perspectives and help others in her community,” Disney Junior vice president Joe D’Ambrosia said in a statement. “We hope that she will encourage our audience to actively engage with the inspiring world around them and appreciate the little details that make life extraordinary.”
Aimed at preschoolers, each episode will run 22 minutes. The show is slated to debut in 2020.