Late Night is the story of legendary late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury, played by Emma Thompson, who, after years of complacency and declining ratings, finds her show is on the network’s chopping block.
Katherine’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first ever female staff writer, Molly Patel (Kaling) who brings fresh eyes and an honest perspective. Katherine’s decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences, as her show is upended by Molly’s passionate, unapologetic approach to comedy and to life.
By finally opening up to Molly and to her audience, with warmth, vulnerability (and the occasional menopause joke) Katherine reconnects with both the public and those closest to her.
“Mindy Kaling stirs up the stale, male writing team behind Emma Thompson’s talk show in this warm and witty comedy” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian