ABC Developing ‘Crazy Rich Asians’-Inspired TV Show

The massive box office success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has inspired a slew of projects that dive into the Asian-American experience. ABC is developing a comedy from a ‘Rick and Morty’ writer.

By WKBW on September 12, 2018
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The massive box office success of Crazy Rich Asians has inspired other projects that dive into the Asian-American experience.

Notably, ABC is currently developing a comedy series by Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the yet untitled show was pitched as Lazy Rich Asians.

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The project will be a single-camera show about the life of first-generation Chinese-American Janet Zhao. The series follows her journey as she “struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family”. When she is the sole inheritor of her wealthy grandmother’s fortune, she becomes “the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length”.

Gao is set to write the script and be executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Samie Kim Falvey.

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