ABC, one of the biggest TV networks in America, is hoping to ride the success of the “Crazy Rich Asians” wave. The new project is tentatively titled, “Lazy Rich Asians”.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, the person responsible for the comedy is writer and producer Jessica Gao. She recently won the “Best Animated Program” Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode in “Rick and Morty”.
“Lazy Rich Asians” will centre on Janet Zhao, “a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length”.
Jon M. Chu, who directed “Crazy Rich Asians”, tweeted his excitement at the announcement. “Wow this is what movement looks like. I love seeing others get the opportunity to tell their stories!! This is what we need! Let’s keep it going,” the filmmaker wrote.
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) September 11, 2018
“Crazy Rich Asians” has managed to gross over US$164.3 million worldwide (with $135.8 million in America alone). It was the first Hollywood film to feature primarily Asian cast in 25 years since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club”.
The sequel, “China Rich Girlfriend”, has been given the green light to proceed from Warner Bros.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter.