Asian Descent: Freeform developing new comedy series from Fresh Off the Boat team
Following the series finale of ABC’s family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat last month, Variety reports that most members of the creative team behind the ground-breaking series are now partnering with Freeform to develop a brand new Asian-American comedy series titled Asian Descent. Fresh Off the Boat starred Randall Park and Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu which was based on chef Eddie Huang’s life. The sitcom ran air from 2015-2020 for six seasons with over 100 episodes.
Asian Descent will be a dark comedy which will follow the story of an aspiring musician who sets aside her dreams and pride by moving back home with her immigrant parents and leans on her high school friends to figure out the next chapter of her life. The series will be written by Fresh Off the Boat writer and co-producer Cindy Fang.
The series will be executive producer by Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan, who both served as EPs in the recently concluded ABC sitcom. It is a produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cindy Fang’s writing credits include: CBS’ Rush Hour and Disney Channel shows such as Girl Meets World and A.N.T. Farm. Fang will also get to reunite with Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan on NBC’s new comedy series Young Rock which will center on blockbuster star Dwayne Johnson’s young life including his childhood, teenage years and adolescence.