Steven Yeun and Ali Wong to star in A24’s untitled comedy-drama series
Coming off from landing his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, Minari star Steven Yeun has found his next collaboration with A24 as he officially signs on for the leading role in a new comedy-drama series. According to Deadline, Ali Wong (Always Be My Maybe) has also joined the untitled project which recently sparked a bidding war between multiple studios and streamers including Netflix and Apple after it was pitched last week.
This marks Yeun’s first major TV project as the lead after nearly five years since starring as fan-favorite survivor Glenn Rhee in AMC’s The Walking Dead. His next project will be Amazon Prime’s upcoming adult animated series Invincible which will debut later this month.
Further details about the untitled project’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but it will reportedly consist of 10 half-hour long episodes. The project will be executive produced by Wong and Yeun.
The limited series is created and written by Lee Sung Jin, who will also serve as showrunner. He has previously worked together with Yeun and Wong in Netflix’s adult animated series Tuca & Bertie which was picked up for a second season by Adult Swim.
A24‘s work in television has been successful so far with their current shows Ramy and Euphoria, both gaining critical acclaim. Their upcoming TV projects include The Curse starring Emma Stone and Benny Safdie; Mr. Corman starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and Outlawed from Amy Adams.
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