Hulu has placed a 10-episode order for “Interior Chinatown,” a new drama based on the award-winning book by Charles Yu.
Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) will star in the project and Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) will direct the pilot episode and executive produce.
According to Deadline, Yang will play Willis Wu a background actor in a procedural cop show called Black & White. Relegated to the background Willis goes through the motions of his on-screen job, waiting tables and dreaming about a whole world beyond Chinatown. When he inadvertently becomes a witness to a crime, Willis begins to unravel a criminal web in Chinatown, and in the process discovers what it feels like to be in the spotlight.
The series hails from 20th Television and Creator/Exec Producer Charles Yu.
Rideback, Participant and Dive are exec producing. Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, and Elsie Choi will EP for Ridgeback; Jeff Skill and Miura Kite will EP for Participant, and Garrett Basch will EP for Dive.
Yang’s credits include Love Hard, Crazy Rich Asians, and Silicon Valley.