Ronny Chieng and Chloe Bennet have joined the cast of “Interior Chinatown,” a new drama series based on the award-winning book by Charles Yu.
“Interior Chinatown” follows the story of Willis Wu (Jimmy O. Yang), a background character trapped in a police procedural trying to find his way into the larger story–and along the way discovers secrets about the strange world he inhabits and his family’s buried history.
According to Deadline, Chieng will play Fatty Choi, Willis’s best friend whose passions include video games and malted beverages. Bennet will play Detective Lana Lee, a new lead making her debut appearance in the procedural cop show Black & White. Lana brings a new energy to the series’ reliable but overworked premise.
Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) will also star in the project and Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) will direct the pilot episode and executive produce.
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.
The 10-episode series will release on Hulu in the US, on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ in all other territories.
Chieng’s credits include The Daily Show, Young Rock, and Crazy Rich Asians.
Bennet’s credits include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nashville.