Arden Cho is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy audio series “Imperfect Match.”
The show, which is described as a cross between the 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail” and the hit Netflix series “Emily in Paris,” is produced by Meet Cute, an entertainment company that creates scripted rom-coms in audio format. Asian-Australian-American writer and filmmaker Liz Fields wrote and directed the series.
Cho, best known for starring in MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and Netflix’s “Partner Track,” is the voice behind Violet Kang, a celebrity matchmaker who must find a partner for playboy billionaire and dating app creator Dante Gargano.
Other cast members include Tommy Kang, Mallory Low, Concetta Tomei, Valerie Schrementi, Heather Matarazzo, Jake Ryan Lozano, Katie Flamman and Andrew Heder.
Meet Cute’s founder and CEO, Naomi Shah, hopes that the upcoming audio series encourages conversations about modern dating. She also shared that Cho was the perfect fit for the role of Violet.
Fields told NextShark via email that the series was inspired by the exploits of her matchmaker friend Amy Van Doran, who is behind the New York-based matchmaking agency Modern Love Club.
Fields also shared that “Imperfect Match” was inspired by her own experiences while spending three months in Rome, which is “hands-down the most romantic city in the world.”
When asked about why she’s a fan of audio as a medium, Fields mentioned an escape from screen time, saying:
For me it’s a way to disconnect from screens that pervade our every waking hour, and connect with story in a way that opens up the imagination and other senses. Luckily, I got to work with a cast of amazing performers who can so beautifully convey emotion and tension and nuance through their vocal performances, you don’t even need to see their faces.
Fun fact: for the kissing scenes, I have actors make out with their hands in the booth. It’s so awkward and hilarious every time.
For Fields, she hopes listeners of her upcoming audio series can find beauty in imperfection.
Life is messy and incoherent. People talk over each other and mumble and say the wrong thing constantly. Audio stories can be such a beautiful reflection of that imperfection, and that was definitely something I wanted to emphasize — to impress that mistakes are made, in life and love, and that’s OK. Lean into it. Sometimes sitting in that imperfection and accepting it is actually right where we need to be.
“Imperfect Match” premieres on May 2 and will run for six episodes.