ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” will conclude the series with its current season, with a one-hour finale episode which is set to air on February 21.
The TV series, which follows the story of a Taiwanese American family in the ’90s, is loosely based on a memoir by Eddie Huang called “Fresh Off the Boat.” The series which premiered in 2015, made history by becoming the longest-running broadcast TV sitcom about an Asian American family.
Over the years, viewers of the show were able to watch the three child actors, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen, grow up and develop as actors.
While the show gained popularity steadily during the first two seasons, the show’s ratings have reportedly declined in recent years. Additionally, the announcement of the renewal of the show’s sixth season was shrouded by controversy after Constance Wu famously tweeted, “So upset right now that I’m literally crying.”
These words are my truth. I hope you hear them pic.twitter.com/l6SvbFcUlj
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) May 11, 2019
The actress later released a statement explaining that she was upset, not because she dislikes the series, but because the news of the renewal meant that she would have to give up another project that she had been very passionate about.
However, since the most recent announcement regarding the conclusion of the “Fresh Off the Boat” series, Twitter users have been roasting Wu for her previous outbursts, joking that the actress was finally free.
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) November 8, 2019
Katherine Heigl seeing Constance Wu at Whole Foods later today.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) November 8, 2019
Constance Wu after finding out that Fresh Off the Boat got cancelled https://t.co/5PEkmVAZTI
— Jon (@prasejeebus) November 8, 2019
— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) November 8, 2019
Constance Wu walking into that final table read: pic.twitter.com/XbLW5ZzdgG
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) November 8, 2019
— Felix Kay (@TheFelixKay) November 8, 2019
How Constance Wu is feeling today after ABC canceled #FreshOffTheBoat and knowing she is finally free and can finally shoot 2 more Crazy Rich Asian sequels and become a big movie star in Hollywood. pic.twitter.com/eROMy9f7BG
— Joker Josh (@supermangeek101) November 8, 2019
Fans of “Fresh Off the Boat” can anticipate a spinoff of the series which will be written by Rachna Fruchbom, who has already written and produced the original FOTB series. The spinoff will feature an Indian American family whose daughter attends school with Eddie Huang.
Feature Image via @TV Promos