Greta Lee’s New HBO Show About Koreatown Could Be a First for Asian Americans
Greta Lee, the mastermind behind developing HBO dark comedy “KTown” based on the fictional kingpins of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, just might be spearheading the first premium cable show to feature Asian Americans.
The story will focus on Lee who plays Yumi, daughter of a Kingpin family in the Los Angeles neighborhood who explores her “embarrassing” Korean roots. The show will follow how Yumi becomes a powerful Korean-American woman in her own right.
“When you have no sort of representation, when you’re completely absent from media or from everything you’re consuming, no matter how strong your support system is, subconsciously, the subliminal message is, ‘You are defective.’ And I’m just beginning to understand the scope of how damaging that is to people and to myself.”