The upcoming series is about Janet Zhao, a Chinese-American woman who becomes the unwilling matriarch of “her crazy, exhausting family” after her extremely rich grandmother died and named her as the sole inheritor of her wealth. Gao will executive produce and pen the script for the still-untitled comedy series.
“Crazy Rich Asians” has so far raked in almost $137 million in the United States ($166 million worldwide), effectively breaking the perception that Asians aren’t bankable enough to sell a movie or a TV series.
Gao, a rising star writer in Hollywood, has worked on hit shows such as “Silicon Valley,”“Robot Chicken,” and the “Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness.”
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