Chinese Canadian actor and activist Ludi Lin called out Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke over the lack of Asian characters in the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” TV series.
Why it matters: Lin’s criticism comes after Salke pointed out the “huge world-building” required in the show.
Actress Greta Lee is teaming up with A24 Productions to bring the New York Times bestseller “Minor Feelings,” written by Cathy Park Hong, to the screen.
The television series will be inspired by Hong’s most recent novel, according to Deadline.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton is set to helm a television series based on the popular nonfiction book “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II.”
The book, written by best-selling author Daniel James Brown, follows the Japanese American war heroes of the 442nd Regiment during WWII, who made sacrifices for the country only to face persecution and internment at home, according to Collider.
The martial arts crime drama series “Warrior” is now moving to HBO Max and a third season is on the way.
First announced in 2018 and premiered on April 5, 2019, “Warrior” is based on the writings of legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee, set during the violent Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1800s.
Tamlyn Tomita and Yuji Okumoto will return to reprise their roles as Kumiko and Chozen Toguchi, respectively, in Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” season 3, the show’s producers confirmed.
Tomita and Okumoto will join Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Martin Kove as John Kreese and other new cast members as students, according to Entertainment Weekly.
A Malaysian TV drama has come under fire for using blackface to portray one of its characters, but the producer of the show insisted the decision would “glorify” dark skin.
In an interview with Malay Mail, Fadzil, also known as Haji Zeel, defended the use of blackface for the show “Dayang Senandung” by saying it would not be offensive to Black people.
Cinemax has released an official trailer for its new crime series inspired by Bruce Lee called “Warrior.”
“Crazy Rich Asians” cast member Awkwafina is set to star in a new, self-titled Comedy Central series alongside several other Asian American actors and actresses.
Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will play the role of a “young woman living with her father and grandmother in Queens, as she attempt[s] to make a name for herself.” The show will be inspired by Lum’s formative years, according to Rolling Stone.
Georgia politicians are calling for the resignation of State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) after an “appalling” appearance on Showtime’s “Who is America?” on Sunday.
Spencer gave an offensive impression of Chinese tourists, yelled the N-word and dropped his underwear to show his buttocks as a “homosexual.”
International action star Jackie Chan showed off his expertise on Steve Harvey’s show after the host challenged him to give feedback on amateur stunt people.
In the short clip SteveTV released earlier this month, Chan was asked to watch the start of stunts attempted by individuals and guess how each of them would turn out.
Ken Jeong is the first celebrity to join Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent” in the Judge Cuts round on Tuesday alongside Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell.
In the episode, the physician-turned-comedian and Klum were asked to volunteer in an apple archery magic trick performed by contestant Aaron Chow, Resonate reported.
Ryan Hayashi has been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe with his thrilling performances as the vegetable-slicing “Samurai Ryan” for many years.
However, in his recent appearance on “Penn and Teller: Fool Us,” the talented trickster chose to shed his samurai character and strip down his performance of “magic in its purest form.”