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New Asian American-led detective show based on Archie Comics’ ‘Jake Chang’ under development by CW

  • “Jake Chang,” an Asian American-led TV show set in the world of Archie Comics, is currently being developed by The CW Network.
  • Writer Oanh Lyh has been tapped to co-write the script with filmmaker Viet Nguyen, who will also direct the series. The duo had previously worked together on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” another Archie Comics-based series.
  • They will executive produce the show with Daniel Dae Kim and John Cheng through production company 3AD, as well as with Jon Goldwater through Archie Studios and Warner Bros Television.
  • Described as a noir thriller, the live-action series will follow the story of a 16-year-old private investigator who lives in Chinatown and attends an elite private high school.
  • The character of Jake Chang was first revealed in February and will debut in “World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest No. 17” on July 27.

A new Asian American-led TV show set in the world of Archie Comics is currently being developed by The CW Network. 

Based on a new character set to be introduced in Archie Comics, the upcoming teen drama “Jake Chang” will be developed by filmmaker Viet Nguyen and writer Oanh Ly. 

‘Shang-Chi’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Series About Japanese American WWII Heroes

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“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.

‘Cobra Kai’ to Return to Netflix With Tamlyn Tomita, Yuji Okumoto

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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.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Actress Awkwafina to Star in New Comedy Central Series Based on Her Life

“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 Lawmaker Sparks Outrage for Racist Impression of Chinese Tourists on ‘Who is America?’

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.”