RICK AND MORTY Writer Jessica Gao is Writing a CRAZY RICH ASIANS-Inspired TV Series
Thanks to the success of Crazy Rich Asians, ABC is producing a new series inspired by the film, which has been pitched with the title Lazy Rich Asians. The best part about this series is that it’s being written by Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy Award for writing the "Pickle Rick" episode of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty.
The series revolves around a character named Janet Zhao, “a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she's spent her life trying to keep at arm's length.”
Mega film producer Brian Grazer is also set to produce the film through his Imagine TV production company.
I enjoyed the hell out of Crazy Rich Asians and I think this series could turn out to be just as good, especially with Gao on board to write the script. I love her work on Rick and Morty and the HBO series Silicon Valley.