A24 is staying in the Steven Yeun business, and business is booming.
Fresh off his Oscar nomination for A24’s Minari on Monday (the first Asian American to ever be nominated for Best Leading Actor), a bidding war has broken out for a new series produced by the hit studio, starring Yeun and Ali Wong. Netflix, Amazon, FX, and Apple are all in the mix trying to pick up this hot property, with none of them getting the edge yet.
As Deadline reports, the currently untitled series is keeping its cards close to the chest, with no plot details revealed as of yet, but we do know that it’s being billed as a dramedy which will run 10 episodes at 30 minutes apiece, and will run as a limited series.
Lee Sung Jin is the creator, writer, and showrunner of the series, reuniting with Yeun and Wong, who both starred in the Netflix (now Adult Swim) animated series Tuca & Bertie, which Lee Sung Jin was an executive producer and writer on. Other series he’s worked on include Dave, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Silicon Valley, the latter of which he received an Emmy and WGA nomination for.
Wherever this series lands it is sure to have a lot of people watching, and will be a huge get for whichever network or streamer can lock it in.