TV Land is prepared to spin a lens on Korean-American stereotypes.
The Viacom-owned wire network is teaming with Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Hawaii Five-O‘s Daniel Dae Kim to rise Re Jane, a half-hour instrumentation of Patricia Park’s entrance novel of a same name.
Set in a geographically tighten though rarely manifold worlds of Flushing, Queens and Brooklyn, a single-camera comedy centers on Jane Re, a honhyol (mixed race) Korean-American lady who feels like an alien in each sense: She didn’t attend an Ivy League school, she’s been dismissed from her initial Wall Street pursuit and during 5-foot-7 she towers over a other Korean-American women around her. Feeling trapped by Korean beliefs including nunchi (a multiple of good manners, hierarchy and obligation) that have tangible her life so far, Jane finds an event to burst into a opposite life when she becomes an au span to a adopted Chinese daughter of Beth and Ed, a integrate of Brooklyn intellectuals. The intensity array is described as a fresh, smart and voluptuous demeanour during life between dual cultures and a significance of vital for oneself.
Finding Carter‘s Maria Maggenti will coop a book and executive furnish a comedy alongside Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Doreen Wilcox Little. Kim will exec furnish around his CBS Television Studios-based 3AD banner. 3AD conduct of growth Lindsay Goffman also will exec produce.
For TV Land, a comedy comes as a wire network has found success by changeable to younger-themed single-camera fare. TV Land is now prepping 3 pilots: Heathers, First Wives Club and American Woman. Should they go to series, they would join a register of originals including Younger, Impastor, the George Lopez comedy Lopez and Melissa McCarthy-produced Nobodies, among others.