Steven Yeun, who was just nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his great work in Minari, is teaming up with Ali Wong for a currently untitled A24 dramedy series. Reportedly, the project has generated a huge bidding war that includes Netflix, Amazon and Apple. However, a traditional TV channel might have the edge.
Despite the interest from the streaming heavyweights, American network FX could have the inside track as the series hails from creator Lee Sung Jin – who previously worked under the name Sonny Lee – who has worked with the network in the past on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and the channel’s breakout comedy Dave.
We’ll see if Lee’s previous collaborations with FX give the channel the edge, but they probably don’t have the deep pockets of those streaming giants, so we’ll see.
Unfortunately there’s no word on what the show is actually about. We know Lee will serve as writer and showrunner, that there will be 10 episodes, and they’ll be around 30 minutes each. That’s it! Hopefully the streamers involved in the bidding know more than we do.
A24’s track record is incredibly good. Even limiting their output to just their TV work, they’re the studio behind HBO’s Euphoria, Hulu’s Ramy and Showtime’s Moonbase 8. Streamers and networks would love the same kind of success those shows have, so it’s no surprise there’s plenty of interest.
This will be Yeun’s first live-action series since he was on The Walking Dead. He also appeared on the first season of the recent Twilight Zone reboot, and lent his voice to Amazon’s upcoming superhero series, Invincible. Wong previously starred in series American Housewife, and was last seen in Cathy Yan‘s Birds Of Prey.
No doubt there will be more information to come with this series. Once the bidding war is won, we’ll likely hear more about the series. Maybe even what it’s about!