It wasn’t enough for Mr. Eddie Huang to simply host a new food-reality TV series on MTV. Now, the Baohaus chefs’ memoir, Fresh Off The Boat, is being made into a put pilot for ABC by Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan. Khan is writing/executive producing the pilot and Huang will serve as producer.
The show is set in the ’90s and revolves around a Chinese family that moves to Orlando. (Although, Huang’s real-life family is Taiwanese.) “This is a setup Khan can relate to as she too is a first-generation American whose parents were ‘fresh off the boat,'” reports Deadline Hollywood. We can only hope the network’s put pilot commitment translates into a full TV series, if only to see who gets cast as lil’ Eddie.
Huang seems happy about the news, and Instagrammed this picture of the Deadline Hollywood’s announcement with the caption “THE CHINKSTRONAUTS HAVE LANDED! CC:@chineseguy88@baohausnyc #Deadline”: