ABC Picks Up New Comedy Series “Fresh Off The Boat” for Mid-Season

Screen-shot-2014-05-10-at-6.39.18-PMBased on Chef Eddie Huang‘s memoir, “Fresh Off The Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, and Ian Chen as Evan.

The 20th Century Fox TV production is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Kahn, who has been working closely with Huang to tell his real story. ABC’s Head of Casting, Keli Lee and her team were responsible for casting the roles of this new family sitcom.

Taking place in the 1990s, the story follows the family of 12-year-old hip hop lover, Eddie, who tries to adjust to suburban Orlando from D.C.’s Chinatown.