Cool! Kenneth Choi will star as the dad in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang and creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan.
Kenneth Choi To Star In Kourtney Kang & Nahnatchka Kahn's NBC Comedy Pilot
Written by Kang and based on her life, the coming-of-age comedy centers on a girl named Katie and explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of 1988 Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal: to become a Laker Girl like her idol Paula Abdul. This show already sounds awesome.
Katie will played by Isabella Russo. Choi will play Katie's dad Clyde, who is described as "an insurance agent who seems to know exactly what to say to in order to diffuse tense situations."
Choi recently played Judge Lance Ito on FX's The People v O.J. Simpson and had a recurring role on Fox comedy The Last Man on Earth. He next will be seen in the feature films Spider-Man Homecoming, Bright, American Express, Hulu's Dimension 404 and Starz's Counterpart.
Man, I really hope this pilot gets picked up. Fingers crossed.
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