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10.28.2019

Preity G Zinta and Vir Das to star in potential 'Fresh Off The Boat' spinoff

'Magic Motor Inn' will center on an Indian American family.



Plans for a Fresh Off the Boat spinoff, centering on an Indian American family, are underway. The series, tentatively titled Magic Motor Inn, will likely be led by Bollywood star Preity Zinta and actor/comedian Vir Das, who are set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Fresh Off the Boat.

'Fresh Off the Boat' Casts Vir Das and Preity G Zinta as Stars of Potential Spinoff

Written by Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom, the episode centers around an Indian family whose daughter attends school with Eddie. Das and Zinta will star as the girl's parents. The episode would reportedly serve as the basis for the proposed spinoff, which would go through the regular pilot process.




Fresh Off the Boat is currently in its sixth season. Based on the best-selling memoir by Eddie Huang, the show follows a Taiwanese American family in pursuit of the American dream in 1990s suburban Orlando.

Fruchbom served as a writer for the first two seasons of Fresh Off the Boat and was promoted to producer in Season 3. She previously worked on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

Zinta is one of the most popular, highest-paid Hindi film actresses of the 2000s. As an entrepreneur, activist and performer, she is widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in Indian cinema.

An internationally successful comedian, Das became the first Indian to have his own Netflix special, 2017's Abroad Understanding. Earlier this year, Das made his American primetime series debut with a co-starring role on the short-lived ABC drama series Whiskey Cavalier.

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