The core forged has been locked in for Freeform‘s upcoming drama pilot AZNBBGIRL, a coming-of-age story set in Southern California’s Little Saigon neighborhood.
In line with The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot will star Cathy Bui (All I Ever Needed), Lynn Kim Do (FBI: Most Needed), and Jazelle Villanueva (Valets) as three Asian-American youngsters hoping to interrupt free from generational expectations and make their very own mark on the planet. The three ladies discover that escape and kind a deep bond after they develop into caught up with a avenue gang that provides them a manner out.
The challenge comes from Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant), Dinh Thai (Wu-Tang: An American Saga), and Kai Yu Wu (American Born Chinese language) and can also be set to star Quentin Nguyen-Duy (Regulation & Order: SVU), Alejandro Akara (Mayans M.C.), Audrey Huynh (The Boss Child: Again in Enterprise), and Cat Ly (21 and Wake Up).
Bui will play Anh, who is targeted on getting right into a prime faculty however has her dream derailed when she and her greatest pal Jenny are compelled right into a scheme that leads them to a avenue gang. Do will painting Jenny, who comes from a rich household however feels trapped by her dad and mom’ expectations. After a traumatic occasion, Jenny enlists Anh in a harmful scheme.
Villanueva, in the meantime, pays Dang-Dang, a feisty younger lady who can’t appear to flee her troubled previous. Initially at odds with Jenny, she varieties a surprisingly deep connection and friendship along with her and Anh.
Nguyen-Duy will play nerd-turned-gang-member Richie; Akara portrays Anh’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel; Huynh performs Jenny’s youthful sister Bella; and Ly stars as Ah-Yee, Anh’s aunt, a Chinese language Vietnamese American restaurant proprietor who’s blindsided by an extortionist.
The pilot is government produced by Chaidez, Thai (who additionally directs), Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, and Kai Yu Wu, who will even function showrunner. The studio is twentieth Tv.
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