Minimum Wage stems from Project Greenlight and ColorCreative.TV’s The New Normal writing contest, created by the two companies to find underrepresented voices in media.
Written by Rebecca Hu, Arpita Kumar, and Maya Houston, the series centers around five unique employees who work at a run-down fast food restaurant in LA’s Koreatown as they try desperately to improve its business in addition to their personal lives. Cindy Fang and Deniese Davis executive produce. Aaron Covington, who co-wrote the 2015 film Creed, will direct the series’ cast which includes John Yuan, Halleta Alemu, Gabriel Brown, Alma Delfina, and D’Lo.
Awkward Black Girl and Insecure creator Rae is an executive producer on the project.
“I’m so proud of the writing team behind Minimum Wage,” said Rae. “It is the beautiful product of collaboration, creativity and inclusion. We’re so happy to have partnered with Project Greenlight Digital Studios to find, out of over 2,000 submissions, these dynamic women writers.”