EXCLUSIVE: MRC has made a deal to develop Pornsak Pichetshote’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel bestseller The Good Asian into a series. James Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett are producing for Atomic Monster. Will Rowbotham and Luke Maxwell are producing for 3 Arts.
The Good Asian follows Edison Hark, a skilled but complicated Chinese-American detective, on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown. The series adaptation is a Chinatown noir following the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban, the Chinese, as they rise against a system of violence, oppression and corruption in their community to build a better future.
Pitchetshote’s previous graphic novel, Infidel, sold to TriStar as a feature with Sugar23 producing. The author most recently was part of the writers room for the upcoming Green Lantern series for HBO Max. Before becoming a TV writer, Thai-American Pitchetshote was a rising star editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint, where he worked on such comics as Sandman and Swamp Thing. He left Vertigo to become an executive in DC Entertainment’s media team, where he started and oversaw DC TV’s department, helping spearhead Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie and Constantine.
Pornsak is repped by APA, 3 Arts and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
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