Hudson Yang To Topline ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Far East Orlando’; Barry Rothbart Joins NBC’s ‘Love Is Relative’

After a lengthy search, ABC comedy pilot Far East Orlando (aka Fresh Off The Boat) has cast its young lead. Hudson Yang will play Eddie Huang, a likable, well-meaning kid and a recent transplant from Washington, D.C., now living in homogenized, all-white Orlando, where his dad (Randall Park) is opening a restaurant. He’s clearly not happy about being uprooted in the middle of the school year and is trying his best to fit in, make friends and be accepted, but so far it’s not exactly working. The series, based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, is written/exec produced by Nahnatchka Khan and exec produced by Jake Kasdan. Yang is repped by Rachel Altman and Ellen Gilbert at Paradigm.

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