If you loved Crazy Rich Asians, get ready for Lazy Rich Asians.
That is the working title of an in-the-works ABC single-camera comedy about a first generation Chinese-American woman named Janet Zhao. The script comes from writer Jessica Gao, who recently won a Primetime Emmy for her work on the “Pickle Rick” episode of Rick and Morty.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy follows Janet as she “struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family.” When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole beneficiary, she has to figure out her place as the family’s new matriarch.
The working title and Asian-American focus of the show directly follow the summer blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, which was not only a major milestone for Asian-American representation, but also a box office success, grossing more than $164.3 million worldwide.