Netflix acquires A24 dramedy series Beef, starring Minari actor Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

Beef will be Steven Yeun's first regular live-action TV gig since wrapping his run as Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead in 2016.

Press Trust of India March 25, 2021 11:52:23 IST
Netflix acquires A24 dramedy series Beef, starring Minari actor Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong. Twitter @tocpod

Streamer Netflix has acquired studio A24's upcoming series, which will feature Minari star Steven Yeun and actor-comedian Ali Wong.

Titled Beef, the dramedy series has been created by Lee Sung Jin, who will also serve as the showrunner, Netflix said in a press release.

The 10-episode show follows two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.

"Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, A24 and Netflix. It’s a dream team, and I’m honoured to be collaborating with them. I''m also grateful to the guy who yelled at me in traffic three years ago. I did not let it go, and now we have a show," Sung Jin said.

Yeun will executive produce the show through his company Universal Remote along with Wong and Sung Jin.

"We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Lee Sung Jin and help bring this rich series to life along with the inimitable Steven Yeun and Ali Wong. Sung Jin has created a bold and at times outrageous world.

"It is an honest and powerful character study of two people who go about searching for connection in the unlikeliest of ways," said Jinny Howe, VP, Drama Development, Original Series at Netflix.

Beef will be Yeun's first regular live-action TV gig since wrapping his run as Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead in 2016.

The series reunites him with A24, the studio behind his critically-acclaimed movie Minari that earned Yeun an Oscar nomination for best actor, making him the first Asian American to achieve the feat in the category.

Wong is best known for featuring in shows such as American Housewife, Tuca and Bertie and Black Box.

The actor most recently featured in Warner Bros movie Birds of Prey and Netflix's Always Be My Maybe, which she also wrote. Wong headlined two specials for the streamer in Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife.

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