Ken Jeong to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan

Variety | 2/15/2019 | Joe Otterson
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A “Crazy Rich Asians” reunion is happening at CBS.

Ken Jeong has been cast in a lead role in the multi-camera comedy pilot “The Emperor of Malibu,” which is being co-written and executive produced by “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan. In the series, Auggie, the son of a Chinese tech billionaire, announces his engagement to an American woman, forcing his outrageous family descends upon the couple to win their son back and test drive the American dream.

Jeong - Gerry - Tech - Billionaire - Gerry

Jeong will play Gerry, the Chinese tech billionaire. Gerry brings the whole family to Los Angeles to see if they can persuade Auggie to re-think his engagement.

Jeong was part of the ensemble cast for “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside stars including Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Gemma Chan. The film has grossed over $238 million...
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