Brad Falchuk – one-half of the creative brain trust behind such pop culture phenomenon’s as Glee and American Horror Story – has opted to head to greener and more singular pastures according to the solo artist known as The Hollywood Reporter.
Falchuk has banded together with Byron Wu of The Getaway fame to bring to life the new ten episode series entitled The Brothers Sun. This Asian American gangster drama series will mark Falchuk’s freshman solo outing for Netflix since his recent signing of an overall contract with the streaming behemoth.
The Brothers Sun is described as a creature of many stripes: Drama, dark comedy, family soap, gangster story. The series, created by Falchuk and Wu, is garnering a lot of industry ink for its commitment to showcase an exclusive Asian writer’s room and an all-Asian cast. But none of that matters a whit, of course, if the story doesn’t resound with all audiences, regardless of race. On that note, at least, there’s good indication that The Brothers Sun will more than deliver a crackling yarn. According to the official Netflix synopsis for the new series, the story “follows a Taipei gangster, Charles Sun, who’s settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father is shot by a mysterious assassin, Charles must go to L.A. to protect his mother and utterly unaware younger brother Bruce.” Hey, sounds like a winner to me!
“I am thankful to Brad Falchuk Teley-vision and Netflix who have championed this Asian-American centric, Asian-American written, Asian-American directed show,” Wu said in a press release announcing the upcoming series. “I am excited to be a part of this wave of new content that speaks to our experiences with honesty and dignity. I am honored to have been in a writer’s room where we could all share what reused jar our families kept the sugar in (Folgers).”
Nne Ebong, Vice-President of overall deals at Netflix (and, we have it on good authority, someone who is more of a fan of Sanka than Folgers) enthused of The Brothers Sun: “We’re proud of our ongoing partnership with Brad and to get behind Byron’s debut in this smartly written, witty and high stakes drama that shines the light on the Asian-American immigrant experience.”
No word on a drop date for The Brothers Sun, but you can bet your fresh new pack of Maxwell House that we’ll be here to keep everyone updated on what looks to be a genuinely good show!