Monday, May 8, 2017

'Crazy Rich Asians' author working on project for television

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Kevin Kwan is working on a project for television.

WILL THERE BE a television version of Crazy Rich Asians?

Not really, according to Kevin Kwan who wrote the best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians, which is curently filming in Malaysia and Singapore.

Kwan is involved in developing a new television series that will have Asian actors and feature the same globe-trotting world with glaborous locales that was featured in his novels. The project will be his first venture in television.

STXtv, the television division of STX Entertainment, has acquired the rights to an untitled scripted drama from Kwan and co-creator David Sangalli. Backers include China's Hony Capital and Tencent Holdings as well as Hong Kong-based telecom giant PCCW.STX.

Kwan says, the prospective series will not be a continuation of his novels. He wouldn't reveal details of the plot but the premise will involve the same type of globe-trotting, multinational, glamorous ensemble that made Kwan's trilogy so popular.

"With the final book coming out, loyal readers have already been asking, 'What's next?'" said the New York-based Kwan in a statement. "There's no better home than STXtv for my next act. We can't wait to take my fans and a whole new audience into an extraordinary world they've never seen before."

"This project is the perfect embodiment of the type of talent-driven, premium content series with a unique East-West appeal that STXtv was created to develop," according to STX. "Kevin and David are crazy gifted storytellers, and we're proud to bring their newest creation to life on new platforms around the world."

STXtv previously produced theshort-lived NBC  drama State of Affairs starring 
Katherine Heigl.
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