‘Fresh Off the Boat’s’ Eddie Huang Developing Drama Series ‘Panda’ for Showtime

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“Fresh Off the Boat” producer and writer Eddie Huang is developing a new one-hour drama series called “Panda” at Showtime. Huang will write and executive produce the ’90s-set series, about the titular gifted delinquent who sells ecstasy in his hometown of Orlando.

The logline is as follows: “Panda, a gifted delinquent, starts selling ecstasy in Orlando, Florida during the pressed pill boom of the late-90s, motivated by his mother’s challenge to ‘be the best of the stupid people.’ With the help of Jade, a cunning private school girl from the other side of town, they’re able to connect the hoods and take over the burgeoning drug trade in the Florida Breaks Rave Scene.”

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“Panda” is produced by Showtime and Strong Baby Productions, with the latter’s Matt Dines and Jonah Hill executive producing.

Huang is a multi-hyphenate; in addition to being a writer and producer, he is a filmmaker, actor, chef, restauranteur and TV personality. He most recently made his directorial debut with Focus Features’ “Boogie,” which he also wrote and co-starred in opposite the late rapper Pop Smoke and Taylour Paige. His auto-biographical book, “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir” was notably adapted into a critically acclaimed ABC sitcom of the same name that he also produced, running for six seasons. Huang also hosted cooking shows like “Cheap Bites & Unique Eats” and “Huang’s World.”

He’s repped by Priya Satiani at Entertainment 360 & UTA

Deadline first reported the news.

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