An Asian-American dream come true

Based on the memoir of the same name by Taiwanese-American chef Eddie Huang, Fresh Off The Boat stars Constance Wu (left) and Randall Park (right).
Based on the memoir of the same name by Taiwanese-American chef Eddie Huang, Fresh Off The Boat stars Constance Wu (left) and Randall Park (right).PHOTO: FOX

Fresh Off The Boat, the first American sitcom in two decades to revolve around Asian characters, has surprised its cast with four successful seasons

As Fresh Off The Boat airs its fifth season, its stars can scarcely believe their sitcom has lasted this long, much less launched a couple of movie-star careers along with a new conversation about Asian-American representation on screen.

Speaking at a question-and-answer session in Los Angeles, actor Randall Park admits he expected the series - which airs on Sundays on Fox (Singtel TV Channel 330 and StarHub TV Channel 505) and is based on the memoir of the same name by Taiwanese-American chef Eddie Huang - to be cancelled after Season 1 in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'An Asian-American dream come true'. Print Edition | Subscribe