Charles Yu’s latest novel “Interior Chinatown” is getting the TV treatment.
Hulu is developing a series based on the novel, with Yu in place to adapt his own work, Variety has learned exclusively. Sources describe the deal for the book, brokered by UTA, as highly competitive, with Participant and Dan Lin’s Rideback on board to produce.
“Interior Chinatown” follows the story of an Asian-American actor struggling against clichéd roles and stereotypes, both at work and in his personal life. It was published earlier this year by Pantheon Books, and has garnered Yu a place among the finalists for the National Book Award in the fiction category.
Alongside Yu, the project is being executive produced by Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore and Elsie Choi for Rideback, and Miura Kite for Participant.
Earlier this year, Yu made an appearance on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”