9:53am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Wangs vs. the World' TV Series in the Works at Hulu (Exclusive)
Hulu is ready to hit the road.
The streaming platform, which recently topped 17 million subscribers, has put into development a half-hour adaptation of Jade Chang's best-selling comedic novel The Wangs vs. the World.
Chang will adapt her novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent — and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Now You See Me 2 and the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians take from Warner Bros.) will direct should the script move to pilot at Hulu. Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Mad Men) will supervise. The comedy is produced by Michael London's Groundswell Productions, the company behind Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated SMILF, Syfy's The Magicians, FX's Snowfall and Hulu's recently canceled Hugh Laurie drama Chance.
Chang's book was a New York Times editor's choice and was named a best book of the year in 2016 by outlets such as Amazon, NPR and Elle, among others.
Chu is repped by UTA, Principato Young and Stone Genow. Bedard is with UTA, Management 360 and Schreck Rose. Chang is with UTA. Groundswell and London are with WME and Michael Schenkman.