Facebook group “Subtle Asian Traits” which was originally started by a group of Asian Australian high school students as a way to talk about the quirks of being Asian in Australia and more broadly in the West is one of the largest Asian focused Facebook groups. To date, it is at around 1.9 million members. Well exclusive news has been released that a TV series about the group is in development by Jumpcut.
Jumpcut is a new studio launched earlier this month, is developing the project, which takes its name from the group dedicated to memes about the Asian diaspora experience. The college-set narrative will be penned by Ivan Tsang and Justin R. Ching and produced by John Zhang alongside Jumpcut.
Here is more on this from The Hollywood Reporter:
Zhang, a former development associate at Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment and an alumnus of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment’s Leaders Fellowship, secured the right to shop a project about Subtle Asian Traits from its nine Chinese-Australian founders, who were in high school when they started the group in 2018. He brought the concept to Tsang and Ching, who developed a story, and the latter took it to Jumpcut head of development Winnie Kemp, who was formerly a development executive at CBS Films and Super Deluxe.
We will keep tabs on this and bring you more updates as it comes.
Image via Subtle Asian Traits Facebook Group
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