This is pretty awesome. Vietnamese Australian actress, martial artist, producer and director- Maria Tran (Truy Sat, Echo 8) will join the cast of Paramount + Australian drama 10-part series “Last King of the Cross”. This Aussie series is a major venture for Paramount +, who is trying to expand its brand beyond the US. With Tran and other actors and actresses of colour joining the cast, this will definitely be a series to keep an eye on.
Here is the main premise of the series (via Deadline Hollywood):
Inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, Last King of The Cross(10×60) is an operatic story of two brothers, Sam and John Ibrahim, who organize the street but lose each other in their ascent to power. The serialized drama tracks Ibrahim’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money and no prospects to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross – a mini-Atlantic City, barely half a mile long with every form of criminality on offer.
“Last King of the Cross” is currently being filmed in and around Sydney, more information to come and a chat with the awesome Maria Tran!