ABC has ordered the pilot for the Eddie Huang series “Fresh Off The Boat” about an Asian family that is becoming familiar with everything American and moving from their multi-cultural DC neighborhood to a very white Florida suburb in the 90’s.
The sitcom pilot is now being cast and casting directors have put out a call to fill 3 lead roles for ages 7 to 13. They are seeking to cast 3 Asian American kids for the Pilot and if the pilot gets picked up, those kids may find themselves starring in a ABC TV series.
The series will be based on Huang’s book also called “Fresh Off The Boat” which is him memoir of growing up in an immigrant family.
The pilot has been looking to fill these roles for sometime and seems the search is still on. Casting directors have setup an online process to request an audition and the project is casting nationwide to find the right kids.
The pilot episode is looking for boys to play the 3 Huang brothers, all are Asian.
Gary Huang (Lead): Male, 7-9, Asian
to play 9, the baby of the family, a “total mama’s boy tattle-tale,” a “tiny narc.”
Freddy Huang (Lead): Male, 10-11, Asian
to play 11, Eddie’s younger brother, idolizes Eddie, will do anything for him, even taking the blame for Eddie’s bad behavior.
Eddie Huang (Lead): Male, 11-14, Asian
to play 12, a well-meaning, likable kid, a recent transplant from Washington, D.C., now living in homogenized, all-white Orlando, FL, where
This project is being created by Don’t Trust The B in Apt 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan. The pilot will begin production this spring. Fresh Off The Boat is written/executive produced by Khan along with Jake Kasdan who is also serving as executive producer for the show.
If you are interested in auditioning for the show, or getting an audition for your kids please follow the instructions in the below casting flyer.