BURNING
Oct 26 2018
BURNING
Oct 26 2018

Director: Lee Chang-dong

Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun

Writers: Jungmi Oh, Chang-dong Lee

Synopsis: Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.

Why Open: The critically-acclaimed South Korean selection for the 91st Annual Oscars dazzles with a Korean cast under the directorial tutelage of the legendary Chang-dong Lee.

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Aquaman
Dec 21 2018
Aquaman
Dec 21 2018

Director: James Wan

Cast: Jason Momoa, Ludi Lin

Producers: Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong

Synopsis: Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

Why Open: A hapa Pacific Islander lead with an international Australian Asian director made what was once a laughed-at-superhero into one of the coolest. Wan has also now become the only director in history to have two multi-billion dollar film franchises for two different studios (#WanBillion).

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Single Parents
Jan 2 2019
Single Parents
Jan 2 2019

Cast: Jake Choi

Synopsis: This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

Cast: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu

Writer: Ins Choi

Synopsis: The misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.

Why Open: The synopsis gives it away 😉

GOOD TROUBLE
Jan 8 2019
GOOD TROUBLE
Jan 8 2019

Cast: Sherry Cola, Kara Wang, Ken Kirby

Writer: Lauren Moon

Director (of pilot): Jon M. Chu

Why Open: Sherry Cola is a series regular, in addition to several other AAPI supporting castmembers. The pilot episode was directed by Jon M. Chu. CAPE New Writers Fellowship alum Lauren Moon was a staff writer for Season 1.

The Good Doctor
Jan 13 2019
The Good Doctor
Jan 13 2019

Cast: Tamlyn Tomita, Christina Chang, Will Yun Lee, Jae-Beom Park, Daniel Dae Kim

Producers: Daniel Dae Kim, Rina Brannen

Synopsis: Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.

Why Open: The #1 broadcast show of the year in 2018 was created by none other than the legendary Daniel Dae Kim and his 3AD production company.

DEADLY CLASS
Jan 16 2019
DEADLY CLASS
Jan 16 2019

Cast: Lana Condor, Benedict Wong

Synopsis: A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins.

PEN15
Feb 8 2019
PEN15
Feb 8 2019

Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer: Maya Erskine

Cast: Maya Erskine

Synopsis: PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.