EXCLUSIVE: Netflix Wins Auction For The Rights To Make Beef, A 10-episode Half-Hour Drama Series Of A24 That Will Mark Oscar Nomination Minari star Steven Yeun’s first episodic TV foray since his unforgettable exit from The walking dead. Yeun will star with Ali Wong in a series which is the creation of Lee Sung Jin. Deadline revealed the project when it launched about a week ago, creating a frenzy among the streamers.
Beef follows two people who let a road rage incident sink into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.
Wong and Yeun are executive producers. Creator-Writer-Showrunner Lee Sung Jin is Co-Executive Producer on Dave and he produces the Alex Russell Black List script Lurker and developed Omniverse, pilot for Showtime with Kanye West, Jaden Smith and Scooter Braun. Past credits include FX Pilot Singularity, From Amazon Fact, Netflix Tuca and Bertie and HBO Silicon Valley.
After a turn praised in the Cannes photo directed by Lee Chang-dong Burning, Yeun starred in the A24 directed by Lee Isaac Chung Minari, which drew six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Yeun became the first Asian American to be nominated for Best Actor.
Wong’s TV work includes ABC sitcom American housewife, Tuca and Bertie and Black Box, and she starred in the Warner Bros photo Birds of prey. She played in Always be my maybe to Netflix and headlined two specials for the streamer in Baby Cobra and Hard blow wife, and wrote the bestseller dear girls.
A24 is increasingly busy in the television space, with Ramy, Emmy winner Euphoria, at home with Amy Sedaris and Moon base 8 with John C. Reilly and Fred Armisen for Showtime.
Yeun is replaced by CAA and Principal Entertainment and the group Gotham, Wong by UTA and Hansen Jacobson. Lee Sung Jin is with WME, Grandview and Hansen Jacobson.