Ali Wong and Steven Yeun are teaming up for a new comedy-drama series, Beef, at Netflix.
Beef “follows two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.”
Lee Sung Jin Serves as the creator, show runner, and executive producer. The show, which was picked up for 10 half hour episodes, will be produced by Yeun, his production company Universal Remote, Wong, and A24.
“Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, A24 and Netflix. It’s a dream team, and I’m honored to be collaborating with them,” said Lee in a statement. “I’m also grateful to the guy who yelled at me in traffic three years ago. I did not let it go, and now we have a show.”
“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Lee Sung Jin and help bring this rich series to life along with the inimitable Steven Yeun and Ali Wong,” said Jinny Howe, Netflix’s vice president of drama development, original series. “Sung Jin has created a bold and at times outrageous world. It is an honest and powerful character study of two people who go about searching for connection in the unlikeliest of ways.”
Earlier this month, Yeun made history as the first Asian American to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Lead Actor. And seeing as Wong has been killing it in the comedy world for the past few years, this is a pairing up we’re looking forward to seeing.