Constance Wu is expanding her repertoire. The star of “Fresh Off The Boat” and “Crazy Rich Asians” is starting her own production venture and has signed a first-look television deal with eOne. According to Deadline, the pact will see Wu and her shingle’s VP of Development, Justine Jones, developing and producing scripted series.
“Constance continues to bring dynamic film and television characters to life flawlessly,” said Michael Lombardo, President of Global Television at eOne. “We cannot wait to collaborate with her to create more beloved stories and characters under her influence and distinct point of view.”
Wu and Jones added, “We are thrilled to partner with eOne. Michael Lombardo and his team are exceptional in their commitment to daring, innovative artists and storytelling. With a shared vision and sense of purpose, we look forward to creating unique television projects together with genuine impact and longevity.”
Also on Wu’s production slate is a feature adaptation of Rachel Khong’s novel “Goodbye, Vitamin.” Wu is attached to topline and exec produce the story of a woman who returns home to care for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted father.
Wu portrayed matriarch Jessica Huang on all six seasons of “Fresh Off the Boat.” The ABC family comedy concluded last year. She scored a Golden Globe nomination for her lead performance in 2018’s box office smash “Crazy Rich Asians.” “Hustlers” and “Eastsiders” are also among her credits.
Next, Wu will star in two Amazon series: anthology “Solos” and thriller “The Terminal List.”
Jones previously served as Assistant to the Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Head of Development at Forward Pass, and Head of Production at Henceforth Pictures.