“The Emperor Of Malibu” created by Kevin Kwan has found it’s lead in Ken Jeong. The two will reunite after Ken Jeong played Awkwafina’s father in Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians.” The CBS half-hour multi-camera television show has just recently been greenlit for a pilot. The show’s pilot was written by Kevin Kwan and David Sangalli.
According to Deadline, “The Emperor of Malibu” is about a Chinese billionaire, played by Jeong, who is shocked to find his son engaged to an American woman in Los Angeles. Intent on stopping his son’s marriage, Jeong and his family descend onto Los Angeles to try to get his son to change his mind.
Ken Jeong is best known for his role as Mr. Chow in the Hangover movies. Prior to his success in entertainment, he was a certified doctor. While practicing as an MD, he started to do standup comedy. Jeong got his first acting role in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up” playing a doctor. He starred in his own sitcom called “Dr. Ken” for two years before it was pulled off the air for poor ratings. And before that, he played Ben Chang on the television show, “Community.” Now he’s a judge on the hit reality show, “The Masked Singer” and has a Netflix stand up special called “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho.”