The Hawaii Five-O actor will be the executive producer of each show
Hawaii Five-O actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to be the executive producer of three new TV shows: Exhibit A, Re Jane and The Good Doctor.
The former Lost star also runs a production company called 3AD, which is under the CBS Television Banner.
Exhibit A is a legal drama based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr Jo. Re Jane is a comedy adaptation of the Patricia Park novel of the same name.
The pilots centre on main characters who are also Korean-American.
If Exhibit A is picked up by the network, it would be the first US non-action drama to feature an Asian-American lead star. CBS dramas with Asian-Ameircan lead characters include Hawaii Five-O and Elementary, starring Lucy Liu.
Kim’s third show, The Good Doctor is a medical drama co-produced and written by House creator David Shore. The show is based on the 2013 South Korean show of the same name. The plot centres on a young surgeon with Savant syndrome who is recruited in the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.
Recently, Kim has become the face of Clinique for Men’s global campaign #BehindTheFace, which encourages people to share their stories of overcoming social barriers. In Kim’s video, he spoke about rowing up as a Korean in Pennsylvania.
Last year, Kim discussed his concerns about diversity and representation in Hollywood with NBC. “It’s very difficult to be asking other people for opportunities,” Kim said. “It is much more empowering to be creating opportunities, to be the one who is saying, ‘Look, I’m going to take this from the ground up and create a story that is meaningful to me as an Asian American, and cast it with Asian Americans, and have Asian Americans writing it.'”
“The more that we can take control of the creative process, the less we will have to be begging the majority to give us roles, to give us work.”