“The books tell a beautifully universal story from a uniquely Asian American perspective.”

Daniel Dae Kim’s production company is set to develop a TV adaptation of a novel about an Asian American experience.

3AD production company, owned by Daniel Dae Kim, is developing a TV series based on ‘First Rule of Ten’ according to Deadline.

Kim will partner with Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, who wrote M Butterfly and Chinglish. Read our review of Chinglish here and our interview with Chinglish director Andrew Keates here.

The two-year first-look deal set at ITV Studios America will realise Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay’s book ‘First Rule of Ten’. The plot focuses on a young monk who moves to Los Angeles, where he is forced to balance his Buddhist lifestyle with life in the City of Angels. After witnessing a brutal crime, the young monk becomes involved in the investigation and further struggles to balance his two lifestyles.

“3AD is excited to develop First Rule of Ten as our first collaboration with ITV Studios America,” said Kim. “The books tell a beautifully universal story from a uniquely Asian American perspective.”

3AD is also behind CBS’s successful medical drama The Good Doctor, which was originally a Korean series of the same name.

Recently, Kim called for more Asian-American leaders in Hollywood.

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