Director Lee Isaac Chung is set to direct the pilot of “Beef,” starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong for Netflix and A24. The project is a 10-episode half-hour drama / comedy. Chung and Yeun were both nominated for Academy Awards for their last project together: “Minari”. Yeun became the first Asian-American actor to be nominated in the category of Best Actor.
According to Discussing Film, Chung has joined Beef to direct at least the pilot of the series and will serve as an executive producer. Both Yeun and Wong are also executive producing. Lee Sung Jin is the creator of the series, he’s a producer best known for “Dave”, “Tuca & Bertie”, and “Silicon Valley.”
“Beef” is described as a series that: “two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.”
When the series was originally announced Lee Sung Jin said: “Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, A24 and Netflix — it’s a dream team, and I’m honored to be collaborating with them,” said Lee. “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.”
Yeun most recently starred in “The Humans” (also for A24) and can be heard in “Invincible” on Amazon Prime Video. Wong can be heard in the most recent season of “Big Mouth” (for Netflix).
“Beef” is set to begin filming in early 2022 in Los Angeles.