The sitcom Fresh Off The Boat will host Vir Das and Preity Zinta as guest stars in its next episode. The show talks about the life of a Taiwanese-American family in Florida in the 1990s will soon have a spin-off, tentatively titled Magic Motor Inn reportedly starring the two actors. The idea for a spin-off series has been on the works a while.
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Fresh Off The Boat, which is currently in its sixth season, stars Randall Park (Louis Huang, the husband), Constance Wu (Jessica Huang, the wife), Hudson Yang (Edwyn/Eddie Huang, oldest son), Forrest Wheeler (Emery Huang, middle son), Ian Chen (Evan Huang, youngest son), and Lucille Soong (Jenny Huang, the grandmother). The upcoming episode, which will reportedly be filmed next month, centres around an Indian family whose daughter attends school with Eddie, according to Deadline.
Vir Das (DC) and Preity Zinta (Meena) will portray the girl’s parents. The character introduction of the two will reportedly serve as the basis for the spin-off series, to be written by Rachna Fruchbom who has written several episodes for Fresh Off The Boat.
Variety reported, “An individual with knowledge of the situation says that this episode is not a backdoor pilot, however. If ABC should decide to further develop the spin-off, it would need to shoot a pilot during the traditional pilot season.”
Magic Motor Inn will be bankrolled by 20th Century Fox.
Watch the trailer of Fresh Off The Boat here. The show is streaming on the OTT platform, Hotstar in India.
Preity Zinta was last seen in the 2018 action-comedy Bhaiaji Superhit, which saw her play the lead role after five years. The actor is currently one of the owners of the T20 IPL team, Kings XI Punjab. Vir Das who is currently touring the world for his new stand-up comedy show, The Loved Tour, is part of actor-director Kamal Haasan‘s Sabaash Naidu a.k.a Shabhash Kundu which has been delayed. The actor’s travel comedy show Jestination Unknown is also streaming now on Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer of Jestination Unknown here.
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