Four Asians have made The Wrap’s list of 11 breakout stars to watch this TV season.
Young Hudson Yang stars as Eddie Huang in Fresh Off the Boat on ABC. Yang is just 10-years old and his only previous professional acting appearance has been the 2014 film The Sisterhood of Night which also featured Kal Penn. Yang, the son of Wall Street Journal blogger Jeff Yang, is described by The Wrap as “ABC’s newest scene stealer.”
You’ll have to wait a few months to see Yang in Fresh Off the Boat as the show is slated as a mid-season replacement at a still to be announced date.
Two other Asians named come from the CBS drama, Scorpion. The series from director Justin Lin stars Asian Brit Elyes Gabel from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Also appearing and attracting a mention from The Wrap is Asian Canadian Jadyn Wong. Wong has appeared in Cosmopolis (2012), Criminal Seduction (2014) and Debug (2014).
Another breakout star is Indian actor Suraj Sharma of Showtime’s Homeland.. You might remember Sharma from the Ang Lee film Life of Pi. The critically acclaimed Homeland is begins its fourth season in October.
You can read the entire list of 11 breakout stars in The Wrap.