20th Television is currently developing a new comedy pilot called “The Son In Law”, which will star Chris Sullivan as Jake, a divorced dad with a 21 year old daughter. Jake never thought he would love again, until Asha came along. The problem is that Jake, a hard-working plumbing contractor, is solidly middle class, while Asha hails from the equivalent of uber-wealthy South Asian royalty. Jake wants to marry Asha, and while he still needs to ask Asha’s father for his blessing, the real stumbling block is Asha’s loving but controlling mother, who doesn’t hide her feelings about Jake being all wrong for her daughter.
Chris Sullivan can currently be seen in “This Is Us” and has previously starred in “Stranger Things” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2”.
This new show has been written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show), with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also executive producing the show. They are the duo behind such series as ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” and Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha M.D’”, plus the upcoming Disney+ series “American Born Chinese”.
Should the series be given the go-ahead by ABC after the pilot, we should expect to see “The Son In Law” arrive on ABC and Hulu in the US and internationally on Disney+/Star+.
Are you looking forward to this new series?
Source – Variety