Shoot the Moon: Ken Jeong, Daniel Dae Kim team up for Amazon series
James R | On 08, May 2021
Ken Jeong and Daniel Dae Kim are teaming up for Shoot the Moon, a new Amazon series about life failures.
The half-hour dramedy is loosely inspired by the experiences of Paul Bae, a former high school teacher and stand-up comedian who created The Black Tapes podcast. Bae was a youth pastor who married his college sweetheart, then, following divorce and a loss of faith, he embarked on a journey back to wholeness with friends and family.
Ken Jeong, known for his role in The Hangover trilogy as well as his show-stealing panel duties on The Masked Singer, will star in the series, which follows Michael, the son of Korean immigrants who appears to have achieved the American Dream – only for his marriage and career to fall apart, putting him on a path to rebuild his life.
The single-camera project is exec-produced by Daniel Dae Kim, of Lost and Hawaii Five-O fame, whose 3AD comapny has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Jeong and 3AD’s John Cheng will also exec-produce.
“Paul’s irreverent and unapologetic writing, along with Ken’s impeccable comedic skills makes this a project all of us at 3AD are very excited about,” Kim told Deadline. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with them and Amazon to bring this unique, Model Minority Myth-busting world to life.”
Jeong added: “Paul’s brilliance and Daniel’s producing prowess along with 3AD and Amazon rounds out one of the most dynamic groups of talent I have had the good fortune to collaborate with. It’s truly a dream come true to be able to create an Asian American project told by Asian American storytellers, and hopefully this will inspire more people to share their experiences through the lens as well.”