Monday, April 6, 2020

Development News - Élodie Yung to Play Lead Role in FOX Drama Pilot 'The Cleaning Lady'

Development News - April 6, 2020

FOX's The Cleaning Lady.

  • Élodie Yung will replace Shannyn Sossamon in the lead role on the drama pilot written by Miranda Kwok. She previously starred as Elektra in one season of Netflix's Daredevil and in the superhero team-up limited series The Defenders.
  • She will play Reyna Salonga, a whip-smart Cambodian doctor who was working in a top medical center in Manila, Philippines, when she met her Filipino husband Marco. After their son was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening immunodeficiency disorder, Reyna comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save him. When the system fails and pushes her into hiding, Reyna refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes an on-call cleaning lady for the mob, while keeping secrets from her undocumented sister-in-law Fiona (Ginger Gonzaga) and dodging the FBI. Willing to do anything to save her son, Reyna walks the tightrope of morality, breaking the law for all the right reasons - and eventually forges her own path in the criminal underworld as she starts playing the game by her own rules.