Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Netflix Orders 10 Episodes of Dramedy 'Beef' Starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

After a significant bidding war, Netflix has landed the original dramedy series Beef starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari) and Ali Wong (Always Be My Maybe). 10 episodes will be produced for the first season of the half-hour series.

The series follows two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action.

Lee Sung Jin (Dave, Tuca & Bertie) created the series. He will executive produce with Yeun and Wong. A24 and Universal Remote Productions will produce.

"Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, A24 and Netflix - it's a dream team, and I'm honored to be collaborating with them," said Lee. "I'm also grateful to the guy who yelled at me in traffic three years ago. I did not let it go, and now we have a show."

"We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Lee Sung Jin and help bring this rich series to life along with the inimitable Steven Yeun and Ali Wong," added Jinny Howe, Vice President of Drama Development, Netflix. "He has created a bold and at times outrageous world. It is an honest and powerful character study of two people who go about searching for connection in the unlikeliest of ways."