Riz Ahmed, Lulu Wang Collaborate to Produce Comedy Series ‘Son of Good Fortune’
File photo of Lulu Wang and British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed. (photos via IANS/IMDB.com)
WASHINGTON – British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed’s Left-Handed Films and Lulu Wang’s Local Time have partnered up to develop the comedy series “The Son of Good Fortune” at Amazon.
According to Variety, based on the novel of the same name by Lysley Tenorio, the series is about an undocumented Filipino teenager in the San Francisco Bay area navigating a tumultuous relationship with his former B-movie action star mother, falling in love for the first time, and working out how to pay back a massive debt before his whole life crumbles.
Andrew Lopez will adapt the book for the screen and serve as an executive producer. Ahmed will executive produce along with Allie Moore of Left-Handed. Wang and Dani Melia executive produce for Local Time. Tenorio will serve as consulting producer, with Amazon Studios producing.
The project is the first for Left-Handed since it was announced that Ahmed and the company had signed a first-look TV deal at Amazon in January. He previously partnered with the streamer on the critically-acclaimed film “Sound of Metal,” for which Ahmed received an Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nomination for best actor.
He and Left-Handed are currently working on the series “Englistan” for BBC Two, with Ahmed having created that series in addition to executive producing.